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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
South Kensington Tube Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Imperial Wharf Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
13 minutes walk
 
Whitelands House Pure Parking
 
17 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hotels near The Budokwai

Near The Budokwai
Blakes Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £141  33% off
33 Roland Gardens, SW7 | 4 minutes from The Budokwai
Anouska Hempel has a signature minimalist interior design style and everything about Blakes in South Kensington has been designed to her exacting taste. From the black ... More
 
 
 
Cranley Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £108  26% off
10 Bina Gardens, SW5 | 7 minutes from The Budokwai
Three 1869 townhouses combine to make The Cranley, a tranquil temporary residence within walking distance of Gloucester Road Tube. Each of the 39 rooms is individually ... More
 
 
 
The Regency Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £95  30% off
100 Queens Gate, SW7 | 8 minutes from The Budokwai
The Regency Hotel in South Kensington on the tree-lined road of Queens Gate is in a prime spot near Old Brompton Road with a good choice ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Martial Arts nearest The Budokwai

Nearest to The Budokwai
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London Academy of Krav Maga
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
309 Regent Street, Marylebone, London W1B | 2.6 miles from The Budokwai
Despite several high-profile aficionados – J-Lo and Angelina Jolie included – Israel’s contribution to martial arts is still unknown to the general public. Krav Maga ... More
 
 
 
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 3.7 miles from The Budokwai
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
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Tang Long
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
17 Rosemont Road, NW3 | 4.3 miles from The Budokwai
Located in North West London, Tang Long is a martial arts school run by Shaolin Master Shifu Heng Wei. The school has been running for more ... More
 
 
 
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Kayaking London
London > Leisure >
Cremorne Riverside, Cremorne Gardens, Lots Road, SW10 | 10 minutes from The Budokwai
Based in the Cremorne Riverside Centre on the waterfront at Chelsea, Kayaking London offers a variety of trips, tours and bespoke experiences enabling the public to ... More
 
 
 
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Lush Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
123 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 12 minutes from The Budokwai
More than just a skincare shop, this branch of Lush on the Kings Road houses the Lush Spa. An overpowering mix of perfumes assaults the nose ... More
 
 
 
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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 13 minutes from The Budokwai
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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Frock Me Vintage Fashion Fair
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Sunday 1st February 2015 - 11am-5.30pm
Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, SW3 | 10 minutes from The Budokwai
The original vintage fashion fair in London returns this February with over 50 stalls of the finest vintage clothing and accessories. Held on the King's Road, ...More
 
 
 
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London Guitar Night
London > Events > Music  Dates: Monday 2nd February 2015 - 6pm-10pm
The Troubadour, 263-267 Brompton Road, SW5 | 10 minutes from The Budokwai
A varied showcase of guitar-based music....More
 
 
 
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Cecilia Stalin
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 1st February 2015 - 1.30pm-3.30pm
606 Club, 90 Lots Road, SW10 | 11 minutes from The Budokwai
Performance by the cinematic jazz and soul songstress....More
 
 
 
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Near The Budokwai
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chickenshed Kensington and Chelsea
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Kings Road, SW10 | 2 minutes from The Budokwai
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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Finborough Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
118 Finborough Road, Fulham, London SW10 | 7 minutes from The Budokwai
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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The Troubadour
London > Entertainment > Live Music
265 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 10 minutes from The Budokwai
Kensington'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 ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Budokwai

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Brompton Cemetery
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW10 | 7 minutes from The Budokwai
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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National Trust: Carlyle's House
London > Attractions > Museums
24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 10 minutes from The Budokwai
A Queen Anne Town House occupied by historian and 'Sage of Chelsea' Thomas Carlyle and his wife Jane from 1834-1881. A man of letters, Thomas Carlyle ... More
 
 
 
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Proud Chelsea
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
161 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 12 minutes from The Budokwai
Art gallery Proud Chelsea brings top quality rock 'n' roll photography to the heart of King's Road. There are several strings to the Proud bow - ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Budokwai

The best shops and markets near The Budokwai
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Luigi's Delicatessen
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
349 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW10 | 1 minute from The Budokwai
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wyndham House Butchers
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
309 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW10 | 1 minute from The Budokwai
One of London's best butchers, this place is incredibly popular with Fulham residents. Wyndham's is a family operation which also has a shop at Borough Market. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
345 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW10 | 1 minute from The Budokwai
If you hate the commercial, branded feel of mega bookshops like Waterstones and Borders this one's a treat. An independent that treats you like an individual. ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near The Budokwai

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
VQ
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
325 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW10 | 1 minute from The Budokwai
One of the few restaurants in London to stay open 24 hours a day, VQ on the Fulham Road is something of a London institution and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Aglio e Olio
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
194 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW10 | 1 minute from The Budokwai
Italian cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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Hache Chelsea
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
329-331 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW10 | 1 minute from The Budokwai
Making Gourmet Burger Kitchen look like McDonald's, the charred and bloody burgers of Hache, served on airy Ciabatta buns that perfectly soak up the juices, have ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Budokwai

