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Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

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99-101 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, 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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    The Kensington Hotel London London

    The Kensington Hotel London

    from 131 35% off
    109-113 Queen's Gate, London, SW7 5LR 1 minutes away 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

    The Regency Hotel London London

    The Regency Hotel London

    from 100 28% off
    100 Queens Gate, London, SW7 5AG 1 minutes away 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

    The Ampersand Hotel London

    The Ampersand Hotel

    from 128 35% off
    10 Harrington Road, London, SW7 3ER 4 minutes away from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

    Discover The Ampersand Hotel, this 111 room boutique hotel combines contemporary design, service, food and technology within a building dating back to 1888. The rooms are ...More

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    Crockatt and Powell

    345 Fulham Road, Chelsea, SW10 9TW 9 minutes away 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

    10 Blacklands Terrace, Knightsbridge, SW3 2SR 14 minutes away 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

    12 Duke of York Square, Knightsbridge, SW3 4LY 15 minutes away 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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    Christie's South Kensington

    85 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, SW7 3LD 1 minutes away 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

    17 Bute Street, South Kensington, SW7 3EY 2 minutes away 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

    Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, SW7 2NB 4 minutes away 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
    Christie's Lates: The Art Of Interior Design London

    Christie's Lates: The Art Of Interior Design

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    Dates: Tuesday 4th August 2015 - 6pm-8.30pm
    Christie's South Kensington, 85 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, SW7 3LD 1 minutes away from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

    A talk on the creative processes behind interior design....More

    Create! Pattern Cutting (Ages 13-15) London

    Create! Pattern Cutting (Ages 13-15)

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    Dates: Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th August 2015 - 11am-4pm
    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 2RL 8 minutes away from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

    Learn pattern-cutting skills with fashion designer Juliana Sissons....More

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    Prom 25: Monteverdi: Orfeo

    Today Only
    Dates: Tuesday 4th August 2015 - 7.30pm-10pm
    Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Soho, SW7 2AP 12 minutes away from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

    Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists transform the Royal Albert Hall into the 17th-century Mantuan court of the Gonzagas with some of Monteverdi's ...More

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    Near Waterstone's Old Brompton Road
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    Cine Lumiere

    Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, SW7 2DT 3 minutes away 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

    Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, SW7 2DD 7 minutes away 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

    Kings Road, Chelsea, SW10 0AS 9 minutes away 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

    Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 5BD 6 minutes away 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

    Exhibition Road, South Kensington, SW7 2DD 7 minutes away 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

    Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, SW7 2DD 7 minutes away 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

    107 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, SW7 3LE 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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    107 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, SW7 3LE Same location as Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

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    Byron

    93-95 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, SW7 3LD 1 minutes away from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

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    Dana Centre

    165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, SW7 5HD 7 minutes away 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

    23 Kensington Square, Kensington, W8 5HN 15 minutes away 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

    1 Hester Road, Battersea, SW11 4AN 17 minutes away 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

    63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, SW7 2NJ 6 minutes away from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

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    Lush Spa

    123 Kings Road, Chelsea, SW3 4PL 11 minutes away 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

    1 Cadogan Garden, Knightsbridge, SW3 2RJ 16 minutes away from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

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    The Duke of Clarence

    148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, SW5 0BE 4 minutes away from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

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    The King's Arms

    190 Fulham Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, SW10 9PN 8 minutes away from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

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    The Cadogan Arms

    298 Kings Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, SW3 5UG 9 minutes away 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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    Barts

    Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, SW3 3DW 9 minutes away 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

    310c Earls Court Road, Earls Court, SW5 9BA 11 minutes away 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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    Ping

    180-184 Earl's Court Road, Earls Court, SW5 9QG 14 minutes away from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

    We can't help but feel that Boris Johnson would approve of Ping, a cavernous venue which serves cocktails, pizzas and ping pong (or whiff whaff if ...More

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    Natural History Museum

    Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 5BD 6 minutes away 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

    Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 2RL 8 minutes away from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

    Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 2450 people....More

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    The Gore Hotel

    190 Queen's Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, SW7 5EX 11 minutes away from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

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    Christie's South Kensington  1 minute walk from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

    A talk on the creative processes behind interior design.... More

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    Exhibitions | Until 9th September 2015
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    Christie's South Kensington  1 minute walk from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

    An auction of unusual object d'art.... More

    Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea
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    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

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year
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    Exhibitions | Until 30th August 2015
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    Natural History Museum  6 minutes walk from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

    Some photographers wait for weeks in order to catch that one great action shot, some set up elaborate timing mechanisms. ... More

    Sensational Butterflies
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    Kids Events | Until 13th September 2015
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    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?
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    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

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    Exhibitions | Until 17th December 2017
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    Science Museum  7 minutes walk from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

    A contemporary exhibition looking at engineering and the role of engineers, with interactive challenges for visitors.... More

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    Exhibitions | Until 20th November 2015
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    Science Museum  7 minutes walk from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

    An installation by the Science Museum's Sound Artist in Residence in 2012, featuring a full-size reconstruction of the UK's largest ... More

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    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015
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    Science Museum  7 minutes walk from Waterstone's Old Brompton Road

    Explore how astronomy has changed how the universe is seen. Objects from ancient heritage to cutting edge technology show the ... More

    Churchill's Scientists
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    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

     
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