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Parson's Nose

Parson's Nose

A top-quality butchers that also offers butchery classes. As well as a branch on Old Brompton Road, there are two additional shops in Putney and Fulham.

The Troubadour

The Troubadour

'50s café in Earl's Court that also includes a deli, a gallery and a club!

Noor Jahan

Noor Jahan

The best Indian in South Kensington. Everything is good, especially the chicken bhuna!

Nam Long

Nam Long

Cool bar and good Vietnamese food - if you like rum, drop £17 on a Flaming Ferrari!

Maroush Bakehouse

Maroush Bakehouse

Really fresh Lebanese cuisine moments from Earl's Court Underground Station. Get the set menu and you'll have enough for your lunch the next day!

The Scarsdale Tavern

The Scarsdale Tavern

One of London's best-kept secrets. Great for a drink after work or a weekend watering hole...

The Kensington Creperie

The Kensington Creperie

Every crêpe imaginable, amazing for people watching... Order the crêpe complete and wonder how you ever made do without one before.

Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens

The perfect spot for a game of rounders in the summer...

Eggbreak

Eggbreak

Eggs as many ways as you can imagine... This restaurant is particularly good for brunch and it's close to Notting Hill Underground Station too.

Muriel's Kitchen

Muriel's Kitchen

Healthy homemade salads, tempting sweet treats and delicious breakfasts to rival any brunch menu, Muriel's Kitchen is part of a small yet well-established chain.

Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall

A great piece of architecture completed in 1871 and famous for holding the BBC Proms annually each summer since 1941.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Stunning views at sunset in London's back garden....

Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Early morning runs are not too painful with sights like this!

The Curtains Up

The Curtains Up

A pub with a great vibe and good food, but it has to be Barons Court Theatre downstairs that is its main selling point - I love it here!

The Kings Head

The Kings Head

Tucked away off Earls Court Road, this pub is great for a catch up with friends or a cosy date.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Kensington, Earls Court, South Kensington, Holland Park, West Kensington, Notting Hill, Bayswater, Chelsea, Knightsbridge and Fulham

"The statue of Queen Victoria outside Kensington Palace was carved by her daughter Princess Louise, who was a keen sculptor and artist."

There's a buzz around Earl's Court that you can escape, walking down the handsome crescents and residential streets.

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Off Earl's Court Road there are some delightful painted houses like those on Wallgrave Road.

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The Science Museum is a must-see attraction in London that's been around since the 1800s.

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Now your baby has arrived, your emotional and practical preparation for parenthood will have moved in to a new phase. But don't worry, we're here to help support you through these joyful new, but sometimes challenging, times. We have a wealth of essential, evidence-based information, as well as a range of postnatal courses and workshops - designed especially for you and your baby. Website

Perform-Drama Workshops

Kensington United Reformed Church,
Drama, dance and singing workshops that will boost children's confidence, creativity and concentration skills. Website

Kiddikicks

Imperial Cinema
Fun football coaching for children from 18 months to 7 years. Timetable: Nippers - 18months to 2.5 yrs - Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-10.45am Runners - 2.5 yrs to 3.5 years - Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.45am - 11.30am and 3.30pm-4.15pm Racers - 3.5yrs to 5 yrs - Tuesdays and Thursdays 4.15pm-5pm Over 5s - Tuesdays and Thursdays 4pm-5pm Prices vary depending on age group.

Pregnancy Yoga in South Kensington


Yoga is the ideal exercise for pregnant woman. Pregnancy yoga is widely recommended by midwives and doctors to expectant mothers as a way of keeping fit and mobile, and helps to relieve discomforts sometimes associated with pregnancy such as back pain, tightness in breathing, sciatica, SPD, and swelling of the joints. It also gives you space to strengthen, open and relax your entire body, creative a positive and centered mindspace to prepare your for your labour. Website

Monkey Music

The Meeting Room, underneath Kensington Library
Monkey Music provides you and your child with weekly music classes that are entertaining and educational. Classes are small and tailor-made to encourage children to learn with their friends through catchy songs, games and dances that you will both remember for years to come. Website

Culture Kids Music Classes

Kensington central Library
Culture Kids music classes are like no other as each class is based on one of more than 40 different lesson plans. There is a different theme each week and not one of the classes is repeated within the school year. During the class the children listen and play along to music look at flash cards and photographs explore toys and props dance sing dress up read stories and do role play which all adds up to a fun packed 45 minute session. We also use a variety of different instruments in class and again many are native to the countries that the children are learning about. Culture Kids music classes are a sensory explosion! A child's brain is like a sponge the more information you fill it with the more it will absorb. You are never too young to learn through fun!

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