Flats and Houses to Rent in West Kensington
West Kensington (or West ‘Ken’ as it's known to its locals) has long been the haunt of students attending Imperial College. Now, however, families and young professionals alike are streaming in to live here. Residents in West Kensington take advantage of leafy spacious neighbourhoods, low crime rates, and reasonable rental prices.
Flats & Apartments to Rent in West Kensington
A flood of new-build flats and apartments to rent are expected in West Kensington, with upcoming developments in the works near the Olympia London. For now, however, the apartments to rent in West Ken are primarily converted townhouses and penthouse suites, spanning low-rise white-fronted apartment buildings.
Houses to Rent in West Kensington
If you’re looking to rent a house in West Kensington, now’s a perfect time. Houses to rent in West Kensington are mainly tall, stucco-fronted townhouses with two, three, or four bedrooms. The traffic network of primarily one-way streets in the neighbourhood keeps residential roads quiet.
Transport Links in West Kensington, London
West Kensington, Kensington Olympia, and Baron’s Court all sit in Zone 2 on the District Line - making City commuting easy. Buses run often to the Olympia, with extra services added on days when big shows are taking place. There are lots of taxis available in the area (again, particularly around the Olympia), but the roads are mainly quiet in the area. Those choosing to live in West Kensington can walk to Shepherd’s Bush, Stamford Bridge, or Kensington Palace in less than half an hour. If you're driving to the City, West Kensington is outside of the congestion zone but can take up to an hour to travel the 4.5-mile trip, due to traffic. However, the journey is perfect for a picturesque bike ride, passing Buckingham Palace en route.