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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 the Kensington Roof Gardens, London, England   Kensington.

The Tudor Garden is part of the Kensington Roof Gardens set 100 feet above ground on the roof of 99 Kensington High Street. These gardens are not open every day so you should check before you go.

When strolling round these 1.5 acre gardens it is difficult to believe that they are on someone's roof.


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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.