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Area Guide

Kensington

A guide to the local economy, industry and commercial property

Since the royals moved into Kensington palace in the 17th century, Kensington has been a highly desired place of extreme affluence. Originating from Saxon settlements and with mentions in the Domesday Book, today Kensington boasts multiple museums, colleges and high-class department stores. These, combined with wide green spaces, parks and fabulous homes mean it is no wonder the area is renowned for its refined culture and famous residents.

Located in the west of London within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Kensington’s commercial hub is its High street and the borough is also home to many European embassies.

Property in Kensington consists of a combination of mansion blocks and luxurious Victorian terraces. Property prices are sky high in Kensington and there are many exclusive roads including Kensington gardens which is known as ‘Billionaires Row’.

Like its residential counterparts, commercial property in Kensington comes at a high price and businesses looking for offices to rent in Kensington are attracted to the area for multiple reasons including its status-postcode and booming economy. Similarly, those looking for retail units to rent in Kensington can benefit from being located in an area with extremely wealthy residents and a steady flow of international visitors and tourists.

Warehouses and industrial units to rent or buy in Kensington can be hard to find, as can land to buy in Kensington.

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