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Underground station · South Kensington · ·
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2013

South Kensington is a London Underground station in Kensington, west London. It is served by the District, Circle and Piccadilly Lines.

It is hard to define boundaries for South Kensington, but it is generally talking about the commercial area around the tube station. The smaller centre around Gloucester Road station can also be considered part of South Kensington, as well as the institution area around Exhibition Road, which includes such famous names as the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Imperial College, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Royal College of Music.

Large numbers of French, Spanish and Italian citizens live in the area. A significant French presence is evidenced by the location of the consulate, the Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle - a large French secondary school opposite the Natural History Museum - and the French Institute, home to a French cinema. There are also several French bookshops in the area.


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www.violettrefusis.com   
Added: 17 Feb 2021 15:05 GMT   

Birth place
Violet Trefusis, writer, cosmopolitan intellectual and patron of the Arts was born at 2 Wilton Crescent SW1X.

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Peter H Davies   
Added: 17 Jun 2021 09:33 GMT   

Ethelburga Estate
The Ethelburga Estate - named after Ethelburga Road - was an LCC development dating between 1963’65. According to the Wikipedia, it has a "pleasant knitting together of a series of internal squares". I have to add that it’s extremely dull :)

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Lived here
   
Added: 1 May 2021 16:46 GMT   

Cheyne Place, SW3
Frances Faviell, author of the Blitz memoir, "A Chelsea Concerto", lived at 33, Cheyne Place, which was destroyed by a bomb. She survived, with her husband and unborn baby.

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Katharina Logan   
Added: 9 Aug 2022 19:01 GMT   

Ely place existed in name in 1857
On 7th July 1857 John James Chase and Mary Ann Weekes were married at St John the Baptist Hoxton, he of full age and she a minor. Both parties list their place of residence as Ely Place, yet according to other information, this street was not named until 1861. He was a bricklayer, she had no occupation listed, but both were literate and able to sign their names on their marriage certificate.

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Reginald John Gregory   
Added: 8 Aug 2022 14:07 GMT   

Worked in the vicinity of my ancestor’s house,
Between the years 1982-1998 (unknown to me at the time) I worked in an office close to the site of my ancestors cottage. I discovered this when researching family history - the cottage was mentioned in the 1871 census for Colindeep Lane/Ancient Street coming up from the Hyde. The family lived in the ares betwen 1805 and 1912.

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Barry J. Page   
Added: 27 Jul 2022 19:41 GMT   

Highbury Corner V1 Explosion
Grandma described the V1 explosion at Highbury Corner on many occasions. She was working in the scullery when the flying bomb landed. The blast shattered all the windows in the block of flats and blew off the bolt on her front door. As she looked out the front room window, people in various states of injury and shock were making their way along Highbury Station Road. One man in particular, who was bleeding profusely from glass shard wounds to his neck, insisted in getting home to see if his family was all right. Others were less fortunate. Len, the local newsagent, comforted a man, who had lost both legs caused by the blast, until the victim succumbed to his injuries. The entire area was ravaged and following are statistics. The flying bomb landed during lunch hour (12:46 p.m.) on June 27th 1944. 26 people lost their lives, 84 were seriously injured and 71 slightly injured.

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ANON   
Added: 20 Jul 2022 13:36 GMT   

The Square & Ashmore park
The Square and Ashmore park was the place to be 2000-2005. Those were the greatest times on the estate. everyday people were playing out. the park was full of kids just being kids and having fun, now everyone is grown up and only bump into eachother when heading to the shops or work. I miss the good days( Im 25yrs old as im writing this)

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Spotted here
   
Added: 18 Jul 2022 13:56 GMT   

Map of Thornsett Road Esrlsfield


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Carolyn Hirst   
Added: 16 Jul 2022 15:21 GMT   

Henry James Hirst
My second great grandfather Henry James Hirst was born at 18 New Road on 11 February 1861. He was the eighth of the eleven children of Rowland and Isabella Hirst. I think that this part of New Road was also known at the time as Gloucester Terrace.

