Kensington House is right in the heart of one of London’s most prestigious and desirable neighbourhoods. Stay here and experience the seamless fusion of old and new, for this palatial building has had the Uber London treatment. Kensington House is exemplary of the fine Georgian architecture that the borough is known for, and has been lovingly maintained in its pristine condition. Yet, beyond the solid front doors is a chic and unexpectedly contemporary interior that impresses every time. Inside the apartment, the interplay of classic and current continues. The open plan lounge houses sports sleek modern surfaces next to sumptuous dark wood flooring, and contemporary artwork alongside vintage inspired furniture, all with a flair that is both effortless and exciting. And for the absolutely insatiable, atop the building is a private roof terrace with dining table and sun loungers. A must for those who require rooftop views with their dinner.
With two bedrooms and a large open plan living area, this apartment offers you and your guests ample living space for entertaining, sleeping or just spreading out and relaxing. If that’s not enough, your Kensington House apartment has a whole floor of the building to itself, with an indoor elevator that takes you right to your front door. The Internal CCTV system allows you to see other parts of the building so you can feel in control of your space. Ascend in your elevator, drop your bags and preside over your new kingdom – even if it is just temporarily so.
A Royal borough
And of course, stay at Kensington House, and the surrounding area becomes your stomping ground. Officially known as the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, this affluent neighbourhood is home to members of the Royal Family, international aristocracy and noted celebrities. Motorcades and exotic licence plates are nothing unusual in these gleaming manicured streets. The VIP residents of Kensington are notoriously private so spotting one is always a thrill. From hunting famous faces to hunting famous names, a short walk away from your apartment will have you shopping on High street Kensington. Thought of as a local Oxford Street – although not much more so as the real one is only minutes away – High Street Kensington has all the shopping, eating and people watching you’d find on Oxford Street with a tranquillity you wont. Continue along High Street Kensington towards the park and you’ll stumble upon the stunning Royal Albert Hall. This imposing 19th century amphitheatre was built lovingly by Queen Victoria to honour her late husband Prince Albert. To this day the venue is home to world-class performances and events, including the BBC Proms, the festival of classical music held here each summer.
A walk in the Park
As a Kensington House guest, it’s not hard to escape the buzz of the non-stop city when you want a moment of calm. A short walk north of Kensington House is Hyde Park, central London’s largest expanse of green open space. The park hosts a bounty of seasonal activities throughout the calendar year, from the enchanted Winter Wonderland during the holidays to swimming in the lake in high summer. Of course, the hardy locals enjoy jogging, rowing and team sports all year round. Sundays here are for indulging in the simplest of pleasures. Go for a quiet stroll or simply find a park bench and stop. With azure lakes, quaint rose gardens and tree-lined paths, it’s easy to forget you’re in the largest and busiest city in Europe.
Head south towards the river and you’ll be in Chelsea, London’s quintessential neighbourhood of privilege, class and good taste. Chelsea benefits from its centrality, river side location and a genial village atmosphere that makes it the area of choice for discerning residents who want the best of all three. Nestled here in thicketed groves and quiet side streets are the grandest of all Kensington and Chelsea properties. For lovers of magnificent homes, The Boltons, a crescent of stucco-fronted mansions deliberately off the beaten path, are a must see. This area is perhaps best known for its annual Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show. More of a social occasion, the show is as much about good foliage as it is about good breeding, and you’ll no doubt bump into a few of your Kensington neighbours here. There is an indefinable air of pleasantness in Chelsea that is bewitching, and has to be experienced in person to be understood.
Kensington House is perfectly located for a trip to London that showcases at its absolute finest. All within walking distance from your front door:
-The River Thames
-The Natural History Museum
-Victoria & Albert Museum
-Oxford Street, and much more.
And your Uber London Apartment is a minute’s walk from Gloucester Road Underground station, making the rest of London just as accessible for guests who want to see even more.