Blythe House  

 
 
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Blythe House is where the V & A's collection of objects in storage are housed including furniture, ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, fashion and fine arts. Previously the headquarters of the Post Office Savings Bank in Olympia the cavernous space is now home to musuem quality archive material, all of which can be viewed, by appointment only, in the Blythe House Reading Room. Anyone can apply for a Reader Ticket, free of charge, and they are valid
for three years however an appointment is essential, early booking and at least one week's notice are advised.

 

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Olympia Hilton NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
Broadwood Terrace NCP
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Olympia Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £65  41% off
380 Kensington High Street, W14 | 5 minutes from Blythe House
Though it is designed for visitors to the nearby Olympia Exhibition Centre, there are plenty of other reasons to stay at the Hilton Olympia, not least ... More
 
 
 
K West Hotel & Spa London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £52  24% off
Richmond Way, W14 | 8 minutes from Blythe House
The K West Hotel and Spa oozes luxury - its sleek design runs from the striking exterior through to the rooms, restaurant and the spa. The ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Kensington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £81  34% off
179-199 Holland Park Avenue, W11 | 11 minutes from Blythe House
Located in the leafy district of Holland Park and only five minutes' walk from the Westfield Shopping Centre and Notting Hill, the Hilton London Kensington is ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Museums nearest Blythe House

Nearest to Blythe House
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Leighton House Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12 Holland Park Road, Holland Park, London W14 | 9 minutes from Blythe House
Leighton House is one of the most opulent museums in London, and its small scale makes it easy enough to explore thoroughly in an afternoon. Located ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Design Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
224-238 Kensington High Street, Bankside, London W8 | 13 minutes from Blythe House
In 2016 the Design Museum moves from is long standing home at Shad Thames to a venue three times the size, the former Commonwealth Institute building ... More
 
 
 
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Shepherds Bush Library
London > Attractions > Museums
6 Wood Lane, W12 | 16 minutes from Blythe House
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 the ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Blythe House

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Blythe House
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Holland Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Holland Park Avenue / Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 11 minutes from Blythe House
Small, pretty park in west London. Pretty, petit Holland Park is the ideal location for those wanting to escape the clamour of the city but who don’t ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Maggie & Rose
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
58 Pembroke Road, Kensington, London W8 | 11 minutes from Blythe House
A members club for kids, it could only be in Kensington and Chelsea. Classes taking place throughout the day, Monday to Friday, include mini musicians from ... More
 
 
 
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Shepherd's Bush Green Playground
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 | 13 minutes from Blythe House
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 great ... More
 
 
 
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Adventure Travel Show
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 20th January 2018 - 9am-6pm
Blythe House, Hammersmith Road, W14 | 2 minutes from Blythe House
Community & Lifestyle, Trade Shows....More
 
 
 
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The Adventure Travel Show
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st January 2018
Blythe House, Hammersmith Road, W14 | 2 minutes from Blythe House
Back for its 22nd year, The Adventure Travel Show is the UK's only event dedicated entirely to discovering the world off the beaten track. Whether you're ...More
 
 
 
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The France Show
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th, 27th and 28th January 2018
Blythe House, Hammersmith Road, W14 | 2 minutes from Blythe House
Savour the flavours of France with exhibits, live cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, language and travel theatre at The France Show. The event covers French travel, culture, ...More
 
 
 
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Near Blythe House
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Nell's Jazz & Blues
London > Entertainment > Live Music
3 North End Crescent, W14 | 8 minutes from Blythe House
Nell's Jazz and Blues is a small entertainment and live music venue in West Kensington which can accommodate up to 200 people. For a venue ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Laugh
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Ginglik, Club on the Green, 1 Shepherds Bush Green, W12 | 11 minutes from Blythe House
A cosy DJ bar that comes alive on Tuesday nights, with the cream of the comedy circuit. Toilet humour has never been so good as in ... More
 
 
 
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Lyric Hammersmith
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6 | 12 minutes from Blythe House
Frank Matcham's velvet and gilt theatre was saved from demolition - following a public outcry - by being carefully dismantled, moved from its location further down ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Blythe House

The best shops and markets near Blythe House
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Boomerang
London > Shopping > Baby Care
69 Blythe Road, W14 | 4 minutes from Blythe House
Crammed with baby goodies, this is the number one stop for mothers-to-be. With a plethora of eye-catching babygros and vests you’ll have a well-dressed tot ... More
 
 
 
