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Kensington is a district of West London, England within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, located west of Charing Cross.


The focus of the area is Kensington High Street, a busy commercial centre with many shops, typically upmarket. The street was declared London's second best shopping street in February 2005 thanks to its range and number of shops.

The edges of Kensington are not well-defined; in particular, the southern part of Kensington blurs into Chelsea, which has a similar architectural style. To the west, a transition is made across the West London railway line and Earl's Court Road further south into other districts, whilst to the north, the only obvious dividing line is Holland Park Avenue, to the north of which is the similar district of Notting Hill.

Kensington is, in general, an extremely affluent area, a trait that it now shares with its neighbour to the south, Chelsea. The area has some of London's most expensive streets and garden squares.

Kensington is also very densely populated; it forms part of the most densely populated local government district (the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea) in the United Kingdom. This high density is not formed from high-rise buildings; instead, it has come about through the subdivision of large mid-rise Victorian and Georgian terraced houses (generally of some four to six floors) into flats.

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THE STREETS OF KENSINGTON
Abingdon Mansions, W8 The Abbots of Abingdon were once Lords of the Manor of Abbot’s Kensington.
Airlie Gardens, W8 Airlie Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Allen Street, W8 Allen Street is a street in Kensington.
Alma Studios, W8 Alma Studios is a street in Kensington.
Ansdell Street, W8 Ansdell Street is a street in Kensington.
Beatrice Place, W8 Beatrice Place is a street in Kensington.
Cambridge Place, W8 Cambridge Place is a short cul-de-sac on the west side of Victoria Road.
Campden Grove, W8 Campden Grove runs between Kensington Church Street and Hornton Street.
Campden Hill Close, W8 Campden Hill Close is a small cul-de-sac entered by a narrow driveway off Hornton Street.
Campden Hill Court, W8 Campden Hill Court is a street in Kensington.
Campden Hill Road, W8 Campden Hill Road is a street in Kensington.
Campden Hill Square, W8 Campden Hill Square is a road in the W8 postcode area
Campden Hill, W8 Campden Hill is a hill and street in Kensington.
Campden Street, W8 Campden Street is a street in Kensington.
Chantry Square, W8 This is a street in the W8 postcode area
Cheniston Gardens, W8 Cheniston Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Cope Place, W8 Cope Place is a street in Kensington.
Cornwall Gardens Walk, SW7 Cornwall Gardens Walk is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Cornwall Gardens, SW7 Cornwall Gardens is a long, narrow garden square.
Cottesmore Court, W8 Cottesmore Court is a street in Kensington.
Cottesmore Gardens, W8 Cottesmore Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Cromwell Road, SW5 Cromwell Road is one of the streets of London in the SW5 postal area.
De Vere Gardens, W8 De Vere Gardens is a street in Kensington.
De Vere Mews, W8 De Vere Mews is a street in Kensington.
Devonshire Place, W8 This is a street in the W8 postcode area
Douro Place, W8 Douro Place is a road in the W8 postcode area
Drayson Mews, W8 Drayson Mews is a street in Kensington.
Duchess of Bedford’s Walk, W8 Lady Georgiana Russell, wife of John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford lived at Argyll Lodge, a former house on Campden Hill, near the location of the road.
Earl’s Terrace, W8 Earl’s Terrace is a road in the W8 postcode area
Earls Court Road, W8 Earls Court Road is a street in Kensington.
Earls Walk, W8 Earls Walk is a street in Kensington.
Edwardes Place, W8 Edwardes Place is a street in Kensington.
Edwardes Square Studios, W8 Edwardes Square Studios is a street in Kensington.
Edwardes Square, W8 Edwardes Square is a garden square in Kensington.
Eldon Road, W8 Eldon Road is a road in the W8 postcode area
Emperor’s Gate, SW7 This is a street in the SW7 postcode area
Emperors Gate, SW7 Emperors Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Essex Villas, W8 Essex Villas is a road in the W8 postcode area
Gloucester Walk, W8 Gloucester Walk is a road in the W8 postcode area
Gordon Place, W8 Gordon Place is a street in Kensington.
Gregory Place, W8 Gregory Place is a street in Kensington.
Grenville Place, SW7 Grenville Place connects Cornwall Gardens and Launceston Place in the north with Cromwell Road in the south.
Hillsleigh Road, W8 Hillsleigh Road is a street in Kensington.
Holland Street, W8 Holland Street is a street in Kensington.
Holland Walk, W11 Holland Walk is a street in Notting Hill.
Holland Walk, W8 Holland Walk is a street in Kensington.
Hornton Place, W8 Hornton Place is a street in Kensington.
Hornton Street, W8 Hornton Street is a street in Kensington.
Inverness Gardens, W8 Inverness Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Iverna Gardens, W8 Iverna Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Kelso Place, W8 Kelso Place is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Apartment, W8 Kensington Apartment is a road in the W8 postcode area
