The Oxford University Parks referred to locally as the University Parks, the Uni Parks or just The Parks, is a large parkland area northeast of the city centre in Oxford, England. The park is bounded to the east by the River Cherwell, though a small plot of land called Mesopotamia sits between the upper and lower levels of the river. To the north of the parks is Norham Gardens and Lady Margaret Hall, to the west the Parks Road, the Science Area on South Parks Road to the south; the park is open to the public during the day, has gardens, large sports fields, exotic plants. It includes a cricket ground used by Oxford University Cricket Club. Part of the land on which the Parks is located had been used for recreation for a long time, it formed part of the University Walks said to have been used by Charles II to walk his dog in 1685; the land belonged to Merton College, in 1853/1854, the University of Oxford purchased 20 acres from Merton College to build the parks. Over an eleven-year period a total of 91 acres of land was acquired.
A portion of this land was set aside for the University Museum, built between 1855 and 1860. Between 1912 and early 1950s, a further portion was used to build the Science Area, so the current site measures around 74 acres; the Parks was laid out in 1864, the work supervised by William Baxter, appointed the first superintendent of the parks in 1866. Parts of the Parks were designated to be used for recreational purposes. 25 acres of the land had been set aside as the University Cricket Grounds, the cricket pavilion was built in 1881. The Parks is used for other sports such as rugby football, lacrosse and croquet; the rest of The Parks was designed as an arboretum, the first trees were planted in 1865. A number of other features have been added over the years. Walter Sawyer has been superintendent of the Parks since 1991; the Parks has been the home ground of Oxford University Cricket Club since 1881. The cricket ground at The Parks was secured through the Master of Pembroke, Evan Evans obtaining a lease on 10 acres of land there in 1881.
The pavilion was designed by Thomas G. Jackson, architect of many nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Oxford buildings, including the University's Examination Schools; the building has three gables, the central one containing the clock, is topped by a cupola'of absurd height' and weather-vane. The pavilion contains a Long Room. Before moving to The Parks, the University Cricket Club had played on the Magdalen Ground and Bullingdon Green; the Magdalen Ground was used from the University Cricket Club's first match in 1829 to 1880 while Bullingdon Green was used for two matches in 1843. The cricket ground is the only first-class cricket ground in the UK where spectators can watch free of charge as admission cannot be charged for entry into the Parks; the club has therefore taken major matches to three other grounds in Oxford. The most used is the Christ Church Ground, which hosted 37 matches between 1878 and 1961. Twenty-one of these matches were against the Australians, played between 1882 and 1961.
The club used New College Ground for two matches in 1906 and 1907 against Yorkshire and the South Africans respectively. One match in 1912 against the South Africans was played at the Magdalen Ground; the club has played certain minor matches at the Merton College Ground, the St Edward's School Ground and the St Catherine's College Ground. The Parks has been, since 2000, home to the established ECB Oxford University Centre of Cricketing Excellence, a partnership between the University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University and the England and Wales Cricket Board. Prior to the 2010 season the UCCE has been rebranded as Oxford Marylebone Cricket Club University; the University Match against Cambridge is the only one in which a true Oxford University Cricket Club team takes part: i.e. composed of current Oxford students. The Parks has, since 2002, hosted the first-class Varsity Match in even-numbered years; the Parks hosted two List A matches for the club and twenty-two matches for the Combined Universities in the Benson & Hedges Cup between 1973 and 1998.
