Kensington High Street, London

Kensington High Street, London

A visit to the Kensington district is not complete without walking along Kensington High Street. This street is the primary shopping center of the region. Tourists will see a variety of boutiques and high-end retail establishments. The street offers visitors a good opportunity to pick up something special while exploring London by foot.

Though Kensington High Street is heavily populated by modern businesses, the history of the street begins in the late 17th century. The street developed around a residential terrace, with large houses occupied by a number of distinguished residents. Today Kensington High Street is one of western London's most popular shopping streets, with upmarket shops serving a wealthy area.

Along with shopping and dining venues, Kensington High Street is home to the Design Museum and the Leighton House Museum. A walk along Kensington High Street also guides tourists directly to Kensington Gardens.

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Sight Name: Kensington High Street
Sight Location: London, England (See walking tours in London)
Sight Type: Shopping
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