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BritanniaOnce upon a time, The Britannia was part of the Britannia Brewery built in 1834 by Edward Herrington and William Wells and bought out by Young's in the early 1900s. It retains the congenial atmosphere of a traditional pub (sturdy wood bar, real fires, ale) but now has a stylish, sunken dining room and conservatory at the back. The place looks especially inviting at night when candles flicker on every wooden table. The food, as you'd expect, is gastropub - much of it fashionably organic. A well-thought out menu ranges from small plates like poached eggs Florentine with Hollandaise sauce, to a hearty 28-day dry -aged Short Horn sirloin steak with b?arnaise and chips, and an even heartier ch?teaubriand for two. Fantastic lunch time specials.

 

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Earls Court Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
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Hornton Street Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
Young Street NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £61  39% off
Scarsdale Place, W8 | 3 minutes from Britannia
On a quiet residential corner just off High Street Kensington, this high rise hotel benefits from a wealth of shops, restaurants and bars outside its door. ... More
 
 
 
NH Kensington Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £65  28% off
202-220 Cromwell Road, SW5 | 6 minutes from Britannia
This clean, comfortable modern hotel made up of six Victorian houses is a short walk from Earls Court Tube station from where the Piccadilly line can ... More
 
 
 
Royal Garden Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £119  38% off
2-24 Kensington High Street, W8 | 8 minutes from Britannia
The Royal Garden's main attraction is the view it offers over Hyde Park, towering as it does over the well-kept royal gardens of Kensington Palace. As ... More
 
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Parabola
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | 3 minutes from Britannia
On the first floor of the Design Museum , Parabola offers seasonal dishes by day, ... More
 
 
 
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Pavilion
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
96 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Britannia
Acclaimed chef Adam Simmonds, previously of Michelin starred Adam Simmonds Restaurant at Danesfield House, oversees the 60-seat Pavilion restaurant on Kensington High Street where quality local ... More
 
 
 
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Maggie Jones's
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
6 Old Court Place, Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Britannia
A truly beautiful restaurant, this Kensington stalwart was doing traditional British fare long before the gastropub revolution, and will no doubt continue in the same vein ... More
 
 
 
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Dining near Britannia

Near Britannia
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Balans - Kensington
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
187 Kensington High Street, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Britannia
From a plate of pasta to rib eye steak, you can get food all day long at Balans brasserie. One of five London Balans branches, this ... More
 
 
 
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Whits
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
21 Abingdon Road, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Britannia
In the bad old days when eating out in London meant pot roast and soggy cabbage, Kensington's French community created a small oasis of deliciousness on ... More
 
 
 
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Kitchen W8
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
11 Abingdon Road, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Britannia
Kitchen W8 at 11 Abingdon Road is a joint venture between Philip Howard, who has two Michelin stars at The Square, and restauranteur Rebecca Mascarenhas. While ... More
 
 
 
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Designs of the Year 2016
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th November 2016 to 19th February 2017
Britannia, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | 3 minutes from Britannia
The Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much anticipated feature of the design calendar. And in 2016 there's an added sense ...More
 
 
 
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New Old: Designing For Our Future Selves
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 12th January to 19th February 2017
Britannia, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | 3 minutes from Britannia
Marking the 30th anniversary of Helen Hamlyn's pioneering New Design for Old exhibition at the Boilerhouse Project, which stemmed from the philanthropist's focus on the design ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Beazley Designs Of The Year
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th November 2016 to 19th February 2017 - 10am-5.45pm
Britannia, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | 3 minutes from Britannia
The ninth annual celebration, showcasing the cutting-edge of architecture, fashion, products, transport, graphics and digital design, with references ranging from Tate Modern's Switch building to the ...More
 
 
 
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The Coronet
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
103 Notting Hill Gate, Kensington, London W11 | 12 minutes from Britannia
Originally built in 1898 as a theatre, Notting Hill's Coronet is now the place to go for a good, old-fashioned cinema experience. The dcor harks back ... More
 
 
 
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The Print Room
London > Entertainment > Theatres
The Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate, Bayswater, London W11 | 12 minutes from Britannia
A non-for-profit venue with a performance space especially popular for experimental dance, theatre and music, The Print Room was established by Anda Winters and Lucy Bailey ... More
 
 
 
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Gate Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
11 Pembridge Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 14 minutes from Britannia
With an average audience capacity of 70, the Gate has been presenting first class fringe theatre for over 30 years and continues to do so, making ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Britannia
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18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Britannia
For a virtually untouched and immaculately preserved slice of Victorian living, visit this delightful building. One of the only genuine Victorian townhouses remaining and virtually unchanged ... More
 
 
 
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18 Stafford Terrace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Britannia
For a virtually untouched and immaculately preserved slice of Victorian living, visit Edward Linley Sambourne a delightful museum and one of the few genuine Victorian ... More
 
