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Sights and Attractions near Kensington Central Library

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, 12 Philimore Walk, Kensington, London W8 7RX
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St Mary Abbots Parish Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kensington High Street, W8 | 3 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, the most famous and most sought after architect of his day, St Mary Abbots Church on Kensington... More
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Science Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 16 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
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... More
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Serpentine Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 17 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
Found in the middle of leafy Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, there are two galleries that go by the name of The Serpentine, the original... More
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Serpentine Sackler Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 17 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
The Serpentine Gallery made a significant expansion in September 2013, restoring a former gunpowder depot not far from its original gallery in Kensington... More
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St James's Church Sussex Gardens
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Sussex Gardens, W2 | 22 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
A grand, Victorian church, St James's is the parish church of Paddington. During its long history is has been frequented by some famous people including... More
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Serpentine Boating Lake
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
The Boat House, Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, London W2 | 23 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
Fed by a pure underground spring, and set in the heart of London's gorgeous Hyde Park, the Serpentine Boating Lake is one of the most... More
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Shepherd's Bush Green Playground
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 | 25 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
It may be in the middle of a traffic island but Shepherd's Bush Playground, in the south west corner of Shepherd's Bush Green, is a... More
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Shepherds Bush Library
London > Attractions > Museums
6 Wood Lane, W12 | 26 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
In the shadow of the Westfield Shopping Centre, the 2 million Shepherds Bush Library easily competes with the sharp architectural lines and bright lights of... More
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St Columba's Church of Scotland
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Pont Street, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 28 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
There has been a church on the site since 1884. It was bombed in 1941, rebuilt in 1955 and is now a Grade II listed... More
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Subway Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 Edgware Road Subway, Bayswater, London W2 | 32 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
Take the pedestrian subway below Edgware Road and Harrow Road and you'll come across a hidden corner of culture in the Subway Gallery. Situated under... More
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Speakers' Corner
London > Attractions > Sights
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 32 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
Not strictly classed "entertainment", this bastion of British free public speech and free assembly can prove one of the most absorbingly unique, theatrical activities the... More
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Saatchi Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Duke of York's Square, King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 33 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
The Saatchi Gallery re-opened on 9th October 2008 in the former military barracks of the Duke of York's Headquarters. The 70,000 square feet represents a... More
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Sloane Square
London > Attractions
1 Sloane Square, SW1W | 33 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
Sloane Square , a Chelsea landmark named after Sir Hans Sloane who owned the land, is in a prime spot in... More
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St Peter's Church, Eaton Square
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
119 Eaton Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 2 miles from Kensington Central Library
St Peter's was built by Hakewill in 1827 and later enlarged by Blomfield in 1875. Rebuilt and opened in 1992, following a fire in 1987,... More
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Shepherd Market
London > Attractions
Mayfair, W1J | 2.1 miles from Kensington Central Library
This 'hidden' square in Mayfair has more than its fair share of good restaurants, Victorian pubs and boutique... More
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Sambrook's Brewery
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Unit 1 & 2 Yelverton Road, Battersea, SW11 | 2.3 miles from Kensington Central Library
An independent brewery on an unlikely housing estate in Battersea, Sambrook's was set up in August 2008 to give London drinkers some local brews to... More
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St Marylebone Parish Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London NW1 | 2.4 miles from Kensington Central Library
Designed by the Bank of England architect Sir John Soane, the Holy Trinity Church, St Marylebone, was built in a Grecian style with a tower... More
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Spencer House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
27 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 2.4 miles from Kensington Central Library
Spencer family's 18th London residence. The ancestral home of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Spencer family hasn’t lived in this, their London residence, since 1926.... More
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St Michael & All Angels Chiswick
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bath Road, W4 | 2.6 miles from Kensington Central Library
Playing a very active role in the Bedford Park and Chiswick community, St Michaels & All Angels welcomes hundreds... More
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St James's Market
London > Attractions
St James's, SW1Y | 2.7 miles from Kensington Central Library
An impressive 450 million pound development in the heart of London, St James's Market ... More
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Stephen Wiltshire Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5 Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 2.7 miles from Kensington Central Library
Stephen Wiltshire's art work would be impressive even if you didn't know who he is. But his intricate and architecturally accurate pen and ink sketches... More
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Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 2.8 miles from Kensington Central Library
Soho, the set of streets and alleyways between Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road and Regent Street is one of the most cosmopolitan parts... More
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The Supreme Court
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 2.9 miles from Kensington Central Library
The Supreme Court, the highest court in the United Kingdom, is housed in the former Middlesex Guildhall, an impressive Portland stone building by Scottish architect... More
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St Margaret's Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London SW1P | 2.9 miles from Kensington Central Library
Standing between Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, St Margaret's Church is commonly called "the parish church of the House of Commons". A fine... More
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 miles from Kensington Central Library
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs... More
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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3.1 miles from Kensington Central Library
Part of the Proud Galleries family, Proud Central became The Strand Gallery in 2010 expanding from a photography gallery to an exhibition space for all... More
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St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3.1 miles from Kensington Central Library
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre... More
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Sky Pool at Embassy Gardens
London > Attractions > Sights
Market Towers, 1 Nine Elms Lane, Battersea, London SW8 | 3.1 miles from Kensington Central Library
A stunning outdoor Sky Pool links two residential buildings in the Embassy Gardens development, a new neighbourhood in Nine Elms near Battersea Park. High up... More
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St James Church West Hampstead
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
2 Sherriff Road, NW6 | 3.2 miles from Kensington Central Library
Church in north-west London.... More
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Sea Life London Aquarium
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3.2 miles from Kensington Central Library
The Sea Life London Aquarium features hundreds of varieties of fish and sea life from around the world. Here you'll come face-to-face with sharks and... More
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