Kensington Town Hall  

 
 
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Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 7NX
 
 
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Soon after the amalgamation of Kensington with Chelsea in the seventies the two old town halls were replaced with a joint civic centre, the current Kensington Town Hall in Hornton Street. Designed by architect Sir Basil Spence, the foundation stone was laid in 1973 and the building opened in 1977. As well as being the offices for the local council, there are spaces to hire within the town hall including the great hall which can seat 820 people theatre style, and the small hall on the first floor with capacity for 190.

 

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4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn London - Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £72  37% off
Wrights Lane, W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
One of the biggest Holiday Inn hotels in Europe, the Holiday Inn London - Kensington was rebranded at the end of 2016 introducing a new open ... More
 
 
 
The Milestone Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £313  29% off
1 Kensington Court, W8 | 7 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
'Luxury' best sums up these rooms and apartments overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens in one of London's most coveted positions. Apartments come with fireplaces, en-suite marble ... More
 
 
 
Baglioni Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £223  28% off
60 Hyde Park Gate, SW7 | 8 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
You can really tell the Italian influence on this London branch of the Roman boutique hotel group. Not only is it located a short step from ... More
 
 
 
 
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18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
For a virtually untouched and immaculately preserved slice of Victorian living, visit this delightful building. One of the only genuine Victorian townhouses remaining and virtually unchanged ... More
 
 
 
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18 Stafford Terrace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
For a virtually untouched and immaculately preserved slice of Victorian living, visit Edward Linley Sambourne a delightful museum and one of the few genuine Victorian ... More
 
 
 
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St Mary Abbots Parish Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kensington High Street, W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, the most famous and most sought after architect of his day, St Mary Abbots Church on Kensington High ... More
 
 
 
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Design Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
224-238 Kensington High Street, Bankside, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
In 2016 the Design Museum moves from is long standing home at Shad Thames to a venue three times the size, the former Commonwealth Institute building ... More
 
 
 
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Holland Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Holland Park Avenue / Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 7 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
Small, pretty park in west London. Pretty, petit Holland Park is the ideal location for those wanting to escape the clamour of the city but who don’t ... More
 
 
 
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Leighton House Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12 Holland Park Road, Holland Park, London W14 | 9 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
Leighton House is one of the most opulent museums in London, and its small scale makes it easy enough to explore thoroughly in an afternoon. Located ... More
 
 
 
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Cartographic Colour by Giles Revell
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 16th April to 31st May 2019 - 7am-11pm
Kensington Town Hall, 99 Kensington High Street, W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More
 
 
 
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David Adjaye: Making Memory
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 2nd February to 4th August 2019
Kensington Town Hall, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
Architect David Adjaye examines the idea of the monument at the Design Museum where seven of his buildings come under the spotlight. The London based architect, ...More
 
 
 
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Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th April to 17th September 2019
Kensington Town Hall, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
In 2019 the Design Museum stages its version of the Deutsches Filmmuseum's hugely successful exhibition - which began in Frankfurt in 2004 and has since travelled ...More
 
 
 
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The Print Room at the Coronet
London > Entertainment > Theatres
103 Notting Hill Gate, Bayswater, London W11 | 9 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
A non-for-profit venue with a performance space especially popular for experimental dance, theatre and music, The Print Room was established by Anda Winters and Lucy Bailey ... More
 
 
 
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The Coronet
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
103 Notting Hill Gate, Kensington, London W11 | 9 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
Originally built in 1898 as a theatre, Notting Hill's Coronet is now the place to go for a good, old-fashioned cinema experience. The dcor harks back ... More
 
 
 
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Gate Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
11 Pembridge Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 10 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
With an average audience capacity of 70, the Gate has been presenting first class fringe theatre for over 30 years and continues to do so, making ... More
 
 
 
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Hotel Chocolat
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
163 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
The High Street Kensington branch of Hotel Chocolat has an in-store cafe where weary shoppers can re-charge their batteries with a mug of Liquid Chocolat - ... More
 
 
 
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MAC Cosmetics
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
28a Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
Ultra-chic, ultra-hip cosmetics with colours to die for, all imported from Canada. A must-have for the cosmetics connoisseur. For a treat you can book a session ... More
 
 
 
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Non-Stop Party Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
214 Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
This is a one-stop non-stop shop for all your party needs. From decorations - streamers, banners, pinata and confetti - to luminous novelties and dressing-up ... More
 
 
 
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Yashin
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
1a Argyll Road, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
The London sushi scene got a whole lot better with the opening of High Street Kensington's upmarket Yashin in autumn 2010. Brought to you by two ... More
 
