Are you ready for the Olympic torch?

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I can barely contain my excitement over the Olympic Games starting in London this Friday 27th July – but there’s something very exciting happening in our borough just the day before! After having wound its way through much of the country (coming close to 95% of everyone in the UK) on a 70-day route, day 69 will see the Olympic … Read More

InTRANSIT Performance Arts Festival returns this July

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The 6th edition of the performing arts festival InTRANSIT returns to the wonderful streets, unusual hidden spaces and leafy parks of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea this July. Since its launch in 2006 with a programme of artist-led walking tours around the area, InTRANSIT has grown year on year and next month over 25 arts events will take … Read More

The Round Pond in Kensington Gardens

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The past week or so, we’ve been very lucky to receive some wonderful, summer-like weather in London, with brilliant sun and temperatures in the mid- to high- 20s (Centigrade, of course!). One of the wonderful things about Kensington is its parks and open spaces – and where better to go to enjoy the wonderful weather! Kensington Gardens is the largest park … Read More

Bikeminded’s Summer Cycling Tour Programme in Kensington & Chelsea

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Bikeminded has recently announced a very exciting summer programme of cycling tours that will take place in the Kensington and Chelsea area over the next few months, kicking off this Saturday, 14th April with a Film Tour. The Bikeminded campaign is run by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea with the aim of getting more people on their bikes … Read More

L’amour à la française part 2 at the Institut français, 7th February

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Next Tuesday 7th February, singers from the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Academy Opera will be performing the classical music concert L’amour à la française part 2 at the Institut français, a concert that will include songs dealing with various sides of love at the beginning of the 20th century. The concert programme will be: Fauré Duet Puisqu’ici … Read More

The Music of Burt Bacharach at Cadogan Hall, 14th Febuary 2012

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Sloane Square’s Cadogan Hall venue will be hosting a very special Valentine’s Day concert this year – one that’s perfect for a romantic outing – with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra playing The Music of Burt Bacharach. Songs by the “King of Sophisticated Pop” that will feature on the night include gems such as Anyone Who Had A Heart; Close to … Read More

Life drawing classes in Chelsea in 2012

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Those looking to improve their artistic skills may be interested to hear of these life drawing classes for adults at the GEMS Hampshire School in Chelsea – and now’s the perfect time to sign up for the Spring Term. Run by Anna Clare Lees-Buckley, the 8-weekly life class runs on Manresa Road, in Chelsea, alongside the scholarly term. A maximum … Read More

Local businesses in Kensington & Chelsea

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I recently received a few emails from readers and visitors to this site suggesting that I feature more small businesses in the area, thereby helping their trade. That’s something I completely agree with, and I am of course very happy to feature or list any independent shops and businesses (and tradesmen and women) on this site – if there’s anything … Read More