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Kensington Square

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Address: London, England

One of London’s most fashionable residential areas during the 18th century...

One of London’s most fashionable residential areas during the 18th century was home to such notables as philosopher John Stuart Mill and painter Sir Edward Burne-Jones.

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Quaint little Jem

Kensington square is a little square just off of Kensington High Street. There isn't much to do through here as it is a residential area however, it is lovely to look at the... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
Sami B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Rijeka, Croatia
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

The oldest square in Kensington was founded in 1685 and it still has almost the same residential character as it had all those years. Hence, its beautiful houses and buildings with nice facades and terraces, relaxing green areas and calming atmosphere. Maybe it is not so interesting for tourists, but it is full of the true spirit of the city.

Thank Borzov
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Kensington square is a little square just off of Kensington High Street. There isn't much to do through here as it is a residential area however, it is lovely to look at the wonderful old houses and the greenery. Just a lovely little walk.

Thank Sami B
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 14 December 2015

We had taken a walk from Paddington, through Kensington Gardens to Kensington High Street. After having spent some time shopping in the high street, we ventured on into the Kensington residential area and came upon Kensington Square. Unfortunately the garden square within the square was behind locked gates because it is a private garden. Therefore we just had to make... More 

Thank BigHugh51
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 September 2015

A haven of quiet off Kensington High Street.Though the garden square is private , it opens to the public one weekend a year in London Garden Squares weekend , usually with live musicians. Maria Assumpta convent - with small church next to it - opens their gardens on the same weekend. Art gallery and variety individual shops in Thackeray Street... More 

Thank jamesalloverlondon
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

The square is very quiet, and the garden in the middle is a nice quiet place to take a rest from the crowds and bustle of the High Street. Great place to just rest and recharge one's batteries: if you also want to recharge your body, the Kensington Square Kitchen is well worth a visit.

Thank Clivel_98
St Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 June 2015

Surrounded mainly by large townhouses, Kensington Square, dating from 1685, is the oldest such square in London. The gardens in the middle are private, but for £12 you can visit on one day of the year (normally a Sunday in June) else just can just look over the railings (not much to see). Unless you have a specialist interested in... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 8 September 2014

Such a large variety of shops from clothing to chemists and all in easy reach of hotel 2-3 minutes walk.

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Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Not worth a visit.Buildings looks similar to other London houses.If your journey takes you thro this way its OK but going there to look is not worth lots of other good sights to see in London.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

Kensington Square was a part of my solo walk-trough London. And if you like to try imagine how was it in London in 19th century this may help.

Thank Gordan V

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