Newsletter 1st of July

Hello lovely KM readers,
Here’s your weekly newsletter from Kensington mums.
Keeping you in the loop with the local scoop


Hello July! Finally the sun decided to show up. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend with your family and little ones.

Rhythm Time (Kensington Mum’s featured sponsor) has just launched its award-winning music classes in Notting Hill. Both fun and educational, these multi-sensory classes are attended by over 10,000 babies and toddlers across the UK each week and aim to boost the three C’s – Confidence, Creativity and Coordination whilst helping a child’s development and life skills. Babies can join from birth up to the age of 3 years. Make sure you try their FREE DEMO CLASS this Friday 5th July. Time: 3.00pm Baby Class (birth to 12mths), 3.45pm Toddler Class (12mths – 3yrs). Location: St.George’s Campden Hill, Aubrey Walk, W8 7JG Click here for more information or call Katie on 07899 964 320.


Come rain or shine, Portobello Market is one of Kensington Mum’s favourite street markets in the area. Boasting with tourists, residents and on-lookers this market is always buzzing. You can find anything from fruit and vegetables, to fashions and accessories through to maps and books, toys and games, and antique furniture to name but a few. Also not to forget to various snacks and lunches along the way. A lovely walk, despite the crowd with a pram on a Saturday morning.


 KM events

Part 2. Kensington Mums Motherhood Exhibition, Portraits and Video is out, you can browse through them and the video montage of the Mums motherhood journey. Stay tuned for part 3.




Kensington Mums is organising Summer drinks in August in case you are around. This will be by invitation only (other half/partners/husbands are welcome). If you would like to join us, please email [email protected] with subject heading Summer drinks to receive more information including date and surprise location.


Save Lives with Race for Life. Join Kensington Mums in Race for Life at Hyde Park on 14th of July 2013 at 11:00 AM for the 5k by using the Group ID: DM51861 when signing up. Visit to find the team and  don’t forget to enter to your local Race for Life event.  Let’s all beat Cancer together! Click here for more information. To sponsor the Kensington Mums team please give generously and you can do so online by clicking here. Our target is £1,000. We are so far at 59%, thanks to all who sponsored our team.



Bird and Nature Walk in Holland Park. 6th of July. A free guided nature walk around Holland Park looking for fauna and flora of seasonal interest with local expert Ian Thomson (the Friends of Holland Park). Open to the general public who have an interest in birds and nature, duration approximately one and a half hours. Start at 9am, meet by Lord Holland’s statue, Lord Holland Pond, Holland Park (W8). Contact 020 7602 0304 or visit for further information

Wimbledon Finals Screening at the Duke of York Square 5-7 July 2013. Watch the finals on Duke of York Square’s 14ft screen for the finals of the  Wimbledon finals weekend live. You can reserve complimentary cushions by calling 0203 675 0645



The Telegraph Bath Children’s Literature Festival (27 September – 6 October) seeks to entertain children and teenagers, and to enthuse them about reading. It aims to create a friendly, family atmosphere in which young book fans can meet their favourite authors and book characters, take part in craft activities, quizzes and games and experiment with their own writing and drawing in fun creative workshops. Booking now open, click here for more information.


Hampstead Summer Fair. 30 June -6th July. A week-long celebration of Hampstead’s unique and vibrant community including chess tournaments, fairground attractions, live music  and much more. Click here for more information.


British Airways Silent Picturehouse is returning to the enchanting arches of London’s Vinopolis this summer, where five of the very best travel-inspired films will be shown simultaneously across five screens. Silent Picturehouse will be showing Skyfall, Top Gun, The Beach, Jaws and our Fan’s Choice. There’s lots to enjoy whilst you travel the world from your seat including hotdogs, popcorn, ice-cream, sweets and treats all included in the price of your Silent Picturehouse ticket. This unique cinema experience can be enjoyed from 22 July – 26 July and tickets are now available.


Kids Sushi Class at Whole Foods Kensington. 8th July 2013. Do you and your kids love sushi? Would you or your kids like to have our sushi chefs show you how to make sushi? Book yourself or your child into our sushi class to learn the fundamentals of this special craft from our very own Genji chef’s. They’ll teach you how to roll sushi like a pro! To book for the next class, please click here.


Get Fit For Free featuring Bootcamp. Want to get ride of the baby fat?  until 31st JULY. Get Fit For Free is an hour-long free weekly class featuring a mix of calisthenics and body weight exercises with interval and strength training. Instructors are from the nearby 37° gym who will push you to a limit you wouldn’t normally go to on your own. Suitable for all fitness levels just turn up in your workout gear. For your first class please turn up 10 minutes before as you will have to register and complete a Par-q form. Classes are limited in size; therefore it will be run on a first, come first served basis. Location. The scoop at more London. Click here for more information.


Baby rhyme time and storytime at your local library. Mondays, storytime 10am-10.20am at Kensington Central Library.  Baby rhyme time, Wednesday and Friday starting at 10am-10.20am. These are always fun packed 20min sessions for under 5s and their carers. Click here for full timetable and other local libraries in the borough.



Free hands-on art workshops and drawing sessions at National Gallery Sunday 7th July at 11am and 2pm. Brocade to Broccoli. Suitable for families ages 5–11.

Free Drop-in Workshop: The Tiny Big Apple at Somerset House. 6th July 2013. Suitable for 6-11. Click here for more information.




A new leaflet containing a selection of activities located between Holland Park Avenue and the Kings Road area is set to make life more active for children and young people in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.