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Sport and recreation

Public leisure centres, specialist sports facilities, children's playgrounds and private gyms.

Japan House

<div class='contentField'><p>A Japanese cultural centre on Kensington High Street, which is part of a global project led by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, offering an exhibition gallery, events space, a Japanese restaurant and thoughtfully curated Japanese products.</p> <p>Image&nbsp;© Lee Mawdsley</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>101-111 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 5SA</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.japanhouselondon.uk/">Read more</a></div>

Royal Hospital Chelsea

<div class='contentField'><p>Home of the Chelsea Pensioners, the famous scarlet-coated veteran soldiers, for over 300 years. The Hospital is a grade&nbsp;I listed heritage site designed by Sir Christopher Wren and is open to visitors.</p> <p>Image © Royal Hospital Chelsea</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Chelsea Bridge Rd, Belgravia, London SW3 4SR</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="http://www.chelsea-pensioners.co.uk/visit">Read more</a></div>

Chelsea Old Town Hall

<div class='contentField'><p>Grade II listed late Victorian building now used for a range of events and home to the iconic Chelsea Registry Office.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5EE</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.rbkc.gov.uk">Read more</a></div>

French Institute

<div class='contentField'><p>Encourages cross-cultural exchange and presents the best of French culture, offering: French courses, film screenings, library collections, kids activities, festivals, talks and concerts.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>17 Queensbery Pl, Kensington, London SW7 2DT</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.institut-francais.org.uk/">Read more</a></div>

Ismaili Centre

<div class='contentField'><p>Home to the UK Ismaili Muslim community. In addition to a central prayer hall the centre also hosts exhibitions.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>1-7 Cromwell Gardens, Kensington, London SW7 2SL</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://the.ismaili/ismailicentres/london/architecture-london">Read more</a></div>

Kensington Town Hall

<div class='contentField'><p>Designed by Sir Basil Spence, the main Council Building is used for conferences and events as well as Council business.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Hornton St, Kensington, London W8 7NX</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/">Read more</a></div>

St Mary Abbots

<div class='contentField'><p>Kensington’s ‘cathedral’ has the tallest church steeple in London, in addition to daily worship there are weekly concerts and regular talks and events.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Kensington Church St, Kensington, London W8 4LA</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="http://www.smaw8.org/">Read more</a></div>

The Brompton Oratory

<div class='contentField'><p>Home to the Congregation of the Oratory of St Philip Neri in London, a community of priests founded in the sixteenth century. The Oratory also serves as a parish church in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RP</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.bromptonoratory.co.uk/#about">Read more</a></div>