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Rydges Kensington London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  27% off
61 Gloucester Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Opal
A clean and bright boutique, Victorian hotel, the Rydges Kensington London offers excellent proximity to London's celebrated museums and the Royal Albert Hall. Only 75 metres ... More
 
 
 
Grange Strathmore Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  40% off
41 Queen's Gate Gardens, SW7 | 4 minutes from Opal
Ideally located in London's affluent and fashionable Kensington area, the Grange Strathmore Hotel is an elegantly restored London townhouse, combining Victorian splendour with modern day luxury. ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza London Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  32% off
100 Cromwell Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from Opal
Though it looks like a traditional town-house hotel from the outside, with its attractive pillared entrance and Georgian façade, this hotel is full of modern luxuries, ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Bars nearest Opal

Nearest to Opal
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 6 minutes from Opal
Opposite Kensington Palace, an area not known for its nightlife, Hyde Kensington cocktail bar has a drinks list by world ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Piano
London > Nightlife > Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 8 minutes from Opal
If you ask your friends about this place, not many will know. It's not wildly off the beaten track either, situated directly opposite High Street Ken ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ping
London > Nightlife > Bars
180-184 Earl's Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 11 minutes from Opal
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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Nightlife near Opal

Opal clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from Opal
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 9 minutes from Opal
The guys behind Boujis, Raffles and Mahiki - Jake Parkinson-Smith, Carlo Carello, Piers Adam and Fraser Carruthers - offer a party place ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Scarsdale
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23A Edwards Square, Kensington, London W8 | 13 minutes from Opal
If pubs were judged by their location and setting, The Scardale Tavern in Kensington would top many lists for this really is quaint London at its ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Opal

Near Opal
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Russian Chamber Music: Seasons & Soundscapes
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 23rd October 2017 - 7.30pm
Opal, Prince Consort Road, SW7 | 6 minutes from Opal
...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
Whales: Beneath the surface
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th July 2017 to 28th February 2018
Opal, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 6 minutes from Opal
With a gigantic blue whale skeleton replacing Dippy the Dinosaur in the Natural History Museum's Hintze Hall, the museum is also hosting a new exhibition, Whales: ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
The Art Of British Natural History
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd May 2017 to 1st July 2018 - 10am-5.50pm
Opal, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 6 minutes from Opal
Over 200 original illustrations celebrating the nature on our shores. Items from the museum's collection will explore the many different ways the wildlife in Britain has ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Opal

Near Opal
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Opal
The Royal College of Music is the school where Gustav Hoilst, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Benjamin Britten, James Galway, Joan Sutherland and Ralph Vaughan Williams learnt their ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Opal
The huge IMAX screen - ten times bigger than the average screen - at the Science Museum is one of the few places in London where ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Opal
Classical music, rock, pop and jazz, sporting events, galas, banquets and balls and the world-famous Proms series all take place within the Royal Albert Hall's ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Opal

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Opal
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Museum of Instruments
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal College of Music Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Opal
The RCM Museum of Instruments was started in 1894 with a donation from Sir George Donaldson. Today it features over six hundred instruments, some of which ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal College of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Opal
The Royal College of Art is one of London's most prestigious art colleges and the world's only wholly postgraduate university of art and design. Students need ... More
 
 
 
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Natural History Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Opal
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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Shopping near Opal

The best shops and markets near Opal
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Whole Foods Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
6397 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from Opal
The Barkers Building on Kensington High Street used to house an entire department store so you can imagine how much fresh, good-for-you food you can fit ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
European Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
123 Gloucester Road, Soho, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Opal
Well stocked bookshop selling books for European languages and literature, serving Londoners since 1964. Useful for all learners and readers of all ages, and includes ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Italian Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
123 Gloucester Road, Soho, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Opal
Whether you're an Italian living in London or interested in learning the language, the Italian Bookshop has something to offer. A wide range of educational books, ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Opal

