New Horizons is a lively, convivial centre in Chelsea. Our aim is to promote active lifestyles and independence. Whether you are looking for new challenges, health support or the opportunity to make new acquaintances, why not come and see all that we have to offer.
Membership is for all residents aged 50+ in the borough of Kensington & Chelsea. For non RBKC borough residents who want to join New Horizons, there is a waiting list for membership, which is reviewed quarterly.
We look forward to inquiries from new members - joining is simply a matter of filling out the membership form; there is no fee.
Opening Times: 9:30 - 4.00 Monday to Friday.
There are over 80 regular weekly activities at the centre, as well as at various venues in the community. We charge a nominal fee of between £1.25 and £3.00 per class. We also organise and host special events from complementary therapy workshops, consumer protection, financial advice to cooking courses and wine tasting.
For a full list of this terms classes and events, please see our programme.
New Horizons Café
Open 9:30 - 4:00 Monday to Friday (last service 4:00).
Run in partnership with Open Age and the Camden Society, New Horizons Café sits at the heart of the New Horizons Activity Centre in Chelsea. The café is an ideal place to meet friends for breakfast, morning coffee, lunch or a light snack or after attending one of the exciting classes the centre provides. The Bradbury Orangery offers a welcoming environment and everyone is welcome. Our chefs have created a daily changing menu with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and world cuisine. We offer soups, main meat, fish and vegetarian dishes at affordable prices, also sandwiches and a range of homemade cakes including gluten free. We have an extensive range of Fairtrade teas and coffees as wells as soft drinks and freshly squeezed juice.
New Horizons Café also offers a full event catering service and is able to provide a range of buffets, large of small, for all tastes and budgets. Give us a call on 020 7590 8972 to discuss your requirements.
Learning and growing with New Horizons Café
As part of the Camden Society’s Unity Works training and employment programme, the café offers Traineeships and Life Skill training for people with learning disabilities aged 14 years old upwards. If you are interested, or want to know more about new Horizons Café training programmes then you can contact New Horizons at 020 7590 8972 or visit the Camden Society website: http://www.thecamdensociety.co.uk
How to find New Horizons
Buses 19, 22, 137, 452 and C1 go along Sloane Street
Buses 11, 211 and 319 go along the King's Road (stop nearest to Draycott Avenue)
Bus 360 goes along Sloane Avenue and Draycott Terrace
Sloane Square is the nearest Tube. (Circle & District Line).
New Horizons has NO parking. RBKC residents' parking permit holders can park in any resident's parking bay.
There are Disabled Parking bays at 39 Cadogan Gardens, two on one side of the road, one opposite (all near Peter Jones).
If you need help getting to New Horizons
New Horizons is easily accessible by public transport. However, for those residents of Kensington and Chelsea who are unable to use public transport, assistance in getting to and from New Horizons activities is available. Ring the centre to find out more about how we can help.
For information on other free or low cost transportation options available to older people, click on the following links:
New Horizons is run by a consortium of Open Age (lead partner), Age UK Kensington & Chelsea, and The Guinness Trust.
New Horizons is funded by RBKC, NHS Kensington and Chelsea, Adult and Community Learning, and by other charitable trusts. We are also supported by our members, who volunteer their skills and help run the centre through the Members' Forum. Open Age is always looking for new volunteers to help us run all our wonderful classes and events. If you’re interested in volunteering, please visit our volunteer information page.
Phone: 020 7590 8977
Programmes, Skills & IT Co-ordinator
Phone: 020 7590 8974
Support Services Co-ordinator
Phone: 020 7590 8970
Time for Me Co-ordinator
020 8962 4141
Bradbury Orangery Café
Phone: 020 7590 8972
Phone: 020 7590 8970
Leaving a Gift in Your Will
Open Age is raising awareness of leaving a gift to charity in your will. Legacies are an important way to support Open Age, as they help us to plan so that we can be there in the future for older people who need us. As well as providing for your family, friends and other loved ones in your will, please do consider the possibility of leaving a gift to Open Age.
New Reed Centre!
We are delighted to be working in partnership with Octavia to deliver activities for older people at The Reed, a vibrant new community hub. For more information click here.