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Kensington, Chelsea & Battersea

Family Guide
With its world-class museums and fine parks, this wedge of West London feels like a purpose-built family entertainment zone. And in the 1850s, that is more or less what it was. A new cultural quarter in Kensington rose from the proceeds of the 1851 Great Exhibition, while across the river, plant-hunter John Gibson created Battersea Park for the masses. Tying the two together is the King’s Road, lined with designer shops and restaurants.
Family Guide
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