Additional information and links

Other websites

For other sites that offer information on local history you might like to try the sites listed above. We stress that these are all external sites with no connection to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and as such the Royal Borough can take no responsibility for any views expressed.

What is available at the library?

This section was put together using illustrative materials held in the Local Studies and Archives Department at Kensington Central Library. These include: original paintings and drawings; 2000 picture postcards mainly early 20th century; photographs dating from 1860s to present day; slides and maps. The contact details for the library can be found at www.rbkc.gov.uk/libraries.

Further reading

Many books on the history of Kensington and Chelsea have been written, most of which are now out of print. A list of books with a high pictorial content can be found below. For a more comprehensive list available from the Library please contact Kensington and Chelsea Libraries or search online at: www.rbkc.gov.uk/librarycatalogue.

  • Kensington in Old Photographs by Barbara Denny (1974)
  • Kensington and Chelsea by Annabel Walker and Peter Jackson (1987)
  • Kensington and Chelsea in Old Picture Postcards by Pamela Edwards (1992)
  • Notting Hill and Holland Park Past by Barbara Denny (1993)
  • Notting Hill and Paddington in Old Picture Postcards by Pamela Edwards (1994)
  • Kensington and Chelsea in Old Photographs by Barbara Denny and Carolyn Starren (1995)
  • Chelsea Past by Barbara Denny (1996)
  • Kensington by Brian Girling (1996)
  • Kensington Past by Barbara Denny and Carolyn Starren (1998)
  • Earls Court and Brompton Past by Richard Tames (2000)
  • Chelsea Book by John Richardson (2003)
  • Notting Hill and Holland Park Book by Richard Tames (2004)

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