The Troubadour

 
 
ADDRESS
265 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 9JA 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Sun to Wed 20:00-00:00, Thu to Sat 20:00-2:00
 

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The TroubadourKensington's original boho coffee house. Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon played here back in the 60s. Of course, Kensington has changed a great deal over the last 40 years and so has the Troubadour. These days you're unlikely to see a penniless poet in a threadbare suit, or a struggling musician in there, but it still attracts a boho chic crowd drawn by the thoroughly atmospheric ambiance. Bands huddle together on the tiny podium in the basement, as the arty crowd squeeze in round the tables and into the standing room. The roster of bands strum through an eclectic range of genres from soul and singer-songwriters, to blues and country, as well as the standard indie schedule and some more off-beat cabaret and poetry nights. But it's not just a music venue - upstairs there's a charming petite Gallic café decorated with large mirrors, stained glass, rustic wooden furniture and all sorts of coffee pots and antique instruments. It's a great place for a coffee or a bite to eat. Not to mention the delightfully sylvan garden and the upstairs art gallery.

 

The Troubadour events

 
Billy FranksBilly FranksThe pop-rock musician performs with his accompanying band.13th July 2014Sunday 20th July 2014 Where:
The Troubadour, 263-267  Brompton Road      SW5 9JA
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Billy Franks
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Retro Pop | PRICING  Free  
DATES  15th June to 20th July 2014
The pop-rock musician performs with his accompanying band.
Matt WoodsMatt Woods15th July 2014Tuesday 15th July 2014 Where:
The Troubadour, 263-267  Brompton Road      SW5 9JA
Category: event
On Soon
Matt Woods
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Guitar
DATES  Tuesday 15th July 2014 - 8pm-11.55pm
Kevin DempseyKevin DempseyThe well-established singer-songwriter and guitarist performs folk, folk-rock and various other genres.16th July 2014Wednesday 16th July 2014 Where:
The Troubadour, 263-267  Brompton Road      SW5 9JA
Category: event
On Soon
Kevin Dempsey
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Folk
DATES  Wednesday 16th July 2014 - 8pm-11pm
The well-established singer-songwriter and guitarist performs folk, folk-rock and various other genres.
3 Argentinas3 ArgentinasThis London-resident threesome perform contemporary Argentinian folk. With support from Mallie, Emma Ballantine, Ollie & Lil.17th July 2014Thursday 17th July 2014 Where:
The Troubadour, 263-267  Brompton Road      SW5 9JA
Category: event
On Soon
3 Argentinas
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Folk
DATES  Thursday 17th July 2014 - 8pm-11pm
This London-resident threesome perform contemporary Argentinian folk. With support from Mallie, Emma Ballantine, Ollie & Lil.
Crowd CompanyCrowd CompanyThe eight-piece group who are based in London and were previously called BluesMix, perform a fusion of blues, soul and funk.19th July 2014Saturday 19th July 2014 Where:
The Troubadour, 263-267  Brompton Road      SW5 9JA
Category: event
On Soon
Crowd Company
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Blues
DATES  Saturday 19th July 2014 - 8pm-11pm
The eight-piece group who are based in London and were previously called BluesMix, perform a fusion of blues, soul and funk.
James HouseJames HouseThe Nashville-style songwriter performs.21st July 2014Monday 21st July 2014 Where:
The Troubadour, 263-267  Brompton Road      SW5 9JA
Category: event
On Soon
James House
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Country & Western
DATES  Monday 21st July 2014 - 8pm-11.55pm
The Nashville-style songwriter performs.
Elle MaryElle MaryThe experimental folk musician plays alongside her accompanying band members. With support from Todd Dorigo, Jon Fazal.22nd July 2014Tuesday 22nd July 2014 Where:
The Troubadour, 263-267  Brompton Road      SW5 9JA
Category: event
On Soon
Elle Mary
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Folk
DATES  Tuesday 22nd July 2014 - 8pm-11.55pm
The experimental folk musician plays alongside her accompanying band members. With support from Todd Dorigo, Jon Fazal.
Michelle Lawrence & The EquationsMichelle Lawrence & The EquationsThe group performs a range of Motown and soul covers. With support from Ellie Makes Music, Sam Larner.23rd July 2014Wednesday 23rd July 2014 Where:
The Troubadour, 263-267  Brompton Road      SW5 9JA
Category: event
On Soon
Michelle Lawrence & The Equations
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Soul
DATES  Wednesday 23rd July 2014 - 8pm-11.55pm
The group performs a range of Motown and soul covers. With support from Ellie Makes Music, Sam Larner.
PurdyPurdyAlternative pop by the singer who is based in London. With support from Icarus Landing, Beachwalk Canvas, Arisa Safu.24th July 2014Thursday 24th July 2014 Where:
The Troubadour, 263-267  Brompton Road      SW5 9JA
Category: event
On Soon
Purdy
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Retro Pop
DATES  Thursday 24th July 2014 - 8pm-11.55pm
Alternative pop by the singer who is based in London. With support from Icarus Landing, Beachwalk Canvas, Arisa Safu.
Starlight TheatreStarlight TheatreThe four-piece Australian band now resident on London plays pop-rock. With support from Belen Arjona, Rory Scott, Alyusha.25th July 2014Friday 25th July 2014 Where:
The Troubadour, 263-267  Brompton Road      SW5 9JA
Category: event
On Soon
Starlight Theatre
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Retro Pop
DATES  Friday 25th July 2014 - 8pm-11.55pm
The four-piece Australian band now resident on London plays pop-rock. With support from Belen Arjona, Rory Scott, Alyusha.
 

