Kensington Church Street

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Churchill Arms, Kensington Church Street

Kensington Church Street is a shopping street in Kensington, London, England, designated the A4204, and traditionally known for it art and antiques shops. Buildings at the southern end date back to the early 1700s.[1] It is named after Kensington's original church of St Mary Abbots. The south part was formerly called Church Lane, and the north part, Silver Street. Until 1864 there was a toll gate at Campden Street.[2]

The street runs north to south from Notting Hill Gate to Kensington High Street. There are several Grade II listed Georgian and Victorian buildings.[3]

Time Out calls it "eccentrically posh".[4]

Notable residents include the composer Muzio Clementi who lived at no 128 from 1820 to 1823, and is commemorated with a blue plaque.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ "The village centres around St Mary Abbots church and Notting Hill Gate | British History Online". Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  2. ^ Weinreb, Ben, and Hibbert, Christopher (1992). The London Encyclopaedia (reprint ed.). Macmillan. p. 435.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  3. ^ "The London Magazine". The London Magazine. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  4. ^ Out, Time (15 April 2016). "12 reasons to go to Kensington Church Street, W8". Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Clementi House :: Historic Houses Association". 10 December 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Muzio Clementi". 17 September 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 September 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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Coordinates: 51°30′21.03″N 0°11′39.53″W / 51.5058417°N 0.1943139°W / 51.5058417; -0.1943139