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22 Thurloe Street, South Kensington, London SW7 2HQ
 
 
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South Kensington Books is an independent bookstore Specialising in large format illustrated arts titles and a wide range of subjects such as history, fiction, cookery, poetry, children's and much more.

 

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Victoria Railway Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
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Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
6 minutes walk
 
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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £49  26% off
13 Harrington Road, SW7 | 2 minutes from South Kensington Books
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9- 11 Sydney Street, SW3 | 5 minutes from South Kensington Books
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European Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
123 Gloucester Road, Soho, London SW7 | 7 minutes from South Kensington Books
Well stocked bookshop selling books for European languages and literature, serving Londoners since 1964. Useful for all learners and readers of all ages, and includes ... More
 
 
 
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The Italian Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
123 Gloucester Road, Soho, London SW7 | 7 minutes from South Kensington Books
Whether you're an Italian living in London or interested in learning the language, the Italian Bookshop has something to offer. A wide range of educational books, ... More
 
 
 
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John Sandoe Books
London > Shopping > Books
10 Blacklands Terrace, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 12 minutes from South Kensington Books
A delightful discovery, this well-established independent book shop was set up by John Sandoe in 1957 and has been owned by the staff since 1989 who've ... More
 
 
 
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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from South Kensington Books
In true French style, this chic cheese shop piles its wares high and stinking, with no fridges, or glass barriers to stop customers getting in for ... More
 
 
 
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Gilding the Lily
London > Shopping > Florists
Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from South Kensington Books
Superior florist directly opposite South Kensington Tube Station. They sell flowers to the great and good of this area and as you might expect, this means ... More
 
 
 
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Moxon's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 Bute Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from South Kensington Books
Fishmonger Robin Moxon is regarded as one of the best suppliers of fish in London and is all too familiar with early morning trips to Billingsgate ... More
 
 
 
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Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 2nd February to 1st September 2019
South Kensington Books, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from South Kensington Books
The largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever staged in the UK on the House of Dior, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams displays over 500 objects and ...More
 
 
 
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Museum of the Moon
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 17th May to 8th September 2019
South Kensington Books, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from South Kensington Books
Displayed in the Natural History Museum's Jerwood Gallery, and timed to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Museum of the Moon ...More
 
 
 
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Summer of Space
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st May to 1st September 2019
South Kensington Books, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from South Kensington Books
The Science Museum celebrates the history of human space exploration with its special five-month festival, Summer of Space. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo ...More
 
 
 
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Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from South Kensington Books
The Cine Lumiere is a shining beacon for all fans of European and World cinema. Attached to the Institut Francais, its programme is varied and intelligent, ... More
 
 
 
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Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from South Kensington Books
The huge IMAX screen - ten times bigger than the average screen - at the Science Museum is one of the few places in London where ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from South Kensington Books
The Royal College of Music is the school where Gustav Hoilst, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Benjamin Britten, James Galway, Joan Sutherland and Ralph Vaughan Williams learnt their ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from South Kensington Books
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and manufacturers. Today it houses ... More
 
 
 
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V&A Exhibition Road Quarter
London > Attractions > Sights
V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from South Kensington Books
A new purpose-built underground gallery, magnificent courtyard space and a new entrance from Exhibition Road on the west side of the Victoria and Albert Museum are ... More
 
 
 
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Natural History Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from South Kensington Books
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from ... More
 
 
 
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Thai Square - Exhibition
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
19 Exhibition Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from South Kensington Books
One of the smallest restaurants in the Thai Square group, this intimate space has enough room to seat 48 people. The standard Thai cusine includes favourites ... More
 
 
 
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Casa Brindisa
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
7 - 9 Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from South Kensington Books
Spanish Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Le Pain Quotidien
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
15-17 Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from South Kensington Books
It all started with a loaf. Not just any loaf. Belgian chef Alain Coumont was intent on creating the perfect mix of water, flour and salt. ... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from South Kensington Books
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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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 16 minutes from South Kensington Books
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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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 18 minutes from South Kensington Books
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
 
 
 
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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from South Kensington Books
Downstairs from LA Fitness (keep going past the people who look like they're about to die on the running machines) you'll find G-Spa. A world away ... More
 
 
 
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Lush Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
123 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 11 minutes from South Kensington Books
More than just a skincare shop, this branch of Lush on the Kings Road houses the Lush Spa. An overpowering mix of perfumes assaults the nose ... More
 
 
 
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Space NK
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
40 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 12 minutes from South Kensington Books
The Knightsbrige branch of Space NK in Hans Crescent, right next to Harrods, is especially appealing - not only does it sell desirable toiletries, chic ... More
 
 
 
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 7 minutes from South Kensington Books
Affectionately referred to as "the Cod", this Knightsbridge boozer-come-gastropub has acquired a reputation for serving high quality, modern food in no-fuss, sleek surroundings. If you do ... More
 
 
 
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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 7 minutes from South Kensington Books
Bar ... More
 
 
 
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The Duke of Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW5 | 9 minutes from South Kensington Books
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from South Kensington Books
The guys behind Boujis, Raffles and Mahiki - Jake Parkinson-Smith, Carlo Carello, Piers Adam and Fraser Carruthers - offer a party place ... More
 
 
 
