Situated in the classy Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Gloucester Road was named after the former Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh, Maria, who in 1805 built a house here. An affluent and chic area, it was made famous in the television series Rumpole of the Bailey, as it was where the fictional barrister Horace Rumpole lived. Today, Gloucester Road enjoys a convenient location in a vibrant area and is home to a number of foreign consulates and embassies. It is close to a range of attractions and places of interest, which include the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, all of which are within a short walk.
Gloucester Road is home to a number of foreign consulates and embassies. You will also find the executive suites and serviced offices of a range of other businesses, many of which have chosen the location because of its convenience. Theatrical agencies, travel agencies, private detective offices, market research firms, and the offices of political parties can be found along Gloucester Road. There a range of companies and businesses that operate in this area such as Apps Richard, Brunskill Management Ltd, Kall Kwik and Noble Macmillan.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There is plenty of entertainment to be had around Gloucester Road, so you will always have something to keep you busy. There is a choice of cinemas within easy reach, including the Science Museum IMAX. A variety of live music venues offering everything from jazz and rock to classical can also be found nearby. You can really indulge your taste buds in this area, as there are many restaurants to choose from, offering British and international cuisine. Indian, American, Mediterranean and Italian are just a few of the choices available. In addition to this, you can enjoy coffee shops and delis for a quick drink or snack when you are in a hurry.
Gloucester Road tube station is right on the doorstep and access to the underground is also readily available at High Street Kensington. The nearest mainline stations are Kensington Olympia and Paddington, giving you access to onward journeys to many UK towns and cities. As part of a busy area of central London, Gloucester Road is also well served by taxis and bus services.