The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is an inner London borough of Royal borough status. As the smallest borough in London and the second smallest district in England, this urban area is one of the most densely populated in the UK.
Opening on Kensington High Street in summer 2018, Japan House is the new cultural home of Japan in London. It includes an exhibition gallery, a theatre, a ﬁne-dining Japanese restaurant and a retail ﬂoor of thoughtfully curated Japanese products. This is complemented by a diverse line-up of exhibitions, events, workshops, and seminars.
The historical studio-homes, Leighton House and Sambourne House, are the extraordinary legacies left by two ‘celebrities’ of the late Victorian era: Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896), celebrated painter and president of the Royal Academy of Arts; and Edward Linley Sambourne (1844 -1910), Chief Cartoonist at the infamous satirical magazine Punch.
Cromwell Place is a membership organisation providing a first-of-its-kind exhibition, working and event space for arts professionals. Their buildings offer a year-round programme of exhibitions across 15 gallery spaces, which are open to the public, alongside Member benefits including private viewing rooms, coworking, meeting rooms, art storage and a Club Room.