South Kensington Books  

 
 
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22 Thurloe Street, South Kensington, London SW7 2HQ
 
 
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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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The Bentley Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
27 - 33 Harrington Gardens, SW7 | 9 minutes from South Kensington Books
As its name suggests, The Bentley hotel is a rather sleek model. Appropriately located in upmarket Kensington and Chelsea all of the 64 rooms in this ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £47  27% off
97 Cromwell Road, SW7 | 9 minutes from South Kensington Books
The location, two minutes' walk from Gloucester Road tube station, is the major draw of this modern, high-rise hotel. The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace, Natural ... More
 
 
 
NH Kensington Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
202-220 Cromwell Road, SW5 | 18 minutes from South Kensington Books
This clean, comfortable modern hotel made up of six Victorian houses is a short walk from Earls Court Tube station from where the Piccadilly line can ... 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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Our Broken Planet: How We Got Here And Ways To Fix It
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Friday 21st May 2021 - 10am
South Kensington Books, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from South Kensington Books
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Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th August 2020 to 31st May 2021 - 10am-6pm
South Kensington Books, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from South Kensington Books
Thousands of medical artefacts including the world's first MRI scanner, Fleming's penicillin mould, a pianist's prosthetic arm and robotic surgery equipment, as well as specially commissioned ...More
 
 
 
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Brass, Steel And Fire
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th May to 30th August 2021 - 10am-6pm
South Kensington Books, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from South Kensington Books
A craft-based exhibition celebrating 100 years of homemade, steaming miniature locomotives, which inspired rapid change during the Industrial Revolution....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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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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Bamford Wellness Spa Brompton Cross
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
104 Draycott Avenue, SW3 | 5 minutes from South Kensington Books
A luxurious spa, complete with a space for yoga and three treatment rooms Bamford Wellness Spa Brompton Cross is a centre for relaxation where you ... 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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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, BOTTLES in West London opened a ... 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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Science Museum 4 minutes walk from South Kensington Books

Thousands of medical artefacts including the world's first MRI scanner, Fleming's penicillin mould, a pianist's prosthetic arm and robotic surgery ...More

 
 
 
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