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11 minutes walk
 
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What to do in London throughout 2017

Plan the perfect year in the capital with our pick of the best events in London 2017. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
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Near Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
Holiday Inn London - Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £72  39% off
Wrights Lane, W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
One of the biggest Holiday Inn hotels in Europe, the Holiday Inn London - Kensington was rebranded at the end of 2016 introducing a new open ... More
 
 
 
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  24% 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
 
 
 
Royal Garden Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £120  26% off
2-24 Kensington High Street, W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
The Royal Garden's main attraction is the view it offers over Hyde Park, towering as it does over the well-kept royal gardens of Kensington Palace. As ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Libraries nearest Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

Nearest to Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Bride Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
Bride Lane, Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 4 miles from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
This specialist library off Fleet Street houses 50,000 books and 3,500 periodicals, catalogues and directories on printing. From techniques to type faces, graphic design to typography, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pancras Square Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
5 Pancras Square, Bloomsbury, London N1C | 4 miles from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
In July 2014 St Pancras Library closed in its former location, Argyle Street, and relocated to shiny new premises at 5 Pancras Square, a new-build 14-storey ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Women's Library
London > Useful Numbers > Libraries
25 Old Castle Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 5.3 miles from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
The Women's Library was established in 1926, as the Library of the London Society for Women's Service, the successor of the London women's suffrage organisation led ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

Near Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
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Night At The Bombay Roxy
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th November to 14th December 2017
Kensington & Chelsea Central Library, The Barkers Building, 63-97 Kensington High Street, W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
Set in 1940s Bombay and performed in the as yet unopened Dishoom in Barkers Building, Kensington, Night at the Bombay Roxy is a site specific production ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
15 Minutes
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th October to 22nd December 2017 - Various Times
Kensington & Chelsea Central Library, 4 Holland Street, W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Diana: Her Fashion Story
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th February 2017 to 1st January 2018 - 10am-4pm
Kensington & Chelsea Central Library, Kensington Gardens, W8 | 7 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
Celebrate the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, in a major exhibition of her dresses, which trace the evolution of the Princess's style from the demure ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

Near Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Coronet
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
103 Notting Hill Gate, Kensington, London W11 | 10 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
Originally built in 1898 as a theatre, Notting Hill's Coronet is now the place to go for a good, old-fashioned cinema experience. The dcor harks back ... More
 
 
 
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The Print Room at the Coronet
London > Entertainment > Theatres
103 Notting Hill Gate, Bayswater, London W11 | 10 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
A non-for-profit venue with a performance space especially popular for experimental dance, theatre and music, The Print Room was established by Anda Winters and Lucy Bailey ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gate Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
11 Pembridge Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 11 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
With an average audience capacity of 70, the Gate has been presenting first class fringe theatre for over 30 years and continues to do so, making ... 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
 
 
 
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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
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 14 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 22 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
LAMDA is among the most famous and prestigious acting schools in the world. It is very hard to be selected for a course here, but almost ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

Kensington & Chelsea Central Library gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Holland Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Ilchester Place, Holland Park, London W8 | 7 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
Pretty, petit Holland Park is the ideal location for those wanting to escape the clamour of the city but who don't want to travel too far ... 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
 
 
 
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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
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Notting Hill Arts Club
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
221 Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, London W11 | 10 minutes from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library
Pricey but always fun, this subterranean dive in the heart of trendy West London enjoys a steady crowd and on big nights it gets absolutely packed ... 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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Night At The Bombay Roxy
Night At The Bombay Roxy
Theatre | Until 14th December 2017 

Dishoom Kensington 3 minutes walk from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

Set in 1940s Bombay and performed in the as yet unopened Dishoom in Barkers Building, Kensington, Night at the Bombay ...More

 
Ferrari: Under the Skin
Ferrari: Under the Skin
Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2018 

Design Museum 5 minutes walk from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

This autumn, the Design Museum marks the 70th anniversary of Ferrari with a major new exhibition. Ferrari: Under the Skin ...More

 
Designs of the Year 2017
Designs of the Year 2017
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Design Museum 5 minutes walk from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

The Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much-anticipated feature of the design calendar and, now ...More

 
Raymond Gubbay's Christmas Classics
Concerts | On 13th December 2017 

Royal Albert Hall 14 minutes walk from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

A traditional concert of seasonal classics and glorious Christmas carols performed by the celebrated Royal Choral Society and the Fanfare ...More

Father Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall
Father Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall
Kids Events | Until 24th December 2017 

Royal Albert Hall 14 minutes walk from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

With his sleigh parked at the Royal Albert Hall but not enough Christmas Spirit to fuel it, Father Christmas needs ...More

