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Kensington was in London, near Hyde Park. (PROSE: A Big Hand for the Doctor) It was presumably located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...{"timestamp":"00:10:53","1":"The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"}, TV: Revenge of the Slitheen [+]Loading...["Revenge of the Slitheen (TV story)"])


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)


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 the 2000s,[nb 1] Coldfire Construction put up a new technology block in one of the schools in Kensington. (TV: Revenge of the Slitheen)


Ian Chesterton once dreamed about attending a party in South Kensington with Keith Joseph, Sir Alec Douglas-Home and the Beatles. (PROSE: Byzantium!)

According to a fake passport used by Gwen Cooper, "Yvonne Pallister" was born in Kensington on 11 December 1974. (TV: The Categories of Life)

Behind the scenes[[edit]]

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]



  1. No on screen date is given for the first two series of The Sarah Jane Adventures, outside of The Day of the Clown from the second series being set shortly after 9 October in an undisclosed year. While Donna Noble's present from the fourth series of Doctor Who is set around the same time as the first series of The Sarah Jane Adventures, and The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith from the second series of The Sarah Jane Adventures is explicitly described as being set a year after Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? from the first series, Doctor Who's fourth series is not consistently dated, with TV: The Fires of Pompeii, TV: The Waters of Mars, and AUDIO: SOS setting the present of the 13 regular episodes in 2008 (heavily implied by TV: The Star Beast and TV: The Giggle as well), and PROSE: Beautiful Chaos setting them in about April to June 2009.