Why I chose to live in Kensington


Hi I’m Dan and I live in Kensington. I’ve lived in the area for the past 2 years and this will be my 3rd year here. I live in a 4 bedroom house with friends I made in student halls in my 1st year. We chose Kensington as it’s going through regeneration with lots of work done to improve the houses and local area. As well, rent prices are amongst the cheapest in the city and it’s only around 25 minutes walk into the city centre. I think this is why more and more students are choosing to live here and it’s fast becoming one of the most popular student areas in Liverpool. It is ideally located for students going to LJMU and University of Liverpool as it’s only about a 20 minute walk to the city campuses and libraries, and only 30 mins to LJMU’s Byrom Street campus. Buses to and from the city centre are every few minutes and taxis are also very cheap.

Within Kensington itself there is plenty to do. There are Tesco, Lidl and Iceland supermarkets and if you don’t fancy cooking there’s plenty of take-aways ranging from McDonalds/Dominos/Greggs etc. to Chinese/Indian/Kebab Houses. Other amenities in the area including pharmacies, a library and a gym/leisure centre as well as plenty of other shops and pubs.

There are also a number of local parks and gardens, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the area. The local community centre provides volunteering opportunities and various classes throughout the day and in the evenings, as well as a bar with cheap drinks and they are always keen for students to get involved.

If I had to sum-up Kensington in 3 words, I would have to say it is vibrant, student-friendly and ideal.