Cadogan Tate is the premier choice in removals companies for residents looking to move within London’s exclusive Kensington area. For over four decades we have been trusted by our Kensington customers to provide them with a professional, home moving service. If you are considering removals companies in West London, Cadogan Tate has built an enviable reputation for the high-level of service we provide. Our vehicles can often be seen around the Kensington Borough, being trusted by residents and would-be residents to ensure the safe delivery of their precious belongings. Chosen by many respected institutions and businesses in the Kensington area, Cadogan Tate has become the first choice for notable names and discerning families throughout the Kensington area.
With 40 years’ experience working in Kensington, we understand the logistic complexities surrounding a move in the area better than anyone. We have developed excellent working relationships with the local council and can arrange all parking permits and even road closures on your behalf should the need arise. If you require the services of an experienced and trusted removals team, we will provide you with a free, no-obligation pre-move site survey. Our highly trained surveyors will review every aspect of your move and your belongings to provide you with your own personal move plan. Our highly trained removals and storage operatives can then implement your unique plan to the letter, to ensure your possessions are packed, moved, installed or stored with the care and attention they deserve.
When you’re moving house, one of your key priorities will be making sure that your most-valued belongings arrive at your new home in pristine condition. Whether that is a family heirloom, passed from generation to generation without incident, or high-tech goods that needs careful and expert handling, you want to know your possessions are in safe hands.
With a heritage and specialisation in moving fine art and antiques, our experienced removals and storage teams are trained to pack, move and unpack any item of home contents with the utmost care and attention. We take our training seriously, with an industry-leading programme at our West London facility. This is where our team members learn how to pack efficiently but carefully to protect even your most precious collectables from harm during the moving process.
We know that no two moves are the same, which is why when you contact us, we’ll create a bespoke set of packing and unpacking options to meet your needs and budget.
If you have items that need to be carefully stored for any length of time, Cadogan Tate’s local storage facilities are located for easy access from Kensington in West and South West London. If you require international storage, we have that covered too, with facilities in the USA (New York, Los Angeles and Miami) and France (Paris and the Côte d'Azur) to store some or all of your belongings for as long as you need.
Our state-of-the-art storage facilities have all the modern technology you would expect to protect and secure your valuable possessions, including monitoring, access control and fire-detection systems. You can opt for containerised storage, secure private rooms, or racked commercial and archive storage. If needed, we can also offer you inspection facilities and inventory management through our proprietary online inventory software (i-Live) that allows you to see itemized images of your consignment.Enquire now or call us on 0208 963 4000
Kensington is a hub of culture and art being home to some of the very best museums and art galleries in the world. It’s a popular destination for tourists and the main streets can feel bustling and vibrant. It is a densely-populated area, with a large number of its Georgian and Victorian terrace houses redeveloped into individual, but still spacious, flats, increasing the number of residents exponentially.
At the heart of Kensington is the large green expanse of Kensington Gardens, which backs onto Hyde Park, divided by The Serpentine. The smaller suburb of Holland Park offers a small but energetic green space to the west. And with its wider, pretty tree-lined roads, gives the area an air of exclusivity and affluence.
There is so much to do in Kensington, it’s no wonder that it’s such a desirable place to live, with premium shopping destinations and high-class eateries on every corner.
South Kensington is famed for its cultural links. Away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist-laden roads, there are some of the most stunning properties available, attracting an affluent mix of home owners.
Character: Well-maintained communal gardens make this an attractive area to live in, with large Victorian terraced townhouses around their borders. There are large apartments within the pretty red-brick mansion blocks, giving plenty of space, and white stucco-style villas offering plenty of variety.
Resident profile: Professionals, families and overseas buyers
Best addresses: Princes Gate, Kensington Gore, Cromwell Place, Queensberry Place
Flat prices: £0.6M-£7M
House prices: £1M-£15M
This is an up-and-coming area of Kensington and property prices tend to be a little cheaper but they are rising fast as the area’s reputation grows. With private gardens and squares, it’s a pretty area that offers a lot of space for your money, plus it’s in the catchment area for some amazing schools.
Character: Tree-lined streets provide a quiet retreat away from the busy shops and restaurants just around the corner. Houses range from grand, high-ceilinged townhouses to more-modest, colourful cul-de-sacs.
Resident profile: Families and young professionals
Best addresses: Philbeach Gardens, Crowell Road, Nevern Square
Flat prices: £0.4M-£1M
House prices: £1M-£6M
A network of pretty streets around the outskirts of Kensington Palace, this is a highly-sought-after location. The royal residence and the surrounding Kensington Gardens make this area attractive to both local buyers and overseas buyers like.
Character: Terraced mews houses set on quiet, well-maintained streets, as well as the more traditional larger townhouses.
Resident profile: Families and city workers
Best addresses: Kensington Palace Gardens, Palace Gardens Mews, Palace Gardens Terrace
Flat prices: £0.3M-£3M
House prices: £2M-£6M
Kensington Square Garden is a private garden square that was founded back in 1685 and is the oldest square of its kind in Kensington. One notable building can be found at 23 Kensington Square, where Heythrop College is based, the specialist Philosophy and Theology College of the University of London with an impressive library of texts.
