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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South Kensington Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
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Imperial Wharf Station
 
28 minutes walk
 
 
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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 £140  31% off
109-113 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 1 minute from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
Set just off from Old Brompton Road in the heart of fashionable South Kensington, The Kensington Hotel has a real history to match its stylish, understated ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  22% 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 DoubleTree by Hilton - Kensington is in one of London's ... More
 
 
 
Cheval Harrington Court Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £135  32% 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
 
 
 
 
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Kall-Kwik
London > Shopping > Books
76 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
A large chain of copy and print shops. Provides the usual range of print, copy and design services. ... More
 
 
 
The French Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
28 Bute Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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Gloucester Road Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
123 Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 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
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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Altered States - Tabatha Andrews | Heywood & Condie
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th June to 26th August 2016 - 12midnight-6pm
Royal British Society Of Sculptors, 108 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
An exhibition exploring perception and sensory interpretation through immersive installation, sculptural and sonic form and the profoundly different sculptural approaches of Tabatha Andrews and Heywood & ...More
 
 
 
The Wunderkammer
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: 24th June, 29th July and 26th August 2016 at 6.45pm-8pm and 8.30pm-9.45pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 6 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
Acclaimed improv group Do Not Adjust Your Stage present TED-style panel talks with guest speakers....More
 
 
 
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Sensational Butterflies
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 24th March to 11th September 2016
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes 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 butterfly house on the museum lawn. ...More
 
 
 
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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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Cadogan Contemporary
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
87 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
One of the leading contemporary art galleries in the UK, Cadogan Contemporary has been exhibiting British up and coming and veteran artists for over 25 years. ... More
 
 
 
Royal British Society Of Sculptors
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
108 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
From its head offices in London the Royal British Society of Sculptors runs five sculpture shows a year, displaying the 3D artform in all its shapes ... 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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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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Language Link Ltd.
London > Education > English Language Courses
21 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
12-16 per class. Under £200pw... More
 
 
 
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Trevor Blount Pilates
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
5 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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Body Club (Queens Moat House Hotels)
London > Leisure > Fitness
2-10 Harrington Road, South Kensignton, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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Holiday Inn, The Gym
London > Leisure > Fitness
100 Cromwell Road, Kensignton, Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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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 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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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 14 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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
 
 
 
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La Maison Des Artistes
London > Nightlife > Bars
17a Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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Ghost INC
London > Nightlife >
7-11 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
Perhaps the last thing you would expect under South Kensington's upmarket Gainsborough Hotel is a compact cocktail bar pumping out electro house and nu-wave until 2.30am ... More
 
 
 
Boujis
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
43 Thurloe Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
Private members club with a regular pack of paparazzi parked outside waiting for royals to exit after one too many vodka red bulls. Its popularity comes ... More
 
 
 
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The Kensington Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
109-113 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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The Hall at St Augustine's Parish Church
London > Business > Venue Hire
117 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute 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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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Concerts | On 28th June 2016 

Cadogan Hall 1.98 miles from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

Plays violin in and conducts Vaughan Williams's Fantasia On A Theme By Thomas Tallis, Mozart's Violin Concerto No 3 and ...More

Cuttin' It
Theatre | Until 9th July 2016 

Royal Court Theatre 1.99 miles from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

Charlene James tackles the urgent issue of FGM in Britain in a timely drama, which unfolds through the eyes of ...More

Chinese Afternoon Tea at Harrods
Chinese Afternoon Tea at Harrods
Foodie Events | Until 25th April 2017 

Chai Wu Harrods 2.01 miles from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

An eastern twist on the traditional afternoon tea, Chai Wu, the elegant Chinese restaurant on the fifth floor of Harrods, ...More

 
Richard Wilson: 20:50
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

The British sculptor's large-scale installation, created with recycled engine oil and steel....More

Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones
Exhibitions | Until 4th September 2016 

Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

Combining more than 500 original Stones' artefacts such as rare instruments, original stage designs, iconic costumes, diaries and posters, alongside ...More

Exhibitionism
Exhibitionism
Exhibitions | Until 4th September 2016 

Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

Going strong for 50 years and counting, the Rolling Stones stage their first major exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, documenting ...More

 
Etel Adnan: The Weight Of The World
Exhibitions | Until 11th September 2016 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 2.3 miles from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

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 Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

A single-channel video work which serves as a commentary on the intrusiveness of digital information and the reliance on technical ...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 Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

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 Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

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

 
 
 
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