Chelsea Library  

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

 

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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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Sydney House Chelsea
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  36% 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
 
 
 
My Chelsea London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  29% off
35 Ixworth Place, SW3 | 6 minutes from Chelsea Library
A boutique hotel that is striking a balance between traditional and contemporary, myhotel Chelsea promises to offer its guests elegant pleasures, personal attention and contemporary style. ... More
 
 
 
Draycott Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £128  40% 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
 
 
 
 
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London 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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Tiffany Graves: Up All Night!
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 28th April 2017 - 8.30pm
Chelsea Library, 152-154 Kings Road, SW3 | 3 minutes from Chelsea Library
The singer and comedian performs showtunes along with her anecdotes....More
 
 
 
Now On
Sian Davey & Joseph Szabo: Untethered
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th April to 20th May 2017 - Various Times
Chelsea Library, 3 Jubilee Place, SW3 | 3 minutes from Chelsea Library
Two photographic series made nearly fifty years apart, that explore the vulnerability, beauty and ambivalence of adolescence....More
 
 
 
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Helen Louise Jones
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 29th April 2017 - 8.30pm
Chelsea Library, 152-154 Kings Road, SW3 | 3 minutes from Chelsea Library
The international singer-songwriter and jazz vocalist presents a blend of jazz classics with original music and song accompanied by pianist Chris Jerome and double bassist and ...More
 
 
 
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Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW10 | 10 minutes from Chelsea Library
Chickenshed theatre company has been working to make theatre inclusive for over 30 years and in 2011 they launched a new theatre programme in Kensington and ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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National Army Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Chelsea Library
More than 23 million pounds has been spent on re-development of the National Army Museum which reopens in 2017 to reveal a radical ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Pet Pavilion, Chelsea
London > Shopping > Pet Care
Chelsea Farmers Market, 125 Sydney Street, SW3 | 1 minute from Chelsea Library
Pet Pavilion is a five-star pet shop with a wide range of top class products, from natural dog treats to quality toys. They also ... More
 
 
 
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El Gaucho
London > Restaurants > Mexican restaurants
Chelsea Farmers' Market, 125 Sydney Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from Chelsea Library
Mexican cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
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Bumpkin Chelsea
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
119 Sydney Street, Chelsea, London 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
 
 
 
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Le Pain Quotidien
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
201-203 King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from Chelsea Library
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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The Phoenix
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
23 Smith Street, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 5 minutes from Chelsea Library
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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
 
 
 
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 11 minutes from Chelsea 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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Beaver Lodge
London > Nightlife > Bars
266 Fulham Road, SW10 | 14 minutes from Chelsea Library
From the people who brought you Barts, Maggie's and Bunga Bunga, Beaver Lodge is a mountain cabin and dance ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Tiffany Graves: Up All Night!
Theatre | On 28th April 2017 

The Pheasantry 3 minutes walk from Chelsea Library

The singer and comedian performs showtunes along with her anecdotes....More

War artists and the press
Exhibitions | On 28th April 2017 

National Army Museum 7 minutes walk from Chelsea Library

Literary & Education, Talk....More

From Selfie To Self-Expression
From Selfie To Self-Expression
Exhibitions | Until 30th May 2017 

Saatchi Gallery 9 minutes walk from Chelsea Library

Looking beyond Instagram, the Saatchi Gallery explores the history of the selfie this spring with its new exhibition. Presented in ...More

 
The Ferryman
The Ferryman
Theatre | Until 20th May 2017 

Royal Court Theatre 12 minutes walk from Chelsea Library

Olivier Award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth, who will forever be remembered for Jerusalem, returns to the Royal Court with The Ferryman, ...More

 
Nuclear War
Nuclear War
Theatre | Until 6th May 2017 

Royal Court Theatre 12 minutes walk from Chelsea Library

Known for plays such as Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Carmen Disruption, Herons and Birdland, prolific playwright ...More

 
All About Piano! Festival
All About Piano! Festival
Concerts | Until 2nd May 2017 

Institut Francais Du Royaume-Uni 12 minutes walk from Chelsea Library

Launched in 2013 following the restoration of the Institut français' grand piano, All About Piano enters its fifth year, starting ...More

 
Toto La Momposina Y Sus Tambores
Concerts | On 28th April 2017 

Cadogan Hall 12 minutes walk from Chelsea Library

The septuagenarian Colombian singer pays homage to the music of her homeland, sharing the stage with members of her family....More

Early Medieval 300-1250
Exhibitions | Until 14th July 2017 

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

Celebrate the museum's world-class early medieval collection....More

Sensational Butterflies
Sensational Butterflies
Kids Events | Until 17th September 2017 

Natural History Museum 14 minutes walk from Chelsea Library

From chomping caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Natural History Museum comes alive at summer with the arrival of the tropical ...More

 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016
Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2017 

Natural History Museum 14 minutes walk from Chelsea Library

Swarming mayflies, ethereal killer whales and curious foxes are among the creatures captured on camera at this year's Wildlife Photographer ...More

 

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Canham Restaurant serves up delicious British cuisine served using fresh ingredients in addition to wines sourced from small wineries....More

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Founded back in 1991 in East Sheen, Valentina sees the Zoccola and Arcari families showcase their lifelong love of food and wine...More

Margarita Rumble
Foodie Events | On 30th April 

The Yard

Make the most of the bank holiday weekend with the Margarita Rumble on Sunday....More

Nightfall
Nightfall
Theatre | From 28th April 

The Bridge Theatre

Laurie Sansom stars in Barney Norris' bruising drama set on a family farm outside Winchester, ...More

 
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Theatre | From 20th January 

The Bridge Theatre

Nicholas Hytner directs a promenade staging of Shakespeare's bloodthirsty tragedy in which Caesar returns to ...More

 
Young Marx
Young Marx
Theatre | From 18th October 

The Bridge Theatre

Nicholas Hytner directs the world premiere staging of Richard Bean and Clive Coleman's historical comedy ...More

 
Mildmay Festival Of Nature
Kids Events | From 6th May 

Newington Green

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Bold Tendencies
Bold Tendencies
Exhibitions | From 19th May 

Peckham Rye Multistory Car Park

The disused Peckham Rye Multi-Storey Car Park is put to good use over the summer ...More

 
VRX Europe 2017
VRX Europe 2017
Exhibitions | From 11th May 

Park Plaza Victoria Hotel

UK and Europe's most senior leadership enterprise VR/AR conference and expo, VRX Europe comes to ...More

 
Art Beats
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Exhibitions | On 12th May 

Old Spitalfields Market

New one-day event Art Beats launches at Old Spitalfields Market this May. ...More

 
London Pizza Festival
London Pizza Festival
Foodie Events | On 28th May 

Borough Market

Launched to celebrate London's transformation into a pizza-mad metropolis, the London Pizza Festival returns this ...More

 
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Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
 
 
 
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