London Video Tour: Kensington & Chelsea

London Video Tour: Kensington & Chelsea


Hi. I’m David Hill with New York Habitat. Welcome to our video tour of Kensington, not only a great place to stay in the heart of the city but also home to some of the city’s best shopping. London is divided into local authority districts known as Boroughs. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is the most densely populated in the UK and one of the wealthiest. Kensington and Chelsea runs from the River Thames in the south to the Harrow Road in the north. It’s approximately 4 miles long and 2 miles wide. This is the most popular destination for visitors looking for short term accommodation in London. If you are coming to London for the shopping then Kensington and Chelsea is the place to be! Here on the Kensington High Street you can enjoy some retail therapy at well known UK shopping outlets. Why not take a stroll down Kings Road in the heart of Chelsea, a highly fashionable area for Londoners to shop and be seen! At the top end of the Kings Road is Sloane Square. From Sloane Square you can walk up Sloane Street passing some of the world’s most famous retail outlets: Gucci, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, Prada and more. Sloane Street hits Knightsbridge just below London’s Hyde Park and just around the corner you will find probably London’s most renowned department store: Harrods. This wonderful building is the Natural History Museum, home to some 70 million specimens. The Science Museum and the ‘Victoria and Albert’ Museum are only yards away. Between the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park and the Natural History Museum is the Royal Albert Hall. This building is renowned as home to the summer ‘Proms’ every year since 1941. South Kensington is a thriving hub of art and culture. New York Habitat has a wide range of apartments throughout Kensington and Chelsea. From small studios to luxury townhouses there are plenty of options to choose from! Take a look through our inventory. Kensington and Chelsea may be one of the UKs wealthiest areas but there are some real gems here that won’t break the bank! Immortalised by the Hollywood movie starring Julia Roberts, Notting Hill has a unique charm. Renowned for its artistic culture it attracted a migrant Caribbean and Mediterranean population before becoming highly desirable in the 1990s. If you are looking for trendy little-known designers, second hand clothes, or antiques then Portobello Market is the place to come to. Diverse and colourful, just like the architecture, there is something for everyone! Make sure you head down to Portobello on a Saturday for the open markets! If you are in need of a quiet stroll or place to relax then you should head to Kensington Gardens. This 110 hectare park is actually half of what most people know as Hyde Park. It’s open from 6am until dusk every day. Why not take a look at the Italian Gardens or visit the Albert Memorial? Kensington does not have the same urgency as Soho, or the professionalism of the City. What Kensington does have is charm, elegance, and a wonderful selection of bars and restaurants. So if you decide to rent an apartment in Kensington and Chelsea you won’t have to go far to be entertained! Well, we’ve come to the end of our video tour of Kensington and Chelsea. If you know of any fun places in the area that you would like to share with us, please make sure to leave a comment, in the comment section below. And if you’re coming to London, be sure to visit our website at nyhabitat.com and book a vacation rental or furnished apartment with New York Habitat. You’ll find furnished apartments all over London! I’m David Hill with New York Habitat. Thank you for watching our video tour of Kensington and Chelsea. We hope to see you soon in the great city of London!

42 thoughts on “London Video Tour: Kensington & Chelsea

  1. Another thing great about Kensington and Chelsea is the Notting Hill Carnival that goes on for two days around the ending of August……….great fun 🙂

  2. From Harrod's to the Natural History Museum with great shopping and dining in between; there's always something to do in #Chelsea and Kensington in #London !

    Take a video tour through these upscale and popular areas with David Hill: www.nyhabitat.com/blog/2012/12/26/london-video-tour-kensington-chelsea/

  3. Go on a video tour of upscale and trendy areas of #Kensington and Chelsea in #London! Visit the famous Kensington Gardens and Harrods Department Store and Museum of Natural History!

    Check it out: www.nyhabitat.com/blog/2012/12/26/london-video-tour-kensington-chelsea/

  4. I used to work in a shop in Kensington when I was student in the UK. It brings me back a lot of good memories. 🙂

  5. Take a video tour around #Kensington and Chelsea in #London and check out the Natural History Museum, Harrods and more!

    See more on our blog: www.nyhabitat.com/blog/2012/12/26/london-video-tour-kensington-chelsea/

  6. Is this so called safe seat for the Conservatives now in danger of going over to UKIP. What with the scandal of cash for access implicating veteran M.P Rifkind,  Kensington wants to distance itself from the traditional Conservative party. UKIP offer the only credible alternative. Anybody who is anybody is now washing their hands with the old Tories. The new kids on the block are UKIP.

  7. you forgot Imperial college london (one of the top 10 world universities) behind royal albert hall. as well as london school of music

  8. It's terrible they sell alcohol and have BARS. Ugh, I would be fuming if I passed a bar and saw people drinking! Alcohol is a drug. Just because it's legal doesn't make it right. And what gets me is that I have ranted against alcohol for 15 years, typing my fingers to the bone! Yet they still have booze places???

  9. You're mispronouncing "borough"! This is how to pronounce it!

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=borough+meaning&oq=borough+mea&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0l4.5583j1j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

  10. I grew up and lived until my late 20's close to the Thames in Chelsea. This was a very good video but I wish you had taken from The Royal Hospital home of The Chelsea Pensioners all along the Thames to Cheyne Walk.

  11. Kensington is not in the 'heart of the city'. It is in the outer most most part of what Londoners call the west end and is not regarded as part of central London. The real centre of London is the City of London, which is a considerable distance from Kensington.

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