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Betty Blythe
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
73 Blythe Road, W14 | 4 minutes from Blythe House
This charming fine food pantry and cafe has a 1920s theme running through it, from the tea ladies in vintage dresses, beads, hats and ruby red ... More
 
 
 
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Roberson Wine
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
348 Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W14 | 7 minutes from Blythe House
Family owned independent wine merchant. Roberson's stock the largest selection of wine by the bottle in London, largely French classics... More
 
 
 
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Karma Restaurant - West Kensington
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
44 Blythe Road, West Kensington, Hammersmith, London W14 | 1 minute from Blythe House
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Mr India
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
6A Beaconsfield Terrace Road, West Kensington, Hammersmith, London W14 | 1 minute from Blythe House
Indian/South Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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El Toro
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
87 Hammersmith Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 1 minute from Blythe House
El Toro is a family-run restaurant in Hammersmith, specialising in succulent steaks and grills from Argentina, along with hearty Italian pizza and pasta. Only the finest Aberdeen ... More
 
 
 
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Near Blythe House
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London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 8 minutes from Blythe House
LAMDA is among the most famous and prestigious acting schools in the world. It is very hard to be selected for a course here, but almost ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King Street College
London > Education > English Language Courses
47 Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 | 12 minutes from Blythe House
This school teaches about 800 students from 40 different countries, offering general and exam focused English language courses for adults. Students prepare for the Cambridge exams and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 19 minutes from Blythe House
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
 
 
 
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Blythe House gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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K Spa at K West Hotel
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
K West Hotel & Spa, Richmond Way, W14 | 8 minutes from Blythe House
Book in for some freeze-thaw action at the K Spa at K West Hotel, an oasis of calm in a stylishly modernised former BBC office block ... More
 
 
 
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Holland Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Ilchester Place, Holland Park, London W8 | 11 minutes from Blythe House
Pretty, petit Holland Park is the ideal location for those wanting to escape the clamour of the city but who don't want to travel too far ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Queen's Club
London > Leisure >
Palliser Road, West Kensington, Hammersmith, London W14 | 13 minutes from Blythe House
Established in 1886 during the reign of Queen Victoria, the Queen's Club was the first multi-purpose sports complex to be built anywhere in the world. But ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Blythe House.
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Cumberland Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
29 North End Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 4 minutes from Blythe House
An excellent gastropub, with a menu of truly delightful English and Mediterranean dishes. The Cumberland is the only decent pub within a mile radius, a friendly ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Havelock Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
57 Masbro Road, W14 | 4 minutes from Blythe House
Highly rated as a gastropub, The Havelock just off Brook Green is well known in these back streets of West London. Popular with the locals, last ... More
 
 
 
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Brook Green Hotel
London > Nightlife > Pubs
170 Shepherd's Bush Road, W6 | 8 minutes from Blythe House
Once a 19th Century coaching inn, Brook Green Hotel is the modern day equivalent, offering food, ale and a ... More
 
 
 
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Blythe House clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Ginglik
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Shepherds Bush Green, W12 | 11 minutes from Blythe House
This unique club under Shepherd's Bush Green in a former public toilet has escaped a threatened closure early in 2009. Thanks to the untiring efforts of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
BrewDog Shepherd's Bush
London > Nightlife > Bars
15-19 Goldhawk Road, W12 | 12 minutes from Blythe House
With 40 draught taps BrewDog bar in Shepherd's Bush by BrewDog, Scotland's largest independent brewery, is a veritable cathedral to craft beer. It has the biggest ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Green Room
London > Nightlife > Bars
45A Goldhawk Road, W12 | 13 minutes from Blythe House
Where the Bush Bar and Grill used to be - down a dingy alley off Goldhawk Road - we now have the Green Room. Gone is ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Blythe House

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Blythe House.
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Olympia London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 | 2 minutes from Blythe House
Times have changed since the Olympia first flung open its doors to the public on Boxing Day 1886 for the Hippodrome Circus, with the promise of ... More
 
 
 
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Earls Court Conference and Exhibition Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Warwick Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 16 minutes from Blythe House
... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Conference and Events Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 17 minutes from Blythe House
Kensington Conference and Events Centre, Just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington Underground Station, Kensington Chelsea and Events Centre is a highly adaptable, purpose-designed ... More
 
 
 
 

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Things I Know To Be True
Things I Know To Be True
Theatre | Until 3rd February 2018 

