Place:Kensington, London, England


Alt namesMetropolitan Borough of Kensington
TypeFormer borough
Located inLondon, England
Contained Places
St. Mary Abbot's Church

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The Metropolitan Borough of Kensington was a Metropolitan borough in the County of London from 1900 to 1965.

It bordered Chelsea, Fulham, Hammersmith, Paddington, and Westminster

It included Kensington, South Kensington, Earls Court, Notting Hill, Brompton and part of Kensal Green.

In 1901 it was granted the status of a royal borough, and therefore from then was also known as the Royal Borough of Kensington. The status was granted after the death of Queen Victoria, in accordance with her wish (she was born at Kensington Palace in the borough). [1]

In 1965 it was amalgamated with the Metropolitan Borough of Chelsea to form the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

A number of street name plaques still bear the designation "Royal Borough of Kensington." Indeed in the 1971 Disney classic, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, the sign for Portobello Road is shown fleetingly.

The Town Hall in Kensington High Street was an Italianate building dating from 1880 designed by Robert Walker. It was demolished "in controversial circumstances" in June 1982.

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