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Richard   
Added: 12 Jul 2022 21:36 GMT   

Elgin Crescent, W11
Richard Laitner (1955-1983), a barrister training to be a doctor at UCL, lived here in 1983. He was murdered aged 28 with both his parents after attending his sister’s wedding in Sheffield in 1983. The Richard Laitner Memorial Fund maintains bursaries in his memory at UCL Medical School

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Anthony Mckay   
Added: 11 Jul 2022 00:12 GMT   

Bankfield Cottages, Ass House Lane, Harrow Weald
Bankfield Cottages (now demolished) at the end of Ass House Lane, appear twice in ’The Cheaters’ televison series (made 1960) in the episodes ’The Fine Print’ and ’Tine to Kill’

Source: THE CHEATERS: Episode Index

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Baden-Powell House Baden-Powell House is a Scouting hostel and conference centre built as a tribute to Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting..
Glendower Preparatory School Glendower Prep School is an independent preparatory school for girls aged 4 to 11.
Queen’s Gate School Queen’s Gate School is an independent day school for girls.
Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, formerly the Webber Douglas School of Singing and Dramatic Art, was a drama school, and originally a singing school.

THE STREETS OF SOUTH KENSINGTON
Albert Court East Block, SW7 Albert Court East Block is a location in London.
Albert Court, SW7 Albert Court, a residential block for the "upper classes", was constructed in 1890.
Albert Hall Mansions, SW7 Albert Hall Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Alexander Place, SW7 Alexander Place was originally called Alfred Place East.
Armstrong Road, SW7 Armstrong Road is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Atherstone Mews, SW7 Atherstone Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Ayrton Road, SW7 Ayrton Road is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Barnaby Place, SW7 Barnaby Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Bolney Gate, SW7 Bolney Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Bremner Road, SW7 Bremner Road is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Bute Street, SW7 Bute Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Claylands Road, SW7 Claylands Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Cranley Place, SW7 Cranley Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Cromwell Gardens, SW7 Cromwell Gardens is a short but major road in South Kensington. It joins the Cromwell Road at the junction with Exhibition Road to the west with the Brompton Road to the east.
Cromwell Mews, SW7 A street within the SW7 postcode
Cromwell Place, SW7 Cromwell Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Cromwell Road, SW7 Cromwell Road is a major London road, designated as part of the A4.
Cromwell Street, SW7 Cromwell Street is a location in London.
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, SW7 Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering is a location in London.
Elavaston Place, SW7 Elavaston Place is a location in London.
Elvaston Mews, SW7 Elvaston Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Elvaston Place, SW7 Elvaston Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Ennismore Garden Mews, SW7 Ennismore Garden Mews is a location in London.
Ennismore Gardens Mews, SW7 Ennismore Gardens Mews is part of the Kingston House Estate.
Exhibition Road, SW7 Exhibition Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Flower Walk, SW7 Flower Walk is a named pathway within Kensington Gardens.
Frankland Road, SW7 Frankland Road is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Glendower Place, SW7 Glendower Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Gore Street, SW7 Gore Street is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Harrington Road, SW7 Harrington Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Hyde Park Gate Mews, SW7 Hyde Park Gate Mews is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Hyde Park Gate, SW7 Hyde Park Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Imperial College Road, SW7 Imperial College Road runs east–west with Queen’s Gate to the west and Exhibition Road to the east.
Imperial College, SW7 Imperial College is a location in London.
Jay Mews, SW7 Jay Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Kendrick Mews, SW7 Kendrick Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Kensington Road, SW7 Kensington Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Manson Place, SW7 Manson Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Melton Court, SW7 Melton Court is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Moncorvo Close, SW7 Moncorvo Close is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Montrose Court, SW7 Montrose Court is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Museum Lane, SW7 Museum Lane is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Old Brompton Road, SW7 Old Brompton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Onslow Crescent, SW7 Onslow Crescent is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Onslow Mews East, SW7 Onslow Mews East is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Onslow Square, SW7 Onslow Square, a garden square, was started by Charles James Freake, to designs by architect George Basevi.
