Kensington was in London, near Hyde Park. (PROSE: A Big Hand for the Doctor) It shared a western border with Hammersmith, a north-western border with Brent and an eastern border with Westminster. The south-eastern border was the River Thames, across which was Wandsworth. (TV: Revenge of the Slitheen)

Locations[edit | edit source]

The location of the borough of Kensington on Mr Smith's map. (TV: Revenge of the Slitheen)

Kensington was the location of an art gallery to which the Fourth Doctor and Romana I once visited when attempting to locate a painting stolen from the Braxiatel Collection. (AUDIO: Tales from the Vault) The Royal Albert Hall was also located in there. (TV: Deep Breath)

History[edit | edit source]

In 1900, the First Doctor arrived in a Kensington townhouse to discover his granddaughter Susan being beamed away by Soul Pirates. (PROSE: A Big Hand for the Doctor)

After being released from a time bubble, Jamie McCrimmon emerged in Kensington in 1968. (PROSE: The Avant Guardian)

In the 1970s, the Ministry for Alien Incursions and Ontological Wonders (MIAOW) was based in South Kensington. (PROSE: The Dreadful Flap, AUDIO: Find and Replace)

Anne Hartman moved to a small flat in Kensington after John Hartman's death in 2003. In 2007, she resigned from the Land Registry and moved to Shropshire. (AUDIO: The Rockery)

In 2008, Coldfire Construction put up a new technology block in one of the schools in Kensington. (TV: Revenge of the Slitheen)

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The BBC tv Special Effects Exhibition, open 1972–1973, was located in the Science Museum in Kensington.

A special screening of the Series 3 opening episode Smith and Jones was shown on 25 October 2019 as part of a Doctor Who theme night at Natural History Museum as part of their after-hours series Lates.[1]

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