The Italian Bookshop  

 
 
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123 Gloucester Road, Soho, London SW7 4TE
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Fri 9.30am-6.30pm, Sat 10am-6.30pm, Sun 12noon-5pm
 

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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, teachers' resources and Italian literature are stocked. You could easily forget that you were in central London browsing among the book shelves - the selection is as good as any shop in Rome or Milan. Originally called The Italian Bookshop by Messaggerie, the shop became part of the European Schoolbooks Ltd group in June 2000 and site shares with the European Bookshop in London.

 

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Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
South Kensington Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
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Imperial Wharf Station
 
29 minutes walk
 
 
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Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
12 minutes walk
 
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12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Bailey's Hotel London (formally Millennium Bailey's Hotel)
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £119  42% off
140 Gloucester Road, SW7 | 2 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
The sweeping staircase is the first thing you notice when you walk into this historic beautifully renovated townhouse. Elegant, old fashioned décor including stained glass windows ... More
 
 
 
Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £80  25% off
4-18 Harrington Gardens, SW7 | 2 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
This modern hotel in the fashionable Kensington area is ideal for exploring the nearby attractions of Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall or Kensington Palace & ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £81  33% off
100 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 2 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
Neighbours with the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum, the DoubleTree by Hilton - Kensington is in one of London's ... More
 
 
 
 
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European Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
123 Gloucester Road, Soho, London SW7 | Same location as The Italian Bookshop
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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Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
345 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW10 | 10 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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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Children's Book Centre
London > Shopping > Books
237 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 16 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
This is a bookshop and a whole lot more, with everything on offer from padded books for tots, through wonderful picture books and on to first ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near The Italian Bookshop
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Christie's South Kensington
London > Shopping >
85 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
Established in 1776, Christie's holds sales ranging from Old Masters to the contemporary arts. In 1990 it broke all records with the sale Van ... More
 
 
 
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Moxon's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 Bute Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st October 2016 to 10th September 2017
The Italian Bookshop, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
Swarming mayflies, ethereal killer whales and curious foxes are among the creatures captured on camera at this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. The annual ...More
 
 
 
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Robots
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 8th February to 3rd September 2017
The Italian Bookshop, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 7 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
Showcasing the evolution of modern robotics from a 1582 iron manikin to one of the first walking two-legged robots, the Science Museum's new exhibition explores the ...More
 
 
 
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Science Museum Lates - The Next Big Thing
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 29th March 2017 - 6.45pm-10pm
The Italian Bookshop, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 7 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
Literary & Education, Talk....More
 
 
 
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Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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 | 7 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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 | 9 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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 The Italian Bookshop
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Natural History Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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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Science Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
The Science Museum in South Kensington houses one of the most comprehensive collections looking at the development of science and industry, and it is all done ... More
 
 
 
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Information Age
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
A major permanent gallery on the second floor of the Science Museum, open on 25th October 2014, Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World is ... More
 
 
 
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Bombay Brasserie
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
Courtfield Road, Courtfield Road, , South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
First opened in London in 1982, the Bombay Brasserie had a refresh in 2015 reasserting it as one of London's finest Indian restaurants. Using natural coal ... More
 
 
 
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Starbucks
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
83 Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
Originally from New York, Haagen Dazs is now a global ice-cream giant. These cafes sell their delicious luxury ice-cream straight as well as in sundaes and ... More
 
 
 
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Byron
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
75 Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
Of all the many burger chains in London, Byron is the least gimmicky and could well be the best. Byron claims to source its beef from ... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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 | 12 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 20 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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
 
 
 
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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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 Roof Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 13 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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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Lush Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
123 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 14 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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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The Duke of Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW5 | 3 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The King's Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
190 Fulham Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW10 | 9 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 11 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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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Evans & Peel Detective Agency
London > Nightlife > Bars
310c Earls Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 9 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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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Ping
London > Nightlife > Bars
180-184 Earl's Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 11 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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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Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 2450 people.... More
 
 
 
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The Gore Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
190 Queen's Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 10 minutes from The Italian Bookshop
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from The Italian Bookshop

Lockwood Kipling, father to Rudyard Kipling, was an influential but largely unknown figure in the Arts and Crafts movement and ...More

 
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To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the children's author behind The Tale Of Peter Rabbit, this display ...More

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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from The Italian Bookshop

An exhibition displaying work by practising British silversmiths, exploring the development of traditional silversmithing to the more contemporary practices....More

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The veteran of theatre, film and TV performs a musical celebration of memories, while revisiting The Great American Songbook....More

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Concerts | On 25th March 2017 

Royal Albert Hall 2.47 miles from The Italian Bookshop

The Russian soprano and student at the Royal College Of Music's International Opera School performs a selection of operatic works ...More

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The Mountbatten Festival Of Music displays the outstanding versatility of some of the world's finest military musicians....More

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The programme includes Schaunard's Aria by Puccini, from La Boheme....More

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