Kensington Church Court, W8 Kensington Church Court is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Church Street, W8 Kensington Church Street is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Church Walk, W8 Kensington Church Walk is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Court Place, W8 Kensington Court Place is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Road, W8 Kensington Road is a street in Kensington.
Kynance Mews, SW7 Kynance Mews consists of 33 residential properties on a mews road which starts at Gloucester Road and ends in a cul-de-sac.
Lancer Square, W8 Lancer Square is a street in Kensington.
Launceston Place, SW7 Launceston Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Launceston Place, W8 Launceston Place is a street in Kensington.
Lexham Gardens, SW5 Lexham Gardens is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Lexham Gardens, W8 Lexham Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Lexham Mews, W8 Lexham Mews is a street in Kensington.
Logan Place, W8 Logan Place is a road in the W8 postcode area
Marloes Road, SW5 Marloes Road is a road in the SW5 postcode area
Marloes Road, W8 Marloes Road runs north from the Cromwell Road.
Marlogs Road, W8 Marlogs Road is a street in Kensington.
McLeod’s Mews, SW7 McLeod’s Mews is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Melon Place, W8 Melon Place is a street in Kensington.
Observatory Gardens, W8 Observatory Gardens is a road in the W8 postcode area
Old Court Place, W8 Old Court Place is a street in Kensington.
Osten Mews, SW7 Osten Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Palace Avenue, W8 Palace Avenue is a road in the W8 postcode area
Palace Gardens Mews, W8 Palace Gardens Mews is a street in Kensington.
Palace Gardens Terrace, W8 Palace Gardens Terrace is a street in Kensington.
Palace Gate, W8 Palace Gate was previously part of Gloucester Road and developed in the 1860s
Palace Green, W8 Palace Green is a street in Kensington.
Palace Place Mansions, W8 Palace Place Mansions is a street in Kensington.
Peel Street, W8 Peel Street is a street in Kensington.
Pembroke Gardens Close, W8 Pembroke Gardens Close is a road in the W8 postcode area
Pembroke Gardens, W8 Pembroke Gardens is a road in the W8 postcode area
Pembroke Mews, W8 Pembroke Mews is a street in Kensington.
Pembroke Place, W8 Pembroke Place is a street in Kensington.
Pembroke Square, W8 Pembroke Square was developed by the Hawks family.
Pembroke Studios, W8 Pembroke Studios is a street in Kensington.
Pembroke Villas, W8 Pembroke Villas is a road in the W8 postcode area
Pembroke Walk, W8 Pembroke Walk is a road in the W8 postcode area
Pennant Mews, W8 Pennant Mews is a street in Kensington.
Phillimore Gardens, W8 Phillimore Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Phillimore Walk, W8 Phillimore Walk is a street in Kensington.
Pitt Street, W8 Pitt Street is a street in Kensington.
Prince Of Wales Terrace, W8 Prince Of Wales Terrace is a street in Kensington.
Radley Mews, W8 Radley Mews is a street in Kensington.
Saint Mary Abbot’s Place, W8 This is a street in the W8 postcode area
Scarsdale Place, W8 Scarsdale Place is a street in Kensington.
Scarsdale Villas, W8 Scarsdale Villas is a street in Kensington.
Sheffield Terrace, W8 Sheffield Terrace is a street in Kensington.
Sheldrake Place, W8 Sheldrake Place is a street in Kensington.
South Edwardes Square, W8 South Edwardes Square is a street in Kensington.
South End Row, W8 South End Row is a street in Kensington.
South End, W8 South End is a street in Kensington.
St Albans Grove, W8 St Albans Grove is a street in Kensington.
St Margarets Lane, W8 St Margarets Lane is a road in the W8 postcode area
St Mary Abbots Place, W8 St Mary Abbots Place is a street in Kensington.
St Mary Abbots Vicarage, W8 St Mary Abbots Vicarage is a street in Kensington.
St. Mary Abbot’s Place, W8 St. Mary Abbot’s Place is a road in the W8 postcode area
St. Mary’s Gate, W8 St. Mary’s Gate is a road in the W8 postcode area
St. Mary’s Place, W8 St. Mary’s Place is a road in the W8 postcode area
Stafford Terrace, W8 Stafford Terrace is a street in Kensington.
Stanford Road, W8 Stanford Road is a road in the W8 postcode area
Stone Hall Gardens, W8 Stone Hall Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Stratford Road, W8 Stratford Road is a street in Kensington.
Sunningdale Gardens, W8 Sunningdale Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Thackeray Street, W8 Thackeray Street is a street in Kensington.
The Broad Walk, W8 The Broad Walk is a road in the W8 postcode area
The Broadwalk, W2 The Broadwalk is a road in the W2 postcode area
Thornwood Gardens, W8 Thornwood Gardens is a road in the W8 postcode area
Tor Court, W8 Tor Court is a street in Kensington.
Tor Gardens, W8 Tor Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Upper Phillimore Gardens, W8 Upper Phillimore Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Vicarage Court, W8 Vicarage Court is a street in Kensington.
Vicarage Gardens, W8 Vicarage Gardens is a street in Kensington.
Vicarage Gate, W8 Vicarage Gate is a street in Kensington.
Victoria Grove, W8 Victoria Grove is a street in Kensington.
Victoria Road, W8 Victoria Road is a street in Kensington.
Warwick Chambers, W8 Warwick Chambers is a street in Kensington.
Wycombe Square, W8 Wycombe Square is a road in the W8 postcode area
Wynnstay Gardens, W8 Wynnstay Gardens is a road in the W8 postcode area
York Passage, W8 York Passage is a road in the W8 postcode area



