The Kensington Society is an amenity society for all of Kensington, created in 1953. We have close to 700 members and some 40 affiliated societies.
For more information, see the About page.

12 month e-scooter trial has begun in Kensington

In early June, TfL began a 12 month trial with rental e-scooters in Kensington and Chelsea and four more London boroughs. RBKC has set up 20 e-scooter rental bays across the borough, used by the three participating rental companies. The rental e-scooters have a much lower maximum speed than most private e-scooters, but they are legal to use on public roads, which the private ones aren't.

Update: Pavement licences extended to autumn 2022

In order to help kickstart pubs and restaurants when they, hopefully, will be allowed to serve customers outside from 12 April, the temporary pavement licence scheme, which enables many of them to erect temporary outdoor serving areas on the pavement, will be extended to the end of September 2022.

The Kensington Society

Welcome to the website of the Kensington Society.

Formed in 1953, the Kensington Society strives to ensure that our part of London retains its magnificent heritage of buildings, parks and gardens alongside the best of contemporary architecture and design.

With close to 700 members and some 40 affiliated societies, we are very active in planning issues and exert a real influence on planning decisions in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

Events

We normally have a programme of lectures, talks, walks and visits, covering a wide range of subjects. The events offer the chance to meet your Kensington neighbours. However, during the ongoing pandemic these activities have been forced to take a pause. Otherwise, all upcoming society events can be found here.

Annual report

Our annual report is produced in the spring and has both an update report on the activities of the society as well as interesting and topical articles relating to Kensington. The most recent annual report can be read here, and most annual reports since 1954 can be found on the Archive page.

Newsletter

Our newsletter is produced in the autumn. The most recent newsletter can be read here, and all newsletters since 2006 can be found on the Archive page.

Membership

The annual membership subscription is £15 and you can join here.

Page revised 22/06/2021