 
 
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Design Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
224-238 Kensington High Street, Bankside, London W8 | 3 minutes from Britannia
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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The best shops and markets near Britannia
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Non-Stop Party Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
214 Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 2 minutes from Britannia
This is a one-stop non-stop shop for all your party needs. From decorations - streamers, banners, pinata and confetti - to luminous novelties and dressing-up ... More
 
 
 
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Hotel Chocolat
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
163 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Britannia
The High Street Kensington branch of Hotel Chocolat has an in-store cafe where weary shoppers can re-charge their batteries with a mug of Liquid Chocolat - ... More
 
 
 
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Children's Book Centre
London > Shopping > Books
237 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Britannia
This is a bookshop and a whole lot more, with everything on offer from padded books for tots, through wonderful picture books and on to first ... More
 
 
 
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Near Britannia
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Britannia
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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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 14 minutes from Britannia
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
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London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 20 minutes from Britannia
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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Britannia gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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The Roof Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Britannia
Although a restaurant, clubbing and event venue, the extraordinary Kensington Roof Gardens are still accessible to the general public during the day if there are no ... More
 
 
 
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Holland Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Ilchester Place, Holland Park, London W8 | 6 minutes from Britannia
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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London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 9 minutes from Britannia
An excellent members archery club that shoots in the grounds of Kensington Palace in summer and in Pimlico in winter. Archery is a totally satisfying sport, ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Britannia

The best pubs near London Britannia.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Abingdon
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
54 Abingdon Road, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Britannia
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Britannia
Always a popular hangout with the South Kensington locals, The Devonshire Arms had a fresh lick of paint in 2014 and emerged with its proper pub ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Scarsdale
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23A Edwards Square, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Britannia
If pubs were judged by their location and setting, The Scardale Tavern in Kensington would top many lists for this really is quaint London at its ... More
 
 
 
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Britannia clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Piano
London > Nightlife > Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Britannia
If you ask your friends about this place, not many will know. It's not wildly off the beaten track either, situated directly opposite High Street Ken ... More
 
 
 
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Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 7 minutes from Britannia
Opposite Kensington Palace, an area not known for its nightlife, Hyde Kensington cocktail bar has a drinks list by world ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ping
London > Nightlife > Bars
180-184 Earl's Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 9 minutes from Britannia
We can't help but feel that Boris Johnson would approve of Ping, a cavernous venue which serves cocktails, pizzas and ping pong (or whiff whaff if ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Britannia

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Britannia.
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Kensington Conference and Events Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Britannia
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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Kensington Roof Gardens
London > Business > Venue Hire
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Britannia
An oasis high in the sky above Kensington High Street, the Roof Gardens comprises one and a half acres of themed gardens. These gardens surround an ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Palace
London > Business > Venue Hire
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | 9 minutes from Britannia
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 1040 people.... More
 
 
 
 

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016
Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2017 

Natural History Museum 2.57 miles from Britannia

Swarming mayflies, ethereal killer whales and curious foxes are among the creatures captured on camera at this year's Wildlife Photographer ...More

 
Bauer Brothers Art Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 26th February 2017 

Natural History Museum 2.57 miles from Britannia

Botanical and zoological drawings and paintings by the accomplished natural history artists and brothers who worked in the first half ...More

New Old: Designing For Our Future Selves
New Old: Designing For Our Future Selves
Exhibitions | Until 19th February 2017 

Design Museum 3.38 miles from Britannia

Marking the 30th anniversary of Helen Hamlyn's pioneering New Design for Old exhibition at the Boilerhouse Project, which stemmed from ...More

 
Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World
Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World
Exhibitions | Until 23rd April 2017 

Design Museum 3.38 miles from Britannia

One of three opening exhibitions at the Design Museum in its brand new Kensington home presents eleven newly commissioned installations ...More

 
Designs of the Year 2016
Designs of the Year 2016
Exhibitions | Until 19th February 2017 

Design Museum 3.38 miles from Britannia

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

 
The Making Of The Design Museum
Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2017 

Design Museum 3.38 miles from Britannia

The photographer Koto Bolofo documented the conversion of the building and this display shows the process....More

Beazley Designs Of The Year
Exhibitions | Until 19th February 2017 

Design Museum 3.38 miles from Britannia

The ninth annual celebration, showcasing the cutting-edge of architecture, fashion, products, transport, graphics and digital design, with references ranging from ...More

Flaming June: The Making Of An Icon
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2017 

Leighton House Museum 3.6 miles from Britannia

The return of the iconic 19th century British artworks by Leighton, which have recently exhibited at Museo de Arte de ...More

Flaming June: A Masterpiece Comes Home
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2017 

Leighton House Museum 3.6 miles from Britannia

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