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99-101 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 3LE
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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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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
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Car Parks

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

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100 Queen's Gate Hotel London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £94† 36% off
100 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 1 minute from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
Neighbours with the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum, the 100 Queen's Gate Hotel is in one of London's most ... More
Cheval Harrington Court Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment † from £49† 24% off
13 Harrington Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
With 33 open plan, one, two and three bedroom apartments, Cheval Harrington Court offers exceptional home living within the heart of South Kensington. The newly refurbished ... More
Blakes Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £166† 29% off
33 Roland Gardens, SW7 | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
Anouska Hempel has a signature minimalist interior design style and everything about Blakes in South Kensington has been designed to her exacting taste. From the black ... More
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European Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
123 Gloucester Road, Soho, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
Well stocked bookshop selling books for European languages and literature, serving Londoners since 1964. Useful for all learners and readers of all ages, and includes ... More
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The Italian Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
123 Gloucester Road, Soho, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
Whether you're an Italian living in London or interested in learning the language, the Italian Bookshop has something to offer. A wide range of educational books, ... More
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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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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
Superior florist directly opposite South Kensington Tube Station. They sell flowers to the great and good of this area and as you might expect, this means ... More
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Near Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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Museum of the Moon
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 17th May to 8th September 2019
Waterstone's Old Brompton Road, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 6 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
Displayed in the Natural History Museum's Jerwood Gallery, and timed to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Museum of the Moon ...More
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 19th October 2018 to 8th September 2019
Waterstone's Old Brompton Road, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is a highlight of the year at the Natural History Museum, consistently showing fresh perspectives on animals, insects, ...More
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Near Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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Cine Lumiere
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, Chelsea, London 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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Natural History Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
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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Science Museum
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, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
A major permanent gallery on the second floor of the Science Museum, open on 25th October 2014, Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World is ... More
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Gourmet Burger Kitchen
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
107 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
New Zealanders take their burgers pretty seriously, and back in 2001 three Kiwis living in London found themselves homesick from the lack of well-crafted quality burgers ... More
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Gourmet Burger Kitchen
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
107 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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Byron
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
93-95 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
Of all the many burger chains in London, Byron is the least gimmicky and could well be the best. Byron claims to source its beef from ... More
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Near Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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
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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
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
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 17 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
Downstairs from LA Fitness (keep going past the people who look like they're about to die on the running machines) you'll find G-Spa. A world away ... More
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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
One of Knightsbridge's better kept secrets is the Ushvani day spa, tucked away in a Grade II listed building on Cadogan Gardens. Founded by Usha Arumugam, ... More
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The Duke of Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW5 | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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The King's Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
190 Fulham Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London 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
The Cadogan Arms has been given a facelift by Tom and Ed Martin - the brothers behind The Botanist, The Gun, The Well, Hat & Tun ... More
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 1 minute from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
The guys behind Boujis, Raffles and Mahiki - Jake Parkinson-Smith, Carlo Carello, Piers Adam and Fraser Carruthers - offer a party place ... 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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Beaver Lodge
London > Nightlife > Bars
266 Fulham Road, SW10 | 11 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
From the people who brought you Barts, Maggie's and Bunga Bunga, Beaver Lodge is a mountain cabin and dance ... More
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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
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 2450 people.... More
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The Gore Hotel
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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Timothy Lines directs music from the Second Viennese School, including Berg and Webern, alongside works by two celebrated British composers ...More

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