Opening and closing times for The Troubadour

Today (Sunday) The Troubadour closes at midnight

Monday:

20.00
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Midnight
 
 

Tuesday:

20.00
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Midnight
 
 

Wednesday:

20.00
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Midnight
 
 

Thursday:

20.00
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2.00
 
 

Friday:

20.00
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2.00
 
 

Saturday:

20.00
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2.00
 
 

Sunday:

20.00
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Midnight
 
 

LondonTown.com - The Troubadour Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
West Brompton Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Earls Court Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Imperial Wharf Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Broadwood Terrace NCP
 
12 minutes walk
 
Olympia Hilton NCP
 
17 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring The Troubadour on LondonTown.com

 
Live Music in London this Autumn

The Troubadour 263-267 Old Brompton Road, SW5 This is Kensington's original boho coffee house - my dad saw Hendrix here back in the 60s and the family have never...

 
 
What's on in London 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Hotels near The Troubadour

Near The Troubadour
London Town Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £42  30% off
15 Penywern Road, SW5 | 3 minutes from The Troubadour
Dating back to 1877 and just a few steps from Earls Court tube station, the London Town Hotel (no relation) offers easy access to the West ... More
 
 
 
Best Western The Boltons Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  27% off
19-21 Penywern Road, SW5 | 3 minutes from The Troubadour
The Best Western The Boltons Hotel is nearby to Earls Court Exhibition Centre and, with Earl's Court Tube just 100 yards away, the capital's best sights ... More
 
 
 
Hotel Indigo London Kensington - Earls Court
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  29% off
34-44 Barkston Gardens, SW5 | 5 minutes from The Troubadour
Hotel Indigo London Kensington is a boutique hotel located within London's esteemed Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Situated only 150 metres from Earl's Court tube ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Live Music nearest The Troubadour

Nearest to The Troubadour
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Troubadour
London > Entertainment > Live Music
263-267 Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | Same location as The Troubadour
The Troubadour is a lovely little cafe, which hosts an inspiring program of folk, blues, psychedelia and poetry downstairs. It's also the place where Private Eye ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Le QuecumBar
London > Entertainment > Live Music
42-44 Battersea High Street, SW11 | 25 minutes from The Troubadour
Hot Club Gypsy Swing is a bizarrely niche musical genre for a wine bar in Battersea. Live acts vary depending on which night of the week ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Half Moon
London > Entertainment > Live Music
93 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 | 37 minutes from The Troubadour
The Half Moon is a big pub not far from the riverside in Putney. With its own live music room, it hosts an amazing array of ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near The Troubadour

