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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Hilton London Olympia Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £65  24% 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 £74  30% 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 £65  31% 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

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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
 
 
 
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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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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
 
 
 
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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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The Spring Knitting And Stitching Show
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Mar 2017 - 10am
Blythe House, Hammersmith Road, W14 | 2 minutes from Blythe House
There are six curated textile galleries, free demonstrations and appearances from Lauren Guthrie and Chinelo Bally from the Great British Sewing Bee at this craft consumer ...More
 
 
 
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Ideal Home Show
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th March to 9th April 2017
Blythe House, Hammersmith Road, W14 | 2 minutes from Blythe House
Britain's biggest consumer home event, a regular fixture since 1908, returns to Olympia featuring everything you need to spruce up your abode. Celebrities appearing at the ...More
 
 
 
Living Your Heart's Desire
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 29th April 2017 - 6.15pm-7.45pm
Blythe House, Hammersmith Road, W14 | 2 minutes from 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
 
 
 
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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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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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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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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
 
 
 
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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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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
 
 
 
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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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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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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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