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.

Blue Plaques

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

Churchill receives freedom of the Royal Borough (Video)

View the video of Winston Churchill receiving the freedom of the Royal Borough

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

Infamous people

Ruston Close, formerly Rillington Place, home of John Reginald Christie, before its demolition

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

Virtual Museum – The History of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
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