Seven cars seized in the operation. During a similar operation in 2014, 12 vehicles were seized.
It took place on Wednesday (June 3), and saw a 24-year-old on a moped stopped on Pembroke Road after he attempted to drive away from police.
He was arrested on suspicion of theft, motor and drugs offences as well as being wanted for theft of motor vehicle and recall to prison.
Crime prevention advice was offered to all motorists and specialist examiners from the Metropolitan Police's Roads and Transport Policing Command conducted ‘spot checks’ on vehicles to ensure their road worthiness.
Inspector Steve Jones, who led the operation for Kensington & Chelsea Borough, said: “The success of this operation is owed to the tenacity of our team and their determination to act on the issues which affect targeted areas of our borough.
"While catching criminals was on the top of our agenda, we seized every opportunity to engage with our community and offer important crime prevention advice where possible.
“Clearly these operations work in getting message across to rogue road users that we will find you as proven the drop in the number of seized last year.”