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South Kensington Tube Station
 
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Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
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Imperial Wharf Station
 
28 minutes walk
 
 
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Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
5 minutes walk
 
Whitelands House Pure Parking
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Sydney House Chelsea
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  41% off
9- 11 Sydney Street, SW3 | 1 minute from Great Expectations
The Sydney House Chelsea is a converted town house located in a Grade II listed building, just moments from the King's Road in London's fashionable Chelsea ... More
 
 
 
My Chelsea London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  32% off
35 Ixworth Place, SW3 | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
A boutique hotel that is striking a balance between traditional and contemporary, myhotel Chelsea promises to offer its guests elegant pleasures, personal attention and contemporary style. ... More
 
 
 
Cheval Harrington Court Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £158  35% off
13 Harrington Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from Great Expectations
With 33 open plan, one, two and three bedroom apartments, Cheval Harrington Court offers exceptional home living within the heart of South Kensington. The newly refurbished ... More
 
 
 
 
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Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Harrods
London > Shopping > Specialists
Harrods South West Entrance, 34 Hans Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 12 minutes from Great Expectations
A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ... More
 
 
 
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National Geographic Store
London > Shopping > Specialists
102a Brompton Road, Soho, London SW3 | 12 minutes from Great Expectations
The vast National Geographic store on Regent Street cost, rumour has it, close to £6 million and it's spread over three-floors occupying 19,375 sq ft (1,800 ... More
 
 
 
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Tomtom Cigars
London > Shopping > Specialists
63 Elizabeth Street, Victoria, London SW1W | 18 minutes from Great Expectations
This small shop is home to Tomtom Cigars one of London's leading cigar merchants and specialists in Havanas. Founded in 1997 and run by Tom Assheton, ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Great Expectations
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Papyrus
London > Shopping > Gifts and Luxuries
48 Fulham Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | Same location as Great Expectations
Papyrus have their own special team of British craftsmen who design and produce their extensive range of desk ware, accessories, books and albums. A sense of ... More
 
 
 
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Lavender Green Flowers
London > Shopping > Florists
46 Fulham Road, SW3 | Same location as Great Expectations
Having supplied floral decorations for beautiful London venues like Kensington Palace, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Natural History ... More
 
 
 
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Parfums de Nicolai
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
101a Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 4 minutes from Great Expectations
An unusual range of perfumes from Patricia de Nicolai, a descendant of Pierre Guerlain. As well as perfumes for the body there is a range of ... More
 
 
 
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Frock Me Vintage Fair
London > Events > Shopping  Dates: Sunday 3rd September 2017 - 11am-5.30pm
Great Expectations, Kings Road, SW3 | 7 minutes from Great Expectations
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The Great KnitFest
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Sunday 5th November 2017 - 10am-6pm
Great Expectations, Kings Road, SW3 | 7 minutes from Great Expectations
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Handmade In Britain
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Sunday 12th November 2017 - 11am-5pm
Great Expectations, Chelsea Old Town Hall Kings Road, SW3 | 7 minutes from Great Expectations
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Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Great Expectations
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 | 8 minutes from Great Expectations
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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Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW10 | 10 minutes from Great Expectations
Chickenshed theatre company has been working to make theatre inclusive for over 30 years and in 2011 they launched a new theatre programme in Kensington and ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Great Expectations

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Great Expectations
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Proud Chelsea
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
161 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 6 minutes from Great Expectations
Art gallery Proud Chelsea brings top quality rock 'n' roll photography to the heart of King's Road. There are several strings to the Proud bow - ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Great Expectations
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 | 7 minutes from Great Expectations
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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What are the best dining options near Great Expectations London?
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PJ's Bar and Grill
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
52 Fulham Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | Same location as Great Expectations
International cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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Patara
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
181 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from Great Expectations
South East Asian cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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Cedar Lounge
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
2a Pond Place,, Chelsea, London SW3 | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
Chelsea is famed for many things but its nightlife is not one of them. That looks set to change with the opening of this relaxed and ... More
 
 
 
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Near Great Expectations
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes from Great Expectations
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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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 15 minutes from Great Expectations
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... 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 Great Expectations
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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Great Expectations gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Great Expectations
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 | 7 minutes from Great Expectations
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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Ushvani
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Cadogan Garden, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 12 minutes from Great Expectations
One of Knightsbridge's better kept secrets is the Ushvani day spa, tucked away in a Grade II listed building on Cadogan Gardens. Founded by Usha Arumugam, ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Great Expectations.
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Builders Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
13 Britten Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 5 minutes from Great Expectations
This popular, basic pub serves some really great food. Everything is cooked on the premises from proper ingredients and the smell that drifts out of the ... More
 
 
 
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 6 minutes from Great Expectations
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 Cadogan Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
298 Kings Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Great Expectations
The Cadogan Arms has been given a facelift by Tom and Ed Martin - the brothers behind The Botanist, The Gun, The Well, Hat & Tun ... More
 
 
 
