Kensington and Chelsea Area Guide
The borough of Kensington and Chelsea is one of the more prestigious places in London, situated between Fulham and Westminster. Kensington and Chelsea has been home to the monarchy since 1689 and earned its ‘Royal Borough’ status in 1901.
Kensington Palace Gardens and Holland Park are simply beautiful to walk around if you’d like to get away from the ‘hustle and bustle’ of city life. Kensington and Chelsea are home to lots of museums including the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum.
Everything from mansions to Edwardian mansion flats are available here, making them the most desirable properties in each bracket. Townhouses will be found around Kensington High Street and the lovely cottage feel houses off Kensington Church Hill are some of the most popular. The Royal Hospital in Chelsea is home to 300 of our Chelsea Pensioners and it is where the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show is held every year. Georgian houses, Victorian terraced cottages and Arts & Crafts houses will be found in Chelsea providing plenty to choose from.
You’ll find Sloane Square and Kensington High Street Underground Station supply both the District and the Circle lines. Holland Park and Notting Hill Gate Underground Station both supply the Central Line. Being so close to the centre, both cities are well connected by buses also.
Schools in Kensington and Chelsea
• Primary schools
o Kensington Primary Academy
o Our Lady of Victories
o St Barnabes & St Philip’s Church of England Primary School
o St Thomas’ CE Primary School
o Thomas Jones
• Secondary Schools
o Cardinal Vaughan Memorial Secondary School
o Chelsea Academy
o Kensington Aldridge Academy
o St Thomas More Language College
o Sion- Manning Catholic Secondary School