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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Kensington Close Hotel & Spa
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £63  28% off
Wrights Lane, W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
In 2012 Kensington Close Hotel & Spa completed a £40m renovation and extension project in celebration of their Golden 50th Birthday. This includes over 700 ... More
 
 
 
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £60  28% off
Scarsdale Place, W8 | 5 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
On a quiet residential corner just off High Street Kensington, this high rise hotel benefits from a wealth of shops, restaurants and bars outside its door. ... More
 
 
 
Royal Garden Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £119  22% off
2-24 Kensington High Street, W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
The Royal Garden's main attraction is the view it offers over Hyde Park, towering as it does over the well-kept royal gardens of Kensington Palace. As ... 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
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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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Richard Young Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
4 Holland Street, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
The gallery of celebrity photographer Richard Young displays the famous faces he has captured. Starting out in 1974, his career has led him to work with ... More
 
 
 
Rainbow Suite
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
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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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Designs of the Year 2016
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th November 2016 to 19th February 2017
Kensington Town Hall, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
The Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much anticipated feature of the design calendar. And in 2016 there's an added sense ...More
 
 
 
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Beazley Designs Of The Year
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th November 2016 to 19th February 2017 - 10am-5.45pm
Kensington Town Hall, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
The ninth annual celebration, showcasing the cutting-edge of architecture, fashion, products, transport, graphics and digital design, with references ranging from Tate Modern's Switch building to the ...More
 
 
 
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Longest Reign
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th September 2015 to 31st December 2016 - 10am-5pm
Kensington Town Hall, Kensington Gardens, W8 | 7 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
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The Threesixty Theatre
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Dial Walk, Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
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Odeon Kensington
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
263 Kensington High Street, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
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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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Non-Stop Party Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
214 Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
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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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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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Kensington and Chelsea Student Support Section
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Town Hall, Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as Kensington Town Hall
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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
 
 
 
Heythrop College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 5 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
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The Roof Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
Although a restaurant, clubbing and event venue, the extraordinary Kensington Roof Gardens are still accessible to the general public during the day if there are no ... More
 
 
 
Spirit Health Club
London > Leisure > Fitness
Posthouse Hotel Kensington, Wrights Lane, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
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London Archers
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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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The Churchill Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Kensington Church Street, 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
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The Scarsdale
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23A Edwards Square, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
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Piano
London > Nightlife > Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
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Babylon at the Roof Gardens
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington Town Hall
Richard Branson's rooftop restaurant-come-nightclub at Kensington Roof Gardens is a favourite with the glam girls of Kensington, who can be seen at all hours sipping cocktails ... 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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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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Wam Bam Club Christmas Special
Theatre | On 3rd December 2016 

Royal Albert Hall 2.47 miles from Kensington Town Hall

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Concerts | Until 3rd December 2016 

Royal College of Music 2.49 miles from Kensington Town Hall

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La Finta Giardiniera
Concerts | Until 3rd December 2016 

Royal College of Music 2.49 miles from Kensington Town Hall

Harry Fehr directs this production of Mozart's early comic opera. Conducted by Michael Rosswell. Sung in Italian....More

Bauer Brothers Art Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 26th February 2017 

Natural History Museum 2.57 miles from Kensington Town Hall

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Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
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Natural History Museum 2.57 miles from Kensington Town Hall

The Natural History Museum's annual icing-over of its gardens kicks off again from 27th October. The 1,000 square ...More

 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016
Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2017 

Natural History Museum 2.57 miles from Kensington Town Hall

Swarming mayflies, ethereal killer whales and curious foxes are among the creatures captured on camera at this year's Wildlife Photographer ...More

 
Images Of Nature
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Natural History Museum 2.57 miles from Kensington Town Hall

Historic prints, watercolours and paintings of the natural world, which span 350 years, hang alongside modern images created by scientists, ...More

Longest Reign
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 2.85 miles from Kensington Town Hall

A film installation celebrating key moments in the lives of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II, from the milestone coronations, ...More

I Call My Brothers
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Gate Theatre 3.22 miles from Kensington Town Hall

Director Tinuke Craig makes her Gate Theatre debut with Jonas Hassen Khemiri's timely drama about a man, who becomes a ...More

Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World
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Design Museum 3.38 miles from Kensington Town Hall

One of three opening exhibitions at the Design Museum in its brand new Kensington home presents eleven newly commissioned installations ...More

 
 
 
 
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