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  • 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!

Hi. I'm David Hill with New York Habitat.

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London Video Tour: Kensington & Chelsea

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