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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  28% 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  41% off
60 Hyde Park Gate, SW7 | 5 minutes from Royal College of Art
You can really tell the Italian influence on this London branch of the Roman boutique hotel group. Not only is it located a short step from ... More
 
 
 
The Milestone Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £300  38% 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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London Concert Orchestra: Christmas Carol Singalong
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 16th and 21st to 23rd Dec 2017 - Various Times
Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 1 minute from Royal College of Art
Jonathan Cohen leads a fun-filled jamboree of his most-loved carols and all-time Christmas hits....More
 
 
 
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Christmas Carols & Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: 13th to 24th December 2017
Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Royal College of Art
The climax of the Royal Albert Hall's Christmas carols programme is the dimly lit traditional Christmas celebration, Carols by Candlelight, a fun-filled jamboree of carols and ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Leisure  Dates: 15th December 2017 at 9.30am, 12noon, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm and 3pm, 18th December 2017 at 9.30am, 10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 12noon, 1.30pm
Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 1 minute from Royal College of Art
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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
The Barkers Building on Kensington High Street used to house an entire department store so you can imagine how much fresh, good-for-you food you can fit ... More
 
 
 
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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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Gilding the Lily
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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London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
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
Technically two different parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical and historical terms one huge, merging expanse. Almost every kind of outdoor pursuit takes ... More
 
 
 
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The Roof Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 11 minutes from Royal College of Art
Although a restaurant, clubbing and event venue, the extraordinary Kensington Roof Gardens are still accessible to the general public during the day if there are no ... More
 
 
 
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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
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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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
London > Business > Venue Hire
190 Queen's Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal College of Art
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Father Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall
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Christmas Carols & Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall
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Royal Albert Hall 1 minute walk from Royal College Of Art

Exquisite concert of carols and seasonal classics staged in full 18th-century costume in an evocative candle-lit style setting. With readings ...More

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Serpentine Sackler Gallery 5 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

A new exhibition at the Serpentine presents the work of British artist Rose Wylie, showcasing her ability to take inspiration ...More

 
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Large-scale paintings inspired by a wide range of sources: from art history, cinema and comic books, to daily observations, news ...More

Wade Guyton: Das New Yorker Atelier, Abridged
Exhibitions | Until 8th February 2018 

Serpentine Gallery 5 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

The American artist uses digital technologies - iPhones, cameras, computers and consumer-grade Epson printers - as tools to create both ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2018 

Science Museum 6 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

This autumn, the Science Museum celebrates India's contribution to science, technology and mathematics with its special Illuminating India season. The ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 13th May 2018 

Natural History Museum 6 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

A major new exhibition at the Natural History Museum, Venom: Killer and Cure enters the realm of venomous creatures to ...More

 
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Whales: Beneath the surface
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

 

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