The following features of the Parks are of special interest: Cricket pavilion — the pavilion was designed by Sir Thomas Jackson. The cricket ground and pavilion are used by the Oxford University Cricket Club; the two ends of the pitch are the Norham Gardens End. Seven large giant sequoias planted in about 1888. A duck pond with water lilies and a small island, constructed in 1925. High Bridge, built in 1923–24 as a relief project for the unemployed, it is called Rainbow Bridge, because of its shape. Genetic Garden — an experimental garden established by Professor Cyril Darlington to demonstrate evolutionary processes. Styphnolobium japonicum, known as the Japanese Pagoda Tree. Planted in 1888. Coronation Clump, a clump of trees planted to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Parson's Pleasure, once now closed and part of the park. Dame's Delight Norham Manor estate Fenner's, where first-class cricket is played in Cambridge Oxford University Parks website Cricket in the Parks website View of University Park Looking Towards New College, Oxford by William Turner in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Chris Sheasby is an English former international rugby union player, Eagles legend and coach. Sheasby was educated at Radley College, King's College London where he graduated in Mathematics in 1989, at the University of Cambridge, he played No.8 in a rugby career with London Wasps and London Irish, during the course of which he secured seven caps for England national rugby union team, a notable place in the England rugby union Sevens squad that won the Sevens World Cup in 1993. He started in the 2002 Powergen Cup Final at Twickenham, as London Irish defeated the Northampton Saints, he played for the Effingham & Leatherhead Eagles. Sheasby has coached Staines R. F. C. Bracknell R. F. C. Most acting as player/coach for Marlow Rugby Club. Sheasby was married to former British pole vaulter Kate Staples known as Zodiac from the television show Gladiators. Sheasby is stepfather to Staples' daughter Ella with fellow Gladiator Trojan, Mark Griffin; the family live in Surrey. Wasps profile
Glenfarclas distillery is a Speyside whisky distillery in Ballindalloch, Scotland. Glenfarclas translates as meaning valley of the green grass; the distillery is run by the Grant family. The distillery has six stills which are the largest on Speyside and are heated directly by gas burners; the distillery has a production capacity of around 3.5 million litres of spirit per year. Four stills are used for production with two kept in reserve; the distillery has 68,000 casks maturing on site, in traditional dunnage warehouses, with stock from every year from 1953 to the current year. Glenfarclas produce a traditional Highland malt with a heavy sherry influence. There is evidence that the distillery first started operations sometime before 1791; the distillery was first granted a licence in 1836. On 8 June 1865 it was bought by John Grant and is still owned and run by his descendants, making it independent. John Grant sent his son George G. Grant. In 1890, on the death of George G. Grant, his widow Elsie took over the licence for the distillery.
At sometime over the following years, Elsie handed active management of the Distillery to her son's John and George. The Grants formed a partnership with Pattisons Ltd in August 1896 at the height of the whisky boom. Following the crash that followed the Grants resumed full ownership of the distillery. John retired due to ill health in 1913 and George became sole proprietor. In 1947 Glenfarclas became and private limited company, owned by George's sons, George S. Grant and John P. Grant. John L. S. Grant, who joined Glenfarclas in 1973, is the current Chairman, his son George S. Grant is Director of Sales; the company was named Distiller of the Year by Whisky Magazine in 2006. Since 2006 Glenfarclas has been distributed in the UK by Pol Roger Ltd. In 2008 the company began sponsoring horseracing with the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase at Cheltenham. In 2011, the 40-year-old 46% vol. expression was named "Scotch Whisky Single Malt of the Year" in the 17th Annual Malt Advocate Whisky Awards.
Glenfarclas is produced in the following proprietary bottlings: 8-year-old 40% ABV 10-year-old 40% ABV 12-year-old 43% ABV 15-year-old 46% ABV 17-year-old 43% ABV 18-year-old 43% ABV - Travel Retail Exclusive 21-year-old 43% ABV 25-year-old 43% ABV 30-year-old 43% ABV 40-year-old 46% ABV 105 60% ABVIn 2007 Glenfarclas launched The Family Casks, a collection of 43 single cask bottlings, with one from every year from 1952 to 1994. This collection now extends to 2001, but the distillery no longer has stock of casks from 1952 and 1953. In January 2011 Glenfarclas released a limited edition bottling to mark the distillery's 175th anniversary. In June 2015, Glenfarclas released another limited edition bottling called the £511.19s.0d Family Reserve. This was launched to mark 150 years of the Grant Family owning the distillery; the name of this bottling references the price John Grant paid for the distillery in 1865. The bottle is sold with a copy of the original bill of sale for the distillery. Glenfarclas was one of the first distilleries to open a visitor centre in 1973.
