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Kensington Mini Guide
Tell me About Kensington…
Kensington is an affluent district in central London, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is well known for its shopping on Kensington High Street and for its museum quarter in South Kensington. It's name is derived from the Anglo Saxon for Kenesigne’s meadows – Kenesignetun and was first written in Latin as Chenesitone in the Domesday Book of 1086.
How do I Travel There?
Routemasters bus service 9, takes you into Kensington High Street or take the tube there, on the Circle or District line. There is a tube station at South Kensington and a bus terminus, connecting the district with the rest of London. By car, the A4 goes to both Heathrow Airport and central London.
What can I see There?
You can visit the state rooms at Kensington Palace and see how the royal family used to live. For a bit of culture, see a concert at the Royal Albert Hall. If you are interested in the past, head for the National History Museum or the Victoria and Albert Museum. Or for something a little different look out for the Science Museum or the Serpentine Gallery.
What Should I do There?
You can shop till you drop at the upmarket boutiques on Kensington High Street, once voted the second best place to shop in London. The district has many green areas, the most famous being the Royal Park in Kensington Gardens and Holland Park, so enjoy a leisurely walk there. Nearby, you will also find the Albert Memorial and the statue of Peter Pan.
What Else can you Tell me?
Kensington has some of the most expensive streets and garden squares in London, properties there, can exceed £20,000,000.
- Visitors to Kensington often call in at Olympia, one of London's biggest and best known exhibition venues. There are events on at the venue all summer so check eco.co.uk for details and dates.