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Great Expectations clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 5 minutes from Great Expectations
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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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 5 minutes from Great Expectations
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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Beaver Lodge
London > Nightlife > Bars
266 Fulham Road, SW10 | 13 minutes from Great Expectations
From the people who brought you Barts, Maggie's and Bunga Bunga, Beaver Lodge is a mountain cabin and dance ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Great Expectations.
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Great Expectations
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 | 8 minutes from Great Expectations
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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Chelsea Physic Garden
London > Business > Venue Hire
66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 12 minutes from Great Expectations
The largest fruiting olive tree in Britain and the world's northern-most outdoor grapefruit tree call the historic Chelsea Physic Gardens home. Hidden behind towering brick walls, ... More
 
 
 
 

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Raquel Tavares
Concerts | On 28th July 2017 

The Pheasantry 7 minutes walk from Great Expectations

Contemporary fado is the chosen style of this Lisbon-born vocalist....More

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
Exhibitions | Until 18th February 2018 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 7 minutes walk from Great Expectations

He shunned publicity, was rarely seen and gave only one full interview in his life yet Christian Dior called him ...More

 
Plywood: Material Of The Modern World
Plywood: Material Of The Modern World
Exhibitions | Until 12th November 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 7 minutes walk from Great Expectations

From hatboxes to tea chests, surfboards to aeroplanes, Plywood has been embraced by designers, architects and engineers to bend the ...More

 
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains
Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 7 minutes walk from Great Expectations

They've given us The Dark Side of the Moon, pigs flying over Battersea Power Station and giant inflatable teachers. Now, ...More

 
Whales: Beneath the surface
Whales: Beneath the surface
Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2018 

Natural History Museum 8 minutes walk from Great Expectations

With a gigantic blue whale skeleton replacing Dippy the Dinosaur in the Natural History Museum's Hintze Hall, the museum is ...More

 
Sensational Butterflies
Sensational Butterflies
Kids Events | Until 17th September 2017 

Natural History Museum 8 minutes walk from Great Expectations

From chomping caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Natural History Museum comes alive at summer with the arrival of the tropical ...More

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

Natural History Museum 8 minutes walk from Great Expectations

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

 
Dino Snores For Kids
Kids Events | Until 25th August 2017 

Natural History Museum 8 minutes walk from Great Expectations

Community & Lifestyle, Family Event....More

Robots
Robots
Kids Events | Until 3rd September 2017 

Science Museum 8 minutes walk from Great Expectations

Showcasing the evolution of modern robotics from a 1582 iron manikin to one of the first walking two-legged robots, the ...More

 
Passchendaele: 100 Years On
Exhibitions | On 28th July 2017 

National Army Museum 13 minutes walk from Great Expectations

Literary & Education, Talk....More

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Indian Treasures
Exhibitions | From 2nd August 

Getty Images Gallery

A new exhibition at the Getty Images Gallery, Indian Treasures marks the 70th anniversary of ...More

 
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West Handyside Canopy

KERB welcomes both vegans and meat-lovers to their latest event, Livin' On The Veg. The ...More

 
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With Allpress coffee and Antipodean-style breakfasts, Shot Espresso is a café, deli and aperitif bar ...More

 
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The London Rum & Reggae Experience
The London Rum & Reggae Experience
Foodie Events | On 5th August 

Vauxhall Street Food Garden

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Open Monday to Friday throughout summer, the Vauxhall Street Food Garden offers local workers the chance to enjoy an al fresco lunch....More

Erdinger Oktoberfest
Erdinger Oktoberfest
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Greenwich Peninsula

This autumn, German brewery Erdinger presents an authentic Oktoberfest experience in London. The brewery will ...More

 
Kew Science Festival
Kew Science Festival
Exhibitions | From 4th August 

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)

After launching last year, the Kew Science Festival is back this August. Taking over Kew ...More

 
BBC Countryfile Live
BBC Countryfile Live
Exhibitions | From 3rd August 

Blenheim Palace

Leave the city behind and enjoy a day out in the country this summer at ...More

 
The CoffeeWorks Project
Drinking 

An independent family run business The CoffeeWorks Project showcases seasonal Single Origin brewed coffee and espresso, often with six or more variations (including decaf) to sample....More

The Jump Off
The Jump Off
Concerts | On 31st August 

Scala

The Jump Off returns to London this August after a three-year hiatus. Taking place at ...More

 
Freakscene
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Miso grilled black cod taco on the new Scott Hallsworth menu at Freakscene....More

A Battle of the Bubbles: English Sparkling vs French Champagne
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Lights Of Soho

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London Overground station on the Lea Valley, Hackney Downs - Cheshunt and Enfield Town lines in Hackney, London....More

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Specialising in delicious apeĢritifs, globally-inspired cocktails, fine teas and exotic delicacies....More

 
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James Cochran N1
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Second restaurant from James Cochran, former chef at the two Michelin starred The Ledbury, this ...More

 
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Sorrento Terrace at Sartoria
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Sartoria

In the heart of Mayfair, Sartoria's sunny terrace ...More

 
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Three Mills Island

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