The Italian Bookshop  

 
 
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123 Gloucester Road, Soho, London SW7 4TE
 
 
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Mon to Fri 9.30am-6.30pm, Sat 10am-6.30pm, Sun 12noon-5pm
 

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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, teachers' resources and Italian literature are stocked. You could easily forget that you were in central London browsing among the book shelves - the selection is as good as any shop in Rome or Milan. Originally called The Italian Bookshop by Messaggerie, the shop became part of the European Schoolbooks Ltd group in June 2000 and site shares with the European Bookshop in London.

 

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100 Queen's Gate Hotel London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
100 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 2 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
Neighbours with the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum, the 100 Queen's Gate Hotel is in one of London's most ... More
 
 
 
The Bentley Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £212  34% off
27 - 33 Harrington Gardens, SW7 | 2 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
As its name suggests, The Bentley hotel is a rather sleek model. Appropriately located in upmarket Kensington and Chelsea all of the 64 rooms in this ... More
 
 
 
Cranley Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
10 Bina Gardens, SW5 | 3 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
Three 1869 townhouses combine to make The Cranley, a tranquil temporary residence within walking distance of Gloucester Road Tube. Each of the 39 rooms is individually ... More
 
 
 
 
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Nearest to The Italian Bookshop
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European Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
123 Gloucester Road, Soho, London SW7 | Same location as The Italian Bookshop
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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Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
345 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW10 | 10 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
If you hate the commercial, branded feel of mega bookshops like Waterstones and Borders this one's a treat. An independent that treats you like an individual. ... More
 
 
 
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Children's Book Centre
London > Shopping > Books
237 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 16 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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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The best shops and markets near The Italian Bookshop
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Christie's South Kensington
London > Shopping >
85 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
Established in 1776, Christie's holds sales ranging from Old Masters to the contemporary arts. In 1990 it broke all records with the sale Van ... More
 
 
 
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Moxon's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 Bute Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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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Events near The Italian Bookshop

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Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd May 2020 to 3rd January 2021
The Italian Bookshop, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 6 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
Discover the real life creatures, specimens and artefacts from the Natural History Museum's collection which could just as easily feature in J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts. A ...More
 
 
 
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Driverless: Who is in control?
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 12th June 2019 to 1st October 2020
The Italian Bookshop, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 7 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
With continuous development of new technology, the concept of a robot-driven society is getting closer and closer. But just how new are these technological advancements? In ...More
 
 
 
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Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th August 2020 to 31st May 2021 - 10am-6pm
The Italian Bookshop, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 7 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
Thousands of medical artefacts including the world's first MRI scanner, Fleming's penicillin mould, a pianist's prosthetic arm and robotic surgery equipment, as well as specially commissioned ...More
 
 
 
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Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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 | 7 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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 | 9 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Italian Bookshop
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Natural History Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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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Science Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
The Science Museum in South Kensington houses one of the most comprehensive collections looking at the development of science and industry, and it is all done ... More
 
 
 
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Information Age
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
A major permanent gallery on the second floor of the Science Museum, open on 25th October 2014, Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World is ... More
 
 
 
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Bombay Brasserie
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
Courtfield Road, Courtfield Road, , South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
First opened in London in 1982, the Bombay Brasserie had a refresh in 2015 reasserting it as one of London's finest Indian restaurants. Using natural coal ... More
 
 
 
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Starbucks
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
83 Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
Originally from New York, Haagen Dazs is now a global ice-cream giant. These cafes sell their delicious luxury ice-cream straight as well as in sundaes and ... More
 
 
 
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Byron
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
75 Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
Of all the many burger chains in London, Byron is the least gimmicky and could well be the best. Byron claims to source its beef from ... More
 
 
 
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Near The Italian Bookshop
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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 | 12 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 20 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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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Bamford Wellness Spa Brompton Cross
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
104 Draycott Avenue, SW3 | 11 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
A luxurious spa, complete with a space for yoga and three treatment rooms Bamford Wellness Spa Brompton Cross is a centre for relaxation where you ... More
 
 
 
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Triyoga Chelsea
London > Leisure >
372 Kings Road, SW3 | 13 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
The spacious and light-filled centre Triyoga Chelsea is located on the King's Road offering an idyllic sanctuary in which you can relax and unwind ... More
 
 
 
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The Duke of Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW5 | 3 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The King's Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
190 Fulham Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW10 | 9 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 11 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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
 
 
 
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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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Evans & Peel Detective Agency
London > Nightlife > Bars
310c Earls Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 9 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
Taking the speakeasy trend to another level, the Evans & Peel Detective Agency is a bar moonlighting as fully functioning detective company. The basement bar can ... More
 
 
 
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Ping
London > Nightlife > Bars
180-184 Earl's Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 11 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Italian Bookshop.
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Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 2450 people.... More
 
 
 
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The Gore Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
190 Queen's Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 10 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature
Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature
Exhibitions | Until 3rd January 2021 

Natural History Museum 6 minutes walk from The Italian Bookshop

Discover the real life creatures, specimens and artefacts from the Natural History Museum's collection which could just as easily feature ...More

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

Science Museum 7 minutes walk from The Italian Bookshop

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

 
On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100
On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100
Exhibitions | Until 6th February 2021 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 9 minutes walk from The Italian Bookshop

In 2020, the V&A celebrates the significant contribution that the Royal Academy of Dance has made to the development of ...More

 
Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
Exhibitions | Until 10th January 2021 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 9 minutes walk from The Italian Bookshop

Take a tumble down the rabbit hole at the Victoria & Albert Museum's landmark exhibition, Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser which ...More

 
Bags: Inside Out
Bags: Inside Out
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2021 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 9 minutes walk from The Italian Bookshop

From Margaret Thatcher's iconic handbag to Queen Mary's World War II gas mask, the V&A puts history's most famous bags ...More

 
Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street
Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street
Exhibitions | Until 4th December 2020 

Design Museum 15 minutes walk from The Italian Bookshop

Looking at their role as both a style statement and a high-tech fitness accessory, the Design Museum puts trainers in ...More

 
Serpentine Pavilion 2020: Counterspace
Serpentine Pavilion 2020: Counterspace
Exhibitions | Until 11th October 2020 

Serpentine Gallery 16 minutes walk from The Italian Bookshop

The all-woman team of directors at Johannesburg-based practice Counterspace is behind the design for this year's Serpentine Pavilion. The youngest ...More

 
 
 
 
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