Chelsea Library  

 
 
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Chelsea Old Town Hall Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5EZ
 
 
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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  42% 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  24% 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 £165  27% 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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Parry Ray
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 18th January 2018 - 8.30pm
Chelsea Library, 152-154 Kings Road, SW3 | 3 minutes from Chelsea Library
The London-based singer performs adult contemporary pop and jazz, both originals and covers....More
 
 
 
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James Meunier: From The Heart
London > Events > Music  Dates: Sunday 21st January 2018 - 8pm
Chelsea Library, 152-154 Kings Road, SW3 | 3 minutes from Chelsea Library
The singer and actor launches his solo EP and performs a mix of songs from the catalogue of musical theatre as well as some personal favourites....More
 
 
 
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Celeste
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 22nd January 2018 - 8.30pm
Chelsea Library, 152-154 Kings Road, SW3 | 3 minutes from Chelsea Library
The Italian singer performs Bossa classics, plus songs by Tom Jobim, Vinicius De Moraes and Caetano Veloso. With support from Earl Okin and Viviana Zarbo....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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Iconoclasts: Art Out of the Mainstream
Iconoclasts: Art Out of the Mainstream
Exhibitions | Until 6th March 2018 

Saatchi Gallery 9 minutes walk from Chelsea Library

The Saatchi Gallery presents an exhibition featuring the work of thirteen contemporary artists in an attempt to establish, 'What does ...More

 
Rita, Sue And Bob Too
Theatre | Until 27th January 2018 

Royal Court Theatre 12 minutes walk from Chelsea Library

Andrea Dunbar's bittersweet comedy drama about two headstrong Yorkshire schoolgirls, who have a fling with a married man and bear ...More

My Mum's A Twat
Theatre | Until 20th January 2018 

Royal Court Theatre 12 minutes walk from Chelsea Library

Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone helms Anoushka Warden's comical and candid portrait of teenage rebellion and resilience, centred on one girl ...More

Let's Play
Exhibitions | Until 13th March 2018 

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

Literary & Education, Kids' Workshop....More

Into The Woods: Trees In Photography
Exhibitions | Until 22nd April 2018 

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

An exploration of the diverse representation of trees in photography, as botanical subjects and poetic symbols, in the context of ...More

The Artful Book: 70 Years Of The Folio Society
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

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

The Folio Society is Britain's foremost publisher of illustrated, collectable books for adults. This display features illustrated books and bindings, ...More

Winnie-The-Pooh: Exploring A Classic
Winnie-The-Pooh: Exploring A Classic
Exhibitions | Until 8th April 2018 

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

The V&A invites visitors to experience the timeless and universal appeal of Winnie-the-Pooh with its new exhibition, Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a ...More

 
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
Exhibitions | Until 25th February 2018 

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

The V&A and the Royal Opera House team up this year to present landmark exhibition Opera: Passion, Power and Politics. ...More

 
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
Exhibitions | Until 18th February 2018 

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

He shunned publicity, was rarely seen and gave only one full interview in his life yet Christian Dior called him ...More

 
Contemporary Korean Ceramics
Exhibitions | Until 11th February 2018 

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

This display brings together the work of 15 emerging and established artists from Korea, showcasing the richness of contemporary Korean ...More

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The O2 Arena

The electro-pop singer and performer, renowned internationally for her catchy tunes and outlandish shows, heads to the UK in support of her new album, Joanne....More

The Gunmakers
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An historic 19th Century public house in Clerkenwell taken over by the people who brought ...More

 
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Embracing its traditional charms the pub's owners, brothers Ben and Anthony, have breathed new life ...More

 
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Park Theatre

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Hammersmith Apollo

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Cadogan Hall

Telling the story of soul legend Etta James, Vika Bull stars in this narrative concert about the blues singer and her turbulent life. Since its world premiere in ...More

Mark Bruce Company: Macbeth
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Dance | From 23rd February 

Wilton's Music Hall

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Set within south London creative hub Peckham Levels, Wildflower is an informal vegetarian and vegan ...More

 
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The Spread Eagle
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One of London's oldest pubs, The Spread Eagle in Homerton focuses on premium liquor, fine ...More

 
A Big Day Out With Peter Rabbit
A Big Day Out With Peter Rabbit
Kids Events | From 30th March 

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)

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The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
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Bringing the fantasies of many '90s children and ...More

 
The Great British Seaside: Photography from the 1960s
Exhibitions | From 23rd March 

National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum celebrates the nation's love affair with the seaside with its new exhibition, The Great British Seaside: Photography from the 1960s to the present. Running ...More

Roman Dead
Roman Dead
Exhibitions | From 25th May 

Museum of London Docklands

New exhibition Roman Dead at the Museum of London Docklands will showcase a rare Roman ...More

 
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Real Ale is a craft beer and natural wine specialist on Formosa Street, Little Venice....More

 
One Duck Down
One Duck Down
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The Vaults, Arch 233

FacePlant Theatre present a physical theatre and clowning production based on the true tale that ...More

 
Doktor James's Bad Skemes
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Comedy | From 17th February 

The Vaults, Arch 233

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London Events 2018
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L'Ami Malo
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