Near The Troubadour
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Finborough Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
118 Finborough Road, Fulham, London SW10 | 4 minutes from The Troubadour
The Finborough Theatre in Earls Court punches well above its weight, presenting award-winning plays and works by new writers in a small theatre above a pub. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 15 minutes from The Troubadour
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
606 Club
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
90 Lots Road, SW10 | 16 minutes from The Troubadour
Lots Road may be associated with auctions and designer showrooms, but it is also home to the 606 Club. This club will appeal to people looking ... More
 
 
 
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Events near The Troubadour

Near The Troubadour
On Soon
Chatterbooks
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 14th July 2014 - 3.45pm-4.45pm
Brompton Library, Brompton Library, 210 Old Brompton Road, SW5 | 3 minutes from The Troubadour
Book activities, games and chat....More
 
 
 
Ends Today
London Film And Comic Con
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July 2014 - 9am-6pm
Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 5 minutes from The Troubadour
Autograph hunters, wheeler-dealers and memorabilia buyers will welcome this sci-fi and fantasy-based fest....More
 
 
 
Now On
Begin Again
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 12th to 17th Jul 2014 - Various Times
Fulham Broadway Vue, Unit 8 Fulham Broadway Retail Centre, Fulham Broadway, SW6 | 11 minutes from The Troubadour
Greta comes to Manhattan with her boyfriend Dave Kohl, who has landed a major recording contract. Dave succumbs to his new found celebrity by cheating on ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near The Troubadour

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Troubadour
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brompton Cemetery
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW10 | 9 minutes from The Troubadour
Opened in the mid-19th century Brompton Cemetary was set up as one of the 'Magnificent Seven' series of cemeteries, which included Highgate Cemetery, established to cope ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Leighton House Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12 Holland Park Road, Holland Park, London W14 | 16 minutes from The Troubadour
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 16 minutes from The Troubadour
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Shopping near The Troubadour

The best shops and markets near The Troubadour
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Only Roses
London > Shopping > Florists
257 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 1 minute from The Troubadour
If you've walked passed this fragrant rose specialist shop you'll most likely have stepped gingerly, trying not to crush the delicate petals scattered on the street ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Zafash
London > Shopping > Chemists
233-235 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 2 minutes from The Troubadour
For all those late night emergencies which don’t quite warrant a trip to casualty, you can always try Zafash Pharmacy at Earl’s Court. You’ll never be ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Luigi's Delicatessen
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
349 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW10 | 10 minutes from The Troubadour
Luigi's Delicatessen is a one-stop shop for all kinds of delicacies from fresh pasta to farmhouse cheeses with a particular emphasis on Italian produce. They have ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Restaurants near The Troubadour

What are the best dining options near The Troubadour London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Pembroke
London > Restaurants >
261 Old Brompton Road, Earl's Court, Earls Court, London SW5 | Same location as The Troubadour
Located on the corner of Old Brompton Road, a stone's throw from the celebrated Troubadour, this newly refurbished informal gastropub is the reincarnation of one of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
ROCCO London
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
254-260 Old Brompton, SW5 | 1 minute from The Troubadour
Italian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Balans - Earls Court
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
239 Old Brompton Road, Earl's Court, , Earls Court, London SW5 | 1 minute from The Troubadour
On the corner of Old Brompton Road and Earls Court Road, Balans West is exactly what a brasserie should be - casual and vibe-y, serving uncomplicated ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Troubadour

Near The Troubadour
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 15 minutes from The Troubadour
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 15 minutes from The Troubadour
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
London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 19 minutes from The Troubadour
LAMDA is among the most famous and prestigious acting schools in the world. It is very hard to be selected for a course here, but almost ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near The Troubadour

