Kensington in West London first originated from Saxon settlements and featured in the original Doomsday book. It became a royal area when William III moved into Kensington Palace. Queen Victoria was born there in 1819 where she stayed until her accession to the throne in 1837. It became part of the Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea after her death in 1901. It's a very up market and wealthy location and home to many of London's rich and famous.