In this section we provide practical information for our residents, such as where to find a hospital, a library, or a school in Kensington & Chelsea. We also explore how to get a library card, as well as highlighting the various facilities, such as WiFi and public computers, in each of the libraries scattered throughout the borough.
InKensington further provides a general overview of the public transportation available within the borough, as well has how to obtain your residents parking permit. We also discuss the parking options for visitors driving to the borough who need to park for a few hours or for a long weekend.
If we haven’t answered your question, or you require further information, it is always best to visit the official RBKC website.
Whether you’re interested in getting a BA, an MA, a PhD, or perhaps just want to learn a language or technical skill, Kensington and Chelsea have a wide variety of options for universities and adult learning centres. Some of these include Imperial College, the Kensington & Chelsea College, Institute Francias du Royaume-Uni, the Royal College of Music and the Royal College of Art.
Here we list the hospitals in and around Kensington and Chelsea. These include the BUPA Cromwell Hospital, the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, the Royal Brompton Hospital, the Lister Hospital, Queen Charlotte's Hospital, St Charles Centre for Health & Wellbeing, the Royal Marsden, as well as the Hammersmith & Charing Cross Hospitals further afield.
Kensington and Chelsea have six public libraries including the Kensington Central Library, the Chelsea Library, the Brompton Library, the North Kensington Library, the Kensal Library and the Notting Hill Gate Library. Many of these libraries have free Wi-Fi for those with laptops and all of them have computers available for public use.
InKensington takes a closer look at parking in the royal borough. For K&C residents, we discuss how to obtain your residents parking pass through the local council. We also explore the limited parking options for short-stay visitors using pay and display bays and suggest a few options for visitors wishing to stay overnight in Kensington & Chelsea.
Barclays Cycle Hire, more commonly known as “Boris Bikes”, boat rides, buses, over ground trains, tube stations – London is your oyster! Learn all about how to get around K&C in our public transport guide.
The beginning of the fall school term is the happiest time of the year… for the parents, anyway! Here we list primary schools, children’s centres and nursery schools, secondary schools, specialty schools, as well as a few of the independent sixth form colleges in the area.