Near The Budokwai
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, SW11 | 13 minutes from The Budokwai
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 14 minutes from The Budokwai
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 | 20 minutes from The Budokwai
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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Leisure near The Budokwai

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kayaking London
London > Leisure >
Cremorne Riverside, Cremorne Gardens, Lots Road, SW10 | 10 minutes from The Budokwai
Based in the Cremorne Riverside Centre on the waterfront at Chelsea, Kayaking London offers a variety of trips, tours and bespoke experiences enabling the public to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lush Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
123 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 12 minutes from The Budokwai
More than just a skincare shop, this branch of Lush on the Kings Road houses the Lush Spa. An overpowering mix of perfumes assaults the nose ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 13 minutes from The Budokwai
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 The Budokwai

The best pubs near London The Budokwai.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The King's Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
190 Fulham Road, Chelsea, SW10 | 1 minute from The Budokwai
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Duke of Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, SW5 | 6 minutes from The Budokwai
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Cadogan Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
298 Kings Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 6 minutes from The Budokwai
The Cadogan Arms has been given a facelift by Tom and Ed Martin - the brothers behind The Botanist, The Gun, The Well, Hat & Tun ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near The Budokwai

The Budokwai clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Eighty Six
London > Nightlife > Bars
86 Fulham Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | 7 minutes from The Budokwai
Eighty-Six is the brainchild of George Adams and Charlie Kearns, the duo behind Verbier's Coco Club. A popular place for after hours socialising for the Fulham ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Evans & Peel Detective Agency
London > Nightlife > Bars
310c Earls Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 10 minutes from The Budokwai
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 13 minutes from The Budokwai
Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The Budokwai

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Budokwai.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chelsea Football Club and Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Stamford Bridge Ground Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW6 | 11 minutes from The Budokwai
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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Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 14 minutes from The Budokwai
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chelsea Physic Garden
London > Business > Venue Hire
66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 15 minutes from The Budokwai
The largest fruiting olive tree in Britain and the world's northern-most outdoor grapefruit tree call the historic Chelsea Physic Gardens home. Hidden behind towering brick walls, ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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Pig Girl
Theatre | Until 16th February 2015 

Finborough Theatre 7 minutes walk from The Budokwai

The European premiere of a drama inspired by real events and written by former Canadian Playwright-in-Residence at the Finborough Theatre, ...More

Frock Me Vintage Fashion Fair
Leisure | On 1st February 2015 

Chelsea Old Town Hall 10 minutes walk from The Budokwai

The original vintage fashion fair in London returns this February with over 50 stalls of the finest vintage clothing and ...More

Cecilia Stalin
Concerts | On 1st February 2015 

606 Club 11 minutes walk from The Budokwai

Performance by the cinematic jazz and soul songstress....More

Dino Scene Investigation
Exhibitions | Until 22nd March 2015 

Natural History Museum 14 minutes walk from The Budokwai

Drop-in fossil workshop....More

Thousand Monkeys
Concerts | Until 2nd February 2015 

Le QuecumBar 18 minutes walk from The Budokwai

The London-based group performs its own take on Gypsy jazz....More

Classical Coffee Mornings: BLOCK4
Concerts | On 1st February 2015 

Royal Albert Hall 20 minutes walk from The Budokwai

The London based recorder quartet, featuring Emily Bannister, Lucy Carr, Katie Cowling and Rosie Land, performs classical works....More

Serpentine Family Day: Light
Exhibitions | On 1st February 2015 

Serpentine Gallery 25 minutes walk from The Budokwai

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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
Theatre | Until 22nd February 2015 

St James Theatre 1.86 miles from The Budokwai

Spontaneous musical comedy based on suggestions from members of the audience....More

Martin Welzel
Concerts | On 1st February 2015 

Westminster Cathedral 1.9 miles from The Budokwai

Organ recital from Martin Welzel (Munich)....More

Exclusive Guided Tour
Tours | On 1st February 2015 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 1.96 miles from The Budokwai

A tour of the State Rooms....More

 

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Shoes: Pleasure and Pain
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Exhibitions | 13th June 2015 - 31st January 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

From a sandal decorated in pure gold lead from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers, Shoes: ...More

 
The Charlatans
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Concerts | On 20th February 2015 

Brooklyn Bowl

Respected indie-rock legends, The Charlatans, fronted by Tim Burgess, are back 25 years after their debut album was released. Nineties ...More

 
The Tommy Tucker
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Award-winning chef Claude Compton, together with Jim Morris and George McCabe - the team behind critically acclaimed neighbourhood restaurant Claude's ...More

 
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The first overseas outpost for the well-known Paris bistro Le Chateaubriand, Le Chabanais, open on Mayfair's Mount Street in March ...More

 
 
 
 
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