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Visitor information

    Visitors cycling on Kenley Common
    Visitors cycle on Kenley Common​​​​

Kenley Common is a much-loved site with a rich heritage associated with the Battle of Britain airfield. The flat, accessible perimeter track is popular with visitors of all ages. To find out all the information you need to visit the site see below.

When you are planning your visit to the site, please be aware of the byelaws which tell you what you can and can't do during your visit.

We welcome walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Cycling and horse riding are permitted on the public bridleways and permissive rides as shown on our visitor map.

Your dog is very welcome, but we would ask you to read the guidance below to ensure you're walking your dog responsibly.

We hope you enjoy your visit to Kenley Common.

Contact us

For any further information, please contact:

City of London Corporation
Ashtead Estate Office
Woodfield Road
KT21 2DU

Please send an email to contact us.

01372 2790 83

Or in the case of an emergency please call 01372 2794 88​.

Getting to us

Kenley Common can be visited from several different entrances.


The closest stations to Kenley Common are Kenley Rail Station, Whyteleafe Rail Station and Upper Warlingham Rail Station. All are within a 15 minute walk of the eastern edge of Kenley Common. For details of train times please visit the National Rail website.


The Southdown PSV 409 service runs Monday to Saturday from Selsdon to East Grinstead via Caterham, and stops by Kenley Common on Buxton Lane/Ninehams Road.

The Transport for London 466 service from Addington Village stops at either Coulsdon Common/The Fox or Caterham-on-the-hill at Tesco. For details of bus times, please visit the Traveline website.

Both are a 15 minute walk to the airfield which is sign-posted as ‘RAF Kenley Tribute’ or you may see signs for ‘Surrey Hills gliding club’.


Kenley Common lies close to junction 7 of the M25. There is no public car park on Kenley Common. For the location please see Streetmap or use the AA route planner to plan your journey.

Alternatively, you can plan your journey with the Transport for London journey planner.​

Visitor map and leaflet

Download our Visitor Map (420KB) and Visitor Leaflet (300KB) to accompany your visit to Kenley Common.​​

Site facilities

Around the airfield perimeter track on Kenley Common there is a Heritage Trail which follows a series of illustrated display boards documenting the history of Kenley Airfield during the Battle of Britain.

The perimeter track which runs around the airfield is a hard surfaced track which is accessible for wheelchair and pushchair users.

FREE car parking is available in a layby in Hayes Lane which runs around the airfield.


Kenley Common is one of the four Coulsdon Commons. When the City of London bought the Coulsdon Commons in 1883, a set of byelaws were drawn up to help with the management of the site. The latest version of the Coulsdon Commons byelaws is available below.

Download Coulsdon Commons Byelaws (70KB)

Walking your dog responsibly

The Commons are a great place for exercise and that's good for you and your dog. You are welcome, as are all our visitors, but remember you must be able to control your dog so as not to alarm other people, worry livestock or disturb wildlife.

If your dog is off the lead you must be able to see where it is and it should return to you on your command. If both points are true you are in control of your dog and you are a responsible owner.

Please read notices on gateways. Just because you can't see livestock it doesn't mean they're not there.

  • If you're not sure how your dog will behave around other animals (sheep, deer and other dogs) please put it on a lead.
  • Know where your dog is at all times.
  • No one wants an animal to suffer, so keep in control of your dog. If the worst happens, tell us at once, so we can deal with the situation.

Download City Commons dog control leaflet (400KB)