Sunday Stroll through Kensington in London in Second Life
Kensington W8 London
After the sim move, all seems at peace and calm as usual. The sim awaits the long promised opening of ‘Tokyo York’ hosted by the Demented Djs in the famous Barkers building (home of Wholefoods and DMGT on the real world).
On Sunday Kensington is all open, all weekend! A few shops might be closed, but nothing you would notice. St Mary Abbot’s Church waits for you serenely just off the high street and the high street shops sit there waiting for the casual browser.
Northcliffe House is located in the in the middle of Kensington. It was commissioned by DMGT and was the virtual worlds head office of Daily Mail and General Trust as well as the offices of The Independent series, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Evening Standard, and Metro until the recent depression.
St Mary Abbots
St Mary Abbot’s Church is located on Kensington High Street, London at the intersection with Kensington Church Street. The present church was built in 1872 by the architect Sir George Gilbert Scott in neo-Gothic Early English style. It was the latest in a succession of churches which have stood on the site since around 1100. This church has the tallest spire in London.
Kensington in the real world is in west central London, England. Its commercial heart is Kensington High Street, which is faithfully replicated in Second Life.
The area was first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it was written in Latin as “Chenesitone”, which was interpreted to have originally been “Kenesignetun”, meaning Kenesigne’s land or meadows in Anglo-Saxon.