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 6 minutes from South Kensington Books
Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ... More
 
 
 
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Harvey Nichols, Fifth Floor Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 15 minutes from South Kensington Books
The Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Bar is a London institution, a place to have a ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from South Kensington Books
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 2450 people.... More
 
 
 
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Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from South Kensington Books
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from ... More
 
 
 
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The Great Hall, Imperial College
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, South Kensington, London SW7 | 8 minutes from South Kensington Books
One of London's largest academic venues, the Imperial College London has a portfolio of more than 200 meeting and seminar rooms. Its largest conference room, The ... More
 
 
 
 

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Food: Bigger than the Plate
Food: Bigger than the Plate
Exhibitions | Until 20th October 2019 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 3 minutes walk from South Kensington Books

Take a sensory journey through the food cycle, from compost to table, at a V&A exhibition which explores current experiments ...More

 
Mary Quant
Mary Quant
Exhibitions | Until 16th February 2020 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 3 minutes walk from South Kensington Books

Following on from Christian Dior and Balenciaga, both the subject of fashion forward V&A exhibitions, the spotlight falls on a ...More

 
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2019 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 3 minutes walk from South Kensington Books

The largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever staged in the UK on the House of Dior, Christian Dior: Designer of ...More

 
Museum of the Moon
Museum of the Moon
Exhibitions | Until 8th September 2019 

Natural History Museum 3 minutes walk from South Kensington Books

Displayed in the Natural History Museum's Jerwood Gallery, and timed to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 ...More

 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018
Exhibitions | Until 8th September 2019 

Natural History Museum 3 minutes walk from South Kensington Books

The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is a highlight of the year at the Natural History Museum, consistently ...More

 
Driverless: Who is in control?
Driverless: Who is in control?
Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2020 

Science Museum 4 minutes walk from South Kensington Books

With continuous development of new technology, the concept of a robot-driven society is getting closer and closer. But just how ...More

 
Summer of Space
Summer of Space
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2019 

Science Museum 4 minutes walk from South Kensington Books

The Science Museum celebrates the history of human space exploration with its special five-month festival, Summer of Space. Coinciding with ...More

 
Top Secret
Exhibitions | Until 23rd February 2020 

Science Museum 4 minutes walk from South Kensington Books

This exhibition explores over a century's worth of communications intelligence, exhibiting hand-written documents, declassified files and previously unseen artefacts....More

The BBC Proms 2019
The BBC Proms 2019
Concerts | Until 14th September 2019 

Royal Albert Hall 9 minutes walk from South Kensington Books

Held yearly at the Royal Albert Hall, the Proms is arguably the most popular season of classical music the world ...More

 
Prom 44: Belshazzar's Feast
Concerts | On 20th August 2019 

Royal Albert Hall 9 minutes walk from South Kensington Books

Sir Simon Rattle conducts London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Orfeo Catala and Orfeo Carala Youth Choir, with baritone Gerald ...More

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Colours
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Mothership Group, the team behind the Queen of Hoxton and The Book Club, gives us ...More

 
Foragers Of The Foreshore
Exhibitions | From 24th September 

Bargehouse

An expansive exhibition at the Bargehouse on mudlarking on the River Thames, Foragers of the Foreshore is curated by Florence Evans and features photographic portraits of mudlarkers taken by Hannah Smiles. Meet Mudlarker in Residence ...More

Royal Docks
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The biggest enclosed docks in the world, with around 250 acres of water, the Royal Docks encompass three docks....More

Ophelia Rewound
Theatre | From 22nd August 

Camden People's Theatre

Antigoni Spanou's solo performance weaves projection mapping, the story of Shakespeare's Ophelia and her own lived experience to examine the stereotypes around women and mental health. Highlighted as one of the best Camden Fringe shows ...More

One Day At The Disco
One Day At The Disco
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Three Mills Island

A massive ten hours of disco and house are certainly one way to put the ...More

 
Thabiso Sekgala: Here Is Elsewhere
Thabiso Sekgala: Here Is Elsewhere
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Southbank Centre

Fifty works by the late South African photographer, ...More

 
Astana Ballet
Astana Ballet
Dance | From 12th September 

Linbury Theatre

The Republic of Kazakhstan's leading ballet company performs four one-act ballets at the Royal Opera ...More

 
Electric Soul Festival
Electric Soul Festival
Concerts | On 7th September 

The O2 Arena

A brand new one day only festival that's music to the ears of soul fans,the ...More

 
What Girls Are Made Of
What Girls Are Made Of
Theatre | From 9th September 

Soho Theatre

Actor, musician and playwright Cora Bissett used her own diaries to document her life from ...More

 
The Fishermen
Theatre | From 3rd September 

Trafalgar Studios

New Perspectives' award-winning staging of Chigozie Obioma's powerful allegory of brotherhood based on the Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel. Adapted for the stage by Gbolahan Obisesan, The Fishermen tells the powerful story of four brothers ...More

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
Theatre | From 21st September 

Trafalgar Studios

Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner (best known for ...More

 
Noises Off
Noises Off
Theatre | From 27th September 

Garrick Theatre

Meera Syal, Lloyd Owen and Daniel Rigby star in Michael Frayn's classic comedy which follows ...More

 
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

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