What are the best dining options near Opal London?
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L'Etranger
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
36 Gloucester Road, Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Opal
Marrying the French traditions acquired whilst studying under triple Michelin-starred Pierre Gagnaire with the best elements of Indochinese cooking, L'Etranger's Executive Chef, Jerome Tauvron, has succeeded ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Meursault
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
36 Gloucester Road, South Kensington, Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Opal
French Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Starbucks
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
17 Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Opal
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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Education near Opal

Near Opal
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Opal
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
The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Opal
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
The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 19 minutes from Opal
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Opal

Opal 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 | 7 minutes from Opal
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
London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 10 minutes from Opal
An excellent members archery club that shoots in the grounds of Kensington Palace in summer and in Pimlico in winter. Archery is a totally satisfying sport, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 13 minutes from Opal
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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Pubs near Opal

The best pubs near London Opal.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from Opal
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Duke of Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW5 | 10 minutes from Opal
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Abingdon
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
54 Abingdon Road, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 10 minutes from Opal
... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Opal

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Opal.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Gore Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
190 Queen's Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Opal
... More
 
 
 
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The Great Hall, Imperial College
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Opal
One of London's largest academic venues, the Imperial College London has a portfolio of more than 200 meeting and seminar rooms. Its largest conference room, The ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Opal
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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Russian Chamber Music: Seasons & Soundscapes
Concerts | On 23rd October 2017 

Royal College of Music 6 minutes walk from Opal

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Illuminating India
Illuminating India
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2018 

Science Museum 6 minutes walk from Opal

This autumn, the Science Museum celebrates India's contribution to science, technology and mathematics with its special Illuminating India season. The ...More

 
Power UP
Power UP
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2017 

Science Museum 6 minutes walk from Opal

This October half term the Science Museum presents gaming extravaganza Power UP. Returning for its second year, the hands-on event ...More

 
Whales: Beneath the surface
Whales: Beneath the surface
Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2018 

Natural History Museum 6 minutes walk from Opal

With a gigantic blue whale skeleton replacing Dippy the Dinosaur in the Natural History Museum's Hintze Hall, the museum is ...More

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

Natural History Museum 6 minutes walk from Opal

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

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017
Exhibitions | Until 9th September 2018 

Natural History Museum 6 minutes walk from Opal

The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is a highlight of the year at the Natural History Museum, consistently ...More

 
Halloween at The Ivy Collection
Halloween at The Ivy Collection
Seasonal | Until 31st October 2017 

The Ivy Kensington Brasserie 8 minutes walk from Opal

The Ivy Collection puts a spooky twist to its menu this Halloween with a seasonal take on the group's famous ...More

 
Diana: Her Fashion Story
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2018 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 10 minutes walk from Opal

Celebrate the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, in a major exhibition of her dresses, which trace the evolution of ...More

Enlightened Princesses
Exhibitions | Until 12th November 2017 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 10 minutes walk from Opal

This exhibition brings together over 200 objects owned by three German princesses who were married into the British Monarchy, Caroline, ...More

Graves, Ghosts and Gothic with Juno Dawson and Alex T Smith
Exhibitions | On 23rd October 2017 

Waterstone's - Kensington 10 minutes walk from Opal

Join the acclaimed and multi-prize-winning YA author, Juno Dawson in conversation with much-loved illustrator Alex T. Smith, as they introduce ...More

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MC Motors

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The team behind Jamavar honour the men who use Mumbai's local railway to deliver home ...More

 
Picasso
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The Playground Theatre

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The Grand, Clapham

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Awful Auntie
Theatre | From 2nd November 

Richmond Theatre

The Birmingham Stage Company, who recently completed a record-breaking tour of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny, now turn their attention to Walliams' Awful Auntie. Awfully thrilling fun for everyone over five, the stage show tells the ...More

Stylist Live
Exhibitions | From 10th November 

Olympia London

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Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures And Their Fuckosophy
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White Cube Bermondsey

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Miss Julie
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Jermyn Street Theatre

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Rose Wylie
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Exhibitions | From 30th November 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

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Vegan Nights
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The Boiler House

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MTV Europe Music Awards
Concerts | On 12th November 

SSE Arena, Wembley

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