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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’.

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