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The Borough hosts two internationally known annual events Chelsea Flower Show and Notting Hill Carnival was well as more local events.

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Notting Hill Carnival

Every August Bank Holiday since 1966, the streets of Notting Hill have come alive with music and dancing, in one of London’s most exciting events. Notting Hill Carnival is Europe’s biggest street festival, and is second only to Rio de Janiero worldwide.

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Investec Opera Holland Park

A unique opera company that presents an open air summer season under a temporary canopy in Holland Park.  Around six different operas are presented every season. Many are famous classics, but the company often stages less well known works.

Image: Anne Sophie Duprels as Zazà and Joel Montero as Milio in Opera Holland Park 2017 production of Zazà © Robert Workman for Opera Holland Park 

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Open House London

For one weekend each September 800+ buildings of architectural interest across London open their doors giving free access, walks, talks and tours. 

Open House London
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A royal palace since 1760, it was the birthplace of Queen Victoria and she lived there until her accession in 1837. Diana, Princess of Wales, lived in part of the private apartments and her sons live here now.

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Golborne Life

<div class='contentField'><p>Events and activities in and around Golborne Road.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.golbornelife.co.uk/">Read more</a></div>

Investec Opera Holland Park

<div class='contentField'><p>A unique opera company that presents an open air summer season under a temporary canopy in Holland Park. &nbsp;Around six different operas are presented every season. Many are famous classics, but the company often stages less well known works.</p> <p>Image:&nbsp;Anne Sophie Duprels as Zazà and Joel Montero as Milio in Opera Holland Park 2017 production of Zazà © Robert Workman for Opera Holland Park&nbsp;</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="http://www.operahollandpark.com/">Read more</a></div>

Chelsea History Festival

<div class='contentField'><p>A celebration of history with 35 events over five days centred around Royal Hospital Road.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.chelseahistoryfestival.com/">Read more</a></div>

Sparks Fly Circus and Science Festival

<div class='contentField'><p><strong>Sparks Fly - Circus and Science Festival</strong></p> <p>Kensington Town Square (between the Central Library and the Town Hall) Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 7NX</p> <p>During October Half-term the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea are presenting science engagement activities and circus shows outside on Kensington Town Square on the dates below. Activities are free and suitable for all ages. No pre-booking required.</p> <p><strong>Tuesday 22 October 12pm and 5pm Shows and Activities</strong></p> <p>Science shows in marquees from the Science Museum and Ian Dunne. Hands-on science workshops from Imperial College, the Science Museum and Explorer Dome. Outdoor circus presentations from The Fairly Famous Family.</p> <p><strong>Wednesday 23 October 6pm and 7pm Heliosphere Show (Show length 15 mins)</strong></p> <p>Dream Engine present Heliosphere - a show performed to music which is both aerobatic and interactive to create the illusion of flying. Spiralling and spinning and seemly weightless, an acrobat suspended beneath a huge helium balloon explores the uncharted space between street level and rooftops. Outdoors and without seating.</p> <p><strong>Sunday 27 October 12pm to 5pm Shows and Activities</strong></p> <p>Circus shows in marquees from Amir and Hemda (suitable for ages 8 years and over) and The Inverted Company (suitable for ages 5&nbsp;years and over). Science shows in marquees from Ian Dunne. Pop-up Planetarium presentations from Explorer Dome. Outdoor circus workshops and indoor circus craft sessions.</p> <p>Kensington Town Square is a flat surface. Accessible toilets are available on site.&nbsp;</p> <p>Amir and Hemda have been selected and supported by circusnext European Circus Label. circusnext European Platform is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of European Union.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="/explore-kensington-and-chelsea/sparks-fly-circus-and-science-festival" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div>

London History Festival

<div class='contentField'><p>The 11th annual History Festival in Kensington Central Library has seven brilliant speakers who are best selling historians over seven evenings.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="http://rbkc.newsweaver.co.uk/librarynews/1gn0kso24ub">Read more</a></div>

Chelsea Flower Show

<div class='contentField'><p>Held annually in late May this is the world’s most famous flower show. It’s the fashion show of gardening, an 11-acre display of flowers and show gardens.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>The Royal Hospital, Chelsea</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show?gclid=CjwKCAjw2rjcBRBuEiwAheKeL_q7zmMomlKQG25OgSa6bAMT_uVY3fyw37JcOnZy_1DV3qeCYqYbGhoCdAkQAvD_BwEshowspr%40rhs.org.uk">Read more</a></div>

Discover South Kensington

<div class='contentField'><p>Find out what's on in all the museums and institutions in Exhibition Road.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.discoversouthken.com/">Read more</a></div>