The Troubadour gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Roof Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 16 minutes from The Troubadour
Although a restaurant, clubbing and event venue, the extraordinary Kensington Roof Gardens are still accessible to the general public during the day if there are no ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kayaking London
London > Leisure >
Cremorne Riverside, Cremorne Gardens, Lots Road, SW10 | 16 minutes from The Troubadour
Based in the Cremorne Riverside Centre on the waterfront at Chelsea, Kayaking London offers a variety of trips, tours and bespoke experiences enabling the public to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Queen's Club
London > Leisure >
Palliser Road, West Kensington, Hammersmith, London W14 | 17 minutes from The Troubadour
Established in 1886 during the reign of Queen Victoria, the Queen's Club was the first multi-purpose sports complex to be built anywhere in the world. But ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near The Troubadour

The best pubs near London The Troubadour.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Duke of Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, SW5 | 8 minutes from The Troubadour
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The King's Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
190 Fulham Road, Chelsea, SW10 | 10 minutes from The Troubadour
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lazy Fox
London > Nightlife > Pubs
18 Farm Lane, SW6 | 10 minutes from The Troubadour
Where The Farm in Fulham used to be The Lazy Fox has made a den, inviting punters to pull their own pint from their beer wall ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near The Troubadour

The Troubadour clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Evans & Peel Detective Agency
London > Nightlife > Bars
310c Earls Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 2 minutes from The Troubadour
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ping
London > Nightlife > Bars
180-184 Earl's Court Road, SW5 | 6 minutes from The Troubadour
We can't help but feel that Boris Johnson would approve of Ping, a cavernous venue which serves cocktails, pizzas and ping pong (or whiff whaff if ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bar Local (Fulham)
London > Nightlife > Bars
2-8 Dawes Road, Fulham, London SW6 | 12 minutes from The Troubadour
In Bar Local, where cocktails are king, there's a decent, eclectic menu of tall drinks that won’t break the bank awaiting you. The house speciality is ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The Troubadour

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Troubadour.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chelsea Football Club and Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Stamford Bridge Ground Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW6 | 10 minutes from The Troubadour
What a difference a game makes... at the end of 1993, a couple of surprise results lifted the Blues out of mid-table and into the Champions ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kensington Roof Gardens
London > Business > Venue Hire
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 16 minutes from The Troubadour
An oasis high in the sky above Kensington High Street, the Roof Gardens comprises one and a half acres of themed gardens. These gardens surround an ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 16 minutes from The Troubadour
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from ... More
 
 
 
 

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London Film And Comic Con
Kids Events | Until 13th July 2014 

Earls Court Exhibition Centre 5 minutes walk from The Troubadour

Autograph hunters, wheeler-dealers and memorabilia buyers will welcome this sci-fi and fantasy-based fest....More

Ashtanga Yoga Classes
Sporting Events | Until 31st August 2014 

Chelsea Theatre 14 minutes walk from The Troubadour

...More

Queen Anne
Theatre | Until 3rd August 2014 

Barons Court Theatre 16 minutes walk from The Troubadour

Historia Theatre Company presents Kate Glover's drama, set in the reign of the little-known Queen, whose achievements in an age ...More

The Magic Cavern
Theatre | Until 31st August 2014 

Barons Court Theatre 16 minutes walk from The Troubadour

London's most intimate and atmospheric theatre show of traditional grand magic and illusion for the whole family....More

Cutting Edge Workshop For Families
Exhibitions | Until 24th July 2014 

Natural History Museum 16 minutes walk from The Troubadour

A session investigating teeth and diet with object handling and group activities....More

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

Natural History Museum 16 minutes walk from The Troubadour

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

 
Images of Nature
Images of Nature
Exhibitions | Next performance 13th July 2014 

Natural History Museum 16 minutes walk from The Troubadour

Women artists are the theme of Natural History Museum's temporary exhibition in the Images of Nature gallery, which showcases botanical ...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 16 minutes walk from The Troubadour

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

 
Beetlemania: Fresh From Zambia: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 8th November 2014 

Natural History Museum 16 minutes walk from The Troubadour

Insect scientists discuss living and working in remote locations....More

Sensational Butterflies
Sensational Butterflies
Kids Events | Until 14th September 2014 

Natural History Museum 16 minutes walk from The Troubadour

From chomping caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Natural History Museum comes alive this summer with the erection of a tropical ...More

 
 
 
 
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