Kenley Common 9373

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Features of the commonland survive in the form of boundaries and old trees, and the common today consists of chalk grassland, ancient woodland, with cattle and sheep continuing to graze here.


Kenley Common is a remnant of ancient commonland, preserved in 1883 when it was acquired by the Corporation of London. At that time it also took in Kenley Airfield, land for which was taken during WWI; in 1925 additional land to the east was given as public open space in compensation. Some land on the airfield perimeter has since been transferred back and contains remnants of fighter pens (Blast Bays) from the historic RAF airfield.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.


Rail: Whyteleafe, Upper Warlingham, Kenley. Bus: 407, 09, 411, 434


  • London Parks and Gardens Trust