Waterstone's - Kensington  

 
 
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193 High Street Kensington, Kensington, London W8 6SH
 
 
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Mon to Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 12pm-6pm
 

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Waterstone's, one of the largest high street booksellers in the UK, is a relative newcomer on the block. It first opened in Old Brompton Road, London, in 1982 and now its flagship store resides at what used to be Simpsons of Piccadilly - the iconic menswear department store. Its winning formula is the 3 for 2 offers, endless supply of current pulpfiction and the sheer mass of books on the miles of shelves. It's a formula that has the purists - and plenty of authors - shaking their heads and, in extreme cases, inciting boycotts. With more than 300 stores on our high streets it is difficult to avoid this giant. However when you want to pop in for a beach read, to stock up on your university reading list or the latest biography it couldn't be more comfortable or convenient.

 

Waterstone's - Kensington events

 
David Bowie - a celebration.David Bowie - a celebration.A celebration of the life of David Bowie with Mary Finnigan and Clifford Slapper2017-01-05T19:00:00+00002017-01-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Waterstone's - Kensington, 193  High Street Kensington      W8 6SH
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David Bowie - a celebration.
An Evening with Peter MayAn Evening with Peter MayOne of our favourite crime writers Peter May joins us to discuss the 6th book in the Enzo Macleod series Cast Iron. This special event will be followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.2017-01-24T19:00:00+00002017-01-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Waterstone's - Kensington, 193  High Street Kensington      W8 6SH
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An Evening with Peter May
Jerusalem Ablaze - an evening with Orlando Ortega-MedinaJerusalem Ablaze - an evening with Orlando Ortega-MedinaCome and hear Orlando Ortega-Medina discuss his debut short story collection Jerusalem Ablaze with Douglas Anderson2017-02-22T19:00:00+00002017-02-22T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Waterstone's - Kensington, 193  High Street Kensington      W8 6SH
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Jerusalem Ablaze - an evening with Orlando Ortega-Medina
 

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Earls Court Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Hornton Street Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
Young Street NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Kensington Close Hotel & Spa
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £63  25% off
Wrights Lane, W8 | 2 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
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 £61  31% off
Scarsdale Place, W8 | 3 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
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
 
 
 
NH Kensington Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £76  22% off
202-220 Cromwell Road, SW5 | 7 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
This clean, comfortable modern hotel made up of six Victorian houses is a short walk from Earls Court Tube station from where the Piccadilly line can ... More
 
 
 
 
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Nearest to Waterstone's - Kensington
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Children's Book Centre
London > Shopping > Books
237 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
This is a bookshop and a whole lot more, with everything on offer from padded books for tots, through wonderful picture books and on to first ... More
 
 
 
WH Smith
London > Shopping > Books
Hornton Court, 136 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
A branch of Smiths is a fixture of practically every high street up and down the country. The chain sells stationery, magazines, books, greeting cards, gifts, ... More
 
 
 
Children's Book Centre
London > Shopping > Books
237 Kensington High Street, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
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Hotel Chocolat
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
163 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Waterstone's - Kensington
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 | 2 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
MAC Cosmetics
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
28a Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 5 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
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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Near Waterstone's - Kensington
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Designs of the Year 2016
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th November 2016 to 19th February 2017
Waterstone's - Kensington, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | 4 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
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
 
 
 
Ongoing
Beazley Designs Of The Year
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th November 2016 to 19th February 2017 - 10am-5.45pm
Waterstone's - Kensington, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | 4 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
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
 
 
 
Ongoing
The Making Of The Design Museum
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th November 2016 to 28th February 2017 - 10am-5.45pm
Waterstone's - Kensington, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | 4 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
The photographer Koto Bolofo documented the conversion of the building and this display shows the process....More
 
 
 
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Odeon Kensington
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
263 Kensington High Street, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
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The Threesixty Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Dial Walk, Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
... More
 
 
 
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18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
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 | 2 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
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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Kensington Town Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
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 ... More
 
 
 
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Balans - Kensington
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
187 Kensington High Street, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as Waterstone's - Kensington
From a plate of pasta to rib eye steak, you can get food all day long at Balans brasserie. One of five London Balans branches, this ... More
 
 
 
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Britannia
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
1 Allen Street, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Waterstone's - Kensington
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Yashin
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
1a Argyll Road, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Waterstone's - Kensington
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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Education near Waterstone's - Kensington

Near Waterstone's - Kensington
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
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
 
 
 
Kensington and Chelsea Student Support Section
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Town Hall, Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
Student support ... More
 
 
 
Heythrop College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
... More
 
 
 
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Club Kensington
London > Leisure > Fitness
201 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Waterstone's - Kensington
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Spirit Health Club
London > Leisure > Fitness
Posthouse Hotel Kensington, Wrights Lane, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
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The Roof Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
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
 
 
 
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The Abingdon
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
54 Abingdon Road, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
... More
 
 
 
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
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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The Scarsdale
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23A Edwards Square, Kensington, London W8 | 5 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
If pubs were judged by their location and setting, The Scardale Tavern in Kensington would top many lists for this really is quaint London at its ... More
 
 
 
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Piano
London > Nightlife > Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
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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Babylon at the Roof Gardens
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
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 Waterstone's - Kensington
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 Close Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
Wrights Lane, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
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Kensington Conference and Events Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
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 Waterstone's - Kensington
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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A Kylie Christmas
Concerts | Until 10th December 2016 

Royal Albert Hall 2.47 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

The Melbourne-born pop sensation who originally found fame on TV soap Neighbours presents Christmas-themed shows for the winter. She will ...More

Father Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall
Father Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall
Kids Events | Until 24th December 2016 

Royal Albert Hall 2.47 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

Children can explore the grand Royal Albert Hall through an hour-long interactive festive adventure culminating in a visit to Father ...More

 
Eleonora Damizia
Concerts | On 9th December 2016 

Royal Albert Hall 2.47 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

Eleonora's trio show will take you from jazz standards to bossa nova and beyond, to some of the most exquisite ...More

Sacconi Quartet
Concerts | On 9th December 2016 

Royal College of Music 2.49 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

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RCA Christmas Fete
Shopping | Until 11th December 2016 

Royal College of Art 2.5 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

Community & Lifestyle, Fete....More

Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Seasonal | Until 8th January 2017 

Natural History Museum 2.57 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

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 Waterstone's - Kensington

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

 
Novo
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 16th December 2016 

La Maison Des Artistes 2.58 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

A strict hip hop, R&B and house policy awaits you as DJs drop fresh tunes....More

Walking Tour: Christmas With Victoria And Albert
Tours | On 9th December 2016 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 2.85 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

A guided tour of Kensington Gardens exploring Victorian traditions such as robins on Christmas cards and geese for Christmas dinner....More

Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World
Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World
Exhibitions | Until 23rd April 2017 

Design Museum 3.38 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

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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