A Photographic Tour of The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in the late-1980s by Peter Marshall

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is the smallest borough in London. It was formed after merging the Royal Borough of Kensington and the Metropolitan Borough of Chelsea in 1963. It was initially called only ‘Kensington,’ but after the protest from Chelsea residents, it was renamed on 2 January 1964. The borough has some of the most expensive residential properties in the world.

Many London bus routes pass through the borough, which allows easy access to the city. Paddington and Victoria are the nearest major railway termini.

Below are some fantastic throwback photos of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea from the late 1980s. Photographer, Peter Marshall, captured these fabulous photographs. The areas include Belgravia, Sloane Square, South Kensington, Chelsea, Knightsbridge, and Holland Park.

Peter Marshal: Flickr

#27 Kensal Green Basin, Grand Union Canal, Paddington Branch, North Kensington, Kensington and Chelsea, 1988

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