Kensington, Liverpool

at , Liverpool, L7 8 United Kingdom

Kensington, Liverpool

Liverpool L7 8
United Kingdom
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Kensington is an inner city area of Liverpool, England, known locally as "Kenny". It is located immediately to the east of Liverpool city centre, and is bordered by Everton to the north, Fairfield to the east and Edge Hill to the south.The majority of Kensington is in the Liverpool City Council ward of Kensington and Fairfield, whilst the westernmost area, Kensington Fields, is included in the Central ward. According to the 2001 Census, Kensington had a population of 12,740.DescriptionThe area is occupied largely by Victorian terraced houses. A number of local shops, including newsagents and convenience stores as well as some supermarkets exist along Kensington, Prescot Road and Edge Lane, the area's three main roads. Many shop fronts have been refurbished by the Government's New Deal for Communities programme. The area boasts a number of traditional Liverpool pubs. Kensington is also home to the historic Deane Road Jewish Cemetery, which was awarded £494,000 in 2010 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to aid restoration.Due to its close proximity to the Knowledge Quarter of Liverpool, Kensington has developed into a popular student quarter, composed mainly of University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University students. In 2001, 12.29% of the population of Kensington were registered students.

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