Over the coming months,
we will be further enhancing the KCTS ® website, which is intended to be a major source
of information regarding hotels, restaurants, pubs and attractions in the Royal Borough of
Kensington and Chelsea, a key area of Central London.
The area of
Kensington is generally considered to be the current London postal districts London W8,
London W10, London W11, London W14 and London SW7.
The area of Chelsea
is generally considered to be the current London postal districts of London SW3, London
SW5 and London SW10.
Anglo Saxon in
origin, the "Kensington" name appears in the Doomsday Book survey of 1086 as
Chenesit, one interpretation being Cynesigne's Farm.
The origin of the
"Chelsea" name is disputed. Spellings such as Chelcheya and Chelchythe are
amongst many which appear on old documents. However, it is likely that it means
"Chalk Wharf" as traces of chalk can now be seen at low tide in the River
KCTS ® welcomes any
input from residents, businesses and visitors to Kensington & Chelsea. We will be
pleased to consider any requests to include new entries for suitable attractions, hotels,
restaurants and pubs.
As an ongoing new
feature, KCTS ® will be featuring a hotel, restaurant and a pub in the area every month or
so. These are all establishments, which have been visited by the editors and are
recommended. This does not reflect in any way on the many other hundreds of outstanding
hotels, restaurants and pubs in Kensington & Chelsea, listed in this guide. We intend
to rotate these featured establishments regularly