Blythe House

 
 
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23 Blythe Road, Hammersmith, London W14 0QX 
 
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Blythe House is where the V & A's collection of objects in storage are housed including furniture, ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, fashion and fine arts. Previously the headquarters of the Post Office Savings Bank in Olympia the cavernous space is now home to musuem quality archive material, all of which can be viewed, by appointment only, in the Blythe House Reading Room. Anyone can apply for a Reader Ticket, free of charge, and they are valid
for three years however an appointment is essential, early booking and at least one week's notice are advised.

 

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Olympia Hilton NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
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9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Olympia Hotel London
Hilton London Olympia Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £58  40% off
380 Kensington High Street, W14 | 5 minutes from Blythe House
Though it is designed for visitors to the nearby Olympia Exhibition Centre, there are plenty of other reasons to stay at the Hilton Olympia, not least ...More
 
 
 
Simply Rooms & Suites Hotel London
Simply Rooms & Suites Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £41  31% off
21 Avonmore Road, W14 | 6 minutes from Blythe House
Simply Rooms & Suites is one of a range of new boutique hotels, located close to the Olympia Exhibition Centre. Affordable, high quality four-star hotel rooms ...More
 
 
 
Kensington West Hotel London London
Kensington West Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £32  35% off
25 Matheson Road, W14 | 7 minutes from Blythe House
This family friendly hotel in West Kensington is a good choice if you're travelling on a budget. Functional and affordable, all rooms come with en-suite facilities, ...More
 
 
 
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Alternative Museums nearest Blythe House

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Leighton House Museum London
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Leighton House Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12 Holland Park Road, Holland Park, London W14 | 9 minutes from Blythe House
Leighton House is one of the most opulent museums in London, and its small scale makes it easy enough to explore thoroughly in an afternoon. Located ...More
 
 
 
Shepherds Bush Library London
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Shepherds Bush Library
London > Attractions > Museums
6 Wood Lane, W12 | 16 minutes from Blythe House
In the shadow of the Westfield Shopping Centre, the £2 million Shepherds Bush Library easily competes with the sharp architectural lines and bright lights of the ...More
 
 
 
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising London
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Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
London > Attractions > Museums
Colville Mews, Lonsdale Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 27 minutes from Blythe House
From Cornflakes to Ker-plunk, Spacedust to Spacehoppers, take a nostalgic tour through 200 years of British consumerism with Robert Opie's unique creation. Enter the Museum of ...More
 
 
 
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Holland Park London
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Holland Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Holland Park Avenue / Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 11 minutes from Blythe House
Small, pretty park in west London. Pretty, petit Holland Park is the ideal location for those wanting to escape the clamour of the city but who don’t ...More
 
 
 
Maggie's Centre London
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Maggie's Centre
London > Attractions > Sights
Fulham Palace Road, W6 | 14 minutes from Blythe House
Maggie's Centre next to Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith is the first cancer care hospice in England (there are several more in Scotland) for this charitable ...More
 
 
 
18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)  London
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18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 15 minutes from Blythe House
For a virtually untouched and immaculately preserved slice of Victorian living, visit this delightful building. One of the only genuine Victorian townhouses remaining and virtually unchanged ...More
 
 
 
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Events near Blythe House

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22 Jump Street London
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22 Jump Street
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: Tuesday 29th July 2014 at 8pm and 10.30pm & Wednesday 30th July 2014 at 7pm, 9.30pm and 11.15pm
Shepherd's Bush Vue, West 12 Shopping Centre, Shepherd's Bush, W12 | 11 minutes from Blythe House
Police officers Morton Schmidt and Greg Jenko continue to be a liability to the public and each other so Captain Dickson recruits them for another undercover ...More
 
 
 
Chef London
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Chef
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th July 2014 at 8pm and 10.40pm
Shepherd's Bush Vue, West 12 Shopping Centre, Shepherd's Bush, W12 | 11 minutes from Blythe House
When prestigious food critic and blogger Ramsey Michel makes a reservation at his restaurant, cook Carl Casper plans a daring new menu but the owner Riva ...More
 
