Kensington High Street is the main shopping street in Kensington, London. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London.It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Kensington High Street and many more London attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's London online sightseeing planner .
Kensington High Street is the continuation of Kensington Road and part of the A315. It starts by the entrance to Kensington Palace and runs westward through central Kensington. Near Kensington (Olympia) station, where the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea ends and London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham begins, it ends and becomes Hammersmith Road. The street is served by High Street Kensington underground station.
Kensington High Street is one of western London's most popular shopping streets, with upmarket shops serving a wealthy area. From the late 19th century until the mid-1970s the street had three classic department stores: Barkers of Kensington, Derry & Toms and Pontings. Barkers bought Pontings in 1906 and Derry & Toms in 1920, but continued to run all three as separate entities. In a big building project which started in 1930 and was not complete until 1958 (the Second World War halted the project), the company made Derry & Toms and Barkers into Art Deco palaces. On top of Derry & Toms, Europe's largest roof garden area (1.5acre) was created, consisting of three different gardens with 500 species of plants, fountains, a stream, duck, flamingos and a restaurant - said to serve the best high tea in Kensington.
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Kensington High Street Reviews
Although the shops were mainly run of the mill that you get in most towns, the place was clean and felt safe to walk around, even in the evening. We stayed in the area and ate in one of the small rest... more »
Типичная, потому что ухоженная,а эти красные кирпичные дома я просто обожаю.И здесь много. Есть разумеется много магазинов, кафе и ресторанчиков. Шопинг здесь неплохой: брэнды все известные. И конечно... more »Typical, because well-groomed, and these red brick houses I just adore. There are, of course, many shops, cafes and restaurants. Shopping here is not bad: brands are all famous. And of course the proximity to the street is cultural entertainment. Recommend
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