Kensington is an area in the South of London, bordered by Knightsbridge and Earls Court. It's part of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It contains a royal residence, Kensington Palace, the scene of millions of rotting bouquets of flowers after the death of Princess Diana, who lived here. Kensington Palace Gardens, in front of the palace, is a green and leafy park surrounded by the expensive white mansions of ambassadors and minor royalty: this is a very expensive area to live in. Kensington has an unfair share of beautiful buildings, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum, and the Brompton Oratory, just past the V&A on Brompton Road. High St Kensington is a tube station and a popular area with shoppers - in the sixties this was the first port of call for swinging Sixties kids, with shops such as Biba and Mary Quant. In the seventies and eighties Kensington market was where you picked up your hippy or punk gear. Now the shops are much more upmarket and much less alternative. West Ken, drifting out towards Earls Court and Shepherds Bush, is much shabbier and mainly residential, with a few pubs and small clubs.