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School of LifeThe School of Life offers so much more than your average shopping experience. In fact, it doesn't do it justice to label it a mere shop - it's a philosophy. The brains behind the outfit include serious writers, thinkers and influential cultural figures including Alain de Botton, 'The Idler' author Tom Hodgkinson and documentary photographer Martin Parr. The shop, which they describe as "a chemist for the mind", includes such mentally medicinal items as tomes on 'The Art of Travel' and developmental psychology. At the back is a classroom created by artist Charlotte Mann where regular evening and weekend courses take place centred on the five central themes of our lives - work, play, family, politics and love. Part shop, part classroom, wholly thought provoking.

 

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Russell Square Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
King's Cross Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Camden Road Overground Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
 
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Judd Street NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Brunswick Square NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £80  21% off
Coram Street, WC1N | 2 minutes from School of Life
This is a smart, modern hotel located in one of the Capital's oldest and most beautiful areas. Bloomsbury is a great place to stay since it's ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Euston Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £101  40% off
17-18 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H | 5 minutes from School of Life
The grand Victorian building that houses this hotel is surely one of the most impressive edifices in the Hilton chain. Located just a three-minute walk from ... More
 
 
 
The Montague on the Gardens
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £145  33% off
15 Montague Street, WC1B | 7 minutes from School of Life
Overlooking the gardens of Montague Garden Square, this sedate hotel has a peaceful feel even though the British Museum is right next door and Covent Garden's ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Classic Camera- The Leica Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
2 Pied Bull Yard, off Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 9 minutes from School of Life
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Spymaster
London > Shopping > Specialists
11 Howland Street, Marylebone, London W1T | 10 minutes from School of Life
Leading supplier of high-tech gadgets, communication and surveillance equipment. Shhhh! Just between you and me there’s this great shop in London that’s just perfect for those everyday, ... More
 
 
 
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James Smith & Sons
London > Shopping > Specialists
53 New Oxford Street, Covent Garden, London WC1A | 12 minutes from School of Life
James Smith & Sons is an historic Victorian family business specialising in umbrellas, walking sticks and canes. Commonly known as "the Umbrella Shop", this immaculately presented ... More
 
 
 
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Gay's the Word
London > Shopping > Books
66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | Same location as School of Life
A broad selection of gay and lesbian interest books ranging from fiction, through biography, travel and counselling. Magazines and cards are also on offer.... More
 
 
 
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Alara Wholefoods
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
58 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | Same location as School of Life
Alara Wholefoods Health shop on Marchmont Street has been recommended by one of our readers, poet Kim Morrissey, who took the trouble to write in to ... More
 
 
 
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Hatchards St Pancras
London > Shopping > Books
St Pancras International, Unit 1, N1C | 6 minutes from School of Life
The oldest bookshop in London, with the wonderfully atmospheric store on Piccadilly established in 1797, ... More
 
 
 
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Portraying Pregnancy
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th January to 26th April 2020
School of Life, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N | 3 minutes from School of Life
The Foundling Museum presents the first major exhibition to explore the pregnant female body through portraits from the past 500 years. A highlight of Portraying Pregnancy ...More
 
 
 
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Portraying Pregnancy: From Holbein To Social Media
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th January to 26th April 2020 - Various Times
School of Life, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N | 3 minutes from School of Life
Paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture and textiles exploring representations of the pregnant female body through portraits, spanning 500 years and featuring works such as Holbein's depiction of ...More
 
 
 
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EXHIBITION: Portrait of Our Times presents 'A Collection of Modern Realities'
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th January to 28th February 2020 - 8.30am-8.30pm
School of Life, 82 Gower Street, WC1E | 7 minutes from School of Life
From Monday 13th January to Wednesday 28th February 2020, the Gower St. Gallery will host a photography exhibition featuring the work of BA Photojournalism and Documentary ...More
 
 
 
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Curzon Bloomsbury
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from School of Life
The arthouse Renoir Cinema underwent a major refurbishment in 2015 by The Curzon Cinema Group. Reopening as the Curzon Bloomsbury, the new name pays homage to ... More
 
 
 
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The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from School of Life
As the name suggests, The Horse Hospital wasn't always the modern arts venue it is today. Once home to sick and injured horses - many references ... More
 
 
 
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Bloomsbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 6 minutes from School of Life
Owned and part-funded by University College London, the Bloomsbury was completed in 1968 on the site of a bomb-damaged church. The years have not been kind ... More
 
 
 
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The Foundling Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from School of Life
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More
 
 
 
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Russell Square
London > Attractions >
Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from School of Life
The grade II listed Russell Square is a large green space located within the Bloomsbury district with its own cafe, overlooked by the Hotel Russell and ... More
 
 
 
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St Pancras Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 5 minutes from School of Life
Completed in 1822, St Pancras Church was the most expensive church to be constructed since St Paul's was rebuilt after the Great Fire. This Greek Revival ... More
 
 
 
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Bon Vivant
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
75-77 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 1 minute from School of Life
French neighbourhood restaurant Bon Vivant in Bloomsbury has everything from croissants and coffee au matin to intimate dinners, with light lunches and bottomless brunches in between. ... More
 