Pelham Crescent, SW7 Henry Pelham, 3rd Earl of Chichester was a former trustee of the Smith’s Charity Estate, upon which the road was built.
Pelham Crescent, SW7 Pelham Crescent is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Pelham Place, SW7 Pelham Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Pelham Street, SW7 Pelham Street is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Petersham Lane, SW7 Petersham Lane runs between Queen’s Gate Terrace and Elvaston Place.
Petersham Mews, SW7 Petersham Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Petersham Place, SW7 Petersham Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Prince Consort Road, SW7 Prince Consort Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Princes Gardens, SW7 Princes Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Princes Gate Court, SW7 Princes Gate Court is a location in London.
Princes Gate Mews, SW7 Princes Gate Mews is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Queen’s Gate Garden, SW7 Queen’s Gate Garden is a location in London.
Queen’s Gate Gardens, SW7 Queen’s Gate Gardens is a location in London.
Queen’s Gate Mews, SW7 This is a street in the SW7 postcode area
Queen’s Gate Terrace, SW7 This is a street in the SW7 postcode area
Queen’s Gate, SW7 This is a street in the SW7 postcode area
Queens Gate Gardens, SW7 Queens Gate Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queens Gate Mews, SW7 Queens Gate Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queens Gate Place Mews, SW7 Queens Gate Place Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queens Gate Place, SW7 Queens Gate Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queens Gate Terrace, SW7 Queens Gate Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queens Gate, SW7 Queens Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queens’s Gate Gardens, SW7 Queens’s Gate Gardens is a location in London.
Queensberry Mews West, SW7 Queensberry Mews West is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queensberry Place, SW7 Queensberry Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Queensberry Way, SW7 Queensberry Way is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Queensgate Gardens, SW7 Queensgate Gardens is a location in London.
Queensgate, SW7 Queensgate is a location in London.
Queensrberry Place, SW7 Queensrberry Place is a location in London.
Queen’s Gate Place Mews, SW7 Queen’s Gate Place Mews is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Queen’s Gate, SW7 Queen’s Gate is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Reece Mews, SW7 Reece Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Reston Place, SW7 Reston Place is a road in the SW7 postcode area
South Kensington Station Arcade, SW7 South Kensington Station Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
South Terrace, SW7 South Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Stanhope Gardens, SW7 Stanhope Gardens was built in the 1860s in developments following the Great Exhibition of 1851.
Stanhope Mews East, SW7 Stanhope Mews East is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Stanhope Mews South, SW7 Stanhope Mews South is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Stanhope Mews West, SW7 Stanhope Mews West is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Sydney Place, SW7 Sydney Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
The Arcade, SW7 The Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Thurloe Place Mews, SW7 Thurloe Place Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Thurloe Place, SW7 Thurloe Place is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Thurloe Square, SW7 Thurloe Square is a traditional garden square in South Kensington.
Thurloe Street, SW7 Thurloe Street is named for John Thurloe, said to have been given this land by Oliver Cromwell for services during the Commonwealth.

THE PUBS OF SOUTH KENSINGTON
Coco Momo This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Hereford Arms (The) This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Hoop and Toy This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Janet’s Bar This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Queen’s Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Zetland Arms This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.




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Elm Park Gardens
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Walton Street, SW3
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The London Oratory
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Natural History Museum (2022)
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Elm Park Gardens
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Ennismore Mews, SW7 with the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Dormiton at the end
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Houses on the northwest side on Onslow Square, SW7
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Boundary marker at the end of Cottage Place, SW3 (2021) Cottage Place was the location of Brompton Road station on the Piccadilly Line before its closure.
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