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School of LifeThe School of Life offers so much more than your average shopping experience. In fact, it doesn't do it justice to label it a mere shop - it's a philosophy. The brains behind the outfit include serious writers, thinkers and influential cultural figures including Alain de Botton, 'The Idler' author Tom Hodgkinson and documentary photographer Martin Parr. The shop, which they describe as "a chemist for the mind", includes such mentally medicinal items as tomes on 'The Art of Travel' and developmental psychology. At the back is a classroom created by artist Charlotte Mann where regular evening and weekend courses take place centred on the five central themes of our lives - work, play, family, politics and love. Part shop, part classroom, wholly thought provoking.

 

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Russell Square Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
King's Cross Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Camden Road Overground Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
 
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Judd Street NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Brunswick Square NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  27% off
Coram Street, WC1N | 2 minutes from School of Life
This is a smart, modern hotel located in one of the Capital's oldest and most beautiful areas. Bloomsbury is a great place to stay since it's ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Euston Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  39% off
17-18 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H | 5 minutes from School of Life
The grand Victorian building that houses this hotel is surely one of the most impressive edifices in the Hilton chain. Located just a three-minute walk from ... More
 
 
 
Goodenough Club
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  33% off
23 Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N | 6 minutes from School of Life
Blending the traditional with the modern, the Goodenbough Club aims to help guests make a home away from home with its four-star accommodation. Housed within five ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Classic Camera- The Leica Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
2 Pied Bull Yard, off Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 9 minutes from School of Life
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James Smith & Sons
London > Shopping > Specialists
53 New Oxford Street, Covent Garden, London WC1A | 12 minutes from School of Life
James Smith & Sons is an historic Victorian family business specialising in umbrellas, walking sticks and canes. Commonly known as "the Umbrella Shop", this immaculately presented ... More
 
 
 
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International Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
89 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 13 minutes from School of Life
Superb family-run magic shop, offering props, books and videos for magicians of all abilities. Pick a deck of cards, any deck of cards, from their mysterious ... More
 
 
 
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Gay's the Word
London > Shopping > Books
66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | Same location as School of Life
A broad selection of gay and lesbian interest books ranging from fiction, through biography, travel and counselling. Magazines and cards are also on offer.... More
 
 
 
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Alara Wholefoods
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
58 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | Same location as School of Life
Alara Wholefoods Health shop on Marchmont Street has been recommended by one of our readers, poet Kim Morrissey, who took the trouble to write in to ... More
 
 
 
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The People's Supermarket
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
72-78 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 6 minutes from School of Life
Rumour has it that The People's Supermarket fought off Tesco this a site on Lamb's Conduit Street, one of London's most independently spirited neighbourhoods. The sight ... More
 
 
 
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Lily Cole: Balls
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 31st July to 2nd December 2018 - Various Times
School of Life, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N | 3 minutes from School of Life
Balls takes as its starting point Heathcliff, the foundling character central to Wuthering Heights, and explores links between the Foundling Hospital story and the much-loved novel ...More
 
 
 
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Sharon Drew
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 30th August to 31st October 2018 - 2pm-5pm
School of Life, 17 Duke's Road, WC1H | 4 minutes from School of Life
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Obsolete & Discontinued
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st to 27th October 2018 - 9am-8pm
School of Life, 82 Gower Street, WC1E | 7 minutes from School of Life
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Curzon Bloomsbury
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from School of Life
The arthouse Renoir Cinema underwent a major refurbishment in 2015 by The Curzon Cinema Group. Reopening as the Curzon Bloomsbury, the new name pays homage to ... More
 
 
 
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The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from School of Life
As the name suggests, The Horse Hospital wasn't always the modern arts venue it is today. Once home to sick and injured horses - many references ... More
 
 
 
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Bloomsbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 6 minutes from School of Life
Bloomsbury Theatre main auditorium closed until Summer 2016. Bloomsbury Theatre Studio is unaffected and continues to operate as normal. Owned ... More
 
 
 
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The Foundling Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from School of Life
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More
 
 
 
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Russell Square
London > Attractions >
Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from School of Life
The grade II listed Russell Square is a large green space located within the Bloomsbury district with its own cafe, overlooked by the Hotel Russell and ... More
 
 
 
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St Pancras Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 5 minutes from School of Life
Completed in 1822, St Pancras Church was the most expensive church to be constructed since St Paul's was rebuilt after the Great Fire. This Greek Revival ... More
 
 
 
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Bon Vivant
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
75-77 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 1 minute from School of Life
French neighbourhood restaurant Bon Vivant in Bloomsbury has everything from croissants and coffee au matin to intimate dinners, with light lunches and bottomless brunches in between. ... More
 
 
 
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North Sea Fish Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
7 Leigh Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 1 minute from School of Life
Fish & Chips ... More
 
 
 
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Yo! Sushi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from School of Life
For anyone who needs a fast, healthy lunch Yo! Sushi is the place to go. Its conveyor belt service means you've always got plenty of choice, ... More
 
 
 
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The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes from School of Life
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
 
 
 
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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 5 minutes from School of Life
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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The Bartlett School of Architecture
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 6 minutes from School of Life
The Bartlett School of Architecture, on the corner of Huntley Street and Capper Street, is part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment. ... More
 
 
 
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Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 6 minutes from School of Life
Swimming lessons for children and aquaphobic adults. This is one of the more popular swimming schools in London, and one of the most long-running, with over ... More
 
 
 
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St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 7 minutes from School of Life
The lavishly restored St Pancras Renaissance Hotel has attracted a lot of attention since opening in 2011 as part of the grand Eurostar relocation. The Hotel's ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Holborn
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 9 minutes from School of Life
This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each other. ... More
 
 
 
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Marquis Cornwallis
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 1 minute from School of Life
Always a popular choice for local workers and tourists taking in the delights of Bloomsbury, Marquis Cornwallis , located on Marchmont Street, close ... More
 
 
 
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The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes from School of Life
Originally built in the 1880s by Samuel Harrison to refresh the workers in his shoe factory, The Harrison pub's current building dates back to 1934. Owned ... More
 
 
 
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Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from School of Life
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George's Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, NW1 | 6 minutes from School of Life
Following a major redesign, the bar within The Gilbert Scott restaurant reopened as George's Bar in early 2018. Marcus Wareing's latest tribute to the building's original ... More
 
 
 
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The Perseverance
London > Nightlife > Bars
63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 7 minutes from School of Life
Formerly run by Billy Drew (who has opened The Chippy in Soho), The Perseverance in Lamb's Conduit Street re-opened in April 2007 under new management. It's ... More
 
 
 
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Cosy Kettle
London > Nightlife > Bars
60 Chalton Street, King's Cross, London NW1 | 7 minutes from School of Life
Hidden below the bustling Somers Town Coffee House, Cosy Kettle offers an intimate sanctuary away from the pub crowd. Opened in late 2013, the bar is ... More
 
 
 
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The Foundling Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from School of Life
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More
 
 
 
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Friends House
London > Business > Venue Hire
173-177 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 6 minutes from School of Life
The historic headquarters of Quakers in Britain, Friends House in Euston has 23 function rooms including a large Meeting Hall which seats up to 1,100 guests. ... More
 
 
 
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 6 minutes from School of Life
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
 
 
 
 

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