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Why You Should Work From London’s Exclusive Kensington District

April 8th, 2024

Nestled within the heart of London, Kensington is as a hub of culture and economic vitality. The area boasts an impressive variety of attractions and amenities, making it a prime choice for businesses of all sizes. Here’s why you should consider making Kensington the home for your next office space.

Easy accessibility

Getting to and from Kensington is easy thanks to its extensive transportation network. With numerous underground tube stations, train stations, major bus routes, and cycle lanes, navigating the borough is both convenient and efficient, ensuring a fuss-free commute for both you and your team.

Impressive period architecture

Home to some of London’s top architectural icons, Kensington offers a truly diverse mix of architecture and design. From the timeless beauty of the Royal Albert Hall, with its distinctive domed roof, to the World-Famous 17th century Kensington Palace.

The area has long been associated with royalty – elegant Georgian townhouses line the streets, offering a glimpse into the borough’s aristocratic past. Meanwhile, the grand mansions and stately homes that dot the area are reminiscent of an era of wealth, power and privilege.

Natural History Museum

Founded in 1881, and dubbed ‘the cathedral to nature’ the Natural History Museum’s vast collection spans millions of years of Earth’s history, offering visitors a glimpse into the planet’s rich biodiversity and geological heritage. Marvel at the awe-inspiring Blue Whale skeleton suspended from the ceiling of the Hintze Hall, or wander through the immersive galleries dedicated to everything from botany and entomology to human evolution. 

Kensington Palace

Formerly the residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, this spectacular royal abode is still occupied by several members of the royal family. Visitors can explore various parts of the palace and relax in its exquisite gardens, making it an ideal spot for a leisurely stroll or a moment of tranquillity amidst the bustling city and busy work day.

Hyde Park

Adjacent to Kensington lies Hyde Park, one of London’s most iconic green spaces and a tranquil oasis amidst the bustling city. Spanning 350 acres, this sprawling parkland is the perfect place to rejuvenate on your lunch break.

Take a leisurely stroll along the Serpentine Lake to watch the swans, or use the ample space to stay active by cycling, jogging, or even getting your team involved in a five a side or frisbee game!

Brompton Food Market

Brompton Food Market is a stylish restaurant and café, offering a relaxed environment to enjoy freshly made deli sandwiches and other treats. Don’t miss the chance to dine in the market’s fantastic secret garden, tucked away in a tranquil courtyard away from the bustling streets.

Kensington High Street

Spend your down time visiting Kensington High Street – a vibrant hub offering an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and culture.

Peruse the upmarket boutiques and shops that line the street, where you’ll find everything from designer fashion and luxury goods to artisanal crafts and gourmet delicacies. Treat yourself to a gourmet coffee at one of the area’s many cafes, or indulge in a leisurely meal at one of Kensington High Street’s renowned eateries.

For those with a passion for culture and history, Kensington High Street is also home to a number of cultural institutions, including the Design Museum and the Leighton House Museum, where you can explore the rich artistic heritage of the area.

The best gyms and wellness spots

With more employees seeking wellness incentives and amenities from their workplace, having some high quality hotspots on your doorstep is crucial for talent attraction. Luckily, Kensington has plenty to offer in this department, including:

David Lloyd Kensington, which offers an exceptional range of sports facilities, including a well-equipped gym, spacious studios, a spa, and a swimming pool, ensuring that you can stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Evolve Wellness Centre which hosts an array of activities including  yoga, pilates, holistic treatments, innovative workshops, conscious documentaries and more

Where take your clients to impress

Need to get that deal over the line? Here are some of the more upscale establishments we’d recommend if you really want to impress your clients (or even treat your team!)

Dishoom

There’s a reason it always has a mile-long queue. Treat your clients to an unforgettable dining experience at Dishoom, where authentic Indian cuisine takes centre stage, accompanied by a menu of Bombay comfort food and first-class drinks.

Town House Kensington

For a truly refined ambiance, Town House Kensington offers fine dining in chic, cosy interiors, serving up global dishes amidst antique-style leather armchairs and chrome chandeliers.

The Ivy Kensington Brasserie

This well-known establishment offers relaxed, sophisticated all-day dining and is a go-to for those all-important client lunches and meetings.

Daquise

Daquise, with its colourful history and European charm, provides a unique setting for client meetings, offering a delicious polish-themed menu that includes their famous crispy schnitzel.

Where to go for after-work drinks in Kensington

Debrief about the day or connect with your team and unwind at one of Kensington’s most popular drinking hotspots. Our personal favourites include:

Evans & Peel Detective Agency

A unique experience, complete with an impressive selection of beers, cocktails, and American bites.

Devonshire Arms Kensington

A stylish pub ambiance and a menu of seasonal dishes, craft beer, and cocktails, all served up in a chic setting with a heated beer garden that’s perfect for year-round enjoyment.

K Bar

Located within a hotel, this hidden gem has a reputation for impressive drinks at competitive prices, not to mention impeccable table service.

Find your perfect workspace in Kensington

Discover firsthand why Kensington is the ultimate workspace destination for your business. Book a tour at our popular Kensington serviced offices and make the commute worth it in this inspiring and exclusive location.

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