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Letting and renting homes in Kensington since 1998


020 7938 3522
5 Thackeray Street
London W8 5ET
Mon - Thurs 9am – 6pm
Fri 9am – 5.30pm
Sat 9.30am – 1pm

Kensington letting agents Benham & Reeves are not surprised that many first time visitors to London make their rental home within the confines of the Royal Borough. Luxury retail outlets, fine dining and a cluster of world-famous museums mark Kensington out as a cultural hotspot of some note and buildings here are as architecturally varied as they are aesthetically stunning with handsome townhouses, grand mansion blocks and attractive cobblestone mews all a major feature of the area.

Renting a property in W8 postcode couldn't be more popular - the space, the light and the ornate luxury of the buildings almost sell themselves. However, considering the range and scale of accommodation on offer, a little expert help can never be considered a bad thing. Since 1995, our Kensington lettings office has been providing accurate rental valuations and specialises in housing corporate staff in the area.

To take a glimpse of what the local area looks like click here to view our Kensington area guide.

Meet our Kensington team

Glen joined Benham and Reeves initially becoming the top negotiator in the company, then swiftly moving on to become Area Manager for West London before becoming a board Director.

Glen has been instrumental in driving forward our expansion in West London, helping to build both our lettings and sales business. With a clear policy for giving honest and transparent advice and drawing on his 20 years' experience in London property with strong links to the footballing world, he works closely with clients, investors and developers to creatively maximise their investments.
Where do you live? I live in South West London, close to Richmond Park.

What do you like most about the properties in Kensington? I love the magnificent Georgian residences and handsome mansion blocks. Kensington appeals to all tastes with a good mix of period and new build homes. With Hyde Park and Holland Park nearby, as well as the Kensington High Street boutiques makes the area a great place to live.

Tell me something about your career? My property career spans more than 10 years, mostly focusing on the Central London market. Understanding the complexities of London’s property sector is essential, I work hard at matching people to the right properties for happy outcomes.

What is your favourite local Kensington café or bar? I am a great fan of fine dining and “Kitchen W8” is a favourite Michelin starred restaurant that offers good value and a relaxed atmosphere.

What are your passions outside work? I love dining out and attending the Theatre. I am well-travelled and like visiting new destinations.
What do you like most about the Kensington area? A well-established café culture, world-renowned fashion outlets and some of London’s best examples Victorian and Georgian architecture are all within walking distance from each other. From grand museums to elegant green spaces: there’s something for everyone.

What do you enjoy most about your job? For me, finding someone their perfect home is a task that never fails to excite and inspire me. I get to connect with many different people from various walks of life and each one has a story to tell!

What are your passions outside work? I love to dine out as it provides inspiration for the tasty dishes that I create at home in my kitchen. Finding time to meditate is a vital part of my life and as a whiskey aficionado, I can often be found discussing philosophy with my brother over a glass or two of single malt.
Where do you live? I live in North London

What do you like most about London properties? London has some of the most stunning properties and some buildings showcase stucco architecture at its best. There is a lot of really innovative modern design too.

Tell me something about your career? I have built a solid career working front facing and back office within the property sector. I love interacting with tenants and landlords and providing the best service I can. 

What is your favourite local café or bar? Café Concerto is a fun place. The Ivy and the Whole Foods Market are worth a visit.

What are your passions outside work? I like going to the cinema, dining with friends, exercising and taking long walks with my dog.

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