Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

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99-101 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 3LE
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Mon to Sat 9:30 - 18:30, Sun 12:00 - 18:00

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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 Simpson’s of Piccadilly - the iconic menswear department store. It’s winning formula is the 3 for 2 offers, endless supply of current pulp fiction 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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

South Kensington Tube Station
4 minutes walk
Gloucester Road Tube Station
5 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

West Brompton Overground Station
16 minutes walk
Imperial Wharf Station
28 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
9 minutes walk
Union Car Parks
11 minutes walk

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    The Kensington Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £139† 23% off
    109-113 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 1 minute from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £100† 37% off
    100 Queens Gate, SW7 | 1 minute from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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    The Ampersand Hotel
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £128† 42% off
    10 Harrington Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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    Crockatt and Powell
    London > Shopping > Books
    345 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW10 | 9 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
    If you hate the commercial, branded feel of mega bookshops like Waterstones and Borders this one's a treat. An independent that treats you like an individual. ... More
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    John Sandoe Books
    London > Shopping > Books
    10 Blacklands Terrace, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 14 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
    A delightful discovery, this well-established independent book shop was set up by John Sandoe in 1957 and has been owned by the staff since 1989 who've ... More
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    Taschen
    London > Shopping > Books
    12 Duke of York Square, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 15 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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    Christie's South Kensington
    London > Shopping >
    85 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
    Established in 1776, Christie's holds sales ranging from Old Masters to the contemporary arts. In 1990 it broke all records with the sale Van ... More
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    Moxon's
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    17 Bute Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
    Fishmonger Robin Moxon is regarded as one of the best suppliers of fish in London and is all too familiar with early morning trips to Billingsgate ... More
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    Gilding the Lily
    London > Shopping > Florists
    Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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    London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 29th November 2014 to 6th July 2015 - Various Times
    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 8 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
    Prints, posters, photographs, books and artefacts highlighting the important role of the printed medium when addressing social and political issues....More
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    Chamber Essentials: Music For Woodwind
    London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Monday 6th July 2015 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
    Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, SW7 | 10 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
    Students perform Glazunov Saxophone Quartet, Prokofiev Vision Fugitives and Rimsky-Korsakov's Quintet In B Flat Major For Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Horn And Bassoon....More
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    Declan Zapala
    London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Monday 6th July 2015 - 8pm
    Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 12 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
    Watford-born virtuoso guitarist fuses classical and contemporary styles....More
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    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
    The Cine Lumiere is a shining beacon for all fans of European and World cinema. Attached to the Institut Francais, its programme is varied and intelligent, ... More
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    Science Museum IMAX
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
    The huge IMAX screen - ten times bigger than the average screen - at the Science Museum is one of the few places in London where ... More
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    Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Kings Road, SW10 | 9 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
    Chickenshed theatre company has been working to make theatre inclusive for over 30 years and in 2011 they launched a new theatre programme in Kensington and ... More
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    London > Attractions > Museums
    Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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    London > Attractions > Museums
    Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
    The Science Museum in South Kensington houses one of the most comprehensive collections looking at the development of science and industry, and it is all done ... More
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    Information Age
    London > Attractions > Museums
    Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 7 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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    London > Restaurants > American restaurants
    107 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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    107 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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    London > Restaurants > American restaurants
    93-95 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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    London > Education > Evening Classes
    165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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    The London School of Painting and Drawing
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 15 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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    Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Hester Road, SW11 | 17 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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    Lush Spa
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    123 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 11 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
    More than just a skincare shop, this branch of Lush on the Kings Road houses the Lush Spa. An overpowering mix of perfumes assaults the nose ... More
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    Ushvani
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    1 Cadogan Garden, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 16 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, SW5 | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    190 Fulham Road, Chelsea, SW10 | 8 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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    The Cadogan Arms
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    298 Kings Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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    Eighty Six
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    86 Fulham Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
    Eighty-Six is the brainchild of George Adams and Charlie Kearns, the duo behind Verbier's Coco Club. A popular place for after hours socialising for the Fulham ... More
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    Barts
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
    Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ... More
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    Evans & Peel Detective Agency
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    310c Earls Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 11 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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    Natural History Museum
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
    The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from ... More
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    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 8 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    190 Queen's Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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    Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea
    Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea
    Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2015 

    Natural History Museum 6 minutes walk from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

    The Natural History Museum's exhibition Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea examines the spectacular seascapes and richness of life ...More

     
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    Kids Events | Until 13th September 2015 

    Natural History Museum 6 minutes walk from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

    From chomping caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Natural History Museum comes alive this summer with the erection of a tropical ...More

     
    Cravings: Can Your Food Control You?
    Cravings: Can Your Food Control You?
    Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2016 

    Science Museum 7 minutes walk from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

    Cravings: Can Your Food Control You? at the Science Museum explores the power that food has over our bodies, brains ...More

     
    Churchill's Scientists
    Churchill's Scientists
    Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2016 

    Science Museum 7 minutes walk from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

    The Science Museum's major exhibition of 2015 is Churchill's Scientists, which will run from January 2015 until early 2016. Marking ...More

     
    Revelations: Experiments in Photography
    Revelations: Experiments in Photography
    Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2015 

    Science Museum 7 minutes walk from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

    Featuring rare images by some of the pioneers of photography since the 1840s, Revelations: Experiments in Photography explores the influence ...More

     
    Blue & White: British Printed Ceramics
    Exhibitions | Until 3rd January 2016 

    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 8 minutes walk from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

    The quintessentially British style of ceramic design is presented in this exhibition, featuring works from the 1750s to the present ...More

    All Of This Belongs To You
    All Of This Belongs To You
    Exhibitions | Until 19th July 2015 

    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 8 minutes walk from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

    A timely exhibition, with Britain about to go to the polls, All of this Belongs to You examines the role ...More

     
    Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer Of India And Burma, 1852-1860
    Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer Of India And Burma, 1852-1860
    Exhibitions | Until 11th October 2015 

    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 8 minutes walk from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

    Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852-1860 will see the V&A display some of the earliest and most ...More

     
    Shoes: Pleasure and Pain
    Shoes: Pleasure and Pain
    Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2016 

    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 8 minutes walk from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

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