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Kensington History

Kensington History

History of Kensington for complete familiarity about Kensington London.
Kensington history page has been compiled for our viewers from various sources.

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea was originally a village outside London's walls to the south and west of the City of London. As London grew, Kensington and Chelsea were absorbed and soon came to be the place to be seen and home to countless famous people over the centuries as well as the location of the most fashionable areas for shopping and social gathering - Knightsbridge, Sloane Square, High Street Kensington and King's Road. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea also borders on two large and well known parks - Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens - themselves amongst the social spots over centuries, right up to the present day.

Exploring the Kensington history further, in Victorian times, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea also became a centre for study, learning and culture, emphasised by such famous and elegant buildings as the Natural History Museum, with it's recently restored Gothic façade, London's Science Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the world famous Royal Albert Hall. Imperial College, part of the University of London, and the Royal College of Music were also established near by popular London museums.

The history of Kensington further says that when Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert died at an early age, it was in Kensington that the young Queen chose to build the large and intricate monument to him. Amongst the most famous of residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in recent years was Princess Diana - at Kensington Palace, scene of the carpet of flowers left by admirers and shown on television screens around the world after her tragic accident. Right up to date, Kensington and Chelsea have retained their magical charm and the area buzzes with restaurants of every kind as well as being the centre of London's entertainment and nightlife. All of these famous buildings, shopping streets, museums and palaces, Kensington restaurants and night clubs in Kensington are within an easy walk, or a short underground or bus ride of the Mercure London Kensington hotel.

AAlso close by the luxury Kensington hotels in London, are two of London's premier exhibition and conference centres - Earls Court and Olympia. Earls Court is home to such major exhibitions as the Ideal Home Exhibition, the Boat Show and World Travel Market. The exhibition centres are within an easy walk of our Kensington Hotel, London.

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