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Leisure and Libraries

To stroll around the Royal Borough is to walk in the footsteps of kings and queens, writers and revolutionaries, politicians and painters, thinkers and thespians. We are home to some of the most famous landmarks in the UK, with parks, gardens and leisure facilities to be proud of.


Go ahead for magnificent new leisure centre

Plans for a magnificent new leisure centre in North Kensington were given the go ahead on 26 September by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Things to see and do in the local area



Offering more than the usual high street (and high end!) shops, we manage two adjacent markets: Portobello Road market - one of the most famous markets in the world - and Golborne Road market - renowned for its mid week food stalls and weekend bric-a-brac sections.

Not in the area? Our Virtual museum site has a wealth of information and images about the borough. Or take a virtual stroll around the sculpture in the Royal Borough; 'On Public View' is a comprehensive look at the works of art, the people who created them, and much more, available in public spaces across the borough: On Public View

Our libraries

Sports facilities

Leisure Centres

New Leisure Centre in North Kensington




Page last updated: 08/07/2014