 
 
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North Sea Fish Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
7 Leigh Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 1 minute from School of Life
Fish & Chips ... More
 
 
 
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Yo! Sushi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from School of Life
For anyone who needs a fast, healthy lunch Yo! Sushi is the place to go. Its conveyor belt service means you've always got plenty of choice, ... More
 
 
 
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The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes from School of Life
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
 
 
 
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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 5 minutes from School of Life
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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The Bartlett School of Architecture
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 6 minutes from School of Life
The Bartlett School of Architecture, on the corner of Huntley Street and Capper Street, is part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment. ... More
 
 
 
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Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 6 minutes from School of Life
Swimming lessons for children and aquaphobic adults. This is one of the more popular swimming schools in London, and one of the most long-running, with over ... More
 
 
 
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St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 7 minutes from School of Life
Taking inspiration from its surroundings and the great train journeys that set off from St Pancras station, the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa pays homage ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Holborn
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 9 minutes from School of Life
This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each other. ... More
 
 
 
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Marquis Cornwallis
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 1 minute from School of Life
Always a popular choice for local workers and tourists taking in the delights of Bloomsbury, Marquis Cornwallis , located on Marchmont Street, close ... More
 
 
 
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The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes from School of Life
Originally built in the 1880s by Samuel Harrison to refresh the workers in his shoe factory, The Harrison pub's current building dates back to 1934. Owned ... More
 
 
 
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Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from School of Life
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Double Standard
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Standard London, 10 Argyle Street, WC1H | 5 minutes from School of Life
Part of Adam Rawson's ground floor takeover of The Standard London hotel - he also heads up British restaurant Isla - Double Standard is an ... More
 
 
 
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George's Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, NW1 | 6 minutes from School of Life
Following a major redesign, the bar within The Gilbert Scott restaurant reopened as George's Bar in early 2018. Marcus Wareing's latest tribute to the building's original ... More
 
 
 
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The Hansom Bar, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
London > Nightlife > Bars
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, NW1 | 6 minutes from School of Life
Adding to its fantastic line-up of destination bars and restaurants, which includes The Gilbert Scott and The Booking Office, the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel launched ... More
 
 
 
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The Foundling Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from School of Life
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More
 
 
 
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Friends House
London > Business > Venue Hire
173-177 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 6 minutes from School of Life
The historic headquarters of Quakers in Britain, Friends House in Euston has 23 function rooms including a large Meeting Hall which seats up to 1,100 guests. ... More
 
 
 
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 6 minutes from School of Life
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
 
 
 
 

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Portraying Pregnancy
Portraying Pregnancy
Exhibitions | Until 26th April 2020 

The Foundling Museum 3 minutes walk from School Of Life

The Foundling Museum presents the first major exhibition to explore the pregnant female body through portraits from the past 500 ...More

 
Buddhism
Buddhism
Exhibitions | Until 25th February 2020 

British Library 6 minutes walk from School Of Life

It has an estimated one billion followers across the world today, Buddhism is the subject of a major exhibition at ...More

 
Play Well
Play Well
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2020 

Wellcome Collection 7 minutes walk from School Of Life

The Wellcome Collection explores the power of play and the important role it has in society for adults and children ...More

 
Wellcome Collection: Being Human
Wellcome Collection: Being Human
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2021 

Wellcome Collection 7 minutes walk from School Of Life

Replacing Medicine Now as a permanent display at the Wellcome Collection, Being Human is a free exhibition which takes a ...More

 
Displays of Power: A Natural History of Empire
Displays of Power: A Natural History of Empire
Exhibitions | Until 7th March 2020 

Grant Museum of Zoology 8 minutes walk from School Of Life

Taking a closer look at how Empire shaped the Grant Museum of Zoology collections, Displays of Power will make you ...More

 
Living with art: Picasso to Celmins
Living with art: Picasso to Celmins
Exhibitions | Until 5th March 2020 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from School Of Life

Works by everyone from Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse to David Hockney and Bridget Riley go on display at the ...More

 
Troy: Myth and Reality
Troy: Myth and Reality
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2020 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from School Of Life

Be enchanted by the epic legend of the city of Troy, the place which inspired Greek myths about a horse ...More

 
Gould Piano Trio
Concerts | On 16th February 2020 

Conway Hall 9 minutes walk from School Of Life

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Faulty Towers: The Original Dining Experience
Faulty Towers: The Original Dining Experience
Theatre | Until 30th April 2020 

Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel 11 minutes walk from School Of Life

Combine a meal out, the bright lights of the West End and a bellyful of laughs with this globetrotting production ...More

 
Space Frames: Granary Square
Space Frames: Granary Square
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2020 

Granary Square 11 minutes walk from School Of Life

They lit up Coal Drops Yard last winter. Now, from January 2020, Space Frames adds illuminated archways to Granary Square, ...More

 

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Completing the 2020 exhibition programme at Dulwich Picture Gallery, Woman in the Window looks at ...More

 
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