Kensington Central Library

Kensington Central Children's Library will be closed on Thursday 23 May 2019 as it will be used as a polling station. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Information about Kensington Central Library including full address, contact details, opening hours and venue hire.

Kensington Central Library

12 Phillimore Walk, London, W8 7RX

  • Tel: 020 7361 3010

You can view information about access to libraries for those with disabilities

Facilities and services at Kensington Central Library

Kensington Central Library opening hours

  • Mondays: 9.30am to 8pm
  • Tuesdays: 9.30am to 8pm
  • Wednesdays: 9.30am to 5pm 
  • Thursdays: 9.30am to 8pm
  • Fridays: 9.30am to 5pm
  • Saturdays: 9.30am to 5pm

Information about holiday opening times


Events for adults

There are regular events for adults that happen every week or month in our libraries. We also hold a variety of special events for adults throughout the year.

Events for children and young people

And for the younger ones - we have regular activities for children and young people and special events too.


Facilities and services


Looking for a venue to hire?

Central Library Lecture Theatre