Local studies and archives
There's a wealth of information and many useful services offered by our local studies and archives.
The Kensington and Chelsea Local Studies collection is housed at Kensington Central Library containing all the borough's material on the history of both Kensington and Chelsea including books, newspapers, illustrations…
Local pictures and stories carefully curated by our local studies librarian.
Ancestry Library Edition contains more than 1.5 billion names from over 4,000 collections and can be used to trace your family history.
The history of Kensington and Chelsea brought to life through information, illustrations and artefacts from archives in the Borough's Libraries and Museums.