 
 
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Pavilion
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
96 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
Acclaimed chef Adam Simmonds, previously of Michelin starred Adam Simmonds Restaurant at Danesfield House, oversees the 60-seat Pavilion restaurant on Kensington High Street where quality local ... More
 
 
 
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The Ivy Kensington Brasserie
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
96 Kensington High Street, W8 | 2 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
Opposite High Street Kensington tube station, all-day dining at The Ivy Kensington Brasserie is a sophisticated affair. Open for ... More
 
 
 
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 14 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
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London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 22 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
LAMDA is among the most famous and prestigious acting schools in the world. It is very hard to be selected for a course here, but almost ... More
 
 
 
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London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
An excellent members archery club that shoots in the grounds of Kensington Palace in summer and in Pimlico in winter. Archery is a totally satisfying sport, ... More
 
 
 
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Holland Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Ilchester Place, Holland Park, London W8 | 7 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
Pretty, petit Holland Park is the ideal location for those wanting to escape the clamour of the city but who don't want to travel too far ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2 | 12 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
Technically two different parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical and historical terms one huge, merging expanse. Almost every kind of outdoor pursuit takes ... More
 
 
 
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The Churchill Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
Now more England's national cuisine than sausages and mash, Thai food (the perfect accompaniment to a cooling pint of lager), saw its inauguration in the small, ... More
 
 
 
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The Abingdon
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
54 Abingdon Road, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
Always a popular hangout with the South Kensington locals, The Devonshire Arms had a fresh lick of paint in 2014 and emerged with its proper pub ... More
 
 
 
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Piano
London > Nightlife > Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
If you ask your friends about this place, not many will know. It's not wildly off the beaten track either, situated directly opposite High Street Ken ... More
 
 
 
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Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
Opposite Kensington Palace, an area not known for its nightlife, Hyde Kensington cocktail bar has a drinks list by world ... More
 
 
 
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Notting Hill Arts Club
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
221 Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, London W11 | 10 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
Pricey but always fun, this subterranean dive in the heart of trendy West London enjoys a steady crowd and on big nights it gets absolutely packed ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Conference and Events Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as Kensington Town Hall
Kensington Conference and Events Centre, Just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington Underground Station, Kensington Chelsea and Events Centre is a highly adaptable, purpose-designed ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Roof Gardens
London > Business > Venue Hire
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
An oasis high in the sky above Kensington High Street, the Roof Gardens comprises one and a half acres of themed gardens. These gardens surround an ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Palace
London > Business > Venue Hire
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 1040 people.... More
 
 
 

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David Adjaye: Making Memory
David Adjaye: Making Memory
Exhibitions | Until 4th August 2019 

Design Museum 6 minutes walk from Kensington Town Hall

Architect David Adjaye examines the idea of the monument at the Design Museum where seven of his buildings come under ...More

 
Joe Bonamassa
Concerts | Until 26th April 2019 

Royal Albert Hall 14 minutes walk from Kensington Town Hall

The award-winning American blues rock guitarist, who first performed at the tender age of 12, strums through his back catalogue....More

The Sun: Living With Our Star
The Sun: Living With Our Star
Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2019 

Science Museum 16 minutes walk from Kensington Town Hall

This autumn, the Science Museum hosts blockbuster exhibition The Sun: Living With Our Star. The biggest ever exhibition to be ...More

 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018
Exhibitions | Until 8th September 2019 

Natural History Museum 16 minutes walk from Kensington Town Hall

The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is a highlight of the year at the Natural History Museum, consistently ...More

 
Emma Kunz
Emma Kunz
Exhibitions | Until 19th May 2019 

Serpentine Gallery 17 minutes walk from Kensington Town Hall

Geometric drawings inspired by spiritualism go on display at the Serpentine Gallery at the first UK solo exhibition by the ...More

 
Hito Steyerl: Power Plants
Hito Steyerl: Power Plants
Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2019 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 17 minutes walk from Kensington Town Hall

Named "the most influential person in contemporary art" in 2017 by ArtReview in its Power 100 list, German filmmaker and ...More

 
Atelier E.B: Passer-by
Atelier E.B: Passer-by
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2020 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 17 minutes walk from Kensington Town Hall

The collaborative fashion label led by designer Beca Lipscombe and artist Lucy McKenzie presents a bespoke collection alongside a display ...More

 
Open Mic Jam Sessions
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 24th April 2019 

The Troubadour 18 minutes walk from Kensington Town Hall

A chance to perform in front of a live audience....More

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