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by Caroline Haack (subscribe)
Fine art student and freelance writer from Paris, living in London.
Published July 22nd 2017
The most-see Central London neighborhood

Kensington High Street is clearly one of my favourites in London! Peaceful and warm, very green, surrounded by small restaurants and super friendly shops - it has everything to please!

Whether it's weekdays or weekends, winter or summer, great sunshine or a little rain, you'll see, there's a whole bunch of possibilities for a pleasant day in the Kensington area. High Street is its main street but also one of the most popular in West London, where there are many shops. Located in the centre of London, district 1 of the metro, very well connected by the District line and the Circle line as well as a lot of buses, this very affluent district belongs to the borough royal of Kensington and Chelsea. The dream is to live there, right?

On High Street, there are also private rooftop gardens, 30 meters high and called The Roofs Gardens! This space consists of 6000 square meters divided into three different gardens: a Spanish garden, a Tudor style garden, and an English garden, all of great beauty. In the evening the place is transformed with different clubs, DJs, live music, and barbecues! It is also possible to eat there as there is the Babylon, and while waiting for your table on the Babylon Terrace, the panoramic view of London is magnificent. To access the gardens, you must either have a membership card that also gives you access to the clubs, or eat-in a restaurant (in this case, you do not need the membership card).

Otherwise, just off High Street, is Kensington Gardens, which is stuck to Hyde Park. It's really great fun to go when the weather is nice, there are plenty of green areas where you can picnic, all in front of the lake where swans swim. You will also find icecream parlours in the spring and summer. It is also here that you will find Kensington Palace, as well as the famous statue of Peter Pan!
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Where: Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 5SA
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