W8, Central London
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London is divided into several postcode districts, W8 being one of them. The Kensington district and a portion of Holland Park are included in W8. The district is quite well populated not just in terms of people living there, but also due to the hundreds of businesses situated in the vicinity. Chelsea, Notting Hill and Kensington are the more affluent areas of W8, housing numerous upmarket stores and famous retail spaces. The homes and serviced offices in these areas are among the most sought after in the entire city of London. St Mary’s Abbot Church and Kensington Palace, the birthplace of Queen Victoria, are popular attractions in the vicinity.
Kensington High Street is one of the main business areas in W8 and a major commercial centre in London. Leading newspapers such as The Metro, The Daily Mail, and The Independent have their offices in the locality. Other businesses such as recording houses, music publishing companies, financial institutions, holding companies and business services firms have a presence in the area. You can also find numerous retail stores selling everything from clothes, perfumes, cosmetics, shoes, books, medicines, and novelty items.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The entertainment options in W8 are varied and diverse. Theatre lovers can head to the Coronet or Threesixty theatres for some spellbinding music, dance and drama shows. If you’re looking for something more mainstream, you can spend a fun evening at the Odeon Cinema, watching your favourite Hollywood stars in action. When it is time to eat, you may have a tough time picking from the several great restaurants in the locality. Randa is known for its fantastic Thai food, Ffiona’s restaurant is known for its traditional British fare. The latter was also voted as the best British restaurant in London, making prior reservations particularly advisable.
High Street Kensington and Queensway tube stations serve the area well. Earls Court tube station is within easy walking distance, with access to the Central and District lines. You can also access the mainline railway services through Paddington and Kensington Olympia railway stations.