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Royal College of ArtThe Royal College of Art is one of London's most prestigious art colleges and the world's only wholly postgraduate university of art and design. Students need at least a BA degree to be considered for one of their MA, MPhil and PhD courses, which equip them with all the skills necessary to succeed as artists. The college also has a lively programme of exhibitions open to the public, featuring the work by its postgraduate students. In a further bid to promote artistic excellence it also hosts lectures by leading figures from the worlds of art and design, fundraising sales, and other events, as well as a number of external exhibitions organised by selected partners. Within the college is an invaluable collection of over 1,000 works by staff and graduating students including Peter Blake and David Hockney, representing significant developments in British Painting from the middle years of last century to the present.

 

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Cheval Thorney Court Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £298  21% off
Palace Gate, W8 | 4 minutes from Royal College of Art
Offering timeless elegance within Kensington, the Cheval Thorney Court apartments located by Kensington Gardens; are furnished with a timeless Georgian style - Regency stripes, leather-topped writing ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £646  31% off
60 Hyde Park Gate, SW7 | 5 minutes from Royal College of Art
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £279  24% off
1 Kensington Court, W8 | 7 minutes from Royal College of Art
'Luxury' best sums up these rooms and apartments overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens in one of London's most coveted positions. Apartments come with fireplaces, en-suite marble ... More
 
 
 
 
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Serpentine Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 5 minutes from Royal College of Art
Found in the middle of leafy Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, there are two galleries that go by the name of The Serpentine, the original Serpentine ... More
 
 
 
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Serpentine Sackler Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 5 minutes from Royal College of Art
The Serpentine Gallery made a significant expansion in September 2013, restoring a former gunpowder depot not far from its original gallery in Kensington Gardens. ... More
 
 
 
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Mathematics: The Winton Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 6 minutes from Royal College of Art
The Science Museum 's new gallery, Mathematics: The Winton Gallery , puts the spotlight on a subject often perceived as dry, complex ... More
 
 
 
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Albert Memorial
London > Attractions > Sights
Kensington Gardens, 27 Princes Square, South Kensington, London W2 | 2 minutes from Royal College of Art
This 180ft Victorian bronze gilt statue in Kensington Gardens is a tribute to Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, and was erected following his death through typhoid ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Geographical Society
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal College of Art
For the past two centuries this old-fashioned 'learned society' has sent explorers and adventurers all over the world. Famous names from Mungo Park to ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of Instruments
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal College of Music Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal College of Art
The RCM Museum of Instruments was started in 1894 with a donation from Sir George Donaldson. Today it features over six hundred instruments, some of which ... More
 
 
 
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Prom 53: Beneath The Underdog: Charles Mingus Revisited
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 24th August 2017 - 7.30pm
Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 1 minute from Royal College of Art
Jules Buckley conducts the Metropole Orkest, with saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings, trumpeter Christian Scott and singer Kandace Springs, in a tribute the legend that is Charles Mingus....More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 8th February to 3rd September 2017
Royal College of Art, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 6 minutes from Royal College of Art
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Lunchtime Lecture: Aris And Potter
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 7th September 2017 - 1pm-1.45pm
Royal College of Art, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 8 minutes from Royal College of Art
Talk by Elizabeth Jacklin, Assistant to the Warne Curator of Children's Literature....More
 
 
 
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Royal College of Art
Classical music, rock, pop and jazz, sporting events, galas, banquets and balls and the world-famous Proms series all take place within the Royal Albert Hall's ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal College of Art
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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Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Royal College of Art
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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Whole Foods Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
6397 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 9 minutes from Royal College of Art
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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 10 minutes from Royal College of Art
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London > Shopping > Florists
Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 10 minutes from Royal College of Art
Superior florist directly opposite South Kensington Tube Station. They sell flowers to the great and good of this area and as you might expect, this means ... More
 
 
 
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Verdi
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Royal College of Art
Verdi is the appropritately named restaurant at the Royal Albert Hall which replaces the former Cafe Consort, following a £1 million refurbishment unveiled on Tuesday 15th ... More
 
 
 
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Bistrot 190
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
190 Queen's Gate, Gore Hotel, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal College of Art
Mediterranean cuisine. Booking advised. ... More
 
 
 
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Bistro One Ninety Queen's Gate
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
189 - 190 Queens Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal College of Art
Bistro One Ninety is an all-day restaurant in the prestigious Gore Hotel. With tasteful vintage décor and a friendly atmosphere, the bistro is known for fine ... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Royal College of Art
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 11 minutes from Royal College of Art
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
 
 
 
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 13 minutes from Royal College of Art
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Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 9 minutes from Royal College of Art
An excellent members archery club that shoots in the grounds of Kensington Palace in summer and in Pimlico in winter. Archery is a totally satisfying sport, ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2 | 10 minutes from Royal College of Art
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 11 minutes from Royal College of Art
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 13 minutes from Royal College of Art
Always a popular hangout with the South Kensington locals, The Devonshire Arms had a fresh lick of paint in 2014 and emerged with its proper pub ... More
 
 
 
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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 13 minutes from Royal College of Art
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The Duke of Clarence
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148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW5 | 14 minutes from Royal College of Art
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Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 8 minutes from Royal College of Art
Opposite Kensington Palace, an area not known for its nightlife, Hyde Kensington cocktail bar has a drinks list by world ... More
 
 
 
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Piano
London > Nightlife > Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Royal College of Art
If you ask your friends about this place, not many will know. It's not wildly off the beaten track either, situated directly opposite High Street Ken ... More
 
 
 
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 12 minutes from Royal College of Art
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Royal College of Art
Can accomodate for up to 5200 people.... More
 
 
 
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The Great Hall, Imperial College
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Royal College of Art
One of London's largest academic venues, the Imperial College London has a portfolio of more than 200 meeting and seminar rooms. Its largest conference room, The ... More
 
 
 
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The Gore Hotel
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190 Queen's Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal College of Art
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The BBC Proms 2017
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Concerts | Until 9th September 2017 

Royal Albert Hall 1 minute walk from Royal College Of Art

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Jules Buckley conducts the Metropole Orkest, with saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings, trumpeter Christian Scott and singer Kandace Springs, in a tribute ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 8th October 2017 

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The award-winning architect Diebedo Francis Kere brings his characteristic sense of light and life to the lawns of Kensington Gardens ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2017 

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As part of the gallery's popular summer season, the Serpentine Gallery presents Grayson Perry's The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!. ...More

 
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Science Museum 6 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

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Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2018 

Natural History Museum 6 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

With a gigantic blue whale skeleton replacing Dippy the Dinosaur in the Natural History Museum's Hintze Hall, the museum is ...More

 
Sensational Butterflies
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Kids Events | Until 17th September 2017 

Natural History Museum 6 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

From chomping caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Natural History Museum comes alive at summer with the arrival of the tropical ...More

 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016
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Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2017 

Natural History Museum 6 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

Swarming mayflies, ethereal killer whales and curious foxes are among the creatures captured on camera at this year's Wildlife Photographer ...More

 
Plywood: Material Of The Modern World
Plywood: Material Of The Modern World
Exhibitions | Until 12th November 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 8 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

From hatboxes to tea chests, surfboards to aeroplanes, Plywood has been embraced by designers, architects and engineers to bend the ...More

 
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Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
Exhibitions | Until 18th February 2018 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 8 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

He shunned publicity, was rarely seen and gave only one full interview in his life yet Christian Dior called him ...More

 

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