Definitions for kensington
An affluent area of west London; South Kensington contains several major museums
Origin: From personal name Cynesige + -ing#Etymology_3 + -ton
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a West London parish, in which stand the Palace (Queen Victoria's birthplace), the Albert Memorial and Hall, South Kensington Museum, the Royal College of Music, the Imperial Institute, and many other institutions: contains also Holland House, and has long been the place of residence of notably artistic and literary men.