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South Kensington Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Sloane Square Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
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Victoria Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
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Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
3 minutes walk
 
Union Car Parks
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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My Chelsea London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £107  35% off
35 Ixworth Place, SW3 | 3 minutes from The Library
A boutique hotel that is striking a balance between traditional and contemporary, myhotel Chelsea promises to offer its guests elegant pleasures, personal attention and contemporary style. ... More
 
 
 
The Egerton House Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £263  22% off
17 Egerton Terrace, SW3 | 4 minutes from The Library
Set back from a tree-lined garden square in exclusive Knightsbridge, with prime shopping nearby at Harrods or along the King's Road and the Natural History Museum ... More
 
 
 
Sydney House Chelsea
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  38% off
9- 11 Sydney Street, SW3 | 5 minutes from The Library
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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Alternative Menswear nearest The Library

Nearest to The Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Joseph
London > Shopping > Menswear
77 Fulham Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 1 minute from The Library
The man can’t help being one of the most successful fashion names on the UK scene. Joseph Ettedgui’s tailored suits and clothes are popular with ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hackett
London > Shopping > Menswear
137-138 Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 9 minutes from The Library
Hackett is essentially English and absolutely traditional, but it quietly keeps apace with style - and is thus popular with many younger men. This Sloane Street ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tailor Made
London > Shopping > Menswear
Eccleston Yards, SW1W | 17 minutes from The Library
Bespoke London menswear brand Tailor Made , a brand born in Shoreditch, comes to Eccleston Yards, a hub for creative businesses, ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Library

The best shops and markets near The Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chanel
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
278-280 Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | 1 minute from The Library
The bags, the shoes, the accessories and of course the collection, Chanel needs no introduction. The fashion empire founded by Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel began in 1912 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Parfums de Nicolai
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
101a Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from The Library
An unusual range of perfumes from Patricia de Nicolai, a descendant of Pierre Guerlain. As well as perfumes for the body there is a range of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Stella McCartney
London > Shopping >
91-97 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from The Library
British designer Stella McCartney opened her second London shop in 2012 in South Kensington's Brompton Cross, in a space previously occupied by Jigsaw. In 2001, Stella ... More
 
 
 
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Events near The Library

Near The Library
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Ongoing
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams Menu
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 14th February to 14th July 2019
The Library, 28 Egerton Gardens, SW3 | 3 minutes from The Library
Running concurrently with the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition at the V&A, The Franklin is serving up a special menu inspired by key elements of ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 2nd February to 1st September 2019
The Library, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 5 minutes from The Library
The largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever staged in the UK on the House of Dior, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams displays over 500 objects and ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
Food: Bigger than the Plate
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th May to 20th October 2019
The Library, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 5 minutes from The Library
Take a sensory journey through the food cycle, from compost to table, at a V&A exhibition which explores current experiments at every stage of the food ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Library

Near The Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from The Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from The Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes from The Library
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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Sights and Attractions near The Library

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Library
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Fine Art Society
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The Michelin Building, 81 Fulham Road, Mayfair, London SW3 | 1 minute from The Library
Founded in 1876, this major London art dealer is most famous for pioneering the notion of the one-man exhibition - the most famous of which ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from The Library
Built in 1884, in the Italianate Baroque style, the Brompton Oratory is an exact imitation of the Church of the Gesu in Rome and sports some ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from The Library
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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Restaurants near The Library

What are the best dining options near The Library London?
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Aubaine
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
260 - 262 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | Same location as The Library
French patisserie, boulangerie and restaurant trading on the former premises of Sandrini. Fresh bread and cakes are prepared on site each day and the restaurant is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Restaurant Ours
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
264 Brompton Road, SW3 | Same location as The Library
Tom Sellers, best known for the hugely successful, Michelin starred Restaurant Story, is behind this 120-seat ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
La Brasserie
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
272 Brompton Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW3 | 1 minute from The Library
La Brasserie is a long-standing favourite with the Sloane crowd, handily situated opposite the most expensive shopping street in the world. This is a friendly, family-run ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Library

Near The Library
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes from The Library
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 LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 18 minutes from The Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 18 minutes from The Library
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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Leisure near The Library

The Library gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from The Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lush Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
123 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 8 minutes from The Library
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
Ushvani
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Cadogan Garden, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 8 minutes from The Library
One of Knightsbridge's better kept secrets is the Ushvani day spa, tucked away in a Grade II listed building on Cadogan Gardens. Founded by Usha Arumugam, ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near The Library

The best pubs near London The Library.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Library
Bar ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Builders Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
13 Britten Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from The Library
This popular, basic pub serves some really great food. Everything is cooked on the premises from proper ingredients and the smell that drifts out of the ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near The Library

The Library clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Library
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 7 minutes from The Library
The guys behind Boujis, Raffles and Mahiki - Jake Parkinson-Smith, Carlo Carello, Piers Adam and Fraser Carruthers - offer a party place ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Harvey Nichols, Fifth Floor Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 13 minutes from The Library
The Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Bar is a London institution, a place to have a ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The Library

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Library.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from The Library
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 2450 people.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from The Library
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
Royal Geographical Society
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from The Library
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 1034 people.... More
 
