W14 is a postcode area in West London, located in the Boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, as well as Kensington and Chelsea. West Kensington is the primary area that falls within W14, while a small portion of Holland Park is also included in this postcode area. Some of the best examples of Victorian architecture can be seen in the locality, be it the stunning residential buildings or the converted office blocks. The Leighton House Museum, despite its modest size, is a very big attraction in the area, as is Olympia, which is an extremely popular arts and events centre. Numerous well-attended events such as the BBC Good Food London, the Spirit of Christmas Fair and the International Horse Show are held at the centre, bringing in hundreds of thousands of visitors to the area every year.
W14 is primarily occupied by the executive suites of various businesses such as advertising agencies, audio visual production services, film studios and adult education centres. The area is home to many retail outlets too such as the Children’s Book Centre which is very popular with kids, as well as other retailers such as wine merchants, food and drink shops, beauty salons and clothing houses.
Entertainment And Dining Out
If you’re a fan of live music shows, The Troubadour is where you should go. In addition to various performances that showcase folk and blues music, you can also enjoy some soulful poetry here. If movies are more your scene the Odeon Kensington cinema will keep you entertained. Various eateries offering Middle Eastern cuisine offer a great option for dining out; the most famous of them being Mohsen and Yas. For authentic British fare, Cumberland Arms is a great choice.
West Kensington is the main tube station that serves the area and also the closest from central W14. Numerous other tube stations can also be used to access services on the underground network, including Earls Court, West Brompton, Kensington Olympia, and High Street Kensington stations. Paddington and Kensington Olympia are the two stations from where you can access mainline services.