Kenley Common is a 56 hectare (139 acre) public open space located in the London Borough of Croydon. It forms part of a larger area of open countryside, within the London Green belt, that links London with the wider countryside of Surrey.
Kenley Common lies in the North Downs Natural Area and is a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (Metropolitan grade) for its grassland habitats. With its mosaic of chalk, neutral and acid grasslands as well as ancient woodland and scrub, this site provides a fantastic home for wildlife, as well a quiet place for people to enjoy.
Kenley Common surrounds Kenley Airfield which is owned by the Ministry of Defence and used by the Royal Air Force for glider training. The common holds seven World War II fighter pens which together are a Scheduled Monument. However, it is the completeness of the airfield, the history of which is closely bound up with Kenley Common, that makes this a site of national historical significance.
Registered charity no. 232989
You may not realise that Kenley Common is a Registered Charity. We value every penny of your generous donations to help us protect these green spaces for recreation and health for future generations to enjoy. To contribute, however small, please call 01372 279 083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org