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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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The Fine Art Society
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The Michelin Building, 81 Fulham Road, Mayfair, London SW3 | 24 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
Founded in 1876, this major London art dealer is most famous for pioneering the notion of the one-man exhibition - the most famous of... More
 
 
 
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Television Centre
London > Attractions > Sights
Wood Lane, White City, W12 | 29 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
Sold to property developers in 2012 Television Centre in White City, home to the BBC for fifty years, has... More
 
 
 
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Trellick Tower
London > Attractions > Sights
5 Golbourne Road, Kilburn, London W10 | 31 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
Towering over Golborne Road, the famous Trellick Tower has become a much talked about landmark, loved and loathed in equal measure but protected from any... More
 
 
 
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The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Birdcage Walk, SW1A | 2.3 miles from Kensington Central Library
Once Buckingham Palace's resident chapel, the Queen's Gallery was opened in 1962 and holds regularly changing exhibitions. It allows the general public glimpses of rarely... More
 
 
 
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The Royal Society
London > Attractions > Venue Hire
6-9 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, London SW1Y | 2.7 miles from Kensington Central Library
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The West End
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London WC2H | 2.9 miles from Kensington Central Library
Taking in Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, Soho, Theatreland, Chinatown, Covent Garden and Leicester Square, The West End really does have... 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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The House Of St Barnabas
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2.9 miles from Kensington Central Library
Grand Georgian house built in 1746 and used as 'House of Charity' since 1846. The House of St Barnabas at No 1 Greek Street, available... More
 
 
 
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The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 2.9 miles from Kensington Central Library
The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square remained empty after its completion in 1841 - it was designed for an equestrian statue of one of Britain's... More
 
 
 
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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 2.9 miles from Kensington Central Library
Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of... More
 
 
 
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The Building Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 3 miles from Kensington Central Library
Open to the public as well as construction professionals, The Building Centre houses a permanent exhibition of a 1:1500 scale model of Central London. Current... More
 
 
 
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Tate Britain
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 miles from Kensington Central Library
Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three... 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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The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
63 Wells Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 3.2 miles from Kensington Central Library
Combining art with humour, The Cartoon Museum is a museum-cum-gallery with a refreshingly vibrant personality. After 13 years on Little Russell Street in... More
 
 
 
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The Wiener Library
London > Attractions > Museums
29 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3.2 miles from Kensington Central Library
The Wiener Library is the world's oldest library dedicated to the study of the Holocaust, its causes and legacies. The library also hosts a regular... More
 
 
 
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3.4 miles from Kensington Central Library
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still... More
 
 
 
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The Courtauld Institute Of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3.4 miles from Kensington Central Library
Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge' are just a few of the celebrated... More
 
 
 
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The College
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
12-42 Southampton Row, Holborn, London WC1B | 3.4 miles from Kensington Central Library
Formerly home to Central Saint Martins and the Cochrane Theatre before the famous fashion college moved to a new home in King's Cross in 2011,... More
 
 
 
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3.4 miles from Kensington Central Library
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery,... More
 
 
 
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The Store Studios
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
180 The Strand, WC2R | 3.5 miles from Kensington Central Library
A creative space and broadcast studios housed in a Brutalist building, Store Studios, 180 The Strand launched in October 2016 with... More
 
 
 
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The Foundling Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3.5 miles from Kensington Central Library
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now... More
 
 
 
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Two Temple Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
2 Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 3.6 miles from Kensington Central Library
With its castle like façade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As... More
 
 
 
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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Temple, Holborn, London EC4Y | 3.7 miles from Kensington Central Library
Temple Church sits within the Inner Temple of the Inns of Court, and was originally consecrated in 1185 as the spiritual and actual home of... More
 
 
 
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Tibetan Peace Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 3.7 miles from Kensington Central Library
Buddhist garden in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum. Located in the ground of the Imperial War Museum, lies this fitting tribute to peace and... More
 
 
 
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The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
London > Attractions > Museums
Phoenix Place, Clerkenwell, London WC1X | 3.8 miles from Kensington Central Library
Explore the history of the Royal Mail at The Postal Museum where you can go on an underground adventure through narrow tunnels not used since... More
 
 
 
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The National Archives
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Ruskin Avenue, Richmond, TW9 | 3.9 miles from Kensington Central Library
Located in Kew - one of Greater London's most idyllic locations - The National Archives manages one of the largest archival collections in the world.... More
 
 
 
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The Wapping Project Bankside
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
65a Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 miles from Kensington Central Library
Dr Jules Wright, founder and owner of The Wapping Project, has opened up a second gallery space - the Wapping Project Bankside. Located next to... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4.1 miles from Kensington Central Library
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern: The Tanks
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 4.1 miles from Kensington Central Library
A dramatic new development at Tate Modern, we got our first glimpse inside The Tanks in summer 2012 - revealed as part... More
 
 
 
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The Werkstatt
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7-9 Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4.2 miles from Kensington Central Library
The Werkstatt - meaning workshop in German - is a workshop for international designers and architects to meet, be inspired, play and create. A showcase... More
 
 
 
 
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Moving to Mars
Moving to Mars
Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2020 

Design Museum 5 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library

Life on Mars could be more than just a TV show a few decades from now. Exploring how we could ...More

