The Kensington Society
The objects of the Kensington Society are to preserve and improve the amenities of Kensington for the public benefit by stimulating interest in its history and records, promoting good architecture and planning in its future development and by protecting, preserving and improving its buildings, open spaces and other features of beauty or historic or public interest.
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.
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 on the Events page.
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.
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.
The annual membership subscription is £15 and you can join here.