Today the visitor centre is open on weekdays throughout the year and Saturdays from July to September. The visitor centre includes the "Ship's Room", a tasting room, with panelling from the RMS Empress of Australia - this ship was of historical importance for ferrying the last British troops home from Bombay, after they had symbolically passed through the Gateway of India, bringing an end to over two centuries of British imperial rule in India. Whisky Scotch whisky List of whisky brands List of distilleries in Scotland Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase Pattison's whisky Official website Official blog - Speyside Life Dr. Whisky on Glenfarclas Glenfarclas on Twitter
University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge is a collegiate public research university in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Founded in 1209 and granted a Royal Charter by King Henry III in 1231, Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's fourth-oldest surviving university; the university grew out of an association of scholars who left the University of Oxford after a dispute with the townspeople. The two'ancient universities' share many common features and are referred to jointly as'Oxbridge'; the history and influence of the University of Cambridge has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Cambridge is formed from a variety of institutions which include 31 constituent Colleges and over 100 academic departments organised into six schools. Cambridge University Press, a department of the university, is the world's oldest publishing house and the second-largest university press in the world; the university operates eight cultural and scientific museums, including the Fitzwilliam Museum, as well as a botanic garden.
Cambridge's libraries hold a total of around 15 million books, eight million of which are in Cambridge University Library, a legal deposit library. In the fiscal year ending 31 July 2018, the university had a total income of £1.965 billion, of which £515.5 million was from research grants and contracts. In the financial year ending 2017, the central university and colleges had combined net assets of around £11.8 billion, the largest of any university in the country. However, the true extent of Cambridge's wealth is much higher as many colleges hold their historic main sites, which date as far back as the 13th century, at depreceated valuations. Furthermore, many of the wealthiest colleges do not account for “heritage assets” such as works of art, libraries or artefacts, whose value many college accounts describe as “immaterial”; the university is linked with the development of the high-tech business cluster known as'Silicon Fen'. It is a member of numerous associations and forms part of the'golden triangle' of English universities and Cambridge University Health Partners, an academic health science centre.
As of 2018, Cambridge is the top-ranked university in the United Kingdom according to all major league tables. As of September 2017, Cambridge is ranked the world's second best university by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, is ranked 3rd worldwide by Academic Ranking of World Universities, 6th by QS, 7th by US News. According to the Times Higher Education ranking, no other institution in the world ranks in the top 10 for as many subjects; the university has educated many notable alumni, including eminent mathematicians, politicians, philosophers, writers and foreign Heads of State. As of March 2019, 118 Nobel Laureates, 11 Fields Medalists, 7 Turing Award winners and 15 British Prime Ministers have been affiliated with Cambridge as students, faculty or research staff. By the late 12th century, the Cambridge area had a scholarly and ecclesiastical reputation, due to monks from the nearby bishopric church of Ely. However, it was an incident at Oxford, most to have led to the establishment of the university: two Oxford scholars were hanged by the town authorities for the death of a woman, without consulting the ecclesiastical authorities, who would take precedence in such a case, but were at that time in conflict with King John.
The University of Oxford went into suspension in protest, most scholars moved to cities such as Paris and Cambridge. After the University of Oxford reformed several years enough scholars remained in Cambridge to form the nucleus of the new university. In order to claim precedence, it is common for Cambridge to trace its founding to the 1231 charter from King Henry III granting it the right to discipline its own members and an exemption from some taxes. A bull in 1233 from Pope Gregory IX gave graduates from Cambridge the right to teach "everywhere in Christendom". After Cambridge was described as a studium generale in a letter from Pope Nicholas IV in 1290, confirmed as such in a bull by Pope John XXII in 1318, it became common for researchers from other European medieval universities to visit Cambridge to study or to give lecture courses; the colleges at the University of Cambridge were an incidental feature of the system. No college is as old as the university itself; the colleges were endowed fellowships of scholars.
There were institutions without endowments, called hostels. The hostels were absorbed by the colleges over the centuries, but they have left some traces, such as the name of Garret Hostel Lane. Hugh Balsham, Bishop of Ely, founded Peterhouse, Cambridge's first college, in 1284. Many colleges were founded during the 14th and 15th centuries, but colleges continued to be established until modern times, although there was a gap of 204 years between the founding of Sidney Sussex in 1596 and that of Downing in 1800; the most established college is Robinson, built in the late 1970s. However, Homerton College only achieved full university college status in March 2010, making it the newest full college. In medieval times, many colleges were founded so that their members would pray for the souls of the founders, were associated with chapels or abbeys; the colleges' focus changed in 1536 with the Dissolution of the Monasteries. King Henry VIII ordered the university to disband its Faculty of Canon Law and to stop teaching "scholastic philosophy".
