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265 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 9JA
 
 
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Sun to Wed 20:00-00:00, Thu to Sat 20:00-2:00
 

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The TroubadourKensington'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 great deal over the last 40 years and so has the Troubadour. These days you're unlikely to see a penniless poet in a threadbare suit, or a struggling musician in there, but it still attracts a boho chic crowd drawn by the thoroughly atmospheric ambiance. Bands huddle together on the tiny podium in the basement, as the arty crowd squeeze in round the tables and into the standing room. The roster of bands strum through an eclectic range of genres from soul and singer-songwriters, to blues and country, as well as the standard indie schedule and some more off-beat cabaret and poetry nights. But it's not just a music venue - upstairs there's a charming petite Gallic café decorated with large mirrors, stained glass, rustic wooden furniture and all sorts of coffee pots and antique instruments. It's a great place for a coffee or a bite to eat. Not to mention the delightfully sylvan garden and the upstairs art gallery.

 

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West Brompton Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Earls Court Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Imperial Wharf Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
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Broadwood Terrace NCP
 
12 minutes walk
 
Olympia Hilton NCP
 
17 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hotel Indigo London Kensington - Earls Court
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  32% off
34-44 Barkston Gardens, SW5 | 5 minutes from The Troubadour
Hotel Indigo London Kensington is a boutique hotel located within London's esteemed Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Situated only 150 metres from Earl's Court tube ... More
 
 
 
The Nadler Hotel Kensington
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25 Courtfield Gardens, SW5 | 6 minutes from The Troubadour
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Cranley Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
10 Bina Gardens, SW5 | 8 minutes from The Troubadour
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263-267 Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | Same location as The Troubadour
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118 Finborough Road, Fulham, London SW10 | 4 minutes from The Troubadour
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Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW10 | 11 minutes from The Troubadour
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 15 minutes from The Troubadour
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The Troubadour, 118 Finborough Road, SW10 | 4 minutes from The Troubadour
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London > Shopping > Florists
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261 Old Brompton Road, Earl's Court, Earls Court, London SW5 | Same location as The Troubadour
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259 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 1 minute from The Troubadour
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London > Education > Evening Classes
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165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 15 minutes from The Troubadour
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155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 19 minutes from The Troubadour
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190 Fulham Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW10 | 10 minutes from The Troubadour
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Evans & Peel Detective Agency
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310c Earls Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 2 minutes from The Troubadour
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Ping
London > Nightlife > Bars
180-184 Earl's Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 6 minutes from The Troubadour
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266 Fulham Road, SW10 | 9 minutes from The Troubadour
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Warwick Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 5 minutes from The Troubadour
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Stamford Bridge Ground Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW6 | 10 minutes from The Troubadour
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