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Kensington is a district within the Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea in central London. The north east is taken up by Kensington Gardens, once private as the name suggests, but today a public park which has Italian and Dutch Gardens, public buildings such as the Albert memorial, the Serpentine Gallery and Spekes monument.
Its commercial heart is Kensington high street. This affluent and densely populated area contains the major museum district of South Kensington, which has the Royal Albert hall for music and nearby Royal college of music. The area is home to many of London's European embassies. Cementing Kensington's indicators of connections with France, the area has the Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle, French Consulate, French Embassy Cultural Department and the London oratory on the borders with diminutive Knightsbridge
The first mention of the area is in the Domesday book of 1086, where it was written in Latin as "Chenesitone", which has been interpreted to have originally been "Kenesignetun" (Kenesigne's land or meadows) in Anglo Saxon. A variation may be Kesyngton, in 1396.
A short history of Kensington
Geography The manor of Kensington, Middlesex was granted by William 1 of England to Geoffrey de Montbray or Mowbray, bishop of Coutances, one of his inner circle of advisors and one of the wealthiest men in post-Conquest England. He in turn granted the tenancy of Kensington to his vassal Aubrey De Vere who was holding the manor in 1086, according to Domesday book. The bishop's heir, Robert de Mowbray, rebelled against William Rufus and his vast barony was declared forfeit. Aubrey De Vere 1 had his tenure converted to a tenancy in-chief, holding Kensington after 1095 directly of the crown. He granted land and church there to Abingdon abbey at the deathbed request of his young eldest son, Geoffrey. As the Veres became the earls of Oxford, their estate at Kensington came to be known as Earls Court, while the Abingdon lands were called Abbots Kensington and the church St Mary abbots
Kensington's second group of non-residential buildings is at South Kensington, where several streets of small to medium sized shops and service businesses are close to South Kensington tube station. This is also the southern end of Exhibition Rd, the thoroughfare that serves the area's museums and educational institutions.The focus of the area is Kensington high st, 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. However since October 2008 the street has faced competition from the Westfield shopping centre in North Hammersmith.The heritage bus service on route 9, using Routemasters, was extended to Kensington High Street in November 2010 at the councils's urging, partly to boost the number of visitors to the High Street.
The edges of Kensington are not well-defined; in particular, the southern part of Kensington has conflicting and complex borders with Chelsea whether electoral or postal definitions are used, and has similar architecture. To the west, a border is kept along the line of counter creek marked by the West London railway line and Earl's Court Road further south into other London districts. To the north, the only obvious dividing line is Holland Park Avenue, to the north of which is the district of Notting Hill which is part of the traditional definitions of Kensington and a subset of North Kensington.
In the north east, the large Royal park of Kensington Gardens (contiguous with its eastern neighbour, Hyde Park) is a green bufferThe other main green area in Kensington is Holland Park, just north of Kensington High Street, a minority of roads have small residential garden squares.
South Kensington is of the same, largely private housing, use as central Kensington; the more economically and socially nationally reflective North Kensington and West Kensington are diverse and lack the tourism of the rest of Kensington.
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, including Edwardes square, most of the Holland Park neighbourhood and Wycombe Square, private redevelopments in Regency architechture. In early 2007, houses sold in Upper Phillimore Gardens for in excess of £20 million. Adjoining neighbourhoods have residential areas and have accordingly been subdivided or have overlapping district names all, unlike Kensington, without an ancient parish predecessor: Knightsbridge, Brompton, Belgravia, Holland park and Notting Hill.
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 Georgian and Victorian terraced houses (generally of some four to six floors) into flats. Unlike northern extremities of the Borough, Kensington itself lack high rise save Holiday Inns London Kensington Forum Hotel in Cromwell rd, a 27-storey building.
Notable attractions and institutions in Kensington (or South Kensington) include: Kensington Palace in Kensington Gardens, the Royal Albert hall opposite the Albert memorial in Hyde Park, the Royal college of music, the Natural history museum, the Science Museum, the Victoria and Albert museum, Heythrop college, Imperial college London, the Royal college of art and Kensington and Chelsea college. The Olympia exhibition hall is just over the western border in West Kensington