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
 
Broadwood Terrace NCP
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Olympia Hotel London
Hilton London Olympia Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £58  26% 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 £45  38% 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
 
 
 
K West Hotel & Spa London London
K West Hotel & Spa London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel  from £79  41% off
Richmond Way, W14 | 8 minutes from Blythe House
The K West Hotel and Spa oozes luxury - its sleek design runs from the striking exterior to the rooms' understated sophistication to the spa's calm ...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
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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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Shepherd's Bush Vue, West 12 Shopping Centre, Shepherd's Bush, W12 | 11 minutes from Blythe House
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 29th January 2015 - 7pm
Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street, W6 | 12 minutes from Blythe House
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 13th to 31st January 2015
Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6 | 12 minutes from Blythe House
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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
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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
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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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73 Blythe Road, W14 | 4 minutes from Blythe House
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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
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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
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Karma Restaurant - West Kensington London
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Karma Restaurant - West Kensington
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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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London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art London
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London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 8 minutes from Blythe House
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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
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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
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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
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Ilchester Place, Holland Park, London W8 | 11 minutes from Blythe House
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The Queen's Club
London > Leisure >
Palliser Road, West Kensington, Hammersmith, London W14 | 13 minutes from Blythe House
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Cumberland Arms London
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Cumberland Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
29 North End Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 4 minutes from Blythe House
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The Havelock Tavern London
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The Havelock Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
57 Masbro Road, W14 | 4 minutes from Blythe House
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Hole in the Wall London
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Hole in the Wall
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12 Sutton Lane, W4 | 10 minutes from 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
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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
Kensington Conference and Events Centre, Just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington Underground Station, Kensington Chelsea and Events Centre is a highly adaptable, purpose-designed ...More
 
 
 
 

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Hammersmith Apollo 12 minutes walk from Blythe House

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The Elgin 1.39 miles from Blythe House

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Royal College of Art 1.54 miles from Blythe House

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Natural History Museum 1.57 miles from Blythe House

Discover the community of creepy crawlies living in the hidden world beneath our feet....More

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Exhibitions | Until 25th March 2015 

Natural History Museum 1.57 miles from Blythe House

The great 1860 evolution debate workshop....More

Storytelling With Puppets: Jackie And The Beanstalk & Three Billy Goats Gruff (Over 3s)
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Natural History Museum 1.57 miles from Blythe House

An interactive session learning about natural history....More

Late Night Jazz - Gabby Young Quartet
Concerts | On 29th January 2015 

Royal Albert Hall 1.58 miles from Blythe House

Flamboyant and stylish, Gabby Young combines stunning vocals with jazz, swing, chanson and Balkan brass....More

 

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