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Entertainment near Kensington Central Library

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, 12 Philimore Walk, Kensington, London W8 7RX
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Mon, Tue & Thu 9.30am-8pm, Wed, Fri & Sat 9.30am-5pm
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Puppet Theatre Barge
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Opp 35 Blomfield Road, W9 | 29 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
For a completely different kind of theatre experience, hop on board the Puppet Theatre Barge. Launched in 1982, this floating puppet theatre has 50 seats... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Playground Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Unit 8 Latimer Industrial Estate, Latimer Road, W10 | 33 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
In the Ladbroke Grove area of west London, just a ten-minute walk from Latimer Road tube station, The Playground Theatre is... More
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Picturehouse Central
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7-14 Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 2.7 miles from Kensington Central Library
A vast and much needed improvement on the old Cineworld cinema in the Trocodero, Picturehouse Central opened in June 2015 and was treated to a... More
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Prince of Wales Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 2.8 miles from Kensington Central Library
Theatres have stood on this spot since 1884, perfectly placed to draw the attention of the great crowds moving between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square.... More
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Prince Charles Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7 Leicester Place, Soho, London WC2H | 2.9 miles from Kensington Central Library
Having achieved almost cult status, this reasonably-priced, independent cinema in the heart of Leicester Square is not quite the true hidden gem it once... More
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Prince Edward Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 2.9 miles from Kensington Central Library
The Prince Edward Theatre was designed by Edward Stone and opened in 1930 with a performance of the musical ‘Rio Rita’. Just a few years... More
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Palace Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1A | 2.9 miles from Kensington Central Library
The towering Palace Theatre dominates Cambridge Circus. Five storeys of dark-red brick with octagonal towers on the top give it a looming aspect better suited... More
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Phoenix Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2.9 miles from Kensington Central Library
Built in 1930, the Phoenix Theatre is a curious mix of classical theatre architecture and the Art Deco style. The columns and arches of the... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Putney Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Ravenna Road, SW15 | 3 miles from Kensington Central Library
Set up by Maurice Copus, a teacher at Southfields School, in 1959, Putney Arts Theatre has a long history of staging fringe... More
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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 3.1 miles from Kensington Central Library
A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of... More
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Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 3.4 miles from Kensington Central Library
This theatre is a major force on the national and international dance scene, with an innovative programme from Sadler's Wells that is keeping London's... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Proud Camden
London > Entertainment > Live Music
The Horse Hospital, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London NW1 | 3.5 miles from Kensington Central Library
Not the easiest of places to find yet Camden Proud has quickly found a place in the hearts of many. This art gallery by day... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Platform Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1 Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 3.8 miles from Kensington Central Library
Part of the University of the Arts London's award-winning campus for Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Platform Theatre has four performance spaces... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 4 miles from Kensington Central Library
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue where in-house musicians take ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pleasance Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Carpenter's Mews, North Road, N7 | 4.5 miles from Kensington Central Library
The Pleasance Theatre opened in 1995 and quickly became one of the best fringe venues in London. The building was a former timber store for... More
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Polka Children's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
240 The Broadway, SW19 | 5.7 miles from Kensington Central Library
The Wimbledon-based Polka Children's Theatre is one of the few venues in the UK which produces and directs work solely for kids. Opened in 1979,... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Park Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
11 Clifton Terrace, N4 | 5.8 miles from Kensington Central Library
The 2.2 million Park Theatre is situated two minutes' walk from Finsbury Park tube station and houses a two-tier 200 seat and a 90 seat... More
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Peckham Levels
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Levels 1 to 6 Peckham Town Centre Car Park, 95A Rye Lane, SE15 | 5.9 miles from Kensington Central Library
Previously a disused car... More
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Phoenix Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
52 High Road, East Finchley, N2 | 6.1 miles from Kensington Central Library
The Phoenix Cinema started life in 1910 as the East Finchley Picturedome, and has been screening films ever since. Expect to find a mix of... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Poodle Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
167 Sydenham Road, SE26 | 8.2 miles from Kensington Central Library
Small comedy in Sydenham with a friendly atmosphere, drinks and freshly popped popcorn. They get a good line-up of acts, some of whom you... More
Portobello Pop Up Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
274 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W10 | 26 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
Portobello 'Pop Up' is a non profit digital Microplex cinema located under the Westway. Rumoured to be the spiritual home of The Clash and Blur,... More
Portobello Live! Various Venues
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Portobello Road, W10 | 26 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
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Pizza on the Park
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
11 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 27 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
Excellent, simple Italian cuisine, and a consistently high standard of jazz and cabaret acts. ... More
The Posk Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
The Polish Centre King Street, W6 | 37 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
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The Polish Jazz Cafe @ POSK
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
238-246 King Street, W6 | 37 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
The first (only?) Polish jazz venue in London, the Jazz Cafe POSK in Hammersmith puts on a lively programme of Polish jazz music. Those unfamiliar... More
POSK - Polish Social & Cultural Centre
London > Entertainment
238-246 King Street, W6 | 37 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
The POSK (Polish Social & Cultural Centre) in Hammersmith houses a cinema, theatre, bookshop and jazz cafe. ... More
The Plaza
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
17-25 Lower Regent Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 2.6 miles from Kensington Central Library
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Piccadilly Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
16 Denman Street, Soho, London W1D | 2.6 miles from Kensington Central Library
A simple exterior conceals this grandiose Art Deco theatre, whose huge auditorium is decorated in shocking pink. Gold and green are the dominant colours of... More
Putney Odeon
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
25 Putney High Street, Putney, SW15 | 2.7 miles from Kensington Central Library
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Pizza Express Dean Street
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 2.8 miles from Kensington Central Library
Decent, reasonably authentic Italian food no longer represents the culinary revolution it did in 1965, but Jazz Club Soho, Pizza Express' flagship pizza-and-jazz venue, remains... More
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Bach Bites
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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 

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

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