Monitoring locations

Continuous monitoring

Locations of all continuous monitoring sites in the borough [PDF] (file size 375Kb).

The table below contains a description of each site where continuous monitoring takes place.

Site codeSite nameOS Grid referencePollutants monitoredSite type*
KC1North Kensington

X524045

Y181752

Nitrogen oxides

PM10, PM2.5

Carbon monoxide

Sulphur dioxide

Lead and heavy metals

Urban background

LAQN and AURN.

AURNCromwell Road/Cromwell Road 2

X526524

Y178965

Nitrogen oxides

Carbon monoxide

Sulphur dioxide

Lead and heavy metals

Roadside

AURN.

KC2Cromwell Road 2

X526524

Y178965

PM10, PM2.5

Roadside

LAQN

KC3Knightsbridge

X527518

Y179395

Nitrogen oxides

Kerbside

LAQN

KC4Kings Road Chelsea

X527268

Y178089

Nitrogen oxides

Roadside

LAQN

KC5Earls Court

X525695

Y178363

Nitrogen oxides

PM10, PM2.5

Kerbside

LAQN

* Site type key:

Kerbside = within 1 metres of a busy road

Roadside = 1-5 metres of a busy road

Urban background = an urban location distanced from pollution sources and therefore broadly representative of city-wide background conditions e.g. urban residential areas.

Passive monitoring

There are 33 tubes in place that monitor nitrogen dioxide.

Map of the nitrogen dioxide diffusion tube locations in the borough [PDF] (file size 305Kb).

There are five tubes that monitor benzene. 

Map of the benzene diffusion tube locations in the borough [PDF] (file size 264Kb).