Kensington Town Hall  

 
 
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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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Holiday Inn London - Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £72  27% 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  23% 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 £228  26% 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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Three Dark Crowns: Kendare Blake in conversation with Alwyn Hamilton
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 27th June 2019 - 6.30pm
Kensington Town Hall, 193 High Street Kensington, W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
The Number 1 New York Times bestselling author, Kendare Blake will be joining us to discuss Two Dark Reigns and the rest of the Three Dark ...More
 
 
 
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Material Innovation: Sustainable Textiles
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th May to 2nd August 2019 - 10am-6pm
Kensington Town Hall, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
An installation of 18 cushions for the atrium seats showcases Land Rover's new range of interior fabrics including a synthetic PVC-free material, suede created from recycled ...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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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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Three Dark Crowns: Kendare Blake in conversation with Alwyn Hamilton
Exhibitions | On 27th June 2019 

Waterstone's - Kensington 3 minutes walk from Kensington Town Hall

The Number 1 New York Times bestselling author, Kendare Blake will be joining us to discuss Two Dark Reigns and ...More

Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition
Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 17th September 2019 

Design Museum 6 minutes walk from Kensington Town Hall

In 2019 the Design Museum stages its version of the Deutsches Filmmuseum's hugely successful exhibition - which began in Frankfurt ...More

 
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

 
Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
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Holland Park Theatre 7 minutes walk from Kensington Town Hall

The annual Opera Holland Park, a highlight of summer in London, returns with 35 performances and five new productions. Held ...More

 
Opera Holland Park: Un Ballo In Maschera
Concerts | Until 29th June 2019 

Holland Park Theatre 7 minutes walk from Kensington Town Hall

Love, power and politics collide in this opera, based on the real life assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden ...More

The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia
The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia
Exhibitions | Until 28th June 2019 

Olympia Exhibition Centre 15 minutes walk from Kensington Town Hall

A popular fixture in the London arts calendar since 1972, the Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair has become part ...More

 
From The Soundhouse
Concerts | On 27th June 2019 

Royal College of Music 15 minutes walk from Kensington Town Hall

RCM musicians perform an eclectic programme of electronic music....More

Summer of Space
Summer of Space
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2019 

Science Museum 16 minutes walk from Kensington Town Hall

The Science Museum celebrates the history of human space exploration with its special five-month festival, Summer of Space. Coinciding with ...More

 
Driverless: Who is in control?
Driverless: Who is in control?
Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2020 

Science Museum 16 minutes walk from Kensington Town Hall

With continuous development of new technology, the concept of a robot-driven society is getting closer and closer. But just how ...More

 
Museum of the Moon
Museum of the Moon
Exhibitions | Until 8th September 2019 

Natural History Museum 16 minutes walk from Kensington Town Hall

Displayed in the Natural History Museum's Jerwood Gallery, and timed to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 ...More

 

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