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  View near Campden Hill, Kensington, London, England   Kensington.

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea has its focus in Kensington High Street, a busy commercial centre with many shops, typically upmarket. It is an affluent area with many large houses, a wide variety of domestic architecture and leafy side streets.



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  View of a mews, Kensington, London, England   Kensington.

Mews are narrow little cobbled streets that are generally located directly behind roads with large town houses.

When horses were the main form of transport the large houses in London's wealthy districts needed somewhere to house their horses and carriages so small service-roads were constructed directly behind the main streets with stables attached. The stables would be on the ground floor with small accommodation quarters above where the servants would live.

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  Photograph of the Kyoto Garden, Holland Park, London, England   Holland Park.

The name 'Holland Park' is applied both to an area within Kensington and to the public park.

This shows a view of the Japanese Kyoto Gardens within the public park.


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  Photograph of  the main door, Natural History Museum, South Kensington, London, England   South Kensington.

South Kensington, a district within the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, is well known for its museums, all of which have free entry.

There is the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the one in the picture - the Natural History Museum. They are all close together around the junction of Cromwell Road and Exhibition Road and the nearest Underground station is South Kensington.


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Read our report of this trip to Kensington, London on the Blog.