The Troubadour  

 
 
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265 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 9JA
 
 
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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.

 

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Jazz SessionsJazz SessionsVarious artists perform their various styles of the genre, all hosted by Bandini.2016-09-11T19:30:00+01002016-12-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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West Brompton Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Earls Court Tube Station
 
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Imperial Wharf Station
 
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Broadwood Terrace NCP
 
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Olympia Hilton NCP
 
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London Town Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £44  35% 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
 
 
 
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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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6-12 Barkston Gardens, SW5 | 5 minutes from The Troubadour
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 19th June to 18th December 2016 - 7.30pm
The Troubadour, 263-267 Brompton Road, SW5 | Same location as The Troubadour
Various artists perform their various styles of the genre, all hosted by Bandini....More
 
 
 
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The Reluctant Fundamentalist
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd to 27th Aug 2016 - Various Times
Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, SW10 | 4 minutes from The Troubadour
Prasanna Puwanarajah directs the first stage production of Mohsin Hamid's Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel, adapted for the stage for National Youth Theatre by Stephanie Street....More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 30th August to 24th September 2016 - Various Times
Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, SW10 | 4 minutes from The Troubadour
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Brompton Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Brompton Library, 210 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW5 | 3 minutes from The Troubadour
Signing up to the Brompton Library is easy and more importantly, free. All books are free to borrow whilst there is a small charge for audiobooks, ... More
 
 
 
Zest Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Roxby Place, Fulham, London SW6 | 5 minutes from The Troubadour
London's top destination for contemporary glass art, bringing outstanding British and international glass to a wider audience through an exciting, changing exhibition programme alongside an ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Clone Zone
London > Shopping > Specialists
266 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 1 minute from The Troubadour
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London > Shopping > Chemists
233-235 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 2 minutes from The Troubadour
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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
 
 
 
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ROCCO London
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
254-260 Old Brompton, Earls Court, London SW5 | 1 minute from The Troubadour
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Starbucks
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
259 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 1 minute from The Troubadour
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London Electronics College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
20 Penywern Road, Earls Court, Earls Court, London SW5 | 3 minutes from The Troubadour
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London > Education > English Language Courses
23 Collingham Gardens, South Kensington, London SW5 | 5 minutes from The Troubadour
1-6 week summer courses for 10-15 year olds. 8 students per class. under £200pw.... More
 
 
 
St James's College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
4 Wetherby Gardens, South Kensington, London SW5 | 6 minutes from The Troubadour
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Earls Court Gym
London > Leisure > Fitness
254 Earls Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 4 minutes from The Troubadour
Gym ... More
 
 
 
International Show Jumping Championships
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Earls Court, London SW5 | 5 minutes from The Troubadour
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32 Barkston Gardens, South Kensington, London SW5 | 5 minutes from The Troubadour
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The Lazy Fox
London > Nightlife > Pubs
18 Farm Lane, Fulham, London 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
 
 
 
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 11 minutes from The Troubadour
Always a popular hangout with the South Kensington locals, The Devonshire Arms had a fresh lick of paint in 2014 and emerged with its proper pub ... More
 
 
 
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Cock Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
360 North End Road, Fulham, London SW6 | 12 minutes from The Troubadour
Drinkers at Fulham's Cock Tavern enjoy their pints of ale in a cool, quirky decor at this Young's owned pub. They promote all things British, ... More
 
 
 
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Brompton's
London > Nightlife > Bars
294 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 1 minute from The Troubadour
Gay friendly bar with a mostly men clientele.... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Ping
London > Nightlife > Bars
180-184 Earl's Court Road, Earls Court, London 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
 
 
 
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City Continental London Kensington
London > Business > Venue Hire
11-13 Penywern Rd, Earls Court, London SW5 | 3 minutes from The Troubadour
Two minutes down the road from Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, this inexpensive hotel is set in a charming street in leafy West London. The exclusive bars ... More
 
 
 
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Earls Court Conference and Exhibition Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Warwick Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 5 minutes from The Troubadour
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18-26 Barkston Gardens, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW5 | 5 minutes from The Troubadour
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