Kensington Central Library

Kensington Central Library
Phillimore Walk
Greater London
W8 7RZ




020 7361 3010

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

Libraries to inspire! There’s always a lot going on in Kensington and Chelsea Libraries. With a wide range of resources for adults and children including regular activities, events programmes, and free internet access - you’re sure to find something of interest. Our service offers free access to the internet on over 100 computers located throughout the borough, provides IT skills sessions and has access to a wide range of on-line services for adults and homework help for children. Add to this our research and information resources, our specialist collections, the vast selection of stock available (including Books, Talking Books, CDs, DVDs and e-books), and our dedicated services such as those for housebound residents) - you’ll soon realise that Libraries have a lot to offer! It’s free to join the library - simply visit your nearest library and fill in one of the forms (make sure you provide one form of identification) and you’re ready to borrow!

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Monday: 9:30am - 8pm (Children's 6:30pm)
Tuesday: 9:30am - 8pm (Children's 6:30pm)
Wednesday: 9:30am - 5pm
Thursday: 9:30am - 8pm (Children's 6:30pm)
Friday: 9:30am - 5pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 5pm

Admission charges


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
John George Haigh

John George Haigh of Kensington – Acid bath murderer talk

  • 12 March 2015 6:30-8pm

Haigh lived a double life. To his friends and fellow guests at the Onslow Court Hotel he was a charming and cultured businessman, always ready for a chat or to help a friend or go to a concert. His other life centred around a basement flat on Gloucester Road and an untidy shed in Crawley. These were the places where he took his victims, six wealthy people who thought he was their friend, to kill them and dissolve their bodies in acid before systematically stripping them of any financial asset, from spectacles to property.

The speaker, Jonathan Oates has recently written a book on the topic, John George Haigh, the Acid-Bath Murderer: A Portrait of a Serial Killer and His Victims, as well as many other books about crime, including a biography of another Kensington killer, John Christie.

Suitable for

  • 18+


Book your free place for this event by e-mailing or phoning 020 7361 3010.