Kensington & Chelsea At a glance...

  • Located to the west and south-west of the main West End business districts
  • High cost housing together with a plethora of shops and restaurants
  • Home to open spaces such as Kensington Gardens, the Albert Hall and world famous museums
  • Limited supply of very best air conditioned office space in London as well as serviced, flexible space
  • Good communications with the West End, with lower rent than the traditional West End office locations.
Office Space in Kensington & Chelsea
Office Space in Kensington & Chelsea

Many of the companies who do have offices there...because, frankly, the owners or the senior executives live in the area and they can walk to work!

Kensington & Chelsea: a commercial guide for businesses looking for office space in London
Michael Fraser:

Kensington starts where Knightsbridge finishes. It’s basically an area southwest and west of main west end business district. It’s easy to get to, plenty of tubes there. No main line, but plenty of tubes. It’s largely an expensive housing area with sporting, retail, and restaurants. It’s been that type of housing for centuries. The result of this is that the planners have been fairly tight, and haven’t allowed much in the way of redevelopment, so the stock of grade A or very good offices is quite low. Offices actually can be quite difficult to find here. Many of the companies who do have offices there, they’ve chosen that because, frankly, the owners or the senior executives live in the area and they can walk to work!

What’s good about the area? Well, it’s just very beautiful, well maintained. There’s the Albert Hall, Albert Memorial. Then of course there’s Kensington Palace Gardens, where one reports says you can get a house there for 19 million, another says it’s 35 million. Either way, it’s an absolute snip if it happens to be in your budget.

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Kensington & Chelsea Office Rental Guide

A Price Guide for renting leased office space in Kensington & Chelsea

NB. Leased office rents, rates and service charge are quoted per ft2 per year.

The above rental estimates reflect good quality (but not prime) air conditioned offices. More expensive and cheaper accommodation will generally be available.

Rent rates and service charge estimates are only intended as a guide. Office space is often available with costs outside these guidelines.

Negotiated rent free incentives will often make the net effective rent, lower than the above estimates.

Business rates payable will vary from year to year, changing each April, due to annual changes in the Uniform Business Rate. Higher rates are paid for brand new buildings.

Rent quoted in the City of London financial district is assumed not to be in a tower, where rents can be significantly more expensive

Conventional Lease (per ft2 per year)
Rent £55
Rates £23
Service Charge £10
Total Cost £88
A price guide for renting serviced office space in Kensington & Chelsea

NB. Serviced office rents are quoted per desk per month.

Serviced offices provide an all-inclusive fully furnished solution with telecoms, internet and power and business rates all included with the rent in a single monthly payment. Office rental rates exclude VAT.

Serviced office rental costs also apply broadly to co-working office space.

Serviced Space (per desk, per month)
Total Cost £650

Compare office rent in Kensington & Chelsea to rent other London locations.

Use the office space calculator to work out how much space you need, and how much it will cost to rent office space in Kensington & Chelsea.

About Kensington & Chelsea

Offices in Kensington & Chelsea

Located to the west and south-west of the main West End business districts, the Royal Borough of Kensington is home to the Albert Hall, The Natural History Museum, Science Museum ,the V&A, The Royal Colleges of Art and Music and Imperial College London.

Kensington and Chesea are both dominated by residential and retail space – high cost housing and a plethora of shops, restaurants alongside large open spaces such as Kensington Gardens. Traditionally, neither were generally considered as ideal office locations.

However as both Kensington and Chelsea have good communications with easy access to the West End, they have become more popular as cost-effective alternative office locations. It’s no longer unheard of to desire a Chelsea harbour office or an office in High Street Kensington!

Leased office space in Kensington and Chelsea is available – ranging from the very best air-conditioned space down to more modest offices. Flexible, serviced offices in Kensington and Chelsea are also increasingly in demand. However, as supply is short for all types of space, finding an office to rent in Chelsea or Kensington remains challenging. A virtual office, combined with flexible meeting room hire – providing you with a sought after Kensington or Chelsea business address without the the permanent physical space – can be an attractive alternative…for the right type of business, of course.

