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.

 

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Earls Court Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
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Hornton Street Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
Young Street NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Best Western Seraphine Kensington Olympia Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £58  23% 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 £51  35% 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
 
 
 
Best Western Seraphine Kensington Gardens Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £80  26% off
7-9 Kensington High Street, W8 | 6 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
The small, quiet and friendly Best Western Seraphine Kensington Gardens Hotel occupies a prime spot overlooking Kensington Gardens and is ideally located for the Royal Albert ... 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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Monday's Child Presents The Candle Club
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 13th May 2016 - 7.30pm-9.45pm
The Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street, W8 | 3 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
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The Roof Gardens Comedy Festival
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Sunday 26th June 2016 - 3pm-9pm
The Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street, W8 | 3 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
Comedy, Stand-Up....More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 11th April to 31st May 2016 - Various Times
Richard Young Gallery, 4 Holland Street, W8 | 5 minutes from Waterstone's - Kensington
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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
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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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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
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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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Live Lounge
London > Nightlife > Bars
183 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as Waterstone's - Kensington
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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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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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Tabor Robak: Drinking Bird Seasons
Exhibitions | Until 13th November 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

A single-channel video work which serves as a commentary on the intrusiveness of digital information and the reliance on technical ...More

Hilma af Klint: Painting the Unseen
Hilma af Klint: Painting the Unseen
Exhibitions | Until 22nd May 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

The late Swedish painter Hilma af Klint, now regarded as a pioneer of abstract art, "claimed to ...More

 
DAS INSTITUT
Exhibitions | Until 22nd May 2016 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 2.3 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

Kerstin Bratsch, a German artist living in New York City, and fellow artist Adele Roder have been ...More

Daytime Performances: Halau Hula O Na Mele 'Aina O Hawai'i With Ei Arakawa In Das Institut
Concerts | Until 30th April 2016 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 2.3 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

A performance of Hawaiian music in conjunction with the exhibition....More

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Concerts | On 29th April 2016 

Royal Albert Hall 2.47 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

The guitarist and double bassist perform jazz standards and original songs written by Sophie....More

Roger Hodgson
Concerts | On 29th April 2016 

Royal Albert Hall 2.47 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

The Portsmouth-born singer-songwriter and co-frontman of the progressive rock band Supertramp, performs his classic rock material including Dreamer, Give A ...More

Phil Nichol
Comedy | On 29th April 2016 

Royal Albert Hall 2.47 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

Host, Mae Martin introduces the ground-breaking and surreal stand-up and improviser. With support from the multi-award winning Carl Hutchinson....More

Alex Hutton
Concerts | On 29th April 2016 

Royal Albert Hall 2.47 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

The jazz pianist performs music from his critically acclaimed album Magna Carta Suite, released in 2015....More

Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius
Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius
Exhibitions | Until 4th September 2016 

Science Museum 2.53 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

Ever wondered what Leonardo da Vinci's ambitious inventions would have looked like in real life? Now, thanks ...More

 
Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2015-16
Exhibitions | Until 2nd May 2016 

Natural History Museum 2.57 miles from Waterstone's - Kensington

Now in its 51st year, the international photography competition for adults and young people showcases award-winning images of wildlife and ...More

 
 
 
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