In response, colleges changed
Christopher Robert "Rob" Andrew MBE, nicknamed "Squeaky", is a former English Rugby Union player and was, until April 2016, Professional Rugby Director at the RFU. He was the Director of Rugby of Newcastle Falcons and has been Chief Executive of Sussex County Cricket Club since January 2017; as a player, Andrew was assured in his defensive skills off both feet. Andrew had a brief career in first-class cricket whilst at University and played for Yorkshire County Cricket Club's Second XI. Andrew attended Barnard Castle School, where he was contemporaries with future teammate Rory Underwood and was captain of the school 1st XV in 1981. Whilst in the north east, both Underwood and Andrew played their rugby at Middlesbrough RUFC. Andrew attended St John's College and played for Cambridge University in the Varsity Match, he joined Nottingham for one season in 1985/86 and joined Wasps FC where he was first choice fly-half throughout most of the eight seasons he spent with the north London club. At Wasps FC he won the English League in 1990 leaving to join Newcastle Gosforth in 1995 as both a player and as director of rugby.
The club had just been bought out by Sir John Hall in the leadup to the game turning professional, they became the Falcons of today. During his time in charge of Newcastle Falcons he is credited with discovering Jonny Wilkinson, he was an ever-present. His playing career was ended in 1999 after an injury in training. Andrew was fly-half for England during the Will Carling era, making a winning debut in January 1985 against Romania at Twickenham. For the next 10 years he was England's regular fly-half earning 70 caps, including 2 as captain, he was dropped in 1993 as England tried out Barnes for the fly-half's position, but regained it after two matches. After England finished 4th in the 1995 Rugby World Cup, he saw out his contract at Wasps and moved to the Newcastle Falcons, he made his final appearance for England after an absence of 2 years when he was called off the bench as a try scoring replacement against Wales in March 1997. In total, he scored 396 international points, won the Grand Slam with England 3 times and held the English record for the most points scored in an international - 30, scored against Canada in 1994.
Critics of the England side blamed him for kicking the ball too much rather than passing - unfairly since England three times broke the Five Nations records for tries scored, points scored, with Andrew as fly-half: however it was undeniable that England's game plan was based much more around their forwards than their backs, with kicking for territory and competing to win line-outs and rucks in opposition territory being a major part of the tactic. England did, enjoy a great deal of success with him as their Number 10. Inconsistent early in his career as a place-kicker for penalties and conversions, ceding that duty to fullbacks Webb and Hodgkinson, Andrew improved that aspect of his game until by the end of his career he was among the best in the world at it, as well as being a reliable source of drop-goals, he played in 3 Rugby World Cup competitions. Curiously, just as Wilkinson had beaten Australia in the 2003 Rugby World Cup final with a drop goal, the last time Australia lost in the same competition was in 1995.
In that year, it was Andrew who nailed a drop goal on the stroke of full-time to beat the Wallabies 25-22. Four years before, it was another late drop-goal by Andrew, in the semi-final against Scotland, that took England to the final against Australia. In 1989 he had the honour of captaining the British and Irish Lions against France in a rare "home" match for the Lions; the game formed part of the celebrations of the bi-centennial of the French Revolution. Andrew remained as director of rugby at Newcastle Falcons after the injury that ended his playing career until on 18 August 2006 he was appointed by the RFU to undertake the post of Director of Elite Rugby to oversee all aspects of representative rugby in England, from the regional academies to the full senior side. On 6 January 2011, Andrew's role as director of elite rugby at the Rugby Football Union was scrapped in an overhaul of the organisation's structure, it was reported that Andrew was invited to apply for one of the new roles created by this process, that of operations director.
At a press conference on 16 November 2011 Andrew's position was described as Director of Elite Rugby and he took several attempts to describe his responsibilities. He resigned as the RFU's director of professional rugby in February 2016. On 10 November 2017, Andrew was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in the Hall's facility in Rugby. Andrew was a talented cricketer, gaining a Cambridge blue for that sport as well, he made 17 first-class cricket appearances for the university cricket team in 1984 and 1985, as well as playing five times for Combined Universities in one-day cricket. A left-handed batsman and right arm off-break bowler, he made one first-class century, scoring 101 not out against Nottinghamshire in July 1984. Andrew made a few appearances for the Yorkshire Second XI, on one occasion dismissed future England captain Mike Atherton for a duck. In November 2016 Andrew was appointed chief executive of Sussex County Cricket Club. Andrew is an Honorary President of the rugby charity Wooden Spoon, which raises funds for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK and Ireland
Jack Wills is a British clothing brand. Peter Williams and Alejandro Wills founded the brand in 1999. Williams was 23 when the first store opened at 22 Fore Street, Salcombe and it was created with £40,000 – the founders slept above the shop; the brand was named after one of the co-founders' grandparents. In an interview with the Financial Times, Williams said "When I started thinking about a premium brand I dredged up this vision of what I remembered in Salcombe. I thought,'What if I could create a brand that could bottle what being at a British university was all about and all the cool amazing stuff that goes with that?' It's such a uniquely cherished part of your life. I thought if you could create a brand that epitomised that it would be compelling."The brand was a success, with a second store being opened in Fulham, London, in October the same year. The store was ram-raided and was closed down; as the business grew, Jack Wills stores were opened in places with universities or private schools, such as Eton, Winchester and St Andrews.
