London area of W14 guide

What to do and where to stay in London's W14 neighbourhood

The postcode area of W14 is primarily home to West Kensington, on the western edge of central London. The notable landmarks of the area are the Olympia, an exhibition and events centre, and The Queen's Club, a private sporting complex which hosts an annual grass court tennis tournament in the lead up to Wimbledon. A residential area, within touching distance of the centre of the city, W14 consists mainly of Victorian terraced houses, many of which are subdivided into flats. There are excellent examples of Victorian architecture, with several houses and some entire streets listed. An influx of spill-over wealth from nearby Kensington means that the area has experienced significant developments including the opening of more speciality shops, eateries and gastropubs. The Olympia is perhaps the area's most prominent feature and it hosts such events as BBC Good Food London, the London International Horse Show and the Spirit of Christmas Fair. W14 also includes part of the upmarket residential area of Holland Park.

See our recommended nearby W14 Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

W14 Hotels

in or near W14
Kensington West Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
25 Matheson Road, W14
This family friendly hotel in West Kensington is a good choice if you're travelling on a budget. Functional and affordable, all rooms come with en-suite facilities, ... More
 
 
 
Simply Rooms & Suites Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
21 Avonmore Road, W14
Simply Rooms & Suites is one of a range of new boutique hotels, located close to the Olympia Exhibition Centre. Affordable, high quality four-star hotel rooms ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Olympia Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
380 Kensington High Street, W14
Though it is designed for visitors to the nearby Olympia Exhibition Centre, there are plenty of other reasons to stay at the Hilton Olympia, not least ... More
 
 
 

W14 Entertainment

in or near W14
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The Troubadour
London > Entertainment > Live Music
263-267 Brompton Road, W14, London SW5
The Troubadour is a lovely little cafe, which hosts an inspiring program of folk, blues, psychedelia and poetry downstairs. It's also the place where Private Eye ... More
 
 
 
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The Troubadour
London > Entertainment > Live Music
265 Old Brompton Road, W14, London SW5
Kensington's original boho coffee house. Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon played here back in the 60s. Of course, Kensington has changed a ... More
 
 
 
Odeon Kensington
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
263 Kensington High Street, Kensington, W14, London W8
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W14 Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near W14
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Leighton House Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12 Holland Park Road, W14, London W14
Leighton House is one of the most opulent museums in London, and its small scale makes it easy enough to explore thoroughly in an afternoon. Located ... More
 
 
 
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Holland Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Holland Park Avenue / Kensington High Street, W14, London W8
Small, pretty park in west London. Pretty, petit Holland Park is the ideal location for those wanting to escape the clamour of the city but who don’t ... More
 
 
 
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18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, W14, London W8
For a virtually untouched and immaculately preserved slice of Victorian living, visit this delightful building. One of the only genuine Victorian townhouses remaining and virtually unchanged ... More
 
 
 

W14 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's W14
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Roberson Wine
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
348 Kensington High Street, W14, London W14
Family owned independent wine merchant. Roberson's stock the largest selection of wine by the bottle in London, largely French classics... More
 
 
 
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Children's Book Centre
London > Shopping > Books
237 Kensington High Street, W14, London W8
This is a bookshop and a whole lot more, with everything on offer from padded books for tots, through wonderful picture books and on to first ... More
 
 
 
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HG Walter
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
51 Palliser Road, W14, London W14
Winner of the 2004 award for Best Butcher in Britain, this extraordinary shop is well worth the trip to Baron's Court. A more recent award in ... More
 
 
 

W14 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near W14 London?
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Mohsen
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
152 Warwick Road, W14, London W14
Iranian cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
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Cumberland Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
29 North End Road, W14, London W14
An excellent gastropub, with a menu of truly delightful English and Mediterranean dishes. The Cumberland is the only decent pub within a mile radius, a friendly ... More
 
 
 
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Reza Patisserie
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
345 Kensington High Street, W14, London W8
If you want to eat Iranian this is the place to stop. The patisserie has a fabulous array of unusual biscuits and cakes and the delicatessen ... More
 
 
 

W14 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London W14.
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Cumberland Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
29 North End Road, W14, London W14
An excellent gastropub, with a menu of truly delightful English and Mediterranean dishes. The Cumberland is the only decent pub within a mile radius, a friendly ... More
 
 
 
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Famous Three Kings
London > Nightlife > Pubs
171 North End Road, W14, London W14
Popular sports pub in west London which has three giant screens and 16 plasma TVs, making it the ideal place to watch football or rugby.... More
 
 
 
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The Scarsdale
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23A Edwards Square, W14, London W8
If pubs were judged by their location and setting, The Scardale Tavern in Kensington would top many lists for this really is quaint London at its ... More
 
 
 

W14 Nightlife

W14 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
The Crescent Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 North End Crescent, W14, London W14
The Fox Tavern has had a blinging makeover, turning from pints and sports on the TV screens to champagne and DJs on the decks, reopening in ... More
 
 
 
Henry's Bar and Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
346 Kensington High Street, W14, London W14
Bar ... More
 
 
 
The Blagclub, Holland Park
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
11 Russell Gardens, Holland Park, W14, London W14
Venue Hire: the blagclubs are available for private functions of all sorts seven days and nights a week. There is NO HIRE FEE. We work on a ... More
 
 
 

W14 Leisure

W14 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Holland Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Ilchester Place, W14, London W8
Pretty, petit Holland Park is the ideal location for those wanting to escape the clamour of the city but who don't want to travel too far ... More
 
 
 
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The Queen's Club
London > Leisure > Palliser Road, West Kensington, W14, London W14
Established in 1886 during the reign of Queen Victoria, the Queen's Club was the first multi-purpose sports complex to be built anywhere in the world. But ... More
 
 
 
 

W14 Education

in or near W14
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London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, W14, London W14
LAMDA is among the most famous and prestigious acting schools in the world. It is very hard to be selected for a course here, but almost ... More
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Gliddon Road, Barons Court, W14, London W14
Careers advice services ... More
 
 
 

W14 Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near W14.
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Olympia London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hammersmith Road, W14, London W14
Times have changed since the Olympia first flung open its doors to the public on Boxing Day 1886 for the Hippodrome Circus, with the promise of ... More
 
 
 
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Debenham House
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 Addison Road, Holland Park, W14, London W14
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Hilton London Olympia
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Kensington High Street, Kensington, W14, London W14
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