News on the Odeon High St Kensington development

Anthony Walker from residents association ESSA gives us an update on what is happening on key planning issues in Kensington including the controversial Odeon High St Kensington  development plan which they have been heavily involved in. So…

What does 2016 hold for developments and planning in Kensington?

The new Design Museum What does 2016 have in store for those of us living in and around Kensington, W8? Well one thing we can at least be sure of is that by the end of the year we will have a new museum to visit. It is over a decade since…

Who are Kensington Mums?

Kensington Mums is a support network of mums in Kensington founded by Dina Maktabi. With the strap line, 'keeping you in the loop with the local scoop', their website is packed with useful info and a blog for local mums. We caught up with Dina…
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The evolution of Kensington Mews houses

This second blog from Anthony Walker, Chair of Edwardes Square Scarsdale and Abingdon Association (ESSA) explores the history and current uses of Kensington mews houses as well as the redevelopment of Avon House in W8. Many mews houses in London…

Halloween events in Notting Hill and Kensington

Halloween is one of the most fun times of year for kids and adults alike. This year there are loads of special activities going on in our local area of Notting Hill and Kensington as well as further afield in our sprawling metropolis. Read on…

Edwardes Square Scarsdale and Abingdon Association in Kensington

Anthony Walker is Chairman of the prominent Edwardes Square Scarsdale and Abingdon Association in Kensington, which works tirelessly on behalf of local residents to maintain the character of the area. Here he talks about some of the activities…
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Summer activities in Kensington - Serpentine

What are the best summer activities in Kensington?

With summer here it's time to dust off your sun hats, slap on some sun cream and head out to make the most of it while it lasts! Whether you live in Kensington or are just visiting there are a whole host of things to do. But what are the best…

A Word From Jared Kilgarriff

There is much spoken about the lack of affordable housing in central London and while this may be a problem for those just embarking on their careers in the city, we're noticing an interesting trend at the other end of the spectrum; retirees…
Kensington Houses, Kensington area guide

Kensington houses – the incredible variety on offer

We love Kensington with its bustling high street, independent shops and eateries, wonderful village feel and accessibility to the beautiful open spaces of Holland Park and Kensington Gardens. But what we love most about Kensington are…
Kensington Property Management

My life working in Kensington Property Management

It is hard to believe I have been involved with Kensington property management and refurbishment for the last 30 years! I was brought up in the Isle of Man then trained in pathology at Bristol University but quickly realised that I am essentially…