Want to avoid the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street? Perhaps you should try your luck in one of the many shopping districts in and around Kensington and Chelsea, such as the famous King’s Road, High Street Kensington and Knightsbridge. With normal high street shops to luxury brands, K&C have a great mix of places to shop.
And food? We shan’t forget food! Other than your usual grocery store, Kensington & Chelsea have plenty of great street markets to stock up on fresh ingredients from local farmers. They are also wonderful lunch breaks during your weekend shopping spree, as many provide ready to eat food on the go.
Here we explore Partridge’s Food Market just off the King’s Road, the South Kensington Farmers’ Markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays, Portobello Market in Notting Hill Gate, the Notting Hill Gate Farmers’ Market, Golborne Market and Acklam Village Market near Ladbroke Grove, and the newest farmers' market in Earl's Court.
Shopping in Kensington and Chelsea can in some instances be compared to shopping on Rodeo Drive in Hollywood, California. The window displays are beautiful; the merchandise is beautiful – even the shopping assistants are beautiful! We take a closer look at the places to shop within the royal borough, including the famous King’s Road, Kensington High Street and Knightsbridge.