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While we were on errands in central London we had the chance to take the tube to go back home in Kensington high Street. This is an area which I remembered well and which in my opinion is (or was) one of the best residential area in central London. I have been living there, for a holiday in late 1971, when I was a student and had decided to plunge myself in the swinging London, as it was called in those years. I had found a guest house, cheap and very clean, quite near to this station, so it was from here that my daily trips started and it was here that they ended late in the evening. Apart from the names of the shops the station looked the same to me. I took this photo at free hand, having no tripod with me, and I was lucky that it came out quite well. What do you think?

[from Wikipedia]

Kensington is a district of west and central London, England within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. An affluent and densely-populated area, its commercial heart is Kensington High Street, and it contains the well-known museum district of South Kensington.

The focus of the area is Kensington High Street, a busy commercial centre with many shops, typically upmarket. The street was declared London's second best shopping street in February 2005 thanks to its range and number of shops. The heritage bus service on route 9, using Routemasters, was extended to Kensington High Street in November 2010 at the Council's urging, partly to boost the number of visitors to the High Street.

Kensington's second activity centre is South Kensington, where a variety of small shops are clustered close to South Kensington tube station. This is also the southern end of Exhibition Road, the thoroughfare that serves the area's museums and educational institutions.

The edges of Kensington are not well-defined; in particular, the southern part of Kensington blurs into Chelsea, which has a similar architectural style. To the west, a transition is made across the West London railway line and Earl's Court Road further south into other districts, whilst to the north, the only obvious dividing line is Holland Park Avenue, to the north of which is the similar district of Notting Hill.
In the north east, the large Royal Park of Kensington Gardens (contiguous with its eastern neighbour, Hyde Park) is an obvious buffer between Kensington and areas to the north east. The other main green area in Kensington is Holland Park, just north of Kensington High Street, whilst Kensington has numerous small residential garden squares.


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