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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 £450  33% 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
 
 
 
Baglioni Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £228  32% 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 £313  25% 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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Mark Knopfler
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd May 2019 - 7.30pm
Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 1 minute from Royal College of Art
The former Dire Straits lead singer and guitarist performs with a 10-piece band....More
 
 
 
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Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 2nd February to 1st September 2019
Royal College of Art, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 8 minutes from Royal College of Art
The largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever staged in the UK on the House of Dior, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams displays over 500 objects and ...More
 
 
 
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Food: Bigger than the Plate
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th May to 20th October 2019
Royal College of Art, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 8 minutes from Royal College of Art
Take a sensory journey through the food cycle, from compost to table, at a V&A exhibition which explores current experiments at every stage of the food ...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
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
In true French style, this chic cheese shop piles its wares high and stinking, with no fridges, or glass barriers to stop customers getting in for ... More
 
 
 
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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
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
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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
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
 
 
 
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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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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 12 minutes from Royal College of Art
Downstairs from LA Fitness (keep going past the people who look like they're about to die on the running machines) you'll find G-Spa. A world away ... 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
Bar ... More
 
 
 
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The Duke of Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
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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Atelier E.B: Passer-by
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Serpentine Sackler Gallery 5 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

The collaborative fashion label led by designer Beca Lipscombe and artist Lucy McKenzie presents a bespoke collection alongside a display ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 8th September 2019 

Natural History Museum 6 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

Displayed in the Natural History Museum's Jerwood Gallery, and timed to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 ...More

 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018
Exhibitions | Until 8th September 2019 

Natural History Museum 6 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is a highlight of the year at the Natural History Museum, consistently ...More

 
Food: Bigger than the Plate
Food: Bigger than the Plate
Exhibitions | Until 20th October 2019 

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

Take a sensory journey through the food cycle, from compost to table, at a V&A exhibition which explores current experiments ...More

 
Mary Quant
Mary Quant
Exhibitions | Until 16th February 2020 

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

Following on from Christian Dior and Balenciaga, both the subject of fashion forward V&A exhibitions, the spotlight falls on a ...More

 
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2019 

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

The largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever staged in the UK on the House of Dior, Christian Dior: Designer of ...More

 
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Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams Menu
Foodie Events | Until 14th July 2019 

The Franklin Hotel 11 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

Running concurrently with the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition at the V&A, The Franklin is serving up a special ...More

 
David Adjaye: Making Memory
David Adjaye: Making Memory
Exhibitions | Until 4th August 2019 

Design Museum 17 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

Architect David Adjaye examines the idea of the monument at the Design Museum where seven of his buildings come under ...More

 
Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition
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Exhibitions | Until 17th September 2019 

Design Museum 17 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

In 2019 the Design Museum stages its version of the Deutsches Filmmuseum's hugely successful exhibition - which began in Frankfurt ...More

 
That Tring Thing
Music | On 22nd May 2019 

The Pheasantry 20 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

A cabaret evening showcasing current students alongside recent graduates from the