 
 
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland London
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 19th July to 2nd August 2014
Holland Park Theatre, Holland Park, Holland Park, London W8 | 11 minutes from Blythe House
A highlight of Opera Holland Park in 2013, the specially commissioned family opera based on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, with music by Will Todd, ...More
 
 
 
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Laugh London
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Laugh
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Ginglik, Club on the Green, 1 Shepherds Bush Green, W12 | 11 minutes from Blythe House
A cosy DJ bar that comes alive on Tuesday nights, with the cream of the comedy circuit. Toilet humour has never been so good as in ...More
 
 
 
Lyric Hammersmith London
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Lyric Hammersmith
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6 | 12 minutes from Blythe House
Frank Matcham's velvet and gilt theatre was saved from demolition - following a public outcry - by being carefully dismantled, moved from its location further down ...More
 
 
 
Bush Theatre London
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Bush Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
7 Uxbridge Road, W12 | 15 minutes from Blythe House
London's essential theatre for new writing has been the first step into the big time for dozens of Britain's best playwrights. Challenging, disturbing and original works ...More
 
 
 
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Boomerang London
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Boomerang
London > Shopping > Baby Care
69 Blythe Road, W14 | 4 minutes from Blythe House
Crammed with baby goodies, this is the number one stop for mothers-to-be. With a plethora of eye-catching babygros and vests you’ll have a well-dressed tot ...More
 
 
 
Betty Blythe London
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Betty Blythe
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
73 Blythe Road, W14 | 4 minutes from Blythe House
This charming fine food pantry and cafe has a 1920s theme running through it, from the tea ladies in vintage dresses, beads, hats and ruby red ...More
 
 
 
Roberson Wine London
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Roberson Wine
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
348 Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W14 | 7 minutes from Blythe House
Family owned independent wine merchant. Roberson's stock the largest selection of wine by the bottle in London, largely French classics...More
 
 
 
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Chez Marcelle London
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Chez Marcelle
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
34 Blythe Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 1 minute from Blythe House
...More
 
 
 
Karma Restaurant - West Kensington London
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Karma Restaurant - West Kensington
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
44 Blythe Road, West Kensington, W14 | 1 minute from Blythe House
Indian/South Asian Cuisine...More
 
 
 
Mr India London
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Mr India
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
6A Beaconsfield Terrace Road, West Kensington, W14 | 1 minute from Blythe House
Indian/South Asian Cuisine...More
 
 
 
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Education near Blythe House

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London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 8 minutes from Blythe House
LAMDA is among the most famous and prestigious acting schools in the world. It is very hard to be selected for a course here, but almost ...More
 
 
 
King Street College London
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King Street College
London > Education > English Language Courses
47 Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 | 12 minutes from Blythe House
This school teaches about 800 students from 40 different countries, offering general and exam focused English language courses for adults. Students prepare for the Cambridge exams and ...More
 
 
 
The London School of Painting and Drawing London
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 19 minutes from Blythe House
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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K Spa at K West Hotel London
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K Spa at K West Hotel
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
K West Hotel & Spa, Richmond Way, W14 | 8 minutes from Blythe House
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Holland Park London
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Holland Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Ilchester Place, Holland Park, London W8 | 11 minutes from Blythe House
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The Queen's Club London
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The Queen's Club
London > Leisure >
Palliser Road, West Kensington, Hammersmith, London W14 | 13 minutes from Blythe House
Established in 1886 during the reign of Queen Victoria, the Queen's Club was the first multi-purpose sports complex to be built anywhere in the world. But ...More
 
 
 
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Cumberland Arms London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cumberland Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
29 North End Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 4 minutes from Blythe House
An excellent gastropub, with a menu of truly delightful English and Mediterranean dishes. The Cumberland is the only decent pub within a mile radius, a friendly ...More
 
 
 
The Havelock Tavern London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Havelock Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
57 Masbro Road, W14 | 4 minutes from Blythe House
Highly rated as a gastropub, The Havelock just off Brook Green is well known in these back streets of West London. Popular with the locals, last ...More
 
