Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hidden London: Kensington Church Walk

This fifty metre stretch is one of my favourites in London. And even better, it's in my neighbourhood! I always try to walk through there whenever can. With its old-school shops - miles away from the chain gang on High Street Kensington - you could almost believe you're back in the 1700s when Kensington was the 'royal village'.

The first part of Church Walk - off of Holland Street. Image courtesy of RduJour

Church Walk runs from Holland Street (just off of Kensington Church Street), behind St Mary Abbott's Church, through Alec Clifton Taylor Gardens and finally finishing at High Street Kensington.

Flowers in bloom last weekend in Alec Clifton Taylor Gardens. Yes, that is a tombstone.




St Mary Abbott's church and cloister.

St Mary Abbott's back door.

4 comments:

Kristy Colley said...

That's it. Next time I'm in London I'm soliciting your expertise in these lovely little finds.

Marsha said...

Bring it on! I love being tour guide.

Nancy J. Parra said...

Thanks for the great pics- The only time I was in London was at Christmas time- no flowers then!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Marsha .. great pics of my old haunt too - except I was over Portobello way .. still near enough for the walk over the top ..

See you for your other nine on Sept 2010's post .. bye Hilary