Kensington High Street, London Shopping

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Kensington High Street Buildings

Architecture in West London, England, UK – Photographs © Nick Weall

4 Oct 2009

Kensington High Street Developments

Key buildings in this affluent district of west London:

Barkers Kensington High St

Barkers Kensington High Street
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Melbury Court Kensington High St

Melbury Court Kensington High Street Melbury Court Kensington
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TK Maxx Kensington High St

TK Maxx Kensington High St
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Waitrose Kensington High St

Waitrose Kensington High Street Shop
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Kensington High Street is one of western London’s most popular shopping streets, with upmarket shops serving a wealthy area. From the late 19th century until the mid-1970s the street had three classic department stores: Barkers of Kensington, Derry & Toms and Pontings. Barkers bought Pontings in 1906 and Derry & Toms in 1920, but continued to run all three as separate entities.

In a big building project which started in 1930 and was not complete until 1958 (the Second World War halted the project), the company made Derry & Toms and Barkers into Art Deco palaces. On top of Derry & Toms, Europe’s largest roof garden area (1.5 acres (6,100 m2)) was created, consisting of three different gardens with 500 species of plants, fountains, a stream, duck, flamingos and a restaurant – said to serve the best high tea in Kensington.
Source: wikipedia

Kensington High Street

Location: Kensington High Street, south west London, south east England, UK

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