Kensington is a chic and elitist neighborhood, but also residential and exceptional.
The name of the district evokes, of course, the ""Royal Palace of Kensington"" which was the last residence of Lady Diana and which is still inhabited by members of the Royal family. It is a thriving neighborhood that combines shopping and culture. Neighborhood bordering Chelsea, the latter two make up the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea which is none other than the most populous districts of the United Kingdom and one of the richest ones.
Since 2011, the property prices have risen by 29% in the United Kingdom and particularly in London, where prices reached a high record . According to UBS, the Swiss banking industry heavyweight, the risk of a housing bubble is high.
Therefore, in order to stop the price boom, the British government proposed solutions in its real-estate white paper of February 2017.
Besides, because of Brexit, the country may have a lower growth compared to the past years, with a loss of purchasing power for UK residents and a potential inflation rise. This phenomenon may have an impact on housing prices which may increase more slowly in London and which may favour foreign buyers.
Even if the United Kingdom is well-known for its rainy days and its unfavourable climate between October and April, you could benefit from a more affordable trip to London as hotels are less expensive during this period. However, it can be an unforgettable experience to visit London covered in a light layer of snow.
If you prefer visiting London in suitable weather conditions, it is better to favour the period from May to September. You will be able to enjoy discovery and entertainment thanks to longer sunny days as there are many festivals and cultural attractions which take place during this period, such as the Queen Elizabeth II's birthday.
The summer season of July and August is the most crowded one but it is a better guarantee of good weather conditions. Besides, there are various events which are organized during summer, such as the Championship Wimbledon. Nevertheless, as London attracts many tourists during this period of the year, you will have to foresee a travel budget more substantial and a longer time spent in queuing.
This former official Royal residence of both Queen Victoria and Princess Diana is currently the official Royal residence of the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and his family. This beautiful place was originally a small countryhouse bought by Queen Mary II during the 17th century. This is the famous architect Sir Christopher Wren who designed what became the current Palace. This gorgeous monument is open to the public and you will be able to back in time thanks to the Victoria Revealed Collection which exhibits Queen Victoria's personal accessories, or the King's Staircase which leads to his private rooms. After the visit, you will be able to have a picnic in the splendid gardens and to have an impressive view on the palace.
Piccadilly Circus is a symbolic public space in London, which is situated at the intersection of the four main roads, namely Regent Street, Shaftbury Avenue, West End Piccadilly and the Haymarket. This place is considered as a mass of what characterizes the British capital. It is globally famous for its huge luminous billboards that overhang the street and promote the most luxurious brands in the world. At the center of the place is the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain, which was built in 1893.
Situated in Kensington Gardens, this monument is one of the most ornate in London because it is a tribute to Prince Albert -Queen Victoria's husband-, who died in 1861 of typhoid. Designed by George Gilbert Scott, this memorial is one of the grandest high-Victorian gothic monument in the world. It represents Prince Albert holding catalogue of the Great Exhibition of the World of Industry of All Nations, which took place in Hyde Park in 1851 and became a tremendous success with six million visitors! Come visit this perfect symbol of the High Victorian period while having a nice stay in London.
London is the capital and the largest city in the United Kingdom. In addition to being an important economic, financial and artistic center in the world, London is renowned for being one of the most beautiful cities on the planet, but also one of the most diversified in terms of population.
London is also a city of history and includes many historic buildings, which today have left a very important residential housing stock.
Georgian house, luxury apartment and luxury condo, have made of London one of the most prestigious and most expensive cities in the world. The London climate perfectly symbolizes the oceanic climate, including regular rainfall throughout the year and a very limited amount of sunshin...