Famous buildings in West London
Calling all lovers of iconic design and architecture! Let Friendly Removals be your guide in touring iconic buildings within West London. Since 2005, we have conducted many residential and commercial removals in West London including areas such as Holland Park, Chelsea, Notting Hill and Knightsbridge making Friendly Removals one of the most established and trusted removal specialists within London. To show off a little of our knowledge and respect – just as we treat our client’s homes – we have compiled a list of some of our favourite London landmarks.
Serpentine Gallery is one of London’s top galleries, designed by arguably one of the world’s greatest female architects; Zaha Hadid in collaboration with James Grey West. The building is based in Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park and located only five minutes walk from the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. The pioneering exhibition showcases some of the most internationally recognised artists, attracting up to 1.2 million visitors a year.
Harrods is arguably the most prestigious department store in Europe, located in Brompton Road in Knightsbridge. The founder, Henry Harrod, established the business in 1834 when he was only 25 years old, and today the store became the main destination for luxury goods. The building designed by architect Charles William Stephens, occupies a 5 acre site and has over one million square feet of selling space that includes over 300 different brands, attracting over 100,000 people on a daily basis.
Housing one of London’s largest art and design collections, the Victoria and Albert museum (originally Museum of Manufactures) was opened by Henry Cole in 1851 as a museum with the goal to educate and inspire all visitors. Designed by architect Francis Fowke, the V & A Museum is considered to be one of the finest examples of Victorian architecture within the United Kingdom, including over 6.5 million objects ranging from ancient times to present day.
Kensington Palace has been the residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century, and now the palace is the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Originally the mansion was built by Sir George Copping in 1605, and purchased later by Heneage Finch who re-named it ‘Nottingham Palace’. Today Kensington Palace remains a solid tourist favourite, with the state rooms open to the public and is considered one of London’s most beautiful palaces.