Character: Some of the properties in Kensington Square (numbers 1-45) are Grade II listed due to their architectural merit, which lend the area a certain air of elegance of history. The other roads surrounding the square are townhouses typical to the Kensington area.
Resident profile: Families
Best addresses: Kensington Square, Thackeray Street
Flat prices: £0.7M-£8M
House prices: £1.3M-£13M
W8 6 is a small but attractive postcode area that covers the south end of Holland Park up to the edge of Earls Court. It is within a stone’s throw of the Design Museum, and has the attractive private Grade II listed Edwardes Square at its centre.
Character: This small area of Kensington is made up of interconnecting roads, featuring traditional white Victorian terraced houses. Those around Edwardes Square feature deeper red-brick upper levels.
Resident profile: Families, professionals and overseas buyers
Best addresses: Pembroke Gardens, Pembroke Villas, Pembroke Square
Flat prices: £0.5M-£1.5M
House prices: £1M-£6M
The Holland Park neighbourhood in Kensington includes the highly desirable residential areas of Campden Hill and The Phillimore Estate. The Phillimore Estate belonged to the Phillimore family and has long enjoyed a reputation of prestige, thanks to its proximity to the royal home of Kensington Palace.
Character: 19th century terraced houses, typically very large with multiple floors and large cellars, make up much of the area, with more bespoke, architecturally interesting designs spread in-between with ultra-luxurious extras.
Resident profile: High-net worth individuals
Best addresses: Campden Hill Gardens, Campden Road, Upper Phillimore Gardens, Phillimore Place, Thornwood Gardens
Flat prices: £0.6M-£5M
House prices: £2M-£17M
West Kensington spans the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. However, it is the area that backs onto the west side of Holland Park that is most desirable. The house prices are rising rapidly in this area, with the average property price close to £1m.
Character: West Kensington is a really diverse area, with small apartments used as a pied-à-terre for those needing a central city home or a rental apartment for buy-to-let investors, up to large detached villas on manicured streets. There are a lot of architecturally interesting properties here too.
Resident profile: Families, European families, young couples
Best addresses: Holland Villas Road, Chesson Road
Flat prices: £0.3M-£2M
House prices: £1M-£8M
People flock from all over the world to shop in Kensington and neighbouring Chelsea. Kensington High Street is a great place to cover all bases, with everything from high-street clothes stores to supermarkets. If you’re looking for something a little different, Westbourne Grove has some great independent shops, alongside favourite brands. Kensington Church Street is popular with antiques buyers, with around 60 serious antiques shops on this road, whereas Thackeray Street is perfect for polo players and horse riders, being home to specialist store Riders and Squires. Both Knightsbridge and King’s Road are close by, offering the very best shopping experience for designer brands and bespoke pieces.
Kensington has a high concentration of excellent schools, giving families in the area plenty of choice. Many of the property buyers in this area are overseas buyers from Europe and there are a lot of international schools as a result. In particular, there is a large French community in South Kensington, thanks to The Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle, a well-regarded primary and secondary school.
Seven of these have received an Ofsted report of Outstanding; find out more on Find My School.
Again, seven of these has an Outstanding Ofsted.
Kensington is home to some of the best restaurants in West London, with plenty of Michelin-starred options for fine dining. There is a real international flavour in the area, with rustic French cuisine, such as that found at Aubaine, classic American family food. Babylon at the stunning The Roof Gardens is a unique dining experience that is worth trying to escape from the bustle of London life.
For those staying in the area before buying a home, or for family visiting, there is a wide range of hotels of all standards in the area. Trip Advisor is good for finding the right one to suit.
It’s impossible to live in Kensington without spending some time exploring the world-class museums. With the National History Museum, the V&A and the Science Museum all lined up together, you can while away many a weekend and entertain the kids here.
The Roof Gardens is one of the most unexpected landmarks in London the first time you visit. With three gardens, a private members club and an amazing restaurant set 100ft above the London streets, you won’t find anything else like it.
Art lovers will enjoy a visit to Kensington’s two Serpentine Galleries. The original Serpentine Gallery, which opened in 1970, is a showcase for contemporary and emerging art based in a Grade II listed tea pavilion. The more recent addition of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, opened in 2013, is strikingly modern by contrast though historically the building was used as a gunpowder store.
The very best in orchestral performance, opera, ballet and more can be experienced with a trip to the Royal Albert Hall. Make an evening of it, by enjoying a meal or drinks at the venue before the show.
A great place to visit to explore the palace and grounds, Kensington Palace is one of the Historic Royal Palaces. There is also a packed calendar of events, from curated exhibitions to family-friendly activities and trails.
Cadogan Tate's removals teams can often be seen working around the Kensington area and they have an exceptional knowledge of the area. We also have a great relationship with the Kensington & Chelsea Council, so we can make all the necessary arrangements for your move with ease.
If you want to take the stress out of moving within, from or to Kensington, then get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you with your move from start to finish.Enquire now or call us on 0208 963 4000