Lyric Hammersmith 12 minutes walk from Blythe House

A hit here at the Lyric two years ago and now on a second UK tour, Andrew Bovell's Things I ...More

 
Ferrari: Under the Skin
Ferrari: Under the Skin
Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2018 

Design Museum 13 minutes walk from Blythe House

This autumn, the Design Museum marks the 70th anniversary of Ferrari with a major new exhibition. Ferrari: Under the Skin ...More

 
Designs of the Year 2017
Designs of the Year 2017
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Design Museum 13 minutes walk from Blythe House

The Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much-anticipated feature of the design calendar and, now ...More

 
The Open House
The Open House
Theatre | Until 17th February 2018 

The Print Room at the Coronet 20 minutes walk from Blythe House

Former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Michael Boyd directs Will Eno's drama about a strained family relationship and ...More

 
The Scummy Mummies Show: The Greatest Hits
Comedy | On 18th January 2018 

Bush Hall 20 minutes walk from Blythe House

Comedians Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson cover a wide range of parenting topics, from pelvic floors and play-dates to farting ...More

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
Theatre | Until 3rd February 2018 

Gate Theatre 22 minutes walk from Blythe House

Obie Award-winning writer and performer Anna Deavere Smith relives the summer of 1992 for verbatim theatre piece Twilight: Los Angeles, ...More

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Chivaree Circus & Upstage Creative: Becoming Shades
Dance | From 24th January 

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The contemporary circus troupe Chivaree Circus brings together live music, aerial acrobatics, fire, dance and mime, in a re-imagining of the classic myth of Persephone. After a sell-out ...More

Bismillah: An ISIS Tragicomedy
Theatre | From 28th February 

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Wound Up and Matthew Greenhough's critically acclaimed drama exploring social alienation, radicalisation, disenfranchisement and the rock band Queen....More

Fall in London with A Stranger: A Social Experiment
Seasonal | On 14th February 

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

This Valentine's Day, the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen presents Fall in London with A Stranger: A Social Experiment. Based on Mandy Len Catron's Modern Love essay, Too ...More

Great Again: The Musical
Theatre | From 24th January 

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Isla Van Tricht's musical which explores the forgotten America that voted for Donald Trump via a tale of two young conservatives becoming politically active in Beavercreek, Ohio during the summer of 2016. Presented by Old ...More

Caravan Theatre
Theatre | From 15th February 

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The Caravan Theatre at VAULT Festival brings various evocative, humorous and intriguing newly written 20 minute plays to a small intimate audience of nine people max at a time....More

For A Black Girl
Theatre | From 24th January 

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This Is It Theatre presents Nicel Acquah's two-handed drama based on personal experience and verbatim research, which explores staggering consequences of everyday racism....More

Revelations
Theatre | From 31st January 

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Theatre-maker James Rowland tells the story of how he donated his sperm to his best friends and the consequences. Co-created with Daniel Goldman....More

Think Of England
Theatre | From 7th February 

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Anonymous Is A Woman tell the story of war office employees Bette and Vera who have been employed to send the young men off to war, having experienced all of life's pleasures. Written by Madeline ...More

Annie McGrath
Comedy | On 14th February 

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A stand-up comedy show which will leave you feeling slightly less lonely this Valentine's Day....More

ELSA
ELSA
Comedy | From 14th February 

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A musical mash-up of comedy and storytelling ELSA, Isobel Rogers' debut show, uses character comedy, ...More

 
The Coach Makers Arms
The Coach Makers Arms
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The Coach Makers Arms from Cubitt House combines a bar, first floor dining room, and ...More

 
The Gunmakers
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An historic 19th Century public house in Clerkenwell taken over by the people who brought ...More

 
Harringay Arms
Harringay Arms
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Embracing its traditional charms the pub's owners, brothers Ben and Anthony, have breathed new life ...More

 
Wildflower
Wildflower
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Set within south London creative hub Peckham Levels, Wildflower is an informal vegetarian and vegan ...More

 
The Spread Eagle
The Spread Eagle
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One of London's oldest pubs, The Spread Eagle in Homerton focuses on premium liquor, fine ...More

 
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Real Ale is a craft beer and natural wine specialist on Formosa Street, Little Venice....More

 
London Events 2018
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The team behind Jidori, the much-loved yakitori restaurant in Dalston comes to Covent Garden and ...More

 
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Near Spitalfields Market, on Artillery Passage, L'Ami Malo combines a chic creperie with a French ...More

 
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