Fashionable Kensington, like its neighbour Holland Park, is one of London's most prestigious areas. Kensington Palace and its beautiful gardens are the focal point of the neighbourhood together with lovely, well-kept open spaces, designer shopping, exclusive restaurants and a treasure chest of galleries and museums that make Kensington a very desirable place in which to live. Its proximity to the centre of London and excellent transport links ensure seriously high prices and the property market has a very selective clientele - the very rich. But paradise is seldom perfect - heavy traffic being the one blot on the borough's landscape.
A wealth of truly magnificent Victorian houses which have either escaped conversion or have been reclaimed, are sought after by ambassadors, diplomats, millionaires and the famous. The grand period houses, some with seven bedrooms and a pool, are homes for Kensington's settled inhabitants, whilst Edwardian mansion block flats, let on short tenancies, meet the demands of its cosmopolitan population. Kensington offers a wealth of desirable housing; as well as its gracious period mansions, elegant Georgian and Victorian terraced houses, grand mansion block conversions and purpose built flats in smart, secure complexes, there are also penthouse flats, modern town houses and pretty mews cottages.
Kensington offers multi-million pound homes for prosperous Londoners, the opportunity to own or rent for wealthy international high flyers, foreign executives and diplomats and their families.