Upcoming Kensington Society events

The Kensington Society AGM 2017

Tuesday 25 April 2017, 6:30 for 7:00pm

Kensington Town Hall, the Great Hall, Hornton Street

The guest speaker at this year’s AGM will be the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE. He was appointed to this illustrious position in March 2015, and in 2016 he was voted Britain’s most influential black person.

The Mayor has invited all attendees to join her afterwards in the Mayor’s Parlour for a wine reception.

Celebrating the work of George and Peto

Wednesday 17 May 2017, 6:30pm

Meeting place: Inside 39 Harrington Gardens, SW7 4JU

The dramatic Victorian architecture of Sir Ernest George and his design partner Harold Peto graces Collingham Gardens and a stretch of Harrington Gardens.

Professor Hilary Grainger, chairman of the Victorian Society and an expert on the two men’s work, will give a talk and a walking tour, including a viewing of the interiors of some of the best houses.

A guided walk around Notting Dale

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 10:30am

Meeting place: Outside Holland Park tube station

Local historian Caroline MacMillan takes us on a walk through Notting Dale which includes the “Potteries”, where millions of bricks were made for London’s growing suburbs in the 19th century, and the “Piggeries”, where there were three times as many pigs as humans in the 19th century. The walk finishes with refreshment at The Mitre pub at the corner of Holland Park Avenue and Ladbroke Grove.

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Later in the year

Natural History Museum private viewing of Hintze Hall

Thursday 27 July 2017, 7:00pm

The Natural History Museum has invited Kensington Society and the local residents’ associations who participated in the redevelopment programme to a special wine reception in the transformed Hintze Hall.

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Twentieth Century Society architectural walk

Wednesday 13 September 2017, 6:00pm

The chairman of the Twentieth Century Society, Peter Ruback, will take us on a two-hour walk through central Kensington to see some well-designed but under-appreciated modern buildings.

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More events to come!

We have more events in the pipeline, but details and dates haven’t been finalised yet. They will be added as soon as they are ready, so please visit the website regularly for updates.