 
Christmas Carols & Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall
Christmas Carols & Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall
Seasonal | Until 24th December 2017 

Royal Albert Hall 14 minutes walk from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

The climax of the Royal Albert Hall's Christmas carols programme is the dimly lit traditional Christmas celebration, Carols by Candlelight, ...More

 
Father Christmas At The Hall
Leisure | Until 24th December 2017 

Royal Albert Hall 14 minutes walk from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

The iconic London venue is transformed into a winter wonderland for an immersive and interactive journey to help Father Christmas ...More

Historical Performance Concert
Concerts | On 13th December 2017 

Royal College of Music 15 minutes walk from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

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Illuminating India
Illuminating India
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2018 

Science Museum 16 minutes walk from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

This autumn, the Science Museum celebrates India's contribution to science, technology and mathematics with its special Illuminating India season. The ...More

 
Whales: Beneath the surface
Whales: Beneath the surface
Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2018 

Natural History Museum 16 minutes walk from Kensington & Chelsea Central Library

With a gigantic blue whale skeleton replacing Dippy the Dinosaur in the Natural History Museum's Hintze Hall, the museum is ...More

 

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Carols by Candlelight
Concerts | On 17th December 

Union Chapel

The perfect way to celebrate Christmas, Carols by Candlelight at Union Chapel presents an evening of traditional carols and readings in a beautiful candlelit setting. The Union Chapel singers and Boe Huntress present the evening, ...More

Aftermath: Art In The Wake Of World War One
Exhibitions | From 5th June 

Tate Britain

A century since the end of WWI Tate Britain takes a look at how artists responded to the physical and psychological scars left on Europe. A fascinating and ...More

Murillo: The Self Portraits
Murillo: The Self Portraits
Exhibitions | From 24th February 

National Gallery

Reuniting the only two known self-portraits by Murillo ...More

 
Clementine's Christmas Special At Crazy Coqs
Comedy | From 19th December 

Crazy Coqs

Comedy, Musical....More

Crazy Coqs
Nightlife 

Sharing a doorman with Brasserie Zedel, Crazy Coqs is an intimate cabaret and live music venue....More

Scarlatto
Scarlatto
Dining 

Enver (manager) and best friend Toni (chef) would like to welcome you to their beautiful ...More

 
Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Exhibitions | From 28th June 

National Portrait Gallery

Almost a decade after his death, and coinciding ...More

 
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: Formosa
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: Formosa
Dance | From 9th May 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Choreographer and writer Lin Hwai-min's new work takes ...More

 
Carmen La Cubana
Carmen La Cubana
Dance | From 1st August 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

The UK premiere of Carmen La Cubana featuring Bizet's classic score, with new orchestrations by ...More

 
Akram Khan Company: XENOS
Akram Khan Company: XENOS
Dance | From 29th May 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Sixteen years after his first production, Kaash, talented choreographer and dancer Akram Khanis set for ...More

 
St Columba's Church of Scotland
Attractions 

The chapel for the London Scottish Regiment, a Grade II listed building, houses a fine array of Scottish county arms....More

London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary, Shakespeare's Globe gets a new Artistic Director and three ...More

 
May in London 2018
Article 

The Royal Ballet presents Queen Elizabeth, the Chelsea Flower Show blossoms, Rita Ora plays Brixton Academy and Regent's Park Open Air Theatre opens with Peter Pan in May 2018....More

Zippos: Cirque Berserk!
Zippos: Cirque Berserk!
Theatre | From 5th February 

Peacock Theatre

With jaw-dropping stunts, tricks and contemporary artistry, Cirque Berserk! is back with its most famous ...More

 
Street Feast National Pizza Day Pizza Palace
Street Feast National Pizza Day Pizza Palace
Foodie Events | On 8th February 

Hawker House

Foodism presents the first-ever National Pizza Day this ...More

 
Peckham Levels
Peckham Levels
Entertainment 

Previously a disused car park, the building that's home to rooftop bar Frank's Café has ...More

 
Hot-Tail Bar: Il Tetto
Hot-Tail Bar: Il Tetto
Drinking 

With winter terrace Il Tetto the roof of Selfridges award winning cocktail king Mr Lyan ...More

 
April in London 2018
Article 

Don't be fooled, Easter falls on 1st April in 2018. It's the London Marathon on 22nd and Chess returns to the West End for the first time since 1986. ...More

Christmas in London 2017
Christmas in London 2017
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Tis the season to be jolly, the decorations are up, the lights are on, the ...More

 
 
 
 
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