Kensington

Kensington
St Mary Abbots, Kensington High Street, London W8 - geograph.org.uk - 1590248.jpg
St Mary Abbots Church, original parish church of Kensington, rebuilt several times, viewed from Church St, before junction with Kensington High Street
Kensington is located in Greater London
Kensington
Kensington
Kensington shown within Greater London
Population64,681 [1](2011 census)
TQ255795
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLONDON
Postcode districtSW5, SW7
Postcode districtW8, W14
Dialling code020
PoliceMetropolitan
FireLondon
AmbulanceLondon
EU ParliamentLondon
UK Parliament
London Assembly
List of places
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51°30′00″N 0°11′24″W / 51°30′00″N 0°11′24″W / 51.500; -0.190

Kensington is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, West London, England.

The district's commercial heart is Kensington High Street, running on an east-west axis. The north east is taken up by Kensington Gardens, containing the Albert Memorial, the Serpentine Gallery and Speke's monument. South Kensington is home to Imperial College London, the Royal College of Music and the Royal Albert Hall. The area is also home to many European embassies.

Name

The manor of Chenesitone is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086,[2] which in the Anglo-Saxon language means "Chenesi's ton" (homestead/settlement). One of many ancient variant spellings is Kesyngton, as written in 1396.[3]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Kensington
azərbaycanca: Kensinqton
تۆرکجه: کنزینقتون
беларуская: Кенсінгтан
български: Кенсингтън
Boarisch: Kensington
dansk: Kensington
español: Kensington
Esperanto: Kensington
فارسی: کنزینگتون
Gaeilge: Kensington
한국어: 켄징턴
हिन्दी: केंसिंग्टन
עברית: קנזינגטון
Bahasa Melayu: Kensington
norsk: Kensington
norsk nynorsk: Kensington
română: Kensington
русский: Кенсингтон
Scots: Kensington
Simple English: Kensington
suomi: Kensington
Türkçe: Kensington
українська: Кенсінгтон
Tiếng Việt: Kensington
粵語: 肯星頓
中文: 肯辛頓