London area of SW10 guide

What to do and where to stay in London's SW10 neighbourhood

Centred on the famous Brompton Cemetery and taking up the area between West Kensington, Earl's Court, Chelsea and Fulham Broadway, SE10's West Brompton is a largely residential no-mans-land in West London. The Brompton Cemetery, with its beautiful basilica and row upon row of rickety graves, is managed by the Royal Parks and is one of the Magnificent Seven - the term applied to the seven large cemeteries in London. Rumour has it that the children's author Beatrix Potter, who lived in The Boltons nearby, took the names of many of her animal characters from tombstones in the cemetery. Besides the much-loved cemetery - which is overlooked by Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea Football Club - West Brompton is best known today for its tube and railway station and the tiny Finborough Theatre.

See our recommended nearby SW10 Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

SW10 Hotels

in or near SW10
Blakes Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
33 Roland Gardens, SW7
Anouska Hempel has a signature minimalist interior design style and everything about Blakes in South Kensington has been designed to her exacting taste. From the black ... More
 
 
 
Cranley Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
10 Bina Gardens, SW5
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
 
 
 
London Town Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
15 Penywern Road, SW5
Dating back to 1877 and just a few steps from Earls Court tube station, the London Town Hotel (no relation) offers easy access to the West ... More
 
 
 

SW10 Entertainment

in or near SW10
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Finborough Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
118 Finborough Road, SW10, London SW10
The Finborough Theatre in Earls Court punches well above its weight, presenting award-winning plays and works by new writers in a small theatre above a pub. ... More
 
 
 
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The Troubadour
London > Entertainment > Live Music
263-267 Brompton Road, SW10, London SW5
The Troubadour is a lovely little cafe, which hosts an inspiring program of folk, blues, psychedelia and poetry downstairs. It's also the place where Private Eye ... More
 
 
 
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The Troubadour
London > Entertainment > Live Music
265 Old Brompton Road, SW10, London SW5
Kensington's original boho coffee house. Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon played here back in the 60s. Of course, Kensington has changed a ... More
 
 
 

SW10 Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near SW10
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Brompton Cemetery
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Fulham Road, SW10, London SW10
Opened in the mid-19th century Brompton Cemetary was set up as one of the 'Magnificent Seven' series of cemeteries, which included Highgate Cemetery, established to cope ... More
 
 
 
Brompton Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Brompton Library, 210 Old Brompton Road, SW10, London SW5
Signing up to the Brompton Library is easy and more importantly, free. All books are free to borrow whilst there is a small charge for audiobooks, ... More
 
 
 
Zest Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Roxby Place, SW10, London SW6
London's top destination for contemporary glass art, bringing outstanding British and international glass to a wider audience through an exciting, changing exhibition programme alongside an ... More
 
 
 

SW10 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's SW10
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Zafash
London > Shopping > Chemists
233-235 Old Brompton Road, SW10, London SW5
For all those late night emergencies which don’t quite warrant a trip to casualty, you can always try Zafash Pharmacy at Earl’s Court. You’ll never be ... More
 
 
 
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Only Roses
London > Shopping > Florists
257 Old Brompton Road, SW10, London SW5
If you've walked passed this fragrant rose specialist shop you'll most likely have stepped gingerly, trying not to crush the delicate petals scattered on the street ... More
 
 
 
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Luigi's Delicatessen
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
349 Fulham Road, SW10, London SW10
Luigi's Delicatessen is a one-stop shop for all kinds of delicacies from fresh pasta to farmhouse cheeses with a particular emphasis on Italian produce. They have ... More
 
 
 

SW10 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near SW10 London?
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Firezza
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
116 Finborough Road, Chlesea, SW10, London SW10
Firezza offers upmarket Neapolitan pizza cooked in stone ovens, eat-in or take-away.... More
 
 
 
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Brinkley's Garden Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
47 Hollywood Road, SW10, London SW10
Bistro ... More
 
 
 
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Santa Lucia
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
2 Hollywood Road, SW10, London SW10
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SW10 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London SW10.
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The Lazy Fox
London > Nightlife > Pubs
18 Farm Lane, SW10, London SW6
Where The Farm in Fulham used to be The Lazy Fox has made a den, inviting punters to pull their own pint from their beer wall ... More
 
 
 
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The Harwood Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
Walham Grove, SW10, London SW6
The Harwood Arms has upped its gastro offering, moving away from being just another West London pub and blossoming into a place where fine food flourishes. ... More
 
 
 
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The Cadogan Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
298 Kings Road, Chelsea, SW10, London SW3
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
 
 
 

SW10 Nightlife

SW10 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Evans & Peel Detective Agency
London > Nightlife > Bars
310c Earls Court Road, SW10, London SW5
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
 
 
 
Wine Gallery
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
49 Hollywood Road, SW10, London SW10
Wine Bar ... More
 
 
 
Modena
London > Nightlife > Bars
246 Fulham Road, SW10, London SW10
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SW10 Leisure

SW10 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Holmes Place
London > Leisure > Fitness
188A Fulham Road, SW10, London SW10
A chain of upmarket health clubs and gyms. The different clubs vary but they tend to have all the latest fitness equipment in fully air conditioned ... More
 
 
 
Earls Court Gym
London > Leisure > Fitness
254 Earls Court Road, SW10, London SW5
Gym ... More
 
 
 
Stamford Bridge: Chelsea FC
London > Leisure > Fulham Road, SW10, London SW6
The home of Chelsea Football Club, Stamford Bridge has a capacity of 42,449 and is located a stone's throw from Fulham Broadway Tube overlooking Brompton Cemetery. ... More
 
 
 

SW10 Education

in or near SW10
St James's College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
4 Wetherby Gardens, SW10, London SW5
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English National Ballet School
London > Education > Professional Training
Carlyle Building, Hortensia Road, SW10, London SW10
Founded in 1988 by English National Ballet to provide talented young dancers with the highest quality of training, the English National Ballet School offers a range ... More
 
 
 

SW10 Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near SW10.
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Chelsea Football Club and Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Stamford Bridge Ground Fulham Road, SW10, London SW6
What a difference a game makes... at the end of 1993, a couple of surprise results lifted the Blues out of mid-table and into the Champions ... More
 
 
 
Glaisters Bar and Garden Restaurant
London > Business > Venue Hire
4 Hollywood Road, Chelsea, SW10, London SW10
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Blakes Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
33 Roland Gardens, Brompton, SW10, London SW7
Anouska Hempel's landmark design has created a hotel that is absolutely unique. Every room has its own theme, whether it be flowing white gauze, Venetian mirrors, ... More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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