New Horizons centre

What does it do?

New Horizons ‘multi activity’ centre is a modern, lively, convivial centre for all those aged 50 and over. New Horizons celebrate ‘age, stage and experience’. Their aim is to promote active lifestyles and independence. Whether you are looking for new challenges, health support, or the opportunity to make new acquaintances, do come and see what they have to offer.

New Horizons promotes independence and active lifestyles, provides new interests and challenges, supports health and well-being and encourages fun and enjoyment.

Now into its fourth year, it has over 1000 members and runs more than 60 regular weekly activities at the centre, as well as at various venues in the community.

They also organise and host special events from complementary therapy workshops, consumer protection, home adaptation and financial advice, to cooking courses and wine tasting.

Activities include:

Creative arts: painting in oil and watercolour, drawing, crochet, tatting, jewellery making and sewing
Art history: a class using the internet, talks and field trips
Complementary health sessions: osteopathy, aromatherapy, massage, reiki, reflexology, shiatsu, Indian head massage, toe-nail cutting, counselling and falls prevention
Computer classes: email and internet, digital photography, 'MyGuide'
Carers project: 'Time for Me'
Café: open 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday
Drama and performing arts: drama group, creative writing group, singing, belly dance, jazz dance, line dance, ‘truly salsa’, ballroom dance and Latin dance (both at Chelsea Methodist Church Hall)
Dementia services: ‘My memories café’
Discussion and language classes: current affairs, Spanish conversation, French conversation, Spanish and French languages, poetry reading
Exercise classes: pilates - beginners and advanced; yoga-breathing - intermediate and advanced; Tai Chi - beginners and intermediate;  keep fit; aerobics; chair-based exercise; exercising with arthritis (held at Mary Smith Court)
Fruit and vegetable market: every Thursday - see programme
IT: supported IT sessions
Literature: English literature, words and music, ‘book break’
Newsletter: newsletter production and editorial group
Outings: please see the Age Concern Kensington & Chelsea (incorporating Sixty Plus) programme for what’s on
Special events and ‘one offs’: 
Social events: bridge, board games, social art group, Monday games and social group, Brompton discussion and social group, Cremorne discussion and social group.

Who it is for?

for all those aged 50 and over

Where it is available?

Local service (Kensington and Chelsea).

What it costs:

New Horizons charge a nominal fee of between £1.25 and £3.50 per class. Some volunteer and staff facilitated activities are free of charge, as are most social activities.

How to access or apply for it:

New Horizons look forward to enquiries from new members - just fill in a membership form; there is no fee.

New Horizons
Guinness Trust Estate
Cadogan Street

Phone: 020 7590 8970

Opening times 
Mondays: 9.30am to 4pm
Tuesdays: 9.30am to 4pm
Wednesdays: 9.30am to 4pm
Thursdays: 9.30am to 4pm
Fridays: 9.30am to 4pm
Saturdays: closed
Sundays: closed
Public holidays: closed
Doors open at 9.30am

How to get there

The centre can be reached by the following bus and underground routes:
  • Buses 19, 22, 137, 452 and C1 all of which go along Sloane Street
  • Buses 11, 211 and 319 go along the King’s Road (get off at the shop nearest Draycott Avenue)
  • Bus 360 goes along Sloane Avenue and Draycott Terrace
  • The nearest Underground Station is Sloane Square
Please note; there are no parking facilities at the centre.

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 they can help.

Additional information:

New Horizons is a consortium led by Open Age, with Age Concern Kensington & Chelsea (incorporating Sixty Plus) and the Guinness Trust. It is supported by The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and NHS Kensington & Chelsea.


Info last updated:

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