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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £263  32% 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 £124  39% 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
 
 
 
Draycott Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
26 Cadogan Gardens, SW3 | 8 minutes from The Library
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
 
 
 
 
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Nearest to The Library
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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
 
 
 
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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
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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
 
 
 
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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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Renaissance Watercolours: from Durer to Van Dyck
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 16th May to 20th September 2020
The Library, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 5 minutes from The Library
This spring, the V&A explores the development of watercolour painting during the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery with its new exhibition, Renaissance Watercolours: from Dürer ...More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th June 2020 to 10th January 2021
The Library, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 5 minutes from The Library
Take a tumble down the rabbit hole at the Victoria & Albert Museum's landmark exhibition, Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser which charts the evolution of Alice in ...More
 
 
 
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Bags: Inside Out
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th April 2020 to 31st January 2021
The Library, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 5 minutes from The Library
From Margaret Thatcher's iconic handbag to Queen Mary's World War II gas mask, the V&A puts history's most famous bags on display in its major new ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Library

Near The Library
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Library
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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The Library gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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
 
 
 
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Bamford Wellness Spa Brompton Cross
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
104 Draycott Avenue, SW3 | 1 minute from The Library
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 | 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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 3 minutes from The Library
Bar ... More
 
 
 
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The Builders Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
13 Britten Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from The Library
Chelsea local, The Builders Arms on Britten Street, a landmark pub serving thirsty locals since 1999, underwent an elegant makeover in ... More
 
 
 
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The Library clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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BOTTLES Chelsea
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
100 Draycott Avenue, SW3 | 2 minutes from The Library
Following on from its successful Old Spitalfields Market wine bar, launched in 2018, BOTTLES in West London opened a ... More
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
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Tokio
 
 
 
 

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

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

Take a tumble down the rabbit hole at the Victoria & Albert Museum's landmark exhibition, Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser which ...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 5 minutes walk from The Library

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

 
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 5 minutes walk from The Library

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

 
Bags: Inside Out
Bags: Inside Out
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2021 

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

From Margaret Thatcher's iconic handbag to Queen Mary's World War II gas mask, the V&A puts history's most famous bags ...More

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

Natural History Museum 7 minutes walk from The Library

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 7 minutes walk from The Library

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

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

Serpentine Gallery 15 minutes walk from The Library

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

 
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
Concerts | On 11th July 2020 

Hyde Park 18 minutes walk from The Library

The American pop superstar performs from her most recent bubblegum-pop album, Lover, as well as older material for a headline ...More

 
British Summer Time Hyde Park
British Summer Time Hyde Park
Concerts | Until 12th July 2020 

Hyde Park 18 minutes walk from The Library

Little Mix, Kendrick Lamar, Pearl Jam and Taylor Swift play live in Hyde Park as the ten day British Summer ...More

 
 
 
 
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