Kingsley Hall

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Kingsley Hall has long been associated with radical movements. It was run by two pacifist feminist sisters in the 30s. Gandhi came to stay with them for 3 months whilst attending conferences about India with the British government.

In the 1980's Kingsley Hall was the set for the film 'Gandhi'. During the filming Richard Attenborough united with the Kingsley Hall Action Group to raise enough funds to carry out an extensive refurbishing. Many of the local community contributed their skills and commitment to bring Kingsley Hall back into a usable community centre.

Kingsley Hall was reopened in February, 1985, and has since gone on to be used for activities ranging from youth groups, holiday outings or arts and photography workshops, to advice work, wedding functions and educational projects.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home

Opening hours

Visitors to Kingsley Hall are welcome by prior arrangement.

Admission charges


Collection details

Social History, World Cultures

Kingsley Hall
Powis Rd
Greater London
E3 3HJ


Kingsley Hall website



David Baker, Kingsley Hall Centre Manager

07739 277 298

David Baker, Kingsley Hall Centre Manager

07739 277 298

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