Mary Harris
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Post by Mary Harris: 31 Princedale Road, W11

John and I were married in 1960 and we bought, or rather acquired a mortgage on 31 Princedale Road in 1961 for £5,760 plus another two thousand for updating plumbing and wiring, and installing central heating, a condition of our mortgage. It was the top of what we could afford.

We chose the neighbourhood by putting a compass point on John’s office in the City and drawing a reasonable travelling circle round it because we didn’t want him to commute. I had recently returned from university in Nigeria, where I was the only white undergraduate and where I had read a lot of African history in addition to the subject I was studying, and John was still recovering from being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese in the Far East in WW2. This is why we rejected advice from all sorts of people not to move into an area where there had so recently bee

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David Jones-Parry
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Post by David Jones-Parry: Tavistock Crescent, W11

I was born n bred at 25 Mc Gregor Rd in 1938 and lived there until I joined the Royal Navy in 1957. It was a very interesting time what with air raid shelters,bombed houses,water tanks all sorts of areas for little boys to collect scrap and sell them on.no questions asked.A very happy boyhood ,from there we could visit most areas of London by bus and tube and we did.

David Jones-Parry
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Post by David Jones-Parry: Mcgregor Road, W11

I lived at 25 Mc Gregor Rd from 1938 my birth until I joined the Royal Navy in 1957.Our house sided onto Ridgeways Laundry All Saints Rd. I had a happy boyhood living there

Alec donaldson
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Post by Alec donaldson: North Wharf Road, W2

Was there a Wellington street there

LDNnews
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Post by LDNnews: Aldwych
St. Mark’s Road is a street in the Ladbroke conservation area.
St. Mark’s Road is a street in the Ladbroke conservation area.

https://www.theundergroundmap.com/article.html?id=34540

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Chepstow Villas is a road in W11 with a chequered history.
Chepstow Villas is a road in W11 with a chequered history.

https://www.theundergroundmap.com/article.html?id=14542

LDNnews
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North Kensington Library opened in 1891 and was described as one of London’s finest public libraries.
North Kensington Library opened in 1891 and was described as one of London’s finest public libraries.

https://www.theundergroundmap.com/article.html?id=34634

LDNnews
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Elgin Crescent runs from Portobello Road west across Ladbroke Grove and then curls round to the south to join Clarendon Road.
Elgin Crescent runs from Portobello Road west across Ladbroke Grove and then curls round to the south to join Clarendon Road.

https://www.theundergroundmap.com/article.html?id=17408

VIEW THE KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1750 map does not display.

VIEW THE KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1800 map does not display.

VIEW THE KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
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VIEW THE KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1860 map does not display.

VIEW THE KENSINGTON AREA IN THE 1900s
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.

 

Kensington

Kensington is a district of West London, England within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, located west of Charing Cross.

The focus of the area is Kensington High Street, a busy commercial centre with many shops, typically upmarket. The street was declared London's second best shopping street in February 2005 thanks to its range and number of shops.

The edges of Kensington are not well-defined; in particular, the southern part of Kensington blurs into Chelsea, which has a similar architectural style. To the west, a transition is made across the West London railway line and Earl's Court Road further south into other districts, whilst to the north, the only obvious dividing line is Holland Park Avenue, to the north of which is the similar district of Notting Hill.

Kensington is, in general, an extremely affluent area, a trait that it now shares with its neighbour to the south, Chelsea. The area has some of London's most expensive streets and garden squares.

Kensington is also very densely populated; it forms part of the most densely populated local government district (the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea) in the United Kingdom. This high density is not formed from high-rise buildings; instead, it has come about through the subdivision of large mid-rise Victorian and Georgian terraced houses (generally of some four to six floors) into flats.
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