Whether you are going out for a classy night out to the theatre with your friends or are kicking back to see the latest Bond film at the cinema, Kensington & Chelsea offers a wide array of entertainment options for its residents. Theatres, cinemas, art galleries, museums and annual events in Kensington and Chelsea are sure to keep you busy and happily entertained.
Kensington and Chelsea is brimming with culture and amusements. Make sure to mark your calendars with all the monthly and annual events coming up!
There are three casinos in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, including Maxims Casino, the Cromwell Mint and the Gloucester Casino. With a large selection of games, such as roulette, blackjack and poker, as well as live sports and luxury dining – casinos in K&C provide a wide array of entertainment to help mix up your usual night out.
Going to the cinema in Kensington and Chelsea can be quite the occasion. From modern day cinemas like the Odeon on High Street Kensington and much older cinemas like the Coronet in Notting Hill Gate, there are many exceptional options for K&C filmgoers.
Check out our guide to events in Kensington and Chelsea. Some of these include the Chelsea Flower Show, the BBC Proms, the Notting Hill Carnival, the Great British Beer Festival, Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park and ice skating at the Natural History Museum. We also explore the monthly Lates at the South Kensington museums.
Admire student creations at the Kensington and Chelsea College or the Royal College of Art, purchase a piece of artwork from one of the many galleries in the parks and marvel at the modern-day masterpieces in privately owned galleries, such as the Saatchi Gallery. K&C is bursting at the seams with art!
In need of a bit of culture? Kensington and Chelsea is home to the famous Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington. Other museums in the borough include the Museum of Music, the National Army Museum and the Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising.
From small theatres above local pubs to large capacity summer theatres in the open-air, InKensington explores some of Kensington and Chelsea’s unique performing arts venues. Enjoy a glass of champagne in Opera Holland Park or watch a never-seen-before play by a local writer at the Royal Court Theatre near Sloane Square.