It was marketed towards university students, using the slogan and trademark "University Outfitters" to reflect the inspiration behind the brand. Today, the brand is owned by Jack Wills Ltd, a private limited company registered in the UK, while a 27% stake is held by the private equity firm Inflexion after an investment deal in 2007. In 2011, the company was valued at £140 million, of which co-founders Williams and Wills hold a 52% stake and 21% stake, respectively. In 2012, Williams debuted on the Sunday Times Rich List, coming in at number 370, with an estimated worth of £200 million. In May 2013, Williams announced. Former chief marketing officer of Vodafone, Wendy Becker, was appointed as CEO soon afterwards. In February 2014, it was announced that fashion designer Richard Nicoll was to become the new creative director of Jack Wills, to come into effect Spring 2015; as of 2015, Williams was reinstated as working CEO on the board after the departure of Becker. Richard Nicoll parted ways with the company amicably in autumn 2015.
In October 2016, Williams and private equity firm BlueGem became the joint owners, after long-standing investor Inflexion left after nine years. Williams owns 52% of the company. Since the first store opened in Salcombe, Jack Wills stores have opened across the United Kingdom and internationally. There are approx. 70 stores in the UK, including 8 in London, 4 in Scotland, two in Wales, two in the Channel Islands, one in Northern Ireland. There are seven outlet stores across the UK; the most recent store to open in the UK is in Wiltshire. In December 2011, Jack Wills debut in Hong Kong with the launch of two stores, in Leighton Centre at Causeway Bay and in Harbour City mall at Kowloon. In November 2014, Jack Wills launched its first store in Singapore at Raffles City Shopping Centre with an opening party. Jack Wills' products are branded with the signature logo of a pheasant with a top hat and walking stick; the company publishes ` Handbooks'. The handbook is a signature print catalogue for the brand, showcasing the campaign shoots alongside editorial work and products available for the new season.
Jack Wills clothing ranges from traditional British formal wear and tailoring, such as shirts, tweed jacket sand blazers, to more contemporary casual clothing: hooded tops, sweatpants, t-shirts and polo shirts. The brand’s ranges are given a ‘private school’ and ‘preppy’ branding, as the Jack Wills pricing strategy means the clothes may not be considered affordable to everyone. Jack Wills feature sports-oriented, collegiate branding, for example apparel relating to polo and rowing, such as the J. W. R. C. Jack Wills' "University Outfitters" title reflects its target market: university students. However, the label is popular in both Secondary colleges. However, In the last few years the brand has been thought of as "chavvy" and has started to lose fellowship from the collegete set; the brand does not use a conventional advertising model, instead relying on word of mouth viral marketing. This is stimulated by the events they hold such as the Jack Wills Varsity Polo, JW Unsigned and JW Seasonnaires.
In April 2011, the ASA upheld complaints about the Jack Wills 2011 Spring Term handbook. The handbook contained some controversial images of young adults in a state of undress. In their ruling, the ASA said that "we concluded that the catalogue was sufficiently provocative as to present a risk to younger teenagers." Aubin & Wills was launched by Jack Wills in September 2008 as a sister brand, aimed at customers, aged 25 and up. Its slogan was "Modern British design inspired by the past living in the present" In November 2012 Jack Wills announced the decision to terminate the Aubin and Wills brand to concentrate on the global growth of the principal brand, with all trading ceasing by January 2013. On 20 May 2010, the Aubin Gallery was launched, situated on the top floor of the Shoreditch store in collaboration with British artist and curator Stuart Semple. Under Semple's directorship the gallery's primary focus has been to provide a platform for a new generation of international artists and curators.
