“Daddy, daddy, buy me a pony!” Here we explore the three main areas of shopping within Kensington and Chelsea: Kensington High Street, the King’s Road and Knightsbridge. You may have to go further afield to find little Millie a pony, but I’m sure you can console her with many a gorgeous, beautiful thing from the high street in the meantime.
If you’re new to the borough, you might start to notice that the locals know their fashion. Upscale labels, specialty jewelry and designer purses are just some of the types of shops you will pass along the high streets. We also explore the famous Harrod’s and Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge.
“Well, darling, they're hardly the ill-judged tat you normally give me. I mean, Lacroix, darling... They are Lacroix, aren't they, darling? They're not just something you put in the box, are they, sweetie?” -Eddie Monsoon from “Absolutely Fabulous” (S1, Ep5 - “Birthday”)
Kensington High Street is a one-stop shop for your weekend shopping spree. With shops such as Aldo, Zara, Accessorize and Whole Foods – you can buy a complete outfit for your night out, as well as picking up a few groceries at the same time.
With two miles of prime shopping real estate within Chelsea, the King’s Road is the bees’ knees of shopping. Just off of Sloane Square, the King’s Road offers a wide variety of high-end stores, renowned designers, trendy pop-up shops, à la mode boutiques, snug cafes, top-notch bars and more. The Duchess of Cambridge even used to be a keen King’s Road shopper. And if it’s good enough for Kate, well, it’s good enough for us.
Knightsbridge, another well to do shopping zone, is home to some of London’s most affluent shops, including Harrod’s and Harvey Nichol’s. The multi-floored department stores provide hours of exuberant shopping and luxurious spending. Other shops in the area include Christian Louboutin, the famous French shoe and bag designer, as well as Chanel, Gucci and Prada to name a few.