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Some of the younger contemporary designers feature here including Alexander McQueen, YMC, Dryshod and Fake. This shop gets our 'Editor's Choice' rosette for its quirky mix of cutting edge designer fashion and unusual juxtaposition of cashmere jumpers and secondhand books.

 

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South Kensington Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Sloane Square Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
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Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
3 minutes walk
 
Union Car Parks
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Egerton House Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £263  39% off
17 Egerton Terrace, SW3 | 4 minutes from The Library
Set back from a tree-lined garden square in exclusive Knightsbridge, with prime shopping nearby at Harrods or along the King's Road and the Natural History Museum ... More
 
 
 
Sydney House Chelsea
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  27% off
9- 11 Sydney Street, SW3 | 5 minutes from The Library
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
 
 
 
Draycott Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
26 Cadogan Gardens, SW3 | 8 minutes from The Library
Stylish antique d'cor, a peaceful but convenient location, and spacious, airy rooms are all essential to this hotel's appeal. Yet it is the unbeatable service that ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Menswear nearest The Library

Nearest to The Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Joseph
London > Shopping > Menswear
77 Fulham Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 1 minute from The Library
The man can’t help being one of the most successful fashion names on the UK scene. Joseph Ettedgui’s tailored suits and clothes are popular with ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hackett
London > Shopping > Menswear
137-138 Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 9 minutes from The Library
Hackett is essentially English and absolutely traditional, but it quietly keeps apace with style - and is thus popular with many younger men. This Sloane Street ... More
 
 
 
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Tailor Made
London > Shopping > Menswear
Eccleston Yards, SW1W | 17 minutes from The Library
Bespoke London menswear brand Tailor Made , a brand born in Shoreditch, comes to Eccleston Yards, a hub for creative businesses, ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Library

The best shops and markets near The Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chanel
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
278-280 Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | 1 minute from The Library
The bags, the shoes, the accessories and of course the collection, Chanel needs no introduction. The fashion empire founded by Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel began in 1912 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Parfums de Nicolai
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
101a Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from The Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Stella McCartney
London > Shopping >
91-97 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from The Library
British designer Stella McCartney opened her second London shop in 2012 in South Kensington's Brompton Cross, in a space previously occupied by Jigsaw. In 2001, Stella ... More
 
 
 
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Events near The Library

Near The Library
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Mary Quant
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 6th April 2019 to 16th February 2020
The Library, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 5 minutes from The Library
Following on from Christian Dior and Balenciaga, both the subject of fashion forward V&A exhibitions, the spotlight falls on a designer who is closer to home, ...More
 
 
 
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The Royal College Of Music
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 21st Feb, 6th Mar, 13th Mar and 20th Mar 2020 - 6.30pm-7.30pm
The Library, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 5 minutes from The Library
Students from the world-famous conservatoire present a one-hour concert in a beautiful setting....More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
Tim Walker: Wonderful Things
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st September 2019 to 22nd March 2020
The Library, Cromwell Road, Covent Garden, London SW7 | 5 minutes from The Library
An immersive journey into the fantastical worlds created by photographer Tim Walker. Revealing the important roles played by set designers, stylists, make-up artists, models and muses, ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Library

Near The Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from The Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from The Library
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 Library
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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Sights and Attractions near The Library

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Fine Art Society
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The Michelin Building, 81 Fulham Road, Mayfair, London SW3 | 1 minute from The Library
Founded in 1876, this major London art dealer is most famous for pioneering the notion of the one-man exhibition - the most famous of which ... More
 
 
 
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Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from The Library
Built in 1884, in the Italianate Baroque style, the Brompton Oratory is an exact imitation of the Church of the Gesu in Rome and sports some ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from The Library
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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Restaurants near The Library

What are the best dining options near The Library London?
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Aubaine
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
260 - 262 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | Same location as The Library
French patisserie, boulangerie and restaurant trading on the former premises of Sandrini. Fresh bread and cakes are prepared on site each day and the restaurant is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Restaurant Ours
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
264 Brompton Road, SW3 | Same location as The Library
Tom Sellers, best known for the hugely successful, Michelin starred Restaurant Story, is behind this 120-seat ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
La Brasserie
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
272 Brompton Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW3 | 1 minute from The Library
La Brasserie is a long-standing favourite with the Sloane crowd, handily situated opposite the most expensive shopping street in the world. This is a friendly, family-run ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Library

Near The Library
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes from The Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 18 minutes from The Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 18 minutes from The Library
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 Library gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from The Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lush Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
123 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 8 minutes from The Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ushvani
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Cadogan Garden, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 8 minutes from The Library
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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Pubs near The Library

The best pubs near London The Library.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Library
Bar ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Builders Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
13 Britten Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from The Library
Chelsea local, The Builders Arms on Britten Street, a landmark pub serving thirsty locals since 1999, underwent an elegant makeover in ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near The Library

