Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
|Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea|
|status||London Borough , Royal Borough|
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea [ ˈkɛnzɪŋtən ən ˈtʃɛlsi ] is a borough of London and forms the western edge of the city center. When the Greater London administrative region was founded in 1965, it emerged from the Metropolitan Borough of Kensington and the Metropolitan Borough of Chelsea in the former County of London . The addition "Royal Borough" (royal parish) was given because the borough of Kensington was once a royal private property.
There is a city partnership with Cannes in France .
Kensington and Chelsea is the most densely populated and one of the smallest administrative units in Great Britain . The population in 2008 was composed of 68.3% white, 10% Asian, 6.6% black and 15.1% other (as of 2011). Through the company Kensington and Chelsea TMO , the district is responsible for public housing , such as the one in Grenfell Tower , which burned down in June 2017.
* - There are still no articles of their own for the respective districts, only forwarding here.
- Brompton Cemetery
- Brompton Oratory
- Harrods - famous department store
- Hyde Park - former royal hunting ground
- Imperial College - one of the most prestigious universities in the world
- Cardinal Newman Monument
- Kensington Gardens
- Kensington Palace
- the Albertopolis museum district in South Kensington with the Natural History Museum , Science Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum
- Notting Hill - known for the film of the same name and the Notting Hill Carnival
- Royal Albert Hall - concert hall
- Royal Hospital Chelsea
- Sloane Street - luxury shopping street
- Portobello Road - Antiques Market
- Royal College of Music
- Joss Ackland (born 1928), actor
- GK Chesterton (1874-1936), writer
- Edward Fox (born 1937), actor
- Hugh Gaitskell (1906–1963), politician
- John Gielgud (1904-2000), actor
- Noel Harrison (1934-2013), singer
- Andrew Lloyd Webber (* 1948), composer
- Harold Macmillan (1894–1986), politician and British Prime Minister
- Maria von Teck (1867–1953), British Queen
- Beatrix Potter (1866–1943), children's author
- Terence Rattigan (1911–1977), playwright
- PL Travers (1899–1996) writer (district of Chelsea ; 1st residence in London was Camden - district of Bloomsbury )
- Victoria (1819–1901), British Queen
- Virginia Woolf (1882–1941), writer
- Susannah York (1939–2011), actress
- Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (county council)
- ↑ Mid 2018 Estimates of the population for the UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
- ↑ 2011 Census: Key Statistics for local authorities in England and Wales. (Excel) Office for National Statistics, 2011, accessed January 29, 2017 .
Coordinates: 51 ° 30 ′ N , 0 ° 10 ′ W