The London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is a North London borough (West London sub-region) forming part of Inner London, which itself is part of the Ceremonial County of Greater London.
The London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea was formed 1st April, 1965 from the former boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea. The borough's administrative headquarters are in Kensington and local postcodes include NW, SW and W. The London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is the wealthiest of all the London boroughs and also the most densely populated. The borough is the second smallest of the London boroughs after the City of London
Earls Court forms part of the London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, the commercial centre being Kensington High Street and is also home to the Earls Court Exhibition Centre which opened in 1937. Prior to the Norman Conquest of Britain, the Saxon Thegn Edwin held the lordship of the area. The earls of Oxford controlled the area for half a century, holding court where Old Manor Yard is today. Development of the Earls Court area accelerated after the construction of the Metropolitan District Railway in the 1860's. Australians and New Zealanders moved into the area in the late 1960's.
The manor of Kensington (originally in Middlesex), was granted to the bishop of Coutances, Geoffrey de Montbray by William I. He, in turn, granted the tenancy of the Manor to his vassal Aubrey de Vere I in the eleventh century. Later the Veres became the Earls of Oxford and their estate became known as Earls Court
The Manor of Chelsea is documented before William the Conqueror's Domesday Book. The name 'Chelsea' originates from the Old English term for 'river landing place', or for the Anglo-Saxon word for limestone of chalk. In 1536, King Henry VIII acquired the manor of Chelsea from Lord Sandys. Chelsea's King's Road was named after Charles II.
There are many places of interest in Kensington (which you may like to visit after the wedding fair) including the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.