Kensington is an outstanding district governed by the Royal Borough of Chelsea and Kensington. This district is located adjacent to West London. This area is famous for many historical things like Anglo-Saxon to Kensington gardens. Also, the main campus of Imperial College London is in this place. It is well-known for its rich tradition of arts and music.
So let’s discuss the 5 interesting facts about Kensington that you might not be heard on the internet.
1. Cupola Room in Kensington
You would be surprised to know that the name of Queen Victoria wasn’t at all Victoria. Her real name was Alexandrina. Her real name was replaced when she was baptized in the Cupola room at Kensington Palace in Kensington. She was also born in Kensington. Little co-incidence right!
To visit Kensington Palace, you need to hop into the Kensington taxi. They will take you straight to the Kensington Palace.
2. First Sumo Wrestling Tournament
In 1904, the first ever Sumo wrestling tournament was held at Royal Albert Hall outside of Japan. Sumo is a wrestling type where two opponents attempt to push each other outside of a circle. The tournament is also called as the first wrestling event in the UK. Royal Albert Hall which is also known for one of the oldest and biggest concert halls in the UK.
3. Imperial College London (ICL)
Imperial College London is one of the leading university in the UK. Also, this university is ranked top 10 in the world based on its study curriculum, Alumni, Pass out strength and some world famous people who passed from this university. It only focuses on Engineering, Science, Medicine, and Business. Imperial College London (ICL) is located in South Kensington, London.
4. Stafford Terrace
The previous name of Stafford Terrace was Linley Sambourne House. Now it’s called 18 Stafford Terrace. Kensington, as a historical place in London, Stafford Terrace is another arthouse. Now, lots of movie shoot has captured at18 Stafford Terrace. Movie shootings of ‘Room with a View’ and ‘Maurice’ are placed at this spot.
5. London’s Tallest Church Spire
London’s Tallest Church Spire named St Mary Abbots Church is located in Kensington. With the height of 276 feet, it is one of the oldest Church spires in the UK.
If you need to visit all of these places, then you can hire a taxi service. That will make your journey smooth and comfortable.