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Welcome to Kenley

Located in the picturesque county of Surrey, Kenley is a charming suburban area with a rich history and a peaceful atmosphere. Nestled on the southern edge of London, Kenley offers residents a perfect blend of countryside living and easy access to London.

Kenley  has its own station on the London Bridge line with some services taking just 40 minutes into London.

THINGS TO DO

This vast green space of Kenley common is perfect for long walks or simply enjoying the natural beauty. It also offers fantastic views of the North Downs.

Kenley Aerodrome has a designated space which is open to the public and runs the circumference of the airfield.  It provides the perfect spot for bike riding, running or walking.  On a clear day you may also be treated with scenes of gliders taking off from the aerodrome runway. 

If you fancy flying a Guilder, the Surrey Hills Guilder club operated from Kenley Aerodrome.  There is also a thriving Air Cadet Squadron in Kenley for teens aged 12 – 17.

Founded in the year 1970, the Portcullis Club is situated on the fringes of Kenley Aerodrome and serves as the dedicated gathering spot for the Royal Air Forces Association. This welcoming club extends its arms to embrace new members, including both current and former RAF personnel, as well as local residents eager to lend their support to this noble cause. The club features a fully licensed bar that opens on various days of the week and plays host to numerous events throughout the year. What sets the Portcullis apart is its impressive collection of hundreds of photographs and memorabilia, harking back to the year 1920 when the airfield first commenced its operations.

SHOPS & EATERIES

Kenley is the home of The Wattenden Arms, its very own local pub. Furthermore, when it comes to dining and coffee culture, Kenley residents are in for a treat, as they can explore the numerous restaurants and cafes in the nearby towns of Caterham and Purley.

While Kenley does have a modest selection of shops, for added shopping convenience, residents can readily access the diverse array of stores in the neighbouring towns.

HISTORY

Kenley’s rich and storied history very much centres around RAF Kenley.   It played a significant role in the defence of London during both World War I and World War II.  Both Hurricane and Spitfire aircraft were flow from Kenley.  The airbase is an essential part of the United Kingdom's aviation heritage.  Kenley was closed an operational base in 1959.

At the entrance of the aerodrome, you will find a memorial sculpture.  This poignant memorial stands as a tribute to the enduring legacy of RAF Kenley, an airbase and it honours all those who valiantly served at this historic location.

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