Poilane  

 
 
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39 Cadogan Gardens, Knightsbridge, London SW3 2TB
 
 
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Superb French bakery which dates back to 1832 when Lionel Poilane, a young baker from Normandy, came to Paris to open his first shop. His mission was to revive the traditional French sourdough loaves which were not as popular as baguettes, baking them in a wood-fired oven. Over the years, their popularity grew and in 2000, Lionel Poilane opened his first shop outside of France, in London. In 2002 his grand-daughter, Apollonia Poilane, took over the company and today a small selection of different types of bread are available at their London shops in Belgravia and Chelsea. Specialities including Viennese pastries, 'Punitions' and spoon biscuits which are sold alongside jams, sweets, Biscottes and gingerbread as well as a range of accessories including bread bins and bread knives.

 

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Draycott Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
26 Cadogan Gardens, SW3 | 2 minutes from Poilane
Stylish antique d'cor, a peaceful but convenient location, and spacious, airy rooms are all essential to this hotel's appeal. Yet it is the unbeatable service that ... More
 
 
 
The Egerton House Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £263  27% off
17 Egerton Terrace, SW3 | 9 minutes from Poilane
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 £124  35% off
9- 11 Sydney Street, SW3 | 10 minutes from Poilane
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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Partridges
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
2-5 Duke of York Square, King's Road, Knightsbridge, London SW34LX | 2 minutes from Poilane
Grocers by Royal Appointment to the Queen since 1994, Patridges is an institution in this part of Chelsea. Opened by Richard Shepherd in May 1972 at ... More
 
 
 
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Maitre Choux Chelsea
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
59 Kings Road, SW3 | 4 minutes from Poilane
Choux pastry specialist Maitre Choux is the creation of three Michelin star chef Joakim Prat, and his business partner Jeremie Vaislic. Specialising in perfect and oh-so-pretty ... More
 
 
 
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Poilane
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
46 Elizabeth Street, Victoria, London SW1W | 8 minutes from Poilane
Superb French bakery which dates back to 1832 when Lionel Poilane, a young baker from Normandy, came to Paris to open his first shop. His mission ... More
 
 
 
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Trotters
London > Shopping > Baby Care
34 Kings Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 1 minute from Poilane
A local institution for yummy mummies, Trotters has been clothing young Sloanes for 25 years. Founded by Sophie Mirman (daughter of Royal milliner Simone Mirman) and ... More
 
 
 
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Peter Jones
London > Shopping > Department Stores
Sloane Square, Knightsbridge, London SW1W | 1 minute from Poilane
Following a £100-million refit, this prestigious department store now boasts six tiers of curved glass balconies. Keeping with tradition, the famous Sloane Square shop is ... More
 
 
 
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Richard Ward Hair and Metrospa
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
82 Duke of York Square, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 1 minute from Poilane
Up-and-coming hairdresser popular with celebrities and the social set - Normandie Keith and Lisa Snowdon among them, Richard Ward specialises in good cuts that won't scare ... More
 
 
 
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Henning Wehn: Get On With It
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Saturday 29th August 2020 - 7.30pm
Poilane, 5 Sloane Terrace, SW1X | 3 minutes from Poilane
Brit-baiting banter from the German stand-up whose shows often revolve around identity and immigration....More
 
 
 
Gyles Brandreth: Break A Leg!
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Sunday 13th September 2020 - 7pm
Poilane, 5 Sloane Terrace, SW1X | 3 minutes from Poilane
The author, former MP and contributor for BBC1's The One Show celebrates all things theatrical with his unique blend of wit and wisdom....More
 
 
 
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Royal Court Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Sloane Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 3 minutes from Poilane
Dedicated to putting on new work and discovering new voices, the Royal Court Theatre was seen as 'the most important theatre in Europe' by no less ... More
 
 
 
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Cadogan Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1X | 3 minutes from Poilane
Cadogan Hall opened its doors on 18th June 2004 with a surprising lack of fanfare but is making up for that with a year of 10th ... More
 
 
 
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The Boisdale Jazz & Cigar Club
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
15 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, Victoria, London SW1W | 11 minutes from Poilane
A tartan clad jazz, cigar and supper club, Boisdale of Belgravia has an the old fashioned charm of a gentlemen's club. Situated in an elegant Regency ... More
 
 
 
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Saatchi Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Duke of York's Square, King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 2 minutes from Poilane
The Saatchi Gallery re-opened on 9th October 2008 in the former military barracks of the Duke of York's Headquarters. The 70,000 square feet represents a significantly ... More
 
 
 
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Sloane Square
London > Attractions >
1 Sloane Square, SW1W | 3 minutes from Poilane
Sloane Square , a Chelsea landmark named after Sir Hans Sloane who owned the land, is in a prime spot in Chelsea. ... More
 
