Chelsea Library

 
 
ADDRESS
Chelsea Old Town Hall Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5EZ 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon, Tue & Thu 9:30 - 20:00, Wed, Fri & Sat 9:30 - 17:00
 
PRICES
Free
 

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  • Visitor Information

The Library at Chelsea Town Hall on the King's Road offers a wide range of services for anyone living or working in the Royal Borough. It's not just for borrowing books, there's internet access, wireless hotspots and computer facilities. It also houses the Chelsea Gallery, a beautiful exhibition space located in the heart of Chelsea and regularly hosts exhibitions by amateur and professional artists or by collectors selling or exhibiting their work or collections. Specially lit glass cabinets show art works off to their best advantage. Gallery opening times are: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am to 8pm, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9.30am to 5pm with private views be held between 5pm and 8pm on Wednesday evenings.

 

LondonTown.com - Chelsea Library Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
South Kensington Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Sloane Square Tube Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Imperial Wharf Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
7 minutes walk
 
Whitelands House Pure Parking
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London Events 2014

Plan the perfect year in London with our pick of the capital's best events in 2014. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
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Hotels near Chelsea Library

Near Chelsea Library
Sydney House Chelsea
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £104  21% off
9- 11 Sydney Street, SW3 | 6 minutes from Chelsea 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   from £140  39% off
26 Cadogan Gardens, SW3 | 10 minutes from Chelsea 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
 
 
 
The Kensington Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £155  24% off
109-113 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 11 minutes from Chelsea Library
Set just off from Old Brompton Road in the heart of fashionable South Kensington, The Kensington Hotel has a real history to match its stylish, understated ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Chelsea Library

Near Chelsea Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, SW11 | 9 minutes from Chelsea 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 16 minutes from Chelsea 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 London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 25 minutes from Chelsea Library
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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Now On
Christine Bovill's Piaf
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Saturday 23rd August 2014 at 8.30pm & Sunday 24th August 2014 at 8pm
The Pheasantry, 152-154 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from Chelsea Library
Singer-songwriter Bovill performs the songs of the late French chanteuse, in this intimate cabaret show...More
 
 
 
Now On
How To Train Your Dragon
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th August 2014 - 2pm
Cineworld Fulham Road, 142 Fulham Road, South Kensington, SW10 | 9 minutes from Chelsea Library
A weedy, young Viking called Hiccup has been instructed his whole life that dragons are evil beasts. Consequently, youngsters in the village all grow up with ...More
 
 
 
Ends Today
Anything Goes: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Of The Music Of Cole Porter
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 21st, 22nd and 23rd August 2014 - 2.30pm-4.30pm
Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1X | 12 minutes from Chelsea Library
...More
 
 
 
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Near Chelsea Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Court Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Sloane Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 12 minutes from Chelsea Library
Dedicated to putting on new work and discovering new voices, the Royal Court Theatre was seen as 'the most important theatre in Europe' by no less ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cadogan Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1X | 12 minutes from Chelsea Library
Cadogan Hall opened its doors on 18th June 2004 with a surprising lack of fanfare but is making up for that with a year of 10th ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 12 minutes from Chelsea 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
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Chelsea Library

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Chelsea Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Proud Chelsea
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
161 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 2 minutes from Chelsea Library
Art gallery Proud Chelsea brings top quality rock 'n' roll photography to the heart of King's Road. There are several strings to the Proud bow - ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Trust: Carlyle's House
London > Attractions > Museums
24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 5 minutes from Chelsea Library
A Queen Anne Town House occupied by historian and 'Sage of Chelsea' Thomas Carlyle and his wife Jane from 1834-1881. A man of letters, Thomas Carlyle ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Hospital Chelsea
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 8 minutes from Chelsea Library
Built by Sir Christopher Wren 1682-1692, the Grade I-listed Royal Hospital Chelsea was intended by King Charles II to be a home for soldiers who were ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Chelsea Library

The best shops and markets near Chelsea Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kate Kuba
London > Shopping > Shoes
22 Duke of York Square, King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from Chelsea Library
Winner of ‘Best Women’s Footwear Awards’ two years running, this trendy shop has become a national treasure. An eclectic mix of equestrian-style boots, bejewelled high-heeled sandals ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Chelsea Gardener
London > Shopping > House and Garden
125 Sydney Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from Chelsea Library
Since opening in 1984, The Chelsea Gardener has gained a reputation as an excellent garden centre offering an oasis of green in the centre of Chelsea. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Terre d'Oc
London > Shopping > Gifts and Luxuries
184 King's Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 2 minutes from Chelsea Library
Here at the Londontown.com offices, it’s been known to smell a little. What do you expect when you get ten hard-working editors searching for London’s finest ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Chelsea Library

