Local Knowledge


There are some great parks with children’s play area in the south of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and even more in the north of the borough.

The local ones in the South are listed below

Holland Park has a baby play area as well one for older children, the adventure playground. There is a cafeteria and baby changing facility.

Ifield Road, SW10

Square Gardens

Lukes Gardens, Sydney street

Westfield Park, Uverdale Road SW10

Kensington Gardens, especially the Diana Memorial Fountain and Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground which opened in 2000, there is a lovely Cafe & Playcafe right next to the Diana Memorial Playground. Buck Hill Playground has recently been refurbished to give more space for children to explore with the natural environment. While baby is napping you can exercise outdoors at Hyde Park Senior Playground


For a full list of all the children’s centres in RBKC please click here

South of the borough 

Cheyne Children’s Centre
10 Thorndike Close, London SW10 0ST Tel: 020 7349 1650

Chelsea Open Air Nursery School and Children’s Centre
51 Glebe Place, London SW3 5JE Tel: 020 7352 8374

St Cuthbert with St Matthias CE Primary School and Earl’s Court Children’s Centre.
Warwick Road, London SW5 9UE 020 7373 8225

Violet Melchett Children’s Centre
30 Flood Street, London SW3 5RR 020 7938 8621

For a list of what’s on in the South of the borough please click here

North of the borough 

Golborne Children’s Centre
2a, Bevington Road, London W10 5TN Tel 020 8968 5622

St Quintin Children’s Centre
90 Highlever Road, London W10 6PN Tel: 020 8969 2580

Maxilla Children’s Centre
4 Maxilla Walk Kingsdown Close London W10 6NQ Tel: 020 8960 3981

Clare Garden’s Children’s Centre
349 Westbourne Park Road, London W11 1EG Tel:020 7727 2725

St Anne’s Nursery and Children’s Centre
The Latimer Building Freston Road London W10 6TT

For a list of what’s on in the north of the borough please click here


In an emergency phone 999

A non-emergency within the Royal Parks call (0)300 123 1212
You can also report a crime online at www.online.met.police.uk

Congestion Charge
0845 900 1234

Emergencies – Water
0845 9200 888

Emergencies – Gas
0800 0563 861

Emergencies – Electric
0800 0563 861

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
020 8746 800 (switchboard)
For more information on Paediatric Emergency, please read the information for parents leaflet here

Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall
0207 3613000

NHS Direct
0845 4647

Portland Hospital Urgent Medical Appointment Service
0207 3908022

Zafash 24h Pharmacy
+44 207 373 2798
For address and directions, please click here

Provides parenting support; parent to parent support.
Open 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
0808 800 2222

National 24 hour Domestic Violence Helpline
0808 2000 247


Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Road, LONDON, SW10 9NH

Hammersmith Hospital
DuCane Road, LONDON, W12 0HS

Queen Charlotte’s Hospital
Du Cane Road, London, Greater London, W12 0HS
020 3313 1111

Royal Brompton Hospital
Sydney Street, LONDON, SW3 6NP

St. Charles’ Hospital
Exmoor Street, LONDON, W10 9DZ

St. Mary’s Hospital
Praed Street, LONDON, W2 1NY

Royal Marsden Hospital
203 Fulham Road , LONDON, SW3 6JJ

Charing Cross Hospital
Fulham Palace Road, LONDON, W6 8R

For a map with all the local hospitals, please click here