Overview of W8 5JE, Lexham Gardens, Kensington

W8 5JE is located in London, in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London. It is rated 4.28 from 69 reviews, and is one of the best rated places to live in this area. Most people give the area 4.28 stars. 26 of 69 reviewers rated W8 5JE 5 stars, with comments such as ‘It feels like a small town where everyone knows each other’. However, others were more equivocal in their assessment, for example, one reviewer said ‘The high Street is in need of regeneration as it has suffered with Westfield opening up a couple of years ago.’. The neighbouring postcodes are SW5 0TU, W8 9FF, W8 9SH. W8 9SH is rated the best nearby postcode to live, with a score of 4.32 out of 5 from 59 reviews. SW5 0TU is rated the worst nearby postcode to live, with a score of 4.27 out of 5 from 67 reviews.
69 reviews within 1 km Lexham Gardens, London W8 5JE, UK

Excellent

26 reviews

37.7%

Very Good

37 reviews

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Average

5 reviews

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Disappointing

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Most Positive

SW - London’s best place to live

0.9 km from your search

By MCS

Most Negative

The high Street is in need of regeneration as it has suffered with Westfield opening up a couple of years ago.

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By Anna2007

S End Row, W8 5BZ
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By J Harold
It feels like a small town where everyone knows each other

Overall this is a great community to raise a child. It feels like a small town where everyone knows each other. There is a countable number of minorities in the area and everyone is up in everyone else's business. It is so safe that people can walk alone at all times and not have to be worried. Very active community.  However, the bid drawback are the tourists. They, too, are everywhere. I hate tourists,so it definitely gets to me. I try to hang around outside towards the evening, when most tourists and pop-up salesmen are gone, and it's emptier, quieter, and an overall much nicer area. At the end of the day though, these are very minor things in the scheme of it all. It's really a wonderful area, and I think I'd still live here if I could do it all over again - it's just so accessible and so full of life and rich with culture - it is very, very London, in the best way possible.  

Transport

I use the circle line to Farringdon and it is normally a pleasant journey and very fast. The rly rains are not noisy and they arrive every 1-6 mins. I get that the underground is efficient and nice (or at least way nicer than in many other countries) but it’s still not good enough to be that expensive. Each journey is £2.40 if you don’t have a daily pass or something like that, so avoid it if you can; the bus is cheaper and still nice.

Community

I live right very close to Hyde Park. It's huge and beautiful. I love the vibe and atmosphere of my street. I wish housing was more reasonable in size and pricing. My other complaint is that, not unlike many areas of large cities, it is often dirtier than I think it deserves because of the nightlife scene.  On the upside, my street has many bus stops and transportation is very easy which is a plus.

Amenities

It is very chill, relaxing, and convenient. It's also very safe. You can find restaurants, diners, supermarkets, and anything that you need basically here. But it's not that ideal for shopping or entertainment, of course, because of the high prices. There is a lot of turn over in terms of restaurants and shops due to rising rent levels but overall the stores are of high quality. 

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Philbeach Gardens, SW5 9ET
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By MCS
SW - London’s best place to live

Thus area is fantastic given than you get than you get a residential atmosphere of tranquility, close to all the amenities you want and also very close and accessible given the transportation to other central areas of London.

Transport

Transports are great in the area with bike stations in every corner, abundant buses and different underground lines, including the Picadillly which is also a night tube (on usual basis before Covid). The buses can be the most unreliable part of the transport in the area but I never had major problems. Rush hour can be harsh like everywhere else in London but I find the presence of the District very favorable given it is more spacious than other lines, but cam sometimes he a little slow.

Community

My street is great, aesthetically pleasing and with a sense of neighborhood difficult to find in London. This is given by the presence of an amazing private park for the street which in summer is fabulous and very well taken care of. Even though we are close to a main road, I do not feel any car noise which is also quite unique in London. There’s a variety of residents, from families with kids to students to couples but all very respectful. I believe there is a mix of owners and renters.

Amenities

The amenities in this area are excellent with a range of restaurants from cheaper to more luxury restaurants for any taste and different nationalities. Just the road in front of Earls court comprises of such a diverse range of amenities that give an amazing choice to the residents. Shops can be found mostly in Hugh Street Kensington and are quite absent anywhere else in the area. Food shops are quite abundant whereas open areas are not as common, except for Hyde Park. Bars are not the strong part of the area given it is such a residential zone but are still present.

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Iverna Ct, W8 6TX
0.6 km from your search
By Anna2007
The high Street is in need of regeneration as it has suffered with Westfield opening up a couple of years ago.

I dislike the fact that there is no cinema. There are pets s and children. It is quite safe although there was a mugging. The high Street is in need of regeneration as it has suffered with Westfield opening up a couple of years ago.

Transport

The transport links are good. Several bus routes regularly stop by. There is a good tube service but the tube station does NOT have a lift or escalator. It can get very busy especially during rush hour.

Community

The people who live on my street are all owners and some are serviced apartments. A lot of families live on my street. There is a tiny , pocket handkerchief sized garden. It is a relatively quiet area very near to good transport links and local amenities.

Amenities

There is a park which is very popular called Holland Park. That has a playground. There is no cinema but the shops are quite good although a lot of them have shut down. We like any other area have been affected by COVID -19 so social distancing is in place. There are gyms but no high class restaurants just your average McDonalds.

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W Cromwell Rd, SW5 9QS
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By celticcheryl
I love the mix of people and restaurants,

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Amenities

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Collingham Pl, SW5 0QE
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By Sidney boy
There are many restaurants in all areas of Fulham which are all rated highly with good service and different types of food.

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Amenities

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Warwick Rd, W14 8PT
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By E.L.
The area is generally feeling safe, at least compared to other central-ish locations in London.

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Amenities

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Lexham Gardens, W8 5JE
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By KMC
Good - close to everything, walking distance to shops, restaurants, transport,

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Transport

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Amenities

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By Jemma
My street is very diverse: from families to students, I think that is a very rich environment to live in.

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Community

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Amenities

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By D Polo
It is a great area to raise a family, but be ready to pay for it.

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Community

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Amenities

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Kensington, W8 9FF
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By Typhaine
I feel like it's very trendy and the market is constantly going up

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Community

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Amenities

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