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

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

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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  24% 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  37% 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  22% 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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Kit And McConnel: Out To Lunch
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Tuesday 17th January 2017 - 8.30pm
Chelsea Library, 152-154 Kings Road, SW3 | 3 minutes from Chelsea Library
The duo performs a programme of musical comedy numbers exploring contemporary events, local scandals and the extraordinary vagaries of the human heart....More
 
 
 
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Bounder & Cad: Warning: Implicit Content
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Wednesday 18th January 2017 - 8.30pm
Chelsea Library, 152-154 Kings Road, SW3 | 3 minutes from Chelsea Library
Stylish and witty satirical jazz duo performs its original parodies....More
 
 
 
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That Tring Thing
London > Events > Music  Dates: Thursday 19th January 2017 - 8.30pm
Chelsea Library, 152-154 Kings Road, SW3 | 3 minutes from Chelsea Library
A cabaret evening showcasing current students alongside recent graduates from the Musical Theatre Course at Tring Park....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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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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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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Wish List
Theatre | Until 11th February 2017 

Royal Court Theatre 1.99 miles from Chelsea Library

Katherine Soper's new familial drama takes on the timely subject of zero-hour contracts. Staged at the Royal Court Theatre, Wish ...More

 
Chinese Afternoon Tea at Harrods
Chinese Afternoon Tea at Harrods
Foodie Events | Until 25th April 2017 

Chai Wu Harrods 2.01 miles from Chelsea Library

An eastern twist on the traditional afternoon tea, Chai Wu, the elegant Chinese restaurant on the fifth floor of Harrods, ...More

 
50 x 50 II
Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2017 

Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from Chelsea Library

A showcase of prints comprising of 50 works by 50 artists, including Phoebe Greenwood, Darrell Hawkins and Ana Bangueses....More

Painters' Painters
Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2017 

Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from Chelsea Library

Contemporary paintings by Richard Aldrich, David Brian Smith, Dexter Dalwood, Raffi Kalenderian, Ansel Krut, Martin Maloney, Bjarne Melgaard, Ryan Mosley ...More

A History Of Photography: The Body
Exhibitions | Until 19th February 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Chelsea Library

View the variety of approaches to capturing images of the human body, from the invention of the medium to today. ...More

Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces Of English Medieval Embroidery
Exhibitions | Until 5th February 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Chelsea Library

Explore a selection of embroidery from the Middle Ages. Featuring surviving examples of exquisite craftsmanship, this exhibition will focus on ...More

Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London
Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Chelsea Library

Lockwood Kipling, father to Rudyard Kipling, was an influential but largely unknown figure in the Arts and Crafts movement and ...More

 
Late Medieval To Early Renaissance 1250-1500
Exhibitions | Until 11th July 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Chelsea Library

Examine the visual arts in an era of profound cultural, intellectual and social change....More

You Say You Want a Revolution: Records & Rebels 1966-70
You Say You Want a Revolution: Records & Rebels 1966-70
Exhibitions | Until 26th February 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Chelsea Library

Taking its title from the famous 1968 Beatles song, this major V&A exhibition ...More

 
Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
Exhibitions | Until 12th March 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Chelsea Library

Tighten your girdle. This spring the V&A tells the story of underwear, from the sensory to ...More

 

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