The Library clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
BOTTLES Chelsea
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
100 Draycott Avenue, SW3 | 2 minutes from The Library
Following on from its successful Old Spitalfields Market wine bar, launched in 2018, BOTTLES in West London opened a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 7 minutes from The Library
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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Meeting venue hire near The Library

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Library.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from The Library
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 2450 people.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from The Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Geographical Society
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from The Library
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 1034 people.... More
 
 
 
 

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Our recommendations in the same street as The Library

 
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17-21
H&M Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
 
 
 
171-175
 
 
260-262
Aubaine Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
 
 
 
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Harrods
 
 
 
35
Camper
 
 
 
47
Gant
 
 
 
57
Office
 
 
 
75
Mexx
 
 
 
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Tokio
 
 
 
 

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Poet In Da Corner
Theatre | Until 22nd February 2020 

Royal Court Theatre 11 minutes walk from The Library

Music, dance and spoken word collide in grime MC Jammz and Debris Stevenson's coming-of-age story inspired by Dizzee Rascal's ground-breaking ...More

Scenes With Girls
Theatre | Until 22nd February 2020 

Royal Court Theatre 11 minutes walk from The Library

Best friends Tosh and Lou are determined to avoid becoming cliches like other girls, who have got boyfriends and drifted ...More

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure For Kids
Concerts | On 17th February 2020 

Royal Albert Hall 12 minutes walk from The Library

Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic....More

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Jean Dubuffet
Exhibitions | From 30th September 

Barbican Art Gallery

As part of the year-long Inside Out series, the Barbican Art Gallery presents a major exhibition on French artist Jean Dubuffet. Regarded as one of the most powerful and provocative voices in the post war ...More

Woman in the Window
Woman in the Window
Exhibitions | From 14th October 

Dulwich Picture Gallery

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

 
Club Golf
Club Golf
Sporting Events | From 19th February 

Coal Drops Yard

A crazy golf course inspired by the King's Cross rave culture of the '80s and ...More

 
Pancake Day at Ask for Janice
Foodie Events | On 25th February 

Ask For Janice

One of London's best pancake spots all year round, Ask For Janice is putting a special menu for Pancake Day with both sweet and savoury options to choose ...More

OperaGlass Works: The Turn of the Screw
OperaGlass Works: The Turn of the Screw
Concerts | From 26th March 

Wilton's Music Hall

Following glowing reviews for its debut production, The ...More

 
Waterworks Festival
Waterworks Festival
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 22nd August 

WaterWorks Nature Reserve

A blend of DJ sets and live acts, Waterworks is a brand new electronic dance ...More

 
GoBoat Paddington
GoBoat Paddington
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Explore London's canals in Camden, Little Venice and beyond on a self-drive boating from Paddington....More

 
Tate Modern Turns 20
Tate Modern Turns 20
Exhibitions | On 11th May 

Tate Modern

First officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 11th May 2000, Tate Modern marks ...More

 
Lighthouse Family
Lighthouse Family
Concerts | On 27th February 

London Palladium

Originally hailing from Newcastle, the Lighthouse Family came to fame in the mid-nineties with hit ...More

 
Denise Van Outen: Cabaret All Stars
Denise Van Outen: Cabaret All Stars
Theatre | From 5th March 

Proud Embankment

Following her unveiling on The Masked Singer, Denise ...More

 
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Theatre | From 6th October 

Playhouse Theatre

David Tennant, the well loved actor best known for playing Doctor Who, returns to the ...More

 
The Conductor
The Conductor
Drinking 

The Conductor is a Fullers pub and restaurant on Fleet Place in Farringdon serving indulgent ...More

 
The Lanesborough Club & Spa
The Lanesborough Club & Spa
Leisure 

A subterranean sanctuary in the heart of central ...More

 
Bulgari Spa London
Bulgari Spa London
Leisure 

Split across two levels, the vast 2,000 square metre Bulgari Spa is the crowning glory ...More

 
Ned's Club Spa
Ned's Club Spa
Leisure 

Centred around a 20-metre marble-lined swimming pool, Ned's Club Spa is a lavish subterranean space ...More

 
Society Of Antiquaries
Attractions 

Founded in 1707, the Society of Antiquaries was set up to preserve and enable a better understanding of cultural heritage....More

The Cause
Nightlife 

A venue for dance music, London nightlife, independent business and positive mental health, The Cause is housed within an ex car-mechanics depot in Tottenham Hale....More

28-50 Wine Bar & Kitchen
28-50 Wine Bar & Kitchen
Drinking 

A wine bar with a focus on 30 wines, 28°-50° Covent Garden is decorated with ...More

 
London Events 2020
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New musicals put Pretty Woman and The Prince of Egypt centre stage, and blockbuster ...More

 
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