It has expanded to include off-site projects, for example with Miriam Elia's exhibition "I fell in love with a conceptual artist" at the Nave Church, international exhibition in
Kensington is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, West London, England. The district's commercial heart is Kensington High Street, running on an east-west axis; the north east is taken up by Kensington Gardens, containing the Albert Memorial, the Serpentine Gallery and Speke's monument. South Kensington is home to Imperial College London, the Royal College of Music and the Royal Albert Hall; the area is home to many European embassies. The manor of Chenesitone is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086, which in the Anglo-Saxon language means "Chenesi's ton". One early spelling is Kesyngton, as written in 1396; the manor of Kensington in the county of Middlesex, was one of several hundred granted by King William the Conqueror to Geoffrey de Montbray, Bishop of Coutances in Normandy, one of his inner circle of advisors and one of the wealthiest men in post-Conquest England. He granted the tenancy of Kensington to his follower Aubrey de Vere I, holding the manor from him as overlord in 1086, according to the Domesday Book.
The bishop's heir, Robert de Mowbray, rebelled against King William II and his vast feudal barony was forfeited to the Crown. Aubrey de Vere I thus became a tenant-in-chief, holding directly from the king after 1095, which increased his status in feudal England, he granted the church and an estate within the manor to Abingdon Abbey in Oxfordshire, at the deathbed request of his eldest son Geoffrey. As the de Veres became Earls of Oxford, their principal manor at Kensington came to be known as Earl's Court, as they were not resident in the manor, their manorial business was not conducted in the great hall of a manor house but in a court house. In order to differentiate it, the new sub-manor granted to Abingdon Abbey became known as Abbot's Kensington and the church St Mary Abbots; the original Kensington Barracks, built at Kensington Gate in the late 18th century, were demolished in 1858 and new barracks were built in Kensington Church Street. The focus of the area is Kensington High Street, a busy commercial centre with many shops upmarket.
The street was declared London's second best shopping street in February 2005 due to its wide range and number of shops. However, since October 2008 the street has faced competition from the Westfield shopping centre in nearby White City. Kensington's second group of commercial buildings is at South Kensington, where several streets of small to medium-sized shops and service businesses are situated close to South Kensington tube station; this is the southern end of Exhibition Road, the thoroughfare which serves the area's museums and educational institutions. The boundaries of Kensington are not well-defined. To the west, a border is defined by the line of the Counter Creek marked by the West London railway line. To the north, the only obvious border line is Holland Park Avenue, to the north of, the district of Notting Hill classed as within "North Kensington". In the north east is situated the large public Royal Park of Kensington Gardens; the other main green area in Kensington is Holland Park, on the north side of the eastern end of Kensington High Street.
Many residential roads have small communal garden squares, for the exclusive use of the residents. South Kensington largely comprises private housing. North Kensington and West Kensington are devoid of features to attract the visitor. Kensington is, in general, an affluent area, a trait that it shares with Chelsea, its neighbour to the south; the area has some of London's most expensive streets and garden squares, at about the turn of the 21st century the Holland Park neighbourhood became high-status. In early 2007 houses sold in Upper Phillimore Gardens east of Holland Park, for over £20 million. Brompton is another definable area of Kensington; the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea forms part of the most densely populated local government district in the United Kingdom. This high density has come about through the subdivision of large mid-rise Georgian and Victorian terraced houses into flats; the less-affluent northern extremity of Kensington has high-rise residential buildings, while this type of building in the southern part is only represented by the Holiday Inn's London Kensington Forum Hotel in Cromwell Road, a 27-storey building.
Notable attractions and institutions in Kensington include: Kensington Palace in Kensington Gardens. The Olympia Exhibition Hall is just over the western border in West Kensington. Kensington is administered within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, lies within the Kensington parliamentary constituency; the head office of newspaper group DMGT is located in Northcliffe House off Kensington High Street in part of the large Barkers department store building. In addition to housing the offices for the DMGT newspapers Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Metro, Northcliffe House accommodates the offices of the newspapers owned by Evgeny Lebedev: The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, the Evening Standard; the i newspaper, sold to Johnston Press in 2016, is still produced from offices in Northcliffe House. Most of these titles were for many decades produced and printed in Fl