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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.
Abingdon Road, W8 Abingdon Road stretches between Stratford Road and Kensington High Street.
Abingdon Villas, W8 Abingdon Villas runs between Earls Court Road and Marloes Road.
Adam And Eve Mews, W8 Adam And Eve Mews is a street in Kensington.
Airlie Gardens, W8 Airlie Gardens is named after the 5th Earl of Airlie (1826-1881), who lived on nearby Campden Hill at Holly Lodge.
Albert Place, W8 Albert Place runs west off Victoria Road.
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.
Ansdell Terrace, W8 Ansdell Terrace is a cul-de-sac off of Ansdell Street and was previously known as St Albans Road North.
Argyll Road, W8 Argyll Road was built as part of the development of the Phillimore Estate.
Aubrey Road, W8 Aubrey Road leads into Aubrey Walk, which runs west of Campden Hill Road at the top of Campden Hill. It was named in the 1840s.
Aubrey Walk, W8 Aubrey Walk runs west of Campden Hill Road at the top of Campden Hill.
Ball Street, W8 Ball Street was created by the Kensington Improvement Scheme of 1868-71, carried out by the Metropolitan Board of Works.
Beatrice Place, W8 Beatrice Place is a street in Kensington.
Bedford Gardens, W8 Bedford Gardens is one of the prime residential streets in Kensington.
Berkeley Gardens, W8 Berkeley Gardens is a short street which runs between Brunswick Gardens and Kensington Church Street containing terraced houses on both sides with small front gardens.
Blithfield Street, W8 Blithfield Street is a quiet cul-de-sac running north from Stratford Road.
Brunswick Gardens, W8 Brunswick Gardens runs north from Vicarage Gate - a wide tree-lined road with white stuccoed terraces on either side.
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 residential square consisting of large family houses.
Campden Hill, W8 Campden Hill is a hill and street in Kensington.
Campden Street, W8 Campden Street stretches between Campden Hill Road and Kensington Church Street.
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 Gardens Kensington Court Gardens is a late Victorian mansion block, completed in 1889, near to Kensington Palace and Gardens.
Kensington Court Place, W8 Kensington Court Place is a street in Kensington.
Kensington High Street, W8 Kensington High Street is one of western London’s most popular shopping streets, with upmarket shops serving a wealthy area.
Kensington Palace Gardens, W8 Kensington Palace Gardens is a street in west central London with some of the most expensive properties in the world.
Kensington Road, W8 Kensington Road is a street in Kensington.
Kensington Square, W8 Kensington Square is a garden square in London, W8.
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 Place, W8 Phillimore Place was part of the old Phillimore Estate and, at first, named Durham Villas.
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
Young Street, W8 Young Street, named after the developer of Kensington Square, was in use as a road by 1685.



 

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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