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South Kensington, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

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South Kensington, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

South Kensington is in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London. It is a built-up area 2.4 miles (3.9 km) west- south-west of Charing Cross. It is hard to define boundaries for South Kensington, but a common definition is the commercial area around the tube station and the adjacent garden squares and streets (such as Thurloe Square, opposite the Victoria and Albert Museum).
Post townLONDON
Administrative CountyRoyal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
Traditional CountyMiddlesex
OS GridTQ2678
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionLondon
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020
 

South Kensington, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

South Kensington, dist. and ry. sta., Kensington par., Middlesex, pop. 9107; the sta. is 1½ mile W. of Victoria Station. The South Kensington Museum of Science and Art stands upon 12 acres of land, and was founded in 1855; the present buildings were commenced 10 years later.

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