Virtual Museum galleries

The Libraries of Kensington and Chelsea have been collecting pictures of the local area since they were founded and now have a unique collection of images ? paintings, prints and photographs - relating to the history of the Royal Borough. These online galleries show some of the highlights of the collection.

Online image libraries

Explore over 300 images in our online image library.

Then and Now

Kensington High Street 1929

What did the streets of the Royal Borough look like in the past? Open the Then and Now gallery to find out.

Art Galleries

Anthony Shaw Collection
 132 North End Road West Kensington London W14 9PP
Tel: 020 7385 5775
Description: A private collection of modern studio ceramics. Currently has two thematic displays each year select..

Arts Service
 Council offices 37 Pembroke Road London LONDON W8 6PW
Tel: 020 7361 3844
Description: Responsible for the development of arts provision in the Royal Borough..

Chelsea Gallery
 Chelsea Gallery Chelsea Reference Library Old Town Hall King''s Road London  SW3 5EZ
Tel: 020 7361 3010
Description: Gallery space for hire, suitable for exhibiting or selling both wall art and different collections o..

Ice House Gallery
 Holland Park  LONDON W8
Tel: 020 7602 3316
Description: A venue housed in Holland Park, used as an art gallery for an annual programme of exhibitions runnin..

Intervention Gallery
 Gallery at the Anglian Chapel Kensal Green cemetry Harrow Road London W10 4RA
Tel: 07903 524 968
Description: Public gallery and artists' project space with indoor and outdoor exhibitions,events, talks, screeni..

Kensington Church Street Antique Dealers Association
 4 Campden Street LONDON W8 7EP
Tel: 020 7985 0555
Description: Trade organisation for antique dealers in area..

Kensington Gardens
 Magazine Storeyard Magazine Gate Kensington Gardens LONDON W2 2UH
Tel: General enquiries: 0300 061 2000
Diana playground infoline: 020 7298 2141
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Description: Famous Central London park administered by Royal Parks Agency It covers 373 acres and contains the ..

Leighton House Museum
 12 Holland Park Road  LONDON W14 8LZ
Tel: 020 7602 3316
Description: Museum..

Leisure Services
 The Stable Yard Holland Park Ilchester Place London W8 6LU
Tel: 020 7361 3003 (Leisure Line)
Description: Council department responsible for the provision of the Borough's parks police, parks, open spaces, ..

Louise T Blouin Institute
 3 Olaf Street London W11 4BE
Tel: 020 7985 9600
Description: Art gallery featuring exhibitions by contemporary artists with each exhibition comlemented with an e..

Orangery Gallery, Holland Park
 Holland Park LONDON W8 6LU
Tel: 020 7361 2220
Description: Historic building within Holland Park available as an art gallery and venue for hire...

Pump House Gallery
 Battersea Park London SW11 4NJ
Tel: 020 8871 7572
Description: Art gallery..

Serpentine Gallery
 Kensington Gardens LONDON W2 3XA
Tel: 020 7402 6075
Description: Public art gallery..

Thackeray Gallery
 18 Thackeray Street Kensington Square LONDON W8 5ET
Tel: 020 7937 5883
Description: Art gallery selling British contemporary paintings and sculpture...

The Tabernacle Arts Centre
 Powis Square LONDON W11 2AY
Tel: 020 7221 9700
Description: A refurbished Victorian church conversion, the Tabernacle is a multi-functional venue available to h..

Visual and Performing Arts, Kensington and Chelsea College
 Kensington & Chelsea College Hortensia Road London SW10 0QS
Tel: 020 7573 5258
Description: Art gallery attached to Kensington & Chelsea College that hosts art shows by students on a regular b..

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