Kensington & Chelsea Central Library  

 
 
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12 Philimore Walk, Kensington, London W8 7RX
 
 
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11 minutes walk
 
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Hornton Street Car Park
 
1 minutes walk
 
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4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London Events 2016

Find out the best London 2016 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2016 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £51  25% off
Scarsdale Place, W8 | 4 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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 Olympia Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £58  33% off
225 Kensington high street, W8 | 4 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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
 
 
 
Best Western Seraphine Kensington Gardens Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £80  34% off
7-9 Kensington High Street, W8 | 5 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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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Now On
Anarchy In The UK: #PUNKLONDON
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 11th April to 31st May 2016 - Various Times
Richard Young Gallery, 4 Holland Street, W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
...More
 
 
 
On Soon
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 Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Longest Reign
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th September 2015 to 31st December 2016 - 10am-5pm
Kensington Palace State Apartments, Kensington Gardens, W8 | 7 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
A film installation celebrating key moments in the lives of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II, from the milestone coronations, weddings and births, to the roles ...More
 
 
 
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The Threesixty Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Dial Walk, Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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Odeon Kensington
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
263 Kensington High Street, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kensington Town Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
18 Stafford Terrace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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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Shopping near Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

The best shops and markets near Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hotel Chocolat
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
163 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Non-Stop Party Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
214 Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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 | 3 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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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Restaurants near Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

What are the best dining options near Kensington & Chelsea Central Library London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Yashin
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
1a Argyll Road, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
14 Kensington Arcade, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pavilion
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
96 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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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Education near Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

Near Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
Kensington and Chelsea Student Support Section
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Town Hall, Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
Student support ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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 | 4 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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Kensington & Chelsea Central Library gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Roof Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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 & Chelsea Central Library
Fitness Club ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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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Pubs near Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

The best pubs near London Kensington & Chelsea Central Library.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Abingdon
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
54 Abingdon Road, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Scarsdale
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23A Edwards Square, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Piano
London > Nightlife > Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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
 
 
 
Benedicts Restaurant & Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
Wine bar ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Babylon at the Roof Gardens
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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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Meeting venue hire near Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Kensington & Chelsea Central Library.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kensington Conference and Events Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kensington Roof Gardens
London > Business > Venue Hire
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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 & Chelsea Central Library
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 1040 people.... More
 
 
 
 

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

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

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

DAS INSTITUT
Exhibitions | Until 22nd May 2016 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 2.3 miles from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

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

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

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

The late Swedish painter Hilma af Klint, now regarded as a pioneer of abstract art, "claimed to ...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 Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

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

Phil Nichol
Comedy | On 29th April 2016 

Royal Albert Hall 2.47 miles from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

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

Bancroft & Lyne
Concerts | On 29th April 2016 

Royal Albert Hall 2.47 miles from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

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 Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

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

Alex Hutton
Concerts | On 29th April 2016 

Royal Albert Hall 2.47 miles from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

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 Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

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 Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

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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