 
 
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St Columba's Church of Scotland
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Pont Street, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 6 minutes from Poilane
There has been a church on the site since 1884. It was bombed in 1941, rebuilt in 1955 and is now a Grade II listed building. ... More
 
 
 
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Cuisine de Bar
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
39 Cadogan Gardens, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | Same location as Poilane
Bread from Poilane is the basis for the tartines served at Cuisine de Bar, a beautifully designed cafe and restaurant at the same address as the ... More
 
 
 
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Top Floor at Peter Jones
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Peter Jones, Sloane Square, Knightsbridge, London SW1W | 1 minute from Poilane
Sitting pretty on the sixth floor of the famous Sloane Square department store, the Top Floor Restaurant at Peter Jones rewards anyone making the escalator ride ... More
 
 
 
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Patisserie Valerie
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Duke of York's Square, King's Road, Knightsbridge, London SW34LY | 1 minute from Poilane
There are Valeries all over London these days and quite right too because they serve some of the best pastries in the capital alongside a tempting ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 17 minutes from Poilane
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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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 17 minutes from Poilane
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 LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 21 minutes from Poilane
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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Ushvani
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Cadogan Garden, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 3 minutes from Poilane
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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Cadogan Place Gardens North and South
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Cadogan Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 5 minutes from Poilane
A private space a short walk from Sloane Square and Knightsbridge, Cadogan Place Gardens is a long rectangular site with Pont Street dividing a smaller north ... More
 
 
 
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Lush Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
123 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Poilane
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 Phoenix
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
23 Smith Street, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 5 minutes from Poilane
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 6 minutes from Poilane
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 Orange Public House & Hotel
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London SW1W | 6 minutes from Poilane
The Orange Public House and Hotel on Pimlico Road has been lovingly restored to its former glory by the team behind The Thomas Cubitt and The ... More
 
 
 
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 6 minutes from Poilane
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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BOTTLES Chelsea
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
100 Draycott Avenue, SW3 | 6 minutes from Poilane
Following on from its successful Old Spitalfields Market wine bar, launched in 2018, BOTTLES in West London opened a ... More
 
 
 
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Harvey Nichols, Fifth Floor Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 13 minutes from Poilane
The Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Bar is a London institution, a place to have a ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Hospital Chelsea
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Poilane
Built by Sir Christopher Wren 1682-1692, the Grade I-listed Royal Hospital Chelsea was intended by King Charles II to be a home for soldiers who were ... More
 
 
 
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National Army Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 8 minutes from Poilane
With ten, widely different and uniquely versatile rooms, the National Army Museum can help you hold your event, your way. Plan your party in Victorian splendour, ... More
 
 
 
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Thomas Cubitt
London > Business > Venue Hire
44 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, Victoria, London SW1W | 8 minutes from Poilane
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On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100
On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100
Exhibitions | Until 6th February 2021 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 12 minutes walk from Poilane

In 2020, the V&A celebrates the significant contribution that the Royal Academy of Dance has made to the development of ...More

 
Renaissance Watercolours: from Durer to Van Dyck
Renaissance Watercolours: from Durer to Van Dyck
Exhibitions | Until 20th September 2020 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 12 minutes walk from Poilane

This spring, the V&A explores the development of watercolour painting during the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery with its ...More

 
Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
Exhibitions | Until 10th January 2021 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 12 minutes walk from Poilane

Take a tumble down the rabbit hole at the Victoria & Albert Museum's landmark exhibition, Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser which ...More

 
Wicked
Wicked
Theatre | Until 28th November 2020 

Apollo Victoria Theatre 15 minutes walk from Poilane

Prepare to see Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West in a whole new light after ...More

 
Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature
Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature
Exhibitions | Until 3rd January 2021 

Natural History Museum 15 minutes walk from Poilane

Discover the real life creatures, specimens and artefacts from the Natural History Museum's collection which could just as easily feature ...More

 
Driverless: Who is in control?
Driverless: Who is in control?
Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2020 

Science Museum 15 minutes walk from Poilane

With continuous development of new technology, the concept of a robot-driven society is getting closer and closer. But just how ...More

 
Hamilton
Hamilton
Theatre | Until 1st August 2020 

Victoria Palace Theatre 16 minutes walk from Poilane

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize winning hip hop musical, which won 11 Tony Awards in 2016, tells the story of Alexander ...More

 
Serpentine Pavilion 2020: Counterspace
Serpentine Pavilion 2020: Counterspace
Exhibitions | Until 11th October 2020 

Serpentine Gallery 21 minutes walk from Poilane

The all-woman team of directors at Johannesburg-based practice Counterspace is behind the design for this year's Serpentine Pavilion. The youngest ...More

 
 
 
 
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