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The Civic Gallery

A platform to showcase local artistic and creative talent, The Civic Gallery is as an opportunity for local artists to exhibit their work to the public in the Civic Reception of Kensington Town Hall.

 

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Saatchi Gallery

Founded in 1985 to bring contemporary art to as wide an audience as possible by providing an innovative platform for emerging artists to show their work. The Gallery has hosted 15 out of the top 20 most visited exhibitions in London over the last five years, and has more followers on social media than any other museum in the world. Entry to all Saatchi Gallery’s exhibitions is free.

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Natural History Museum

<div class='contentField'><p>The museum’s collections promote the whole of the natural world, but for most visitors it’s about the dinosaurs.</p> <p>Image © Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London [2018]. All rights. reserved</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Cromwell Road, Kensington, London SW7 5BD</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="http://www.nhm.ac.uk/">Read more</a></div>

V&A

<div class='contentField'><p>The world's greatest museum of art and design, with collections including ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewellery, metalwork, photographs, sculpture, textiles and paintings.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.vam.ac.uk/">Read more</a></div>

Kensington Place

<div class='contentField'><p>201 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 7LX</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="/explore-kensington-and-chelsea/kensington-place" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div>

Science Museum

<div class='contentField'><p>Reknowned for its interactive galleries and inspirational exhibitions, with over 15,000 objects on display, including the Apollo 10 command capsule and Stephenson’s Rocket.</p> <p>Image Mathematics The Winton Gallery, Science Museum, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects,&nbsp; © Nick Guttridge</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Exhibition Road, Kensington, London SW7 2DD</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/">Read more</a></div>

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

<div class='contentField'><p>Reveals how we lived and shopped from Victorian times to the present day – packaging, ads, fads and fashion.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>111-117 Lancaster Rd, London W11 1QT</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="http://www.museumofbrands.com/">Read more</a></div>

Design Museum

<div class='contentField'><p>European Museum of the Year 2018, this is the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from architecture and fashion to graphics, product and digital design.</p> <p>Image <font color="#000000">© </font><span lang="EN" style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font color="#000000">Gareth Gardner</font></span></span></p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.designmuseum.org">Read more</a></div>

Kensington Palace

<div class='contentField'><p>A royal palace since 1760, it was the birthplace of&nbsp;Queen Victoria and she&nbsp;lived there until her accession in 1837. Diana, Princess of Wales, lived in part of the private apartments and her sons live here now.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p><span class="widget-pane-link" jsan="7.widget-pane-link" jstcache="676">Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX</span></p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace/">Read more</a></div>

National Army Museum

<div class='contentField'><p>A leading authority on the British Army and its impact on society past and present.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Royal Hospital Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4HT</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.nam.ac.uk/">Read more</a></div>

Leighton House and Sambourne House

<div class='contentField'><p>Leighton House and Sambourne are two extraordinary artists houses in our borough. Explore its unique interiors, collections and join the events programme for all. Reopening dates will be announced soon!</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>12 Holland Park Rd, Kensington, London W14 8LZ</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/museums/">Read more</a></div>

18 Stafford Terrace

<div class='contentField'><p>Originally the family home of ‘Punch’ magazine cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne this is a unique example of a late Victorian townhouse with almost all of its original furniture and fittings.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, W8 7BH</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/subsites/museums/18staffordterrace1.aspx">Read more</a></div>

Michelin Building

<div class='contentField'><p>Former UK headquarters of the tyre company decorated with large stained glass windows and decorative tiles.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>81 Fulham Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 6RD</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://theargyllclub.com/office-locations/michelin-house">Read more</a></div>

Holy Trinity Sloane Square

<div class='contentField'><p><span lang="">A masterpiece of the Arts and Crafts movement.</span></p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Sloane St, Belgravia, London SW1X 9BZ</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="http://www.holytrinitysloanesquare.co.uk/">Read more</a></div>

Crosby Hall

<div class='contentField'><p>The only surviving Medieval merchant’s house in London. Once the home of Richard III, as Duke of Gloucester, later owned by Sir Thomas More. The hall was moved, stone by stone, from Bishopsgate to Chelsea in 1910 to make way for development. It is now a private residence.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London SW3 5BB</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1358160">Read more</a></div>

Carlyle's House

<div class='contentField'><p>The former home of the Victorian historian and writer Thomas Carlyle. The house contains original furnishings, books, pictures and personal items. Open 2 March – 3 November in 2019.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, London SW3 5HL</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/carlyles-house">Read more</a></div>

Albert Bridge

<div class='contentField'><p><span lang="">London’s prettiest bridge, particularly at night.</span></p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Albert Bridge, London SW11 4PL</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/parking-transport-and-streets/your-streets/streetscape/street-projects/albert-bridge-restoration">Read more</a></div>

Trellick Tower

<div class='contentField'><p><span lang="">Erno Goldfinger’s iconic Brutalist apartment block.</span></p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>5 Golborne Rd, London W10 5PA</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1246688">Read more</a></div>

BAYSIXTY6

<div class='contentField'><p>This is probably the best skate park in the capital. Operating not-for-profit it runs a skate academy as well as providing top class facilities</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Bay 66, Acklam Road, London W10 5YU</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.baysixty6.com/find-us/">Read more</a></div>

Kensington Leisure Centre

<div class='contentField'><p>Provides an air-conditioned 120 station gym, three pools, spa, fitness studios, sports hall and café.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Silchester Rd, London W10 6EX</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/london/kensington-and-chelsea/kensington-leisure-centre/facilities">Read more</a></div>

Westway Sports Centre

<div class='contentField'><p>Football pitches, tennis courts, gym, indoor sports facilities and a climbing wall.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>1 Crowthorne Rd, London W10 6RP</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.everyoneactive.com/centre/westway-sports-fitness-centre/">Read more</a></div>

Chelsea Sports Centre

<div class='contentField'><p>Pool, fitness centre and studios, and sports pitches.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Chelsea Manor St, Chelsea, London SW3 5PL</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/london/kensington-and-chelsea/chelsea-sports-centre">Read more</a></div>

Princess Diana Memorial Playground

<div class='contentField'><p>Adventure playground based around a pirate ship.</p> <p>Image © Royal Parks</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Broad Walk, London W2 4RU</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/kensington-gardens/things-to-see-and-do/diana-memorial-playground">Read more</a></div>

Holland Park Playground

<div class='contentField'><p>The adventure playground is closed for re-design until summer 2019. The new playground will feature a 25m zip wire, ten-person see-saw, 56m hill coaster, 110m of water channels,11-person dragon swinger.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>55 Abbotsbury Rd, Kensington, London W14 8EL</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/parks/holland-park">Read more</a></div>

Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance Playground

<div class='contentField'><p>Innovative children’s play area.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Big Green Gates North Kensington, 32 Southern Row, London W10 5AN</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/parks/emslie-hornimans-pleasance">Read more</a></div>

Virgin Active Gym

<div class='contentField'><p>Seven studios, a spa, café and lounge.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>3rd Floor, 17A Old Ct Pl, Kensington, London W8 4PL</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.virginactive.co.uk/clubs/kensington">Read more</a></div>

Anytime Fitness Gym Kensington

<div class='contentField'><p><span lang="">Located beneath the Royal Garden Hotel and open 24hrs.</span></p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 4PT</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.anytimefitness.co.uk/gyms/uk-0029/london-greater-london-w8-4pt/">Read more</a></div>

Triyoga

<div class='contentField'><p>Classes, treatments, workshops and courses</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>372 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5UZ</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://triyoga.co.uk/">Read more</a></div>