Increased popularity and acceptance of Kensington and Chelsea as genuine office locations has added upward pressure on rents, but the costs are still notably below those of the neigbouring West End business districts: Mayfair, St James’s, Soho and Covent Garden, for example.

Map of Kensington & Chelsea

Tube Stations

  • High Street Kensington
    • Circle
    • District
  • Gloucester Road
    • Circle
    • District
    • Piccadilly
  • Notting Hill Gate
    • Central
    • Circle
    • District

National Rail Stations

  • Kensington (Olympia)
  • West Brompton
  • London Paddington
  • Shepherds Bush

Bike Docking Stations

  • Derry Street, Kensington
  • Wright's Lane, Kensington
  • Kensington Church Street, Kensington

Leisure & Culture in Kensington & Chelsea

Business in Kensington & Chelsea

  • Good communications with the West End – well served by the London Underground
  • Lower rent than the traditional West End office locations
  • Proximity to the World Famous Museums

Popular Business Addresses in Kensington & Chelsea

The most sought after office locations within Kensington & Chelsea include:

Types of Office available in Kensington & Chelsea

These types of office can all be found in Kensington & Chelsea:

Near Kensington & Chelsea

Other commercial office locations near Kensington & Chelsea

  1. Kensington & Chelsea
    • Leased
    Size 2,297 - 4,672 ft2 28 - 58 people/desks (approx)
    Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8

    Refurbished Offices & Retail To Let on top of Kensington High Street Station & Kensington Arcade. Available Q2 2022.…

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  2. Kensington & Chelsea
    • Leased
    Size 583 ft2 7 people/desks (approx)
    Marloes Road, Kensington, London, W8
    from £50.00 per ft2 per year
    • kitchenette
    • WC's
    • Bay Windows
    • New key point...
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  3. Kensington & Chelsea
    • Leased
    Size 1,038 ft2 12 people/desks (approx)
    Young Street, Kensington, London, W8
    from £4,250,040.94 per year

    First floor offices to let in Kensington, W8The office is on the first floor of this attractive period property, built in 1905 by Frank Chesterton. The office benefits from an excellent amount of natu…

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  4. Kensington & Chelsea
    • Leased
    Size 703 ft2 8 people/desks (approx)
    Petersham Mews, South Kensington, London, SW7
    from £29,000.00 per year
    • Wood effect floors; Shower; Teapoint; Glazed meeting room Central Heating
    • Superb natural light Private WC
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  5. Kensington & Chelsea
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Serviced
    Kensington Church Street , Kensington, W8 4BA
    from £287.00 +VAT per person per month
    • Prime Kensington
    • Flexible Terms
    • Fully Furnished
    • IT & Telephony
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Manned Reception
    • Kitchen Facilities
    • Admin Support
    • Daily Cleaning
    • Break-out Areas
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  6. Kensington & Chelsea
    • Leased
    Size 6,530 ft2 81 people/desks (approx)
    Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London, W8
    from £72.50 per ft2 per year
    • Excellent natural light
    • Private terrace
    • Showers and Bike Racks
    • Remodelled reception
    • Comprehensively refurbished
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  7. Kensington & Chelsea
    • Leased
    Size 778 - 4,446 ft2 9 - 55 people/desks (approx)
    Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8

    Fully fitted and Managed Offices to let in Kensington, W8 197 Kensington High Street is a 4,446 sq ft new build, state-of-the-art office space, situated over four floors, within a landmark Kensington …

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  8. Kensington & Chelsea
    • Managed
    • Serviced
    Kensington High Street, Kensington, W8 6BA
    • Prime Kensington
    • Fully furnished
    • Meeting rooms
    • Break-out spaces
    • Dedicated kitchens
    • Air conditioning
    • High speed WiFi
    • Zoom call rooms
    • 24/7 Access
    • Bike storage
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  9. Kensington & Chelsea
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Serviced
    Holland Street, Kensington, W8 7JB
    • Prime Kensington
    • Flexible Terms
    • Fully Furnished
    • IT & Telephony
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Kitchen Facilities
    • Break-out Areas
    • Admin Support
    • Manned Reception
    • Newly Refurbished
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