The history of Kensington Mansion Blocks

ESSA held another of their regular Mansion Block meetings recently with the focus on the history of Kensington mansion blocks. Representatives from five local mansion blocks gave talks on their individual histories on what was a fascinating…
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The 5 best Christmas events in Kensington and Chelsea

Brrrr! Now that December is upon us, it’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas. Kensington and Chelsea boasts some of the most magical festive events in London so with only three weeks to go until the big day, read our guide to the best local…
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Why you should visit the new Design Museum in Kensington

The new Design Museum has finally opened at its stunning new location on Kensington High Street. The museum, founded by Sir Terence Conran in 1989 was originally based in a converted banana warehouse in Shad Thames, where it gave us many stunning…
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…
Summer activities in Kensington - Serpentine

The Tuareg or Kel Tamasheq and a history of the Sahara

Curated by Henrietta Butler We've known former Guardian photographer Henrietta Butler for many years and are proud to sponsor this very special exhibition taking place in June at the Royal Geographical Society. Often referred to as the "Blue…