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South Kensington Books  

 
 
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22 Thurloe Street, South Kensington, London SW7 2HQ
 
 
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Weekdays: 10am-8pm; Sat: 11am-7pm; Sun: 12noon-7pm
 

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South Kensington Books is an independent bookstore Specialising in large format illustrated arts titles and a wide range of subjects such as history, fiction, cookery, poetry, children's and much more.

 

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Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
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Victoria Railway Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
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Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
6 minutes walk
 
Union Car Parks
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Cheval Harrington Court Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £166  23% off
13 Harrington Road, SW7 | 2 minutes from South Kensington Books
With 33 open plan, one, two and three bedroom apartments, Cheval Harrington Court offers exceptional home living within the heart of South Kensington. The newly refurbished ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £106  24% off
100 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 5 minutes from South Kensington Books
Neighbours with the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum, the 100 Queen's Gate Hotel is in one of London's most ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £108  24% off
9- 11 Sydney Street, SW3 | 5 minutes from South Kensington Books
The Sydney House Chelsea is a converted town house located in a Grade II listed building, just moments from the King's Road in London's fashionable Chelsea ... More
 
 
 
 
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European Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
123 Gloucester Road, Soho, London SW7 | 7 minutes from South Kensington Books
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
 
 
 
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The Italian Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
123 Gloucester Road, Soho, London SW7 | 7 minutes from South Kensington Books
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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John Sandoe Books
London > Shopping > Books
10 Blacklands Terrace, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 12 minutes from South Kensington Books
A delightful discovery, this well-established independent book shop was set up by John Sandoe in 1957 and has been owned by the staff since 1989 who've ... More
 
 
 
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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from South Kensington Books
In true French style, this chic cheese shop piles its wares high and stinking, with no fridges, or glass barriers to stop customers getting in for ... More
 
 
 
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Gilding the Lily
London > Shopping > Florists
Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from South Kensington Books
Superior florist directly opposite South Kensington Tube Station. They sell flowers to the great and good of this area and as you might expect, this means ... More
 
 
 
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Moxon's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 Bute Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from South Kensington Books
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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Prix Pictet 2019: Hope
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th November to 8th December 2019 - Various Times
South Kensington Books, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from South Kensington Books
Works by the 12 shortlisted photographers for the world's leading prize for photography and sustainability...More
 
 
 
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Museum of the Moon
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 17th May 2019 to 5th January 2020
South Kensington Books, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from South Kensington Books
Displayed in the Natural History Museum's Jerwood Gallery, and timed to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Museum of the Moon ...More
 
 
 
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Bach Bites
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 22nd November 2019 - 6.15pm
South Kensington Books, Prince Consort Road, SW7 | 6 minutes from South Kensington Books
Student musicians perform music by Bach and others....More
 
 
 
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Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from South Kensington Books
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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Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from South Kensington Books
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 College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from South Kensington Books
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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The best museums, galleries, attractions near South Kensington Books
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from South Kensington Books
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and manufacturers. Today it houses ... More
 
 
 
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V&A Exhibition Road Quarter
London > Attractions > Sights
V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from South Kensington Books
A new purpose-built underground gallery, magnificent courtyard space and a new entrance from Exhibition Road on the west side of the Victoria and Albert Museum are ... More
 
 
 
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Natural History Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from South Kensington Books
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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Thai Square - Exhibition
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
19 Exhibition Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from South Kensington Books
One of the smallest restaurants in the Thai Square group, this intimate space has enough room to seat 48 people. The standard Thai cusine includes favourites ... More
 
 
 
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Casa Brindisa
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
7 - 9 Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from South Kensington Books
Spanish Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Le Pain Quotidien
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
15-17 Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from South Kensington Books
It all started with a loaf. Not just any loaf. Belgian chef Alain Coumont was intent on creating the perfect mix of water, flour and salt. ... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from South Kensington Books
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 | 16 minutes from South Kensington Books
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 | 18 minutes from South Kensington Books
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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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from South Kensington Books
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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Lush Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
123 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 11 minutes from South Kensington Books
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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Space NK
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
40 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 12 minutes from South Kensington Books
The Knightsbrige branch of Space NK in Hans Crescent, right next to Harrods, is especially appealing - not only does it sell desirable toiletries, chic ... More
 
 
 
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 7 minutes from South Kensington Books
Affectionately referred to as "the Cod", this Knightsbridge boozer-come-gastropub has acquired a reputation for serving high quality, modern food in no-fuss, sleek surroundings. If you do ... More
 
 
 
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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 7 minutes from South Kensington Books
Bar ... More
 
 
 
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The Duke of Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW5 | 9 minutes from South Kensington Books
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from South Kensington Books
The guys behind Boujis, Raffles and Mahiki - Jake Parkinson-Smith, Carlo Carello, Piers Adam and Fraser Carruthers - offer a party place ... More
 
 
 
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BOTTLES Chelsea
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
100 Draycott Avenue, SW3 | 6 minutes from South Kensington Books
Following on from its successful Old Spitalfields Market wine bar, launched in 2018, a year later BOTTLES ... More
 
 
 
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 6 minutes from South Kensington Books
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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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from South Kensington Books
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 2450 people.... More
 
 
 
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Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from South Kensington Books
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 Great Hall, Imperial College
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, South Kensington, London SW7 | 8 minutes from South Kensington Books
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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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 3 minutes walk from South Kensington Books

An immersive journey into the fantastical worlds created by photographer Tim Walker. Revealing the important roles played by set designers, ...More

 
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Mary Quant
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 3 minutes walk from South Kensington Books

Following on from Christian Dior and Balenciaga, both the subject of fashion forward V&A exhibitions, the spotlight falls on a ...More

 
Museum of the Moon
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Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Natural History Museum 3 minutes walk from South Kensington Books

Displayed in the Natural History Museum's Jerwood Gallery, and timed to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 ...More

 
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Seasonal | Until 12th January 2020 

Natural History Museum 3 minutes walk from South Kensington Books

The earliest of London's winter ice rinks to open, the Natural History Museum's annual icing-over of its gardens kicks off ...More

 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019
Exhibitions | Until 5th September 2020 

Natural History Museum 3 minutes walk from South Kensington Books

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

 
Science Photographer of the Year
Science Photographer of the Year
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Science Museum 4 minutes walk from South Kensington Books

After giving hundreds of photographs a forensic examination, the judges of the Science Photographer of the Year have given the ...More

 
The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter
The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter
Exhibitions | Until 26th January 2020 

Science Museum 4 minutes walk from South Kensington Books

Created in partnership with BBC Radio 4, The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter explores the relationship between ...More

 
Driverless: Who is in control?
Driverless: Who is in control?
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Science Museum 4 minutes walk from South Kensington Books

With continuous development of new technology, the concept of a robot-driven society is getting closer and closer. But just how ...More

 
Bach Bites
Concerts | On 22nd November 2019 

Royal College of Music 6 minutes walk from South Kensington Books

Student musicians perform music by Bach and others....More

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Santa's Grotto at Harrods
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Harrods 11 minutes walk from South Kensington Books

A long-standing tradition at the luxury Knightsbridge store, the Santa's Grotto at Harrods offers plenty of festive fun and cheers ...More

 

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