West Kensington has access to great public transport facilities, with two tube lines in the area, a nearby overland station and the usual array of buses.
|West Kensington tube||2||District|
|Barons Court||2||District, Piccadilly|
Easy access: Central London (less than 30mins), Richmond, Hammersmith, Notting Hill, Heathrow (45mins)
|Bus No.||Final Destinations|
|28||Kensal Rise Station – Mapleton Crescent|
|N28||Camden Town – Mapleton Crescent|
|391||Townmead Business Centre – Richmond|
|10||Kings Cross – Hammersmith|
Shops in West Kensington
While the suburb doesn’t have its own high street, quality shopping is not far away. Highlights include:
5 minute walk from West Kensington tube.
Kensington High Street
25 minute walk/short bus ride to one of London’s best shopping strips with all the major retailers.
15 minute walk to shopping area with supermarkets and other major retailers.
Westfield Shopping Centre
30 minute walk to London’s newest shopping centre which has 265 stores.
Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre
One of London’s best gyms, which includes a pool, climbing wall, squash courts and loads of machines and classes, is just a 15 walk away – cheap membership too since you live in the borough.
Food and drink
The area is hardly a culinary haven, but there are plenty of good pubs and restaurants a short bus ride away. Here are few in the immediate area:
There are two of these Turkish restaurants on North End Road and they’re a cut above your standard kebab joints.
The Cumberland Arms
A quality pub with a nice outdoor area for summer pints. The food on offer is also much better than normal pub fare.
Famous 3 Kings
Good for watching sport, but not much else. Soulless pub, unless you’re cheering on your team. .
West Kensington Summary
|Location||Close to town|
|Parks/Green space||Not greaty|