Baden-Powell House

 
 
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65-67 Queen\'s Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5JS 
 
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Baden-Powell House is now a modern 180 room budget hostel welcoming both Scout and Guide members but also open to the general public.

It also houses a small exhibition of Lord Baden-Powell's life in Scouting, with artefacts and a souvenir shop.

The building, opened in 1961, is a living memorial to Baden-Powell, and was originally paid for by Scouts around the world.

Outside the building is a statue of Baden-Powell by Don Potter. This is the only granite statue in London.

 

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Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
South Kensington Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
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Union Car Parks
 
9 minutes walk
 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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