About the Area
Kensington is both a district and a town of central and west London, England. It sits inside of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Kensington High Street is this area's commercial centre. It is a wealthy and densely populated area, and it's home to South Kensington, which is a famous museum district. To the north of this area is Notting Hill, while Brompton and Knightsbridge are just to the east. Shepherd's Bush and Hammersmith are to the west, and Earl's Court and Chelsea are to the south. The first reference to this area comes from 1086, in the Domesday Book.
About the Area
The most bustling section of Kensington is Kensington High Street, which is a commercial centre that features a lot of shops, most of which are upmarket shops. The street has a reputation for being the 2nd-best street for shopping in all of London, mainly due to both the quantity and type of shops. Another busy section of the area is South Kensington, where a group of smaller shops and the tube station join forces to provide people with a high-activity experience. It's also an extremely densely populated area; it is a portion of the most densely populated local government district in all of the UK.
Places of Interest
As this district and town are densely populated and feature a lot of upmarket shops, there are a lot of places of interest for both Londoners and visitors to see. One of the biggest is Kensington Palace, which is just one of the many royal residences of the British Royal Family, going back all the way to the 17th century. Opposite the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park, you can also check out the Royal Albert Hall. Other noteworthy sights include the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Royal College of Music and the Victoria and Albert Museum. You will never get bored when you come for a visit to this district and town.
The district and town is crossed by three major roads, Cromwell Road being the most vital of these since it connects Kensington to Heathrow Airport and Central London. Public transport is very well organized here, as three main stations service the area. They include South Kensington, Gloucester Road and High Street Kensington. Both the District Line and the Circle Line serve all three of these stations. There are also a number of local bus lines that service the district and town, linking it to the surrounding areas.
Kensington's quite a modern and upmarket area in London. It's definitely worth a look when you're in London, if only for the shopping. The shopping this part of London offers to both denizens and outsiders is simply the best. However, there is also a good deal of history and places to see in this district and town, such the Natural History Museum and also the Science Museum. As with any part of London, this area also boasts a marvellous transport system that will connect you to anywhere.