Victorian London - Directories - Dickens's Dictionary of London, by Charles Dickens, Jr., 1879 - "K"

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Kennel Club, 29a, Pall Mall, endeavours in every way to promote the general improvement of dogs, dog-shows, and dog trials. The election of members is vested solely in the committee, and is made by ballot, three members of the committee being a quorum at such ballot, and two black balls excluding. Entrance fee, £5 5s.; subscription, £5 5s. Any member violating the rules and regulations of the club for the time being in force, is liable to be expelled b the committee; and any member of the club who shall be proved to the satisfaction of the committee to have in any way misconducted himself in connection with dogs or dog-shows, or to have is any way acted in opposition to the fundamental rules and principles upon which the club has been established, or in any other manner which would make it undesirable that he should continue to be a member, is to be requested to retire from the club; and if a resolution to that effect shall be carried by three-fourths of the committee present at the meeting duly summoned to consider the case, the member so requested to retire thenceforth ceases to be a member of the club, as if he had resigned in the usual course, and his subscription for the current year is returned to him. No member of the club shall, under any circumstances, knowingly, either enter, or exhibit a dog, or dogs, at any competition under a false name, age, pedigree, breeder, or description. The rules of the club as to dog-shows, field-trials, &c,, which have been very carefully framed, may be obtained on application to the secretary.

Kennington Park is really little more than a large square, and contains only about a dozen acres. It is, however, prettily planted, and occupies the site of the old Kennington-common, the scene of the memorable Chartist fiasco of 1848. NEAREST Railway Station, Walworth-road; Omnibus Routes, Harleyford-road, Kennington-road, and Kennington-park -road.

Kensington—This district, including Holland-park, lies between Kensington-gardens and the West London Railway, and has, for the most part, a gravelly soil. Relatively to the distance from “town,” rents are decidedly high, having risen considerably within the last few years. In point of health the top of Campden-hill is one of the choicest situations in London. The houses here are mostly rather small, but there are some of a good size. In the Holland-park district the houses run somewhat larger, though still, as a rule, of a moderate size. NEAREST Railway Stations, High-street, Kensington, Addison-road, Uxbridge-road, and Notting Hillgate; Omnibus Routes, Kensington-road and Uxbridge-road.

Kensington Palace. — A heavy old brown brick building in the comfortable commonplace style of Queen Anne, chiefly noteworthy as having been the birthplace of her most gracious majesty. The north row of big houses known as Palace-gardens occupies the site of the old garden of the palace, the former proportions of which— never very magnificent—have been of late years much contracted in many ways. NEAREST Railway Stations, High-street, Kensington, and Notting Hill-gate ; Omnibus Routes, Kensington-road and Uxbridge-road; Cab Rank, Kensington-road.

Kew Gardens are not only among the most favourite resorts of the London holiday maker, but have special value to the botanist and horticulturist. The judicious expenditure of public money has made the gardens and houses at Kew almost unique among public institutions of the kind. Here are to be seen flourishing in an atmosphere of their own, though in an uncongenial climate, the most beautiful tropical palms, plants, ferns, fern-trees, and cacti; and the pleasure grounds and arboretum contain in endless and exhaustlve profusion specimens of the flowers, shrubs, and trees indigenous to Great Britain. Attached to the gardens is a valuable museum of useful vegetable products. The gardens are at present open free to the public every day in the week, Sundays included, in the afternoon; the morning hours being reserved for the necessary work of the gardeners, curators and a few favoured students. A considerable amount of pressure has been lately brought to bear upon the authorities with a view to the public opening of the gardens in the morning ; but Sir Joseph Hooker, the director, who may be supposed to know his own business, continues to offer a resolute opposition to the innovation. From Waterloo (40 min.), 1st, 1/2, 1/9; 2nd, 1/-, ¼; 3rd, -/9, 1/2

Kilburn,—A newly-built district at the far end of the Edgware-road. Soil, London clay. The houses are mostly of a moderate size, and rents comparatively low.—NEAREST Railway Stations, Kilburn (North-Western) and Edgware-road (Hampstead Junction Railway); Omnibus Route, Edgware-road.

King’s College, Strand.— The educational work of the college is carried on in six distinct yet closely related departments, viz.: (1) The theological department, morning and evening classes (2) The department of general literature and science; (3)The department of engineering and applied sciences; (4) The medical department; (5) The work of the evening classes embraces classes of all kinds, corresponding to those in the regular departments; (6) Occasional students. Although by the creation of the above departments the studies are classified as a direction to the students, yet occasional students are admitted to any one or more classes without any restriction or qualification. Rooms are provided within the walls of the college for the residence of a limited number of matriculated students. The censor of the college lives within its walls, and to him is committed by the council the superintendence of all resident students. Students also may be received by leave of the council as boarders in certain private families. Full information about the college can be obtained from the separate prospectus of each department (one penny by post), from the Calendar (3s. by post), for which application should be made to the secretary. NEAREST Railway Station, Temple Omnibus Route, Strand; Cab Rank, Catherine-street.

King’s College School, Strand. In connection with Kings College.—The upper school is divided into two sides: (1) Classics, mathematics, and general literature; (2) Modern instruction. There are also a middle and a lower school which are preparatory to the upper divisions. The general age of admission is from 8 to 16 years. The fees for the whole regular course of instruction in either division, including stationery and use of books, amount to £8 per term for those entering under 16 years of age; £10 per term for those entering over 16 years of age. The entrance fees amount to £2 13s. 6d. Boys may be received as boarders. The terms for boarders may be learnt by application at the college office. All further information may be obtained of the Secretary, at the school. NEAREST Railway Station, Temple; Omnibus Route, Strand; Cab Rank, Catherine-st.