Historic Houses

Kensington & Chelsea is rich in history. A reflection of this is the high amount of  architecturally important historic buildings in the area, some of which are open to the public.


Follow in the footsteps of Charles Dickens or George Eliot

and visit a house that has changed little since 1895.

Carlyle's House


Step back into Victorian times and be guided round
the wonder and peculiarities of the Sambourne residence.

18 Stafford Terrace



Set within Kensington Gardens the royal home has grand rooms to view and enchanting exhibitions on show.

Kensington Palace