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    Citadines South Kensington Apart-Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £101  37% off
    35A Gloucester Road, SW7 | 1 minute from Opal
    These popular apartments offer a luxurious home from home environment that is so unique to the capital. With flexible living spaces and fully fitted kitchens parents ... More
     
     
     
    Rydges Kensington London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £80  39% 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 £59  33% 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
     
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    Evans & Peel Detective Agency
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    310c Earls Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 12 minutes from Opal
    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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    Babylon at the Roof Gardens
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from Opal
    Richard Branson's rooftop restaurant-come-nightclub at Kensington Roof Gardens is a favourite with the glam girls of Kensington, who can be seen at all hours sipping cocktails ... More
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    Prom 62: Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 1st September 2015 - 7.30pm-9.45pm
    Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 7 minutes from Opal
    Marin Alsop conducts a performance of Brahms's Academic Festival Overture, Alto Rhapsody, Triumphlied and Symphony No 1 In C Minor. With mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, baritone Benjamin ...More
     
     
     
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    Travel Photographer of the Year
    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th July to 5th September 2015
    Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, SW7 | 9 minutes from Opal
    The winning shots for the Travel Photographer of the Year 2014 competition go on display at the Royal Geographical Society this summer. Amateur and professional photographers ...More
     
     
     
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    Out Of The Ordinary Exhibition
    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 3rd August to 9th September 2015 - Various Times
    Christie's South Kensington, 85 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 10 minutes from Opal
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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    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
     
     
     
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    Royal College of Art
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Opal
    The Royal College of Art has a lively programme of exhibitions featuring the work of its postgraduate students. In a further bid to promote artistic excellence ... 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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    The best shops and markets near Opal
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    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
     
     
     
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    MAC Cosmetics
    London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
    28a Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 8 minutes from Opal
    Ultra-chic, ultra-hip cosmetics with colours to die for, all imported from Canada. A must-have for the cosmetics connoisseur. For a treat you can book a session ... More
     
     
     
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    Moxon's
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    17 Bute Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes from Opal
    Fishmonger Robin Moxon is regarded as one of the best suppliers of fish in London and is all too familiar with early morning trips to Billingsgate ... More
     
     
     
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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
     
     
     
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    Meursault
    London > Restaurants > French restaurants
    36 Gloucester Road, South Kensington, Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Opal
    French Cuisine... More
     
     
     
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    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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    Near Opal
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    The best pubs near London Opal.
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    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
     
     
     
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    The Duke of Clarence
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW5 | 10 minutes from Opal
    Gastropub... More
     
     
     
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    The Abingdon
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    54 Abingdon Road, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 10 minutes from Opal
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    The Gore Hotel
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    190 Queen's Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Opal
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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
     
     
     
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    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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    Cravings: Can Your Food Control You?
    Cravings: Can Your Food Control You?
    Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2016 

    Science Museum 6 minutes walk from Opal

    Cravings: Can Your Food Control You? at the Science Museum explores the power that food has over our bodies, brains ...More

     
    Churchill's Scientists
    Churchill's Scientists
    Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2016 

    Science Museum 6 minutes walk from Opal

    The Science Museum's major exhibition of 2015 is Churchill's Scientists, which will run from January 2015 until early 2016. Marking ...More

     
    Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea
    Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea
    Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2015 

    Natural History Museum 6 minutes walk from Opal

    The Natural History Museum's exhibition Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea examines the spectacular seascapes and richness of life ...More

     
    Revelations: Experiments in Photography
    Revelations: Experiments in Photography
    Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2015 

    Science Museum 6 minutes walk from Opal

    Featuring rare images by some of the pioneers of photography since the 1840s, Revelations: Experiments in Photography explores the influence ...More

     
    Sensational Butterflies
    Sensational Butterflies
    Kids Events | Until 13th September 2015 

    Natural History Museum 6 minutes walk from Opal

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

     
    Prom 62: Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment
    Concerts | On 1st September 2015 

    Royal Albert Hall 7 minutes walk from Opal

    Marin Alsop conducts a performance of Brahms's Academic Festival Overture, Alto Rhapsody, Triumphlied and Symphony No 1 In C Minor. ...More

    The BBC Proms 2015
    The BBC Proms 2015
    Concerts | Until 12th September 2015 

    Royal Albert Hall 7 minutes walk from Opal

    Pete Tong joins Mozart and Beethoven for the Proms in 2015, showing how the classical music concert series caters for ...More

     
    Travel Photographer of the Year
    Travel Photographer of the Year
    Exhibitions | Until 5th September 2015 

    Royal Geographical Society 9 minutes walk from Opal

    The winning shots for the Travel Photographer of the Year 2014 competition go on display at the Royal Geographical Society ...More

     
    You Know You Cannot See Yourself So Well As By Reflection
    You Know You Cannot See Yourself So Well As By Reflection
    Exhibitions | Until 3rd October 2015 

    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 10 minutes walk from Opal

    The V&A's summer pavilion, a temporary structure created for The London Design Festival at the V&A by Mexican architect Frida ...More

     
    Blue & White: British Printed Ceramics
    Exhibitions | Until 3rd January 2016 

    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 10 minutes walk from Opal

    The quintessentially British style of ceramic design is presented in this exhibition, featuring works from the 1750s to the present ...More

     
     
     
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