 
 
Hole in the Wall London
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Hole in the Wall
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
12 Sutton Lane, W4 | 10 minutes from Blythe House
...More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Blythe House

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Ginglik London
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Ginglik
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Shepherds Bush Green, W12 | 11 minutes from Blythe House
This unique club under Shepherd's Bush Green in a former public toilet has escaped a threatened closure early in 2009. Thanks to the untiring efforts of ...More
 
 
 
BrewDog Shepherd's Bush London
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BrewDog Shepherd's Bush
London > Nightlife > Bars
15-19 Goldhawk Road, W12 | 12 minutes from Blythe House
With 40 draught taps BrewDog bar in Shepherd's Bush by BrewDog, Scotland's largest independent brewery, is a veritable cathedral to craft beer. It has the biggest ...More
 
 
 
Green Room London
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Green Room
London > Nightlife > Bars
45A Goldhawk Road, W12 | 13 minutes from Blythe House
Where the Bush Bar and Grill used to be - down a dingy alley off Goldhawk Road - we now have the Green Room. Gone is ...More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Blythe House

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Olympia London London
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Olympia London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 | 2 minutes from Blythe House
Times have changed since the Olympia first flung open its doors to the public on Boxing Day 1886 for the Hippodrome Circus, with the promise of ...More
 
 
 
Debenham House London
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Debenham House
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 Addison Road, Holland Park, Holland Park, London W14 | 8 minutes from Blythe House
...More
 
 
 
Kensington Conference and Events Centre London
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Kensington Conference and Events Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 17 minutes from Blythe House
Handily located just off High Street Kensington (between Holland Park and Kensington Gardens), the Kensington Conference and Events Centre can accommodate up to 1,470 people and ...More
 
 
 
 

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Opera Holland Park: Norma
Concerts | Until 8th August 2014 

Holland Park Theatre 11 minutes walk from Blythe House

Opera Holland Park stages a new production of Bellini's Norma this summer with a cast including Yvonne Howard, Heather Shipp ...More

Opera Holland Park: Adriana Lecouvreur
Concerts | Until 9th August 2014 

Holland Park Theatre 11 minutes walk from Blythe House

Twelve years after Opera Holland Park last produced Adriana Lecouvreur, Cilea's sumptuously gorgeous opera returns to the leafy environs of ...More

Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
Concerts | Until 9th August 2014 

Holland Park Theatre 11 minutes walk from Blythe House

The annual Holland Park Opera is a highlight of summer in London, when the ...More

 
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Kids Events | Until 2nd August 2014 

Holland Park Theatre 11 minutes walk from Blythe House

A highlight of Opera Holland Park in 2013, the specially commissioned family opera based on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in ...More

 
Perseverance Drive
Perseverance Drive
Theatre | Until 16th August 2014 

Bush Theatre 15 minutes walk from Blythe House

The Gillard family prepares for the funeral of their mother Grace in Perseverance Drive, a new play by Robin Soans ...More

 
Kitty Alice
Concerts | On 31st July 2014 

The Troubadour 21 minutes walk from Blythe House

A performance by the singer-songwriter, with support from Violet Orlandi, Sophie DeBattista and Emmy....More

News From Nowhere
Exhibitions | Until 2nd August 2014 

Kelmscott House 21 minutes walk from Blythe House

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Discovery 2 Presents
Concerts | On 31st July 2014 

Archangel 22 minutes walk from Blythe House

Alt pop and dark folk courtesy of Hawk. With support from The Greasy Licks, Alex Hart and K/A/M....More

Fashion Rules
Exhibitions | Until 4th July 2015 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 24 minutes walk from Blythe House

Take a nostalgic look back at recent decades of royal dress through the wardrobes of three members of the British ...More

Glorious Georges
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 24 minutes walk from Blythe House

At Kensington Palace State Apartments a special display will take place to mark the 300th anniversary of the Georgian dynasty. ...More

 
 
 
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