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The Roof Gardens

The Roof Gardens

An oasis on a roof top - it's certainly an unusual place to find a garden, complete with ducks and flamingos!

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.

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.

The Troubadour

The Troubadour

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

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.

Noor Jahan

Noor Jahan

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

The Shed

The Shed

British food from the farm. Lots of fresh dishes served at lunch and dinner in rustic surroundings.

Rocca

Rocca

Amazing pizzas and fresh homemade pasta. Cheap and very cheerful!

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!

L'Elyseé

L'Elyseé

A great little French café on Hammersmith Road. They have a range of smoothies and amazing coffees, as well as tasty sandwiches and French pastries.

KX

KX

KX (pronounced Kicks) is a private members health club for elite clients on Draycott Avenue, with a spa, gym and restaurant. Well-known for its famous yet discrete members.

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 Royal College of Music

The Royal College of Music

Prestigious classical music school established by royal charter in 1882.

Nam Long

Nam Long

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

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.

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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

"Grade II listed Kensington Roof Gardens provide an oasis from the streets below. Laid out between 1936 and 1938, they also boast live flamingos and ducks!"

Adjoining Hyde Park, Kensington Palace and its gardens offer a beautiful backdrop for days out in the sun.

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Rebecca Roberts

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

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I love wandering round The Natural History Museum - it's such a fun day out and there's so much to see!

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Perform-Drama Workshops

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

Baby Spa

Baby Spa
The spa sessions use hydrotherapy, dynamic movement and massage to promote a range of physical and emotional benefits for your newborn. Website

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Parenting Consultancy company offers support and advice to parents on topics such as feeding, weaning, sleeping difficulties, temper tantrums & post natal depression amongst others. Website

Rhyme time

Brompton Library
Songs and rhymes for children under two years old. If you can't make it to our baby rhyme time sessions you can download our nursery rhyme book and play along with your child at home. Website

Dance Classes

St Cuthbert With St Matthias Primary School
Learn Hip Hop Jazz Contemporary choreography and MTV routines with our fantastic team of fun and funky teachers. From your favourite pop routines and commercial dances the sultry strut of Fosse jazz the high kicking buzz of Cabaret the fun of dancing like Fred and Ginger or the freedom of contemporary we have the very best teachers. Our teachers are accredited by RADA Laban Reebok ISTD IDTA Mountview Academy & more.

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Drama dance and singing workshops that will boost children's confidence creativity and concentration skills. From September to December the children will be rehearsing the classic tale of Cinderella but with a clever twist. Website

Parent and Toddler Group

St. Mary Abbots Church Hall,
This is a fun resource for those with preschool children to meet and relax, chat and enjoy their shared experience whilst accompanying their babies and toddlers. Priority for places is given to families who worship reguarly at St Mary Abbots.

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