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

 
Meet Bill BaileyMeet Bill BaileyMeet comedian, musician, actor, TV and radio presenter Bill Bailey at Waterstones Kensington, signing copies of his Remarkable Guide to British Birds. There is no need to book but please arrive early to meet Bill at this exclusive event.2016-10-12T19:30:00+01002016-10-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Waterstone's - Kensington, 193  High Street Kensington      W8 6SH
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Meet Bill Bailey
An Evening with Ryan GattisAn Evening with Ryan GattisThe excellent Ryan Gattis will be in conversation with actress Debbie Chazen discussing his book All Involved and who knows what else. He's a great author but he's also a great talker, so don't miss this one.2016-10-17T19:00:00+01002016-10-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Waterstone's - Kensington, 193  High Street Kensington      W8 6SH
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An Evening with Ryan Gattis
Heroes and VillainsHeroes and VillainsDan discusses heroes and villains in history and discusses his adventures and television programmes and his work on the podcast History Hit.2016-11-17T19:00:00+00002016-11-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Waterstone's - Kensington, 193  High Street Kensington      W8 6SH
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Heroes and Villains
London History Festival - The SommeLondon History Festival - The SommeListen to Hugh in discussion with Saul David about one of the most important battles ever fought.2016-11-21T19:00:00+00002016-11-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Waterstone's - Kensington, 193  High Street Kensington      W8 6SH
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London History Festival - The Somme
 

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Hornton Street Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
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5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Kensington Close Hotel & Spa
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £67  28% 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
 
 
 
Best Western Seraphine Kensington Olympia Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £51  35% off
225 Kensington high street, W8 | 2 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
The Best Western Seraphine Kensington Olympia Hotel provides an intimate and relaxing accommodation choice that is ideal for those with either business or leisure pursuits. Located ... More
 
 
 
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £57  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
 
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Meet Bill Bailey
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 12th October 2016 - 7.30pm
Waterstone's - Kensington, 193 High Street Kensington, W8 | Same location as Waterstone's - Kensington
Meet comedian, musician, actor, TV and radio presenter Bill Bailey at Waterstones Kensington, signing copies of his Remarkable Guide to British Birds. There is no need ...More
 
 
 
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Linda Hirst: My Life In Song
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 13th October 2016 - 7pm
Waterstone's - Kensington, Kensington High Street, W8 | 4 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
...More
 
 
 
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A Kind Of Magic: A Celebration Of Freddie Mercury's 70th Birthday
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 6th September to 5th November 2016 - Various Times
Waterstone's - Kensington, 4 Holland Street, W8 | 5 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
Photographs documenting notable moments in the legendary musician's life, taken by photographer and close friend of Mercury's Richard Young....More
 
 
 
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Near Waterstone's - Kensington
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
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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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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
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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
Fitness Club ... More
 
 
 
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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
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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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Serpentine Pavilion And Summer Houses 2016
Exhibitions | Until 9th October 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

Bjarke Ingels' striking fibreglass box pavilion and four specially designed summer houses....More

Marc Camille Chaimowicz
Marc Camille Chaimowicz
Exhibitions | Until 20th November 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

Widely known for his work which explores the space between public and private, design and art, Chaimowicz's works include painting, ...More

 
Helen Marten: Drunk Brown House
Exhibitions | Until 11th November 2016 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 2.3 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

Installations by the London-based artist and 2016 Turner Prize nominee who combines distinct imagery and materials to create eclectic, large-scale ...More

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2016: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2016: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
Exhibitions | Until 9th October 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

This summer the Serpentine Pavilion, the annual architectural project commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery, goes beyond its usual scope ...More

 
Tabor Robak: Drinking Bird Seasons
Exhibitions | Until 13th November 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

A single-channel video work by the American media artist, which serves as a commentary on the intrusiveness of digital information ...More

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: A Celebration Of John Williams
Concerts | On 1st October 2016 

Royal Albert Hall 2.47 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

Robert Ziegler conducts the orchestra in a tribute the one of the world's leading film composers, performing a selection of ...More

Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour
Tours | Until 31st October 2016 

Natural History Museum 2.57 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

Explore the zoology collection, encounter treasures within the 22 million animal specimens housed there and learn more about the latest ...More

Bauer Brothers Art Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 26th February 2017 

Natural History Museum 2.57 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

Botanical and zoological drawings and paintings by the accomplished natural history artists and brothers who worked in the first half ...More

Images Of Nature
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Natural History Museum 2.57 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

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

Colour And Vision
Colour And Vision
Tours | Until 6th November 2016 

Natural History Museum 2.57 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

Colour and Vision at the Natural History Museum follows a 565-million-year journey through the eyes of nature. Exploring the role ...More

 
 
 
 
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