MORE THAN A CAFÉ, A HOME FROM HOME
Discover local café society for breakfast, brunch or lunch, where the freshly baked and fresh brewed are a stroll away. Drop in at the Bite boutique coffee spot for artisan coffee and savour the smell of the warm bread and croissants, sit at an outside table with a delicious pastry at Café Continente, or enjoy the relaxed ambiance of L'Elysée Artisan Café and Patisserie meeting up with friends - all minutes of home.
SHOP LOCAL - AND GLOBAL
Nearby North End Road is a bustling hub with everything from Sainsbury’s Local and specialist convenience stores to barbers and dry cleaners. Head up to ‘High Street Ken’ for M&S and Whole Foods Market for the natural and organic, while there is also a Tesco Superstore on West Cromwell Road. Westfield White City, a mile away, offers mall shopping and names from Charlotte Tilbury to Bubbleology, Links to John Lewis, with new brands on the block like Monki for street-meets-Scandi.
Living close to central London means the West End is always in easy reach, but superb entertainment can also be found close to home. Under a mile away the Lyric Theatre has a packed calendar of shows and pantomimes, plays classic and contemporary, with the Little Lyric Acting Up activity Saturdays for under 11s. The O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire is an established music and comedy venue, and for the latest release head to the multi-screen Vue at Westfield White City.
|King's Cross St Pancras||30 mins|
|Culture And Recreation|
|Holland Park||9 mins|
|Sloan Square*||12 mins|
|Kensington Gardens||16 mins|
|South Kensington||16 mins|
|Major Transport Interchange|
|Paddington Station*||32 mins|
|Gatwick Airport*||50 mins|
|Heathrow Airport*||68 mins|
|High Street Kensington||10 mins|
|Westfield - White City||19 mins|
|Oxford Circus||29 mins|
* Indicates journey from West Kensington Underground station
Please note - all travel times are approximate. Sources: tfl.gov.uk (Overground, tube, bus) and Google Maps (walking times)
Whether it is the heady scents of summer flowers, crisp winter walks, reading beneath a tree or watching a play under the stars, make the most of the wonderful greenery close to home.
It is easy to forget you are in a city in the beautiful parkland in West London, each with its own unique character. Kensington Palace Gardens has the feel of a vast country estate, and discover its other spots like the Sunken Garden with its ornamental pond and plant displays that change through the seasons from spring tulips to summer geraniums. Or find some shade with a cool drink on hot days under the tunnel of the arched twig arbour near the café.
Sit on a deckchair at Hyde Park or simply enjoy the views across the lake from the waterside café. Take a boat out on the water, watch the horse-riders trot by, or join the joggers in London’s most famous green oasis. You can find Japanese serenity at the Kyoto garden in Holland Park, home to woodland and wildlife. Play tennis, practice cricket at the nets, or take your seat for the park’s summer open-air theatre productions on the terrace of the ruins of Holland House.