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

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Kensington

St Mary Abbots Church, viewed from Church St, before junction with Kensington High Street
Kensington
Location within Greater London
Population64,681 [1](2011 census)
OS grid referenceTQ255795
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLONDON
Postcode districtSW5, SW7
Postcode districtW8, W14
Dialling code020
PoliceMetropolitan
FireLondon
AmbulanceLondon
UK Parliament
London Assembly
List of places
UK
England
London
51.500°N 0.190°W / 51.500; -0.190
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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 and Gloucester Road are home to Imperial College London, the Royal College of Music, the Royal Albert Hall, Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and Science Museum. The area is also home to many embassies and consulates.

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