Kensington High Street

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Kensington High Street featuring street scenes and heritage architecture

This affluent area is home to some of London’s most exclusive shops, as well as a  regal palace and gardens.

Kensington High Street is a wealthy and eclectic avenue in London’s West End area. It is known for its range of designer boutiques and upmarket department stores. Learn about royalty, admire the architecture of Kensington Palace and relax in its picturesque gardens.

Discover the history of the famous shopping avenue, which began in the 19th century with three large department stores. The street is also known for its affiliation with the British music industry, with the offices of several labels located here.

Stroll down this fabulous shopping street and admire the shops’ elegant window displays. The street is home to an ever-changing line-up of upscale designers and budget warehouses. Survey the array of international brands, including American Apparel, Zara and Massimo Dutti. Look for deals on clothes, jewelry, souvenirs and beauty products.

Enjoy a meal at one of the many excellent restaurants lining the street. Find choices ranging from noodle bars to pancake restaurants. Walk down the side streets leading off the main boulevard to find even more shops and restaurants.

Visit Kensington Palace for a tour of its elegant chambers. Marvel at the fascinating mural depicting members of George I’s court. The mural decorates the walls of the King’s Staircase. See if you can spot the mural’s artist, William Kent, who included a depiction of himself in the mural holding an artist’s palette.

Continue through Kensington Palace to see the impressive artworks of the King’s Gallery and the grand Georgian chambers of the King’s State Apartments. Stop by the Victoria Revealed exhibition to learn about Britain’s second-longest reigning monarch.

Make your way through the Palace Gardens, which contain the classic ornamental Sunken Garden and the vast Formal Gardens. Walk along the beautiful Cradle Walk for lovely viewpoints over the Sunken Garden.

Kensington High Street is in the western part of London. Get here by riding the London Underground or the bus.

Spend a day shopping at Kensington High Street’s delightful shops and save time for a visit to iconic Kensington Palace.

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