Where is Kensington?

Kensington is located in the county of Greater London, London, three miles west of the city of City of Westminster, 14 miles south-east of the major town of Watford, and three miles south-west of London. Kensington lies four miles west of the City and County of the City of London border, and was historically in the county of Middlesex. Kensington falls within the London borough council of Kensington and Chelsea, under the Greater London Authority. It is in the W8 postcode district. The post town for Kensington is London.

Kensington on a map

Bounding box showing extent of Kensington
Location of Kensington within the UK

Which county is Kensington in?

Kensington is in the ceremonial county of Greater London, the historic county of Middlesex, and the administrative county of Greater London.

Ceremonial CountyGreater London
Historic CountyMiddlesex
Administrative CountyGreater London

Where is Kensington in Greater London?

Kensington is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Greater London, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Greater London.

Location of Kensington within Greater London

What is the postcode for Kensington?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Kensington is W8 7RY.

Where is Kensington in W8?

Kensington is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the W8 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the W8 postcode district.

Location of Kensington within W8

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What is the post town for Kensington?

The post town for Kensington is London. Kensington is in the W8 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of London.

What is the latitude and longitude of Kensington?

The centre of Kensington is located at position 51.50057° latitude and -0.19438° longitude.

Latitude51.50057°
Longitude-0.19438°

What is the easting and northing of Kensington?

The centre of Kensington is located at the grid reference easting 525427 and northing 179505 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting525427
Northing179505

What are the nearest towns to Kensington?

Position of Kensington relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Kensington to the centre of the town.

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Kensington is 11 miles north of Ewell
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Kensington is 11 miles north-east of Sunbury-on-Thames
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Kensington is 11 miles south of Borehamwood
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Kensington is 12 miles north-east of Esher
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Kensington is 12 miles north of Epsom
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Kensington is 12 miles north of Banstead
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Kensington is 12 miles south-east of Bushey
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Kensington is 12 miles north-east of Ashford
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Kensington is 13 miles north-east of Walton-on-Thames
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Kensington is 13 miles south of Potters Bar

What are the nearest cities to Kensington?

Position of Kensington relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Kensington to the centre of the city.

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Kensington is 3 miles west of London
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Kensington is 3 miles west of City of Westminster
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Kensington is 5 miles west of City of London
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Kensington is 18 miles south of St Albans
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Kensington is 33 miles south-west of Chelmsford
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Kensington is 47 miles north of Brighton and Hove
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Kensington is 49 miles east of Oxford
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Kensington is 51 miles south of Cambridge
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Kensington is 52 miles north-east of Chichester
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Kensington is 57 miles north-east of Winchester

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