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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West Brompton Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Earls Court Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
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Imperial Wharf Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
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Broadwood Terrace NCP
 
12 minutes walk
 
Olympia Hilton NCP
 
17 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hotel Indigo London Kensington - Earls Court
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £70  28% 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
 
 
 
Presidential Kensington Apartments
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6-12 Barkston Gardens, SW5 | 5 minutes from The Troubadour
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The Nadler Hotel Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £53  22% off
25 Courtfield Gardens, SW5 | 6 minutes from The Troubadour
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London > Entertainment > Live Music
263-267 Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | Same location as The Troubadour
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Finborough Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
118 Finborough Road, Fulham, London SW10 | 4 minutes from The Troubadour
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Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, SW10 | 4 minutes from The Troubadour
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Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, SW10 | 4 minutes from The Troubadour
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London > Attractions > Museums
Brompton Library, 210 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW5 | 3 minutes from The Troubadour
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Zest Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Roxby Place, Fulham, London SW6 | 5 minutes from The Troubadour
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London > Shopping > Florists
257 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 1 minute from The Troubadour
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266 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 1 minute from The Troubadour
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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
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London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
254-260 Old Brompton, Earls Court, London SW5 | 1 minute from The Troubadour
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259 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 1 minute from The Troubadour
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20 Penywern Road, Earls Court, Earls Court, London SW5 | 3 minutes from The Troubadour
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23 Collingham Gardens, South Kensington, London SW5 | 5 minutes from The Troubadour
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4 Wetherby Gardens, South Kensington, London SW5 | 6 minutes from The Troubadour
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254 Earls Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 4 minutes from The Troubadour
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37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 11 minutes from The Troubadour
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360 North End Road, Fulham, London SW6 | 12 minutes from The Troubadour
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294 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 1 minute from The Troubadour
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180-184 Earl's Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 6 minutes from The Troubadour
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