West Kensington is a popular neighborhood for people who work in the City and central London because it's a relatively quick commute. It is a bit shabbier than its closely named neighbors, but it makes up for those shortcominings by being more affordable. (And "shabbier" here is relative: it's a nice area, but certainly not as upscale as the ritzy spots around it).
There are lots of amenities here, and the shopping mecca of High Street Kensington is a short walk away. There are numerous buses and a great transportation center, making it easy to get around London.
The City: 7.2 miles / 30-70 minutes by car / 35 minutes by transit
Canary Wharf: 10.4 miles / 40-85 minutes by car / 45-50 minutes by transit
Southwark: 6.7 miles / 30-70 minutes by car / 35-45 minutes by transitke
Westminster: 3.6 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 20-25 minutes by transit / 25-30 minutes by bike
Shoreditch: 8.3 miles / 35-75 minutes by car / 50 minutes by transit
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