Rental and sale prices in Kensington

The prices below are for properties currently available to buy or rent in Kensington. They are recalculated daily to incorporate new properties being put on the market.

Rental and sale prices:

Bedrooms Sale price Weekly rent Yield
1 £793,277 £676 4.4%
2 £1,333,119 £1,018 4.0%
3 £2,517,312 £1,817 3.8%
4 £3,850,072 £2,688 3.6%

The average yield of residential rental property in Kensington is 3.9% per year.

This is around average for London. A large part of the overall investment return will be due to capital growth (see below) rather than rental income.

Price per square foot:

Area Price per ft2 Price per m2
Kensington £0/ft2 £0/m2
Greater London £930/ft2 £10,000/m2
Within the M25 £770/ft2 £8,300/m2
Floor area in Kensington is cheaper than the London average. Therefore this could be a good area if you need lots of space.

House price growth (per year)

We've calculated the annual growth in house prices for each street in Kensington, over the last 5 years. The best and worst performing streets are listed below.

Example:

A £100,000 property bought on Courtfield Mews 5 years ago would now be worth £508,661 (38% growth per year).

Whereas a £100,000 property bought on Stafford Terrace 5 years ago would only be worth £67,657 today (-8% growth per year).

Rental yield in most of London is often quite low. Instead, investors rely on the value of the house to increase to provide a return on their investment. This is called capital growth.

Capital growth is not uniform across London - in fact, it often varies widely from street to street. Pick the right street and you can make a fortune!

On average, property prices in Kensington have grown at 12% per year for the last 5 years.

This is considerably higher than the London average. This could be due to the area rapidly gentrifying, or a property bubble!

Transport and connectivity in Kensington

Good transport connections will make your daily commute less painful, and can increase the value of property.

Travel times below are the average weekday peak travels time from the postal sector to central London termini, by the quickest means of public transport.

Tube and train stations in Kensington:

  • Earls Court (zone 1)
    • District
    • Piccadilly
  • West Kensington (zone 2)
    • District
  • West Brompton (zone 2)
    • District
    • Overground
  • Kensington (Olympia) (zone 2)
    • District
    • Overground
  • Barons Court (zone 2)
    • District
    • Piccadilly
  • Notting Hill Gate (zone 1)
    • Central
    • Circle
    • District
  • Queensway (zone 1)
    • Central
  • South Kensington (zone 1)
    • Circle
    • District
    • Piccadilly
  • Holland Park (zone 2)
    • Central
  • Gloucester Road (zone 1)
    • Circle
    • District
    • Piccadilly
  • High Street Kensington (zone 1)
    • Circle
    • District

Travel times from Kensington to central London:

  • Victoria - 26 minutes
  • London Bridge - 39 minutes
  • King's Cross St Pancras - 42 minutes
  • Waterloo - 37 minutes
  • Paddington - 24 minutes
  • Liverpool Street - 42 minutes
Kensington is well connected by public transport to the rest of London.

There are 11 tube and train stations within easy walking distance. Therefore many destinations in London will be reachable without changing line.

The nearest London terminus to Kensington is Paddington station, which is around 24 minutes away by public transport.

The demographics of Kensington

14% of the population of Kensington are children, which is slightly lower than the average in London. Kensington is a fairly popular area for families.

However Kensington is more popular with working-age people - such as graduates and young professionals - who make up 74% of the population. This is above average for London.

The proportion of residents out of work and on benefits in Kensington is about average for London, at 3%.

The crime rate in Kensington is about average for London. London is a fairly safe city, so you shouldn't have anything to worry about!