Living in West Kensington area information and guide

West Kensington area overview

West Kensington in west London is the area between Kensington, Fulham, Shepherds Bush and Brook Green. Most of the housing stock here is Victorian terraces which have largely been converted into flats. There are some spectacular facades including Fitzgeorge Avenue, Avonmore Gardens and Glyn Mansions. In the last few years many of the flats in the ex-council blocks have been sold off to first time buyers.

For better or worse, the value and rent levels in the buildings is determined by how many social tenants remain in them. The area is popular with Arabs, Americans and Australians but it is the Italian, French and Spanish who have made their mark on the area by opening their own schools there. It is well connected with it's own district line station one stop from Earls Court.

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Key statistics for
West Kensington W14

Rentonomy Ratings1
Shopping & Leisure:
£ £ £ £ £
People Profile1
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Urban Cool
20 - 29 years old
Republic of Ireland, France, Australia
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in West Kensington?

West Kensington contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • Kensington Olympia (W14 0)
  • Between Olympia and Holland Park (W14 8)
  • West Kensington (W14 9)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in West Kensington

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
Kensington ( Olympia )
Embankment (18 min)
Kensington (Olympia)
Victoria (15 min)
Barons Court
Leicester Square (16 min)
West Kensington
Embankment (17 min)
Leicester Square (18 min)
Shepherd's Bush Central
H'smith & City
Baker Street (16 min)
Earls Court
Leicester Square (13 min)
Shepherd's Bush
Bond Street (10 min)
Shepherd's Bush
Oxford Circus (12 min)
West Brompton
Embankment (16 min)
Goldhawk Road
H'smith & City
Baker Street (18 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: 20 - 29 years old
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 69
60 - 74
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

9% of non-UK born population


7% of non-UK born population


7% of non-UK born population

Type: Urban Cool

This area is dominated by successful city dwellers owning or renting expensive flats in trendy inner-urban locations.

Source: Experian

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