 
Beazley Designs Of The Year
Beazley Designs Of The Year
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Design Museum 5 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library

Costumes from The Favourite, a biodegradable pregnancy test and a self-driving shuttle bus are just three of the 76 shortlisted ...More

 
Christmas at QUEENS Skate Dine Bowl
Christmas at QUEENS Skate Dine Bowl
Seasonal | Until 22nd December 2019 

QUEENS Skate, Dine, Bowl 15 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library

If you're looking for weather proof ice skating this Christmas head to QUEENS Skate Dine Bowl, west London's favourite indoor ...More

 
Ideal Home Show Christmas
Ideal Home Show Christmas
Exhibitions | Until 24th November 2019 

Olympia Exhibition Centre 15 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library

From fairy lights to food, gifts to winter garden advice, the Ideal Home Show Christmas has everything you need for ...More

 
Bach Bites
Concerts | On 22nd November 2019 

Royal College of Music 15 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library

Student musicians perform music by Bach and others....More

John Power
Concerts | On 22nd November 2019 

Nell's Jazz & Blues 16 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library

Indie-rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of Cast....More

Science Photographer of the Year
Science Photographer of the Year
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Science Museum 16 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library

After giving hundreds of photographs a forensic examination, the judges of the Science Photographer of the Year have given the ...More

 
The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter
The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter
Exhibitions | Until 26th January 2020 

Science Museum 16 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library

Created in partnership with BBC Radio 4, The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter explores the relationship between ...More

 
Driverless: Who is in control?
Driverless: Who is in control?
Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2020 

Science Museum 16 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library

With continuous development of new technology, the concept of a robot-driven society is getting closer and closer. But just how ...More

 

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Taking in the charming streets of Marylebone from Baker Street Station to Wigmore Street, Baker Street Quarter covers an attractive swathe of central London that's rich in history....More

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Given the queues can get pretty long at the original Bancone pasta bar in Covent ...More

 
No 35 Mackenzie Walk
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A destination bar with a modern edge, No 35 Mackenzie Walk brings all the signature ...More

 
Mimo London
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In a historic building next to Borough Market, husband and wife team Jon and Nicole Warren have set up the second branch of Mimo, their cookery school born in Spain's Basque Country....More

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Batera - Pinxtos by Mimo
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Close to cookery school Mimo, the husband and wife team behind the award-winning school and ...More

 
FishWorks Covent Garden
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Dining 

Combining an in-house fish counter with a seafood restaurant and private dining room, FishWorks puts ...More

 
Manteca
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Dining 

Inspired by his travels through Rome and Napoli, chef Chris Leach presents a restaurant centred ...More

 
EllaMia
EllaMia
Dining 

Serving artisan coffee and colourful croissants in a pastel pink room, luxury coffee shop EllaMia ...More

 
Do You Like Chocolate? Afternoon Tea at Kimpton Fitzroy London
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What better way to celebrate the season of ...More

 
Royal Opera: Otello
Royal Opera: Otello
Concerts | From 9th December 

Royal Opera House

Keith Warner's 2017 production of Verdi's Otello - "the hottest ticket" of the year (The ...More

 
Cinderella at New Wimbledon Theatre
Cinderella at New Wimbledon Theatre
Theatre | From 7th December 

New Wimbledon Theatre

Samantha Womack plays The Wicked Stepmother opposite Lesley ...More

 
TuckShop: Cinderella
TuckShop: Cinderella
Theatre | From 15th December 

Trafalgar Studios

Baga Chipz from RuPaul's Drag Race UK stars as The Wicked Stepmother opposite Britain's Got ...More

 
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Theatre | From 7th December 

Richmond Theatre

Comedian, writer, presenter and actress Jo Brand stars as The Wicked Queen when Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs comes to Richmond Theatre this winter. The much loved ...More

House of Illustration Winter Fair
House of Illustration Winter Fair
Shopping | On 14th December 

House of Illustration

From illustrated calendars to clothing, stationery to ceramics, ...More

 
The Lost Thing
The Lost Thing
Theatre | From 7th December 

Linbury Theatre

The Royal Opera and Candoco Dance Company combine in this first big family show in ...More

 
Oi Frog & Friends!
Oi Frog & Friends!
Theatre | From 29th November 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue

Fun family entertainment for the over threes, Oi Frog & Friends! is an action-packed play ...More

 
Black Beauty: Red Bridge Arts & Traverse Theatre Company (Over 5s)
Black Beauty: Red Bridge Arts & Traverse Theatre Company (Over 5s)
Theatre | From 14th December 

Southbank Centre: Purcell Room

Storytelling, music and puppetry combine in a re-telling ...More

 
Crisis Icebreaker Challenge
Crisis Icebreaker Challenge
Sporting Events | On 14th December 

Brockwell Lido

Don't dip your toe in the water, just ...More

 
City Island Ice Rink
City Island Ice Rink
Sporting Events | From 12th December 

London City Island

An open-air, 45-person ice skating rink takes up residence at London City Island for first ...More

 
Hopewell Square
Hopewell Square
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Public square within City Island in east London, home to English National Ballet and English ...More

 
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Worlds Best 50 Bars in London
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The list of the World's 50 Best Bars was revealed in October 2019 and we learned that London has 10 of them. That's more than any other ...More

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