Kensington & Chelsea Central Library  

 
 
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12 Philimore Walk, Kensington, London W8 7RX
 
 
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Notting Hill Gate Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
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Hornton Street Car Park
 
1 minutes walk
 
Young Street NCP
 
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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Near Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
Kensington Close Hotel & Spa
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £61  21% off
Wrights Lane, W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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 £57  42% 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 £47  25% 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
 
 
 
 
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Events near Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

Near Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
Ongoing
Anarchy In The UK: PUNKLONDON
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 11th April to 12th August 2016
Richard Young Gallery, 4 Holland Street, W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
...More
 
 
 
On Soon
Reverb
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 11th June, 16th July and 13th August 2016 - 12.30pm-5pm
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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Near Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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
... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

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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Nightlife near Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

Kensington & Chelsea Central Library clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 5 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Etel Adnan: The Weight Of The World
Exhibitions | Until 11th September 2016 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 2.3 miles from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

Paintings, drawings, poetry, film and tapestry by the Beirut artist....More

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

Serpentine Pavilion And Summer Houses 2016
Exhibitions | Until 9th October 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

The Serpentine Galleries has expanded its internationally acclaimed programme of exhibiting architecture in a built form by commissioning four architects ...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 Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

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

 
Alex Katz
Exhibitions | Until 11th September 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

American artist Alex Katz 's stylised figurative portraits were the subject of several major museum exhibitions in ...More

Etel Adnan
Exhibitions | Until 11th September 2016 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 2.3 miles from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

The first solo exhibition in a UK public institution dedicated to the Lebanese-American painter, ...More

Prom 21: Aurora Orchestra
Concerts | On 31st July 2016 

Royal Albert Hall 2.47 miles from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

Nicholas Collon conducts the orchestra and oboist Francois Leleux to perform Wolfgang Rihm's Gejagte Form and Richard Strauss's Oboe Concerto ...More

Prom 22: Ravel, Lera Auerbach And Debussy
Concerts | On 31st July 2016 

Royal Albert Hall 2.47 miles from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

Edward Gardner conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Crouch End Festival Choruse to perform Ravel's Mother Goose - Suite, the ...More

The BBC Proms 2016
The BBC Proms 2016
Concerts | Until 10th September 2016 

Royal Albert Hall 2.47 miles from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

Held yearly at the Royal Albert Hall, the Proms is arguably the most popular season of classical music the world ...More

 
Pop Goes The Weasel!
Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2016 

Royal College of Art 2.5 miles from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

Contemporary sculpture and works by Ann Carrington including the opportunity to view the Royal Jubilee Banner commissioned by the Queen ...More

 
 
 
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