 
 
 

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17-21
H&M Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
 
 
 
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260-262
Aubaine Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
 
 
 
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Harrods
 
 
 
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47
Gant
 
 
 
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Mexx
 
 
 
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Tokio
 
 
 
 

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Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams Menu
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams Menu
Foodie Events | Until 14th July 2019 

The Franklin Hotel 3 minutes walk from The Library

Running concurrently with the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition at the V&A, The Franklin is serving up a special ...More

 
Food: Bigger than the Plate
Food: Bigger than the Plate
Exhibitions | Until 20th October 2019 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 5 minutes walk from The Library

Take a sensory journey through the food cycle, from compost to table, at a V&A exhibition which explores current experiments ...More

 
Mary Quant
Mary Quant
Exhibitions | Until 16th February 2020 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 5 minutes walk from The Library

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

 
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2019 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 5 minutes walk from The Library

The largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever staged in the UK on the House of Dior, Christian Dior: Designer of ...More

 
Museum of the Moon
Museum of the Moon
Exhibitions | Until 8th September 2019 

Natural History Museum 7 minutes walk from The Library

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

 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018
Exhibitions | Until 8th September 2019 

Natural History Museum 7 minutes walk from The Library

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

 
The Ivy Chelsea Garden Flower Meadow
The Ivy Chelsea Garden Flower Meadow
Exhibitions | Until 28th July 2019 

The Ivy Chelsea Garden 10 minutes walk from The Library

In honour of this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show, The Ivy Chelsea Garden has been transformed with a striking Flower ...More

 
salt.
Theatre | Until 1st June 2019 

Royal Court Theatre 11 minutes walk from The Library

Selina Thompson's exploration of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the wider themes of Black British identity, grief, and UK's colonial ...More

White Pearl
White Pearl
Theatre | Until 15th June 2019 

Royal Court Theatre 11 minutes walk from The Library

Having already made a splash in New York, 24-year-old Thai-Australian writer Anchuli Felicia King is given her UK debut in ...More

 
Ara Malikian
Concerts | On 20th May 2019 

Royal Albert Hall 12 minutes walk from The Library

The violinist from Lebanon and his band Royal Garage, performs a mixture of classical and rock numbers....More

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Summer Safari
Summer Safari
Foodie Events | From 4th June 

Mr Fogg's Society of Exploration

Take a trip to Africa via Covent Garden this summer with the Summer Safari at ...More

 
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

Feria De Londres
Feria De Londres
Kids Events | From 24th May 

Bernie Spain Gardens

Bringing a taste of Andalusian carnival spirit to London, Spanish festival Feria De Londres returns ...More

 
NT's
NT's
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A buzzing late night bar with a rooftop terrace, NT's is found within Netil House ...More

 
Ham
Ham
Dining 

Brunch favourites at West Hampstead restaurant Ham - which means 'home' in Old English - ...More

 
Peckham Levels Open Studio Weekend
Peckham Levels Open Studio Weekend
Exhibitions | From 31st May 

Peckham Levels

Peckham Levels is inviting the public into its ...More

 
Citypoint
Business 

Citypoint, located next to the Barbican and standing 36 stories and 122 metres high, is one of the tallest in the City....More

A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Theatre | From 28th June 

Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park

Get fully immersed in Shakespeare's mythical forest this summer with A Midsummer Night's Dream at ...More

 
Victoria: A Royal Childhood
Victoria: A Royal Childhood
Exhibitions 

Kensington Palace State Apartments

Running concurrently with Victoria: Woman and Crown, Victoria: ...More

 
Victoria: Woman and Crown
Victoria: Woman and Crown
Exhibitions 

Kensington Palace State Apartments

A major new exhibition at Kensington Palace, Victoria: Woman and Crown delves into the Queen's ...More

 
Baba G's
Baba G's
Dining 

Baba G's is the first permanent restaurant from the veteran Indian street food traders and ...More

 
The Royal Exchange
The Royal Exchange
Shopping 

The Royal Exchange, a high-end shopping arcade in the City that originally launched in 1568 ...More

 
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With the arrival of more skyscrapers comes the ...More

 
The Wolf of Wall Street: The Immersive Experience
The Wolf of Wall Street: The Immersive Experience
Theatre | From 5th September 

Secret Location

For anyone who watched Martin Scorsese's The Wolf ...More

 
Prom 63: Yuja Wang Plays Rachmaninov
Prom 63: Yuja Wang Plays Rachmaninov
Concerts | On 5th September 

Royal Albert Hall

The "technically brilliant and entertaining" (The Economist) 32-year-old ...More

 
Prom 26: Mozart's Requiem
Prom 26: Mozart's Requiem
Concerts | On 7th August 

Royal Albert Hall

Nathalie Stutzmann conducts the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, with soprano Fatma Said, ...More

 
Proms at... Cadogan Hall 4: Aris Quartet
Proms at... Cadogan Hall 4: Aris Quartet
Concerts | On 12th August 

Cadogan Hall

Aris Quartet performs Schubert's String Quarter No 1, ...More

 
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