What are the best dining options near Chelsea Library London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
El Gaucho
London > Restaurants > Mexican restaurants
Chelsea Farmers' Market, 125 Sydney Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from Chelsea Library
Mexican cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bumpkin Chelsea
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
119 Sydney Street, SW3 | 1 minute from Chelsea Library
The fourth branch of Bumpkin, following on from the original Notting Hill restaurant, opened in June 2013, occupying an elegant Georgian townhouse on Sydney Street ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Le Pain Quotidien
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
201-203 King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from Chelsea Library
... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Chelsea Library

Chelsea Library gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lush Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
123 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 2 minutes from Chelsea 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
Chelsea Physic Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
66 Royal Hospital Garden, Chelsea, London SW3 | 6 minutes from Chelsea Library
The largest fruiting olive tree in Britain and the world's northern-most outdoor grapefruit tree call the historic Chelsea Physic Gardens home. Hidden behind towering brick walls, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes from Chelsea 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
 
 
 
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Pubs near Chelsea Library

The best pubs near London Chelsea Library.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Builders Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
13 Britten Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 2 minutes from Chelsea Library
This popular, basic pub serves some really great food. Everything is cooked on the premises from proper ingredients and the smell that drifts out of the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Cadogan Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
298 Kings Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 4 minutes from Chelsea Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Phoenix
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
23 Smith Street, Chelsea, SW3 | 5 minutes from Chelsea Library
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near Chelsea Library

Chelsea Library clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Chelsea 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
Eighty Six
London > Nightlife > Bars
86 Fulham Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Chelsea Library
Eighty-Six is the brainchild of George Adams and Charlie Kearns, the duo behind Verbier's Coco Club. A popular place for after hours socialising for the Fulham ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Evans & Peel Detective Agency
London > Nightlife > Bars
310c Earls Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 20 minutes from Chelsea Library
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
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Chelsea Library

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Chelsea Library.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chelsea Physic Garden
London > Business > Venue Hire
66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 6 minutes from Chelsea Library
The largest fruiting olive tree in Britain and the world's northern-most outdoor grapefruit tree call the historic Chelsea Physic Gardens home. Hidden behind towering brick walls, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Army Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Chelsea Library
With ten, widely different and uniquely versatile rooms, the National Army Museum can help you hold your event, your way. Plan your party in Victorian splendour, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Hospital Chelsea
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 8 minutes from Chelsea Library
Built by Sir Christopher Wren 1682-1692, the Grade I-listed Royal Hospital Chelsea was intended by King Charles II to be a home for soldiers who were ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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Christine Bovill's Piaf
Theatre | Until 24th August 2014 

The Pheasantry 3 minutes walk from Chelsea Library

Singer-songwriter Bovill performs the songs of the late French chanteuse, in this intimate cabaret show...More

Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America
Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America
Exhibitions | Until 2nd November 2014 

Saatchi Gallery 9 minutes walk from Chelsea Library

Taking its title from the prehistoric landmass that conjoined Africa and Latin America, Pangaea: New Art From Africa and Latin ...More

 
Disobedient Objects
Disobedient Objects
Exhibitions | Until 1st February 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 13 minutes walk from Chelsea Library

The V&A's Disobedient Objects exhibition showcases items made to play a role in political protest, ranging from Suffragette teapots to ...More

 
Wedding Dresses 1775-2014
Wedding Dresses 1775-2014
Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 13 minutes walk from Chelsea Library

The V&A turns its attentions, and not inconsiderable costume collection, to the subject of marriage, and in particular the evolution ...More

 
This Time in History: What Escapes
This Time in History: What Escapes
Exhibitions | Until 30th November 2014 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 13 minutes walk from Chelsea Library

Each time Edinburgh-based visual artist Rose Frain carries out her site-specific installation piece 'What Escapes' it is different; what binds ...More

 
A World To Win: Posters Of Protest And Revolution
A World To Win: Posters Of Protest And Revolution
Exhibitions | Until 2nd November 2014 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 13 minutes walk from Chelsea Library

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V & A Exhibition Road Project
V & A Exhibition Road Project
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 13 minutes walk from Chelsea Library

A new purpose-built underground gallery, magnificent courtyard space and a new entrance from Exhibition Road on the west side of ...More

 
The Earth's Most Important Mineral': Talk
Exhibitions | On 23rd August 2014 

Natural History Museum 14 minutes walk from Chelsea Library

Learn more about minerals in a talk....More

Mammoths: Ice Age Giants
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2014 

Natural History Museum 14 minutes walk from Chelsea Library

Some of the largest creatures to ever walk the earth will be the subject of Mammoths: Ice Age Giants at ...More

 
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Exhibitions | Until 27th September 2014 

Natural History Museum 14 minutes walk from Chelsea Library

Look back at Britain long before the Romans, Saxons and Vikings arrived at the Natural History Museum's major exhibition, Britain: ...More

 
 
 
 
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