The Troubadour  

 
 
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265 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 9JA
 
 
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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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InhalerInhalerContemporary rock from the Hertford-based quartet. With support from The Dandies.2017-06-30T20:30:00+01002017-06-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Troubadour, 263-267  Brompton Road      SW5 9JA
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IncandescendoIncandescendoA dynamic program of Brazilian classical and popular music and an array of new compositions by the cello, bossa guitar and Latin percussion duo.2017-07-12T20:30:00+01002017-07-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Troubadour, 263-267  Brompton Road      SW5 9JA
Category: event
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Roo PanesRoo Panes2017-07-13T20:00:00+01002017-07-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Troubadour, 263-267  Brompton Road      SW5 9JA
Category: event
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LanternsLanternsLondon-based, soulful acoustic singer-songwriter.2017-07-15T20:00:00+01002017-07-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Troubadour, 263-267  Brompton Road      SW5 9JA
Category: event
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Sebastiaan deKromSebastiaan deKromDutch jazz and rock percussionist who has performed with Herbie Hancock and John Scofield, and teaches at BIMM London.2017-07-30T19:30:00+01002017-07-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Troubadour, 263-267  Brompton Road      SW5 9JA
Category: event
 
Sebastiaan deKrom
 

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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
 
 
 
 

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London Town Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £49  23% 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
 
 
 
Hotel Indigo London Kensington - Earls Court
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £90  21% 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
 
 
 
The Nadler Hotel Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  40% off
25 Courtfield Gardens, SW5 | 6 minutes from The Troubadour
Promising 'the bill you pay at check-out is what you thought you'd pay when you checked in', the Nadler Hotels specialise in stylish, affordable accommodation. The ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Live Music nearest 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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Nell's Jazz & Blues
London > Entertainment > Live Music
3 North End Crescent, W14 | 14 minutes from The Troubadour
Nell's Jazz and Blues is a small entertainment and live music venue in West Kensington which can accommodate up to 200 people. For a venue ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW10 | 11 minutes from The Troubadour
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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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
 
 
 
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Inhaler
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 30th June 2017 - 8.30pm
The Troubadour, 263-267 Brompton Road, SW5 | Same location as The Troubadour
Contemporary rock from the Hertford-based quartet. With support from The Dandies....More
 
 
 
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Food
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th June to 15th July 2017 - 7.30pm
The Troubadour, 118 Finborough Road, SW10 | 4 minutes from The Troubadour
Australian Steve Rogers' work about the lives of two sisters who run a takeaway place in Australia. Directed by Cressida Brown....More
 
 
 
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Mr Gillie
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 25th June to 11th July 2017 - Various Times
The Troubadour, 118 Finborough Road, SW10 | 4 minutes from The Troubadour
An inspirational village schoolteacher is judged in a celestial court in this comedy by James Bridie. Directed by Jenny Eastop....More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Maggie & Rose
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
58 Pembroke Road, Kensington, London W8 | 11 minutes from The Troubadour
A members club for kids, it could only be in Kensington and Chelsea. Classes taking place throughout the day, Monday to Friday, include mini musicians from ... More
 
 
 
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Design Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
224-238 Kensington High Street, Bankside, London W8 | 13 minutes from The Troubadour
In 2016 the Design Museum moves from is long standing home at Shad Thames to a venue three times the size, the former Commonwealth Institute building ... 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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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ROCCO London
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
254-260 Old Brompton, Earls Court, London SW5 | 1 minute from The Troubadour
Italian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Starbucks
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
259 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 1 minute from The Troubadour
The ubiquitous Seattle based coffee shop can unsurprisingly be found all over London. Thanks to its market saturation policy, branches resemble the Capital’s buses by always ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Chel*ski
London > Leisure >
4 Sotheron Place, Michael Road, SW6 | 14 minutes from The Troubadour
London's largest indoor ski training centre, brought to you by the team behind Clip N Climb and located nearby, Chel*Ski ... More
 
 
 
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Clip n Climb Chelsea
London > Leisure >
19 Michael Road, SW6 | 15 minutes from The Troubadour
Climbing meets theme park at Clip n Climb Chelsea where there are 22 separate challenges from the Jungle Gym to the Skyscraper. Take the Speed Climbing ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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The Duke of Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW5 | 8 minutes from The Troubadour
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The King's Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
190 Fulham Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW10 | 10 minutes from The Troubadour
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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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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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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Beaver Lodge
London > Nightlife > Bars
266 Fulham Road, SW10 | 9 minutes from The Troubadour
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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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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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
 

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Food
Theatre | Until 15th July 2017 

Finborough Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Troubadour

Australian Steve Rogers' work about the lives of two sisters who run a takeaway place in Australia. Directed by Cressida ...More

Sandcastles
Exhibitions | Until 25th June 2017 

Design Museum 13 minutes walk from The Troubadour

The piece features a series of large-scale sandcastles, each up to 2.5 metres tall, designed by leading UK architects....More

California
California
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2017 

Design Museum 13 minutes walk from The Troubadour

A landmark exhibition, California at the Design Museum is the first to examine a state's current global reach. From LSD ...More

 
California: Designing Freedom
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2017 

Design Museum 13 minutes walk from The Troubadour

Picking up the story in the 1960s, the exhibition charts the journey from the counterculture to Silicon Valley's tech culture....More

Into The Woods
Theatre | Until 24th June 2017 

Chelsea Theatre 14 minutes walk from The Troubadour

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

Natural History Museum 16 minutes walk from The Troubadour

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 16 minutes walk from The Troubadour

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

 
The Art Of British Natural History
Exhibitions | Until 1st July 2018 

Natural History Museum 16 minutes walk from The Troubadour

Over 200 original illustrations celebrating the nature on our shores. Items from the museum's collection will explore the many different ...More

Anderson & Low: Voyages
Exhibitions | Until 25th June 2017 

Science Museum 17 minutes walk from The Troubadour

The Science Museum Group's collection of historical ship models dramatically reimagined for a new exhibition by internationally-acclaimed fine art photographers ...More

Robots
Robots
Kids Events | Until 3rd September 2017 

Science Museum 17 minutes walk from The Troubadour

Showcasing the evolution of modern robotics from a 1582 iron manikin to one of the first walking two-legged robots, the ...More

 

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