Kensington formerly Chenesitone is a district within the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London Ceremonial County, England, United Kingdom. It is a wealthy area surrounded by Brompton, Chelsea, Earl's Court, Hammersmith, Knightsbridge and Shepherd's Bush. The prime roads A4, Kensington Road and Fulham Road serve it. The district is famous for its wealthy economy, commercial centre (Kensington High Street) and a number of famous tourist destinations.
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is home to some of the most interesting attractions in London. From the popular King's Road in Chelsea to the now well known Notting Hill, the shopping haven that is Kensington High Street, the awe inspiring scenery of Kensington Gardens or some of London's top museums that are in South Kensington. This borough is rich in history and architectural interest.
The area has forever been closely associated with the British Monarchy. The Albert Hall and the recently restored Albert Memorial dedicated to Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria are located in Kensington - an area that is also associated with the late Princess Diana who lived at Kensington Palace.
Top Attractions within and nearby KensingtonKensington Palace
can be found within the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom. It is a 17th century royal residence of the British Royal Family. The palace's staterooms are open for visitors. Some of the well-loved royalties who once lived and are still living in the palace are Queen Victoria, Princess Diana of Wales, Prince Harry, Prince Michael of Kent and Zara Phillips. Natural History Museum
lies along the Exhibition Road. It has over seventy million (70,000,000) items separated and showcased under the categories Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Paleontology and Zoology. It is a great venue to visit especially with family and friends. Its dinosaur skeletons collection is definitely something everyone must see. The Science Museum
is located along the Exhibition Road of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England, United Kingdom. It was founded sometime in 1857 and now forms part the country's National Museum of Science and Industry. The museum currently homes over 300,000 displays related to science. For more information kindly do visit www.sciencemuseum.org.uk
. Tower of London
or Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress
is an ancient castle that served many generations of English royalties for several purposes i.e., royal abode, protection, prison and etcetera. The castle lies along the northern bank of River Thames and is famous for its wonderful architectural style, the white tower, some ghost rumors and the Jewel House. Victoria and Albert Museum
is one of the three prime museums located along the Exhibition Road and is named after the late Prince Albert and Queen Victoria. The museum features magnificent collection from way back 5,000 years ago and today under the departments of Ceramics and Glass, furniture, Textile and Fashion, Metalwork, Sculpture and World Image.