Secret London: Kensington
Little Known Facts about Kensington
Edina and Patsy from the world famous TV Sitcom Absolutely Fabulous lived in Holland Park.
The first sumo wrestling tournament to ever be held outside Japan actually took place at the Royal Albert Hall!
Queen Victoria’s first name wasn’t Victoria at all – it was actually Alexandrina! She was christened in the Cupola Room at Kensington Palace.
After the death of Queen Victoria in 1901 (who was born at Kensington Palace), Kensington was granted the status of a Royal Borough. It has since been amalgamated into the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in 1965.
Linley Sambourne House has been used in famous films such as ‘Room With a View’ and ‘Maurice’.