Famous residents and visitors

The Royal Borough has been home to a fascinating variety of people throughout its history. They range from the great and the good to some we would rather forget...

Portrait of Philip MayBlue Plaques

Churchill, Hitchcock and Nehru; find out who else lived here with our blue plaques database.

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Churchill receives freedom of the Royal BoroughChurchill receives freedom of the Royal Borough (Video)

Opposition Leader Winston Churchill receiving the Freedom of the Royal Borough – a short Pathe news reel, Kensington Town Hall 1949.

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Ruston Close, formally Rillington Place. Home to John Christie before demolition.Infamous people

Some of the Royal Borough's residents were infamous for their actions rather than distinguished for their contributions to humanity.

Read about our infamous residents