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Kensington Area Guide

For a holiday home that rubs shoulders with royalty, look no further than the prestigious terraced townhouses of London’s Kensington. Home to Kensington Palace, which is the official residence of the royal family’s younger set, this leafy area on the edge of Central London has some of the city’s most expensive real estate. And from grand Victorian family-friendly homes to stylish apartments for couples, it offers a great mix of luxury vacation rentals.

 

A quick stroll south from Kensington High Street, the streets are characterised by handsome Victorian terraced homes that offer seriously spacious accommodation in Kensington, perfect for the larger family. Over time, many of these houses have been converted into luxury apartments, providing easy access to Kensington’s ample array of pubs, restaurants and shops, not to mention its sprawling Wholefoods Market.

 

For a more private vacation rental in Kensington, the area has a wealth of cosy mews houses, set back from the main street along pretty cobbled courtyards. Originally built during the 17th and 18th centuries, they were constructed behind the grand terraced homes for the servants to service the horses and carriages. Despite having been renovated, these quirky homes have maintained their distinctive character, and they offer some of Kensington’s most charming places to stay.

 

Slightly further south down Kensington’s tree-lined streets, the properties are less grand but just as lovely. Couples and small families looking for a charming pied à terre or a cosy London bolthole will adore these rows of pastel-painted cottages. And with easy access to cultural landmarks like the Royal Albert Hall, Serpentine Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum, some of the best things to do in London are right on your doorstep.

Kensington Properties

Abingdon Road

Abingdon Road
Kensington

2
1
1
from £190 per night

An ideally located one bedroom apartment situated right by Kensington High Street. This property is perfect for couples visiting London.

Romantic Retreats
Archel Road

Archel Road
Kensington

6
3
1.5
from £199 per night

We’re proud to introduce to our portfolio this spacious and light three-bedroom holiday rental. Located in West Kensington, with excellent direct underground ac…

Blithfield Street

Blithfield Street
Kensington

6
3
2
from £315 per night

A heavenly tranquil home tucked away in the heart of residential Kensington. Decorated in classical English style, this home will appeal to families and those w…

Quintessentially English
Bolton Gardens

Bolton Gardens
Kensington

3
1
1
from £139 per night

A beautiful apartment set within a period apartment block, located on a premium street in one of London’s wealthiest areas. The apartment is homely, with a simp…

Brewster Gardens

Brewster Gardens
Kensington

7
4
3
from £345 £295 per night

Ivy are delighted to present this wonderful, spacious and characterful North Kensington family home. With a private garden and local park metres from the front…

Family Homes
Charleville Mansions

Charleville Mansions
Kensington

6
3
1.5
from £199 £180 per night

We’re proud to introduce this spacious and light short-let Kensington vacation apartment, with excellent direct underground access to the West End.

Cheniston Gardens

Cheniston Gardens
Kensington

4
1
1
from £155 £140 per night

Light and airy, decorated in a neutral palette, this apartment offers a calm and comfortable respite from London’s bustling streets. We highly recommends this a…

Collingham Road

Collingham Road
Kensington

4
2
1
from £175 per night

An ideally located two bedroom apartment situated in Kensington. This property is perfect for couples and small families visiting London.

Cornwall Mews South

Cornwall Mews South
Kensington

4
2
1
from £205 per night

A charming serviced apartment situated on a secluded cobbled mews close to the Gloucester Road, with an elegant and warm interior. The perfect rental for couple…

Cromwell Crescent

Cromwell Crescent
Kensington

8
2
2.5
from £240 £195 per night

This Kensington garden flat really does have it all – from a large open plan reception, dining area and kitchen bathed in natural light, which leads directly on…

Contemporary Classics
Earls Court Gardens

Earls Court Gardens
Kensington

4
1
1
from £115 per night

A quaint London studio vacation rental with high ceilings and plenty of natural light. Particularly suitable for couples, or a small family. Fantastically locat…

Kensington Church Walk

Kensington Church Walk
Kensington

2
1
1
from £139 per night

An eclectic bohemian artistic studio apartment, hidden away in a secluded location just off Kensington High Street. Within walking distance from Hyde Park, Nott…

Onslow Gardens

Onslow Gardens
Kensington

2
1
1
from £255 £235 per night

Set on Onslow Gardens, this location has all the benefits of its central location yet is set on a quieter side road just moments from all the action. Inside the…

Luxury Collection
Palliser Road

Palliser Road
Kensington

4
2
2
from £135 per night

We’re delighted to introduce this charming lower ground West Kensington family apartment with a large private garden, brand newly refurbished by a well known lo…

Queen's Gate

Queen's Gate
Kensington

2
1
1.5
from £199 per night

Chic Kensington one bedroom vacation rental, located moments from Hyde Park, with immaculate and comfortable living space. Stylishly decorated and ideally posit…

Contemporary Classics
Queen's Gate 2

Queen's Gate 2
Kensington

5
2
2
from £250 £225 per night

Centrally located Kensington vacation apartment, wonderfully spacious with two reception areas. Perfect for families or big groups visiting the capital

Queensberry Place

Queensberry Place
Kensington

3
1
1.5
from £152 per night

This chic London vacation rental is found moments from Hyde Park. Stylishly decorated and ideally located in an upmarket residential area, this is one of Ivy Le…

Stanhope Mews South

Stanhope Mews South
Kensington

6
2
1
from £220 per night

Situated on a very picturesque and tranquil Mews, we are sure you’ll love this chic London vacation rental home and will be feeling at home straight away. Just…

Stratford Road

Stratford Road
Kensington

4
1
1
from £160 per night

Welcome to Stratford Road; a secluded yet ideally located apartment on an enchanting road, with all you could need right on your doorstep and the fantastic luxu…

West Kensington

West Kensington
Kensington

4
2
1
from £159 per night

This apartment is perfect for those looking for a little bit of modern luxury in a safe neighbourhood with quick access to the rest of the city. Located in upma…

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