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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Hotels near Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

Near Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
The Regency Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £95† 34% off
100 Queens Gate, SW7 | 1 minute from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
The Regency Hotel in South Kensington on the tree-lined road of Queens Gate is in a prime spot near Old Brompton Road with a good choice ... More
Blakes Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £141† 22% 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
Cranley Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £108† 33% off
10 Bina Gardens, SW5 | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
Three 1869 townhouses combine to make The Cranley, a tranquil temporary residence within walking distance of Gloucester Road Tube. Each of the 39 rooms is individually ... More
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Alternative Books nearest Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

Nearest to 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Glossy, coffee table books are what speciality book store Taschen do best. From art to architecture, film to fashion, every glamourous topic is covered and the ... More
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Shopping near Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

The best shops and markets near Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Events near Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

Near Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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The Digital Dinosaur: Talk
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Monday 26th January 2015 - 2.30pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
A talk about the scientific techniques being used to study the Museum's Stegosaurus....More
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Jacqui Scott & Harry The Piano
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Monday 26th January 2015 - 8.30pm
The Pheasantry, 152-154 Kings Road, SW3 | 11 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
One of the great British West End leads meets one of Britain's greatest pianists....More
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Binkbeats
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Monday 26th January 2015 - 8pm-10.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 12 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
Experimental electronica from the Dutch musician and producer....More
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Entertainment near Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

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, 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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Sights and Attractions near Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Information Age
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, 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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Restaurants near Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

What are the best dining options near Waterstone's Old Brompton Road London?
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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
... More
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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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Education near Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

Near Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, 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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Leisure near Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

Waterstone's Old Brompton Road gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Pubs near Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

The best pubs near London Waterstone's Old Brompton Road.
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The Duke of Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, SW5 | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
Gastropub... More
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The King's Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
190 Fulham Road, Chelsea, SW10 | 8 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
Gastropub... More
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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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Nightlife near Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

Waterstone's Old Brompton Road clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Evans & Peel Detective Agency
London > Nightlife > Bars
310c Earls Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 11 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
Taking the speakeasy trend to another level, the Evans & Peel Detective Agency is a bar moonlighting as fully functioning detective company. The basement bar can ... More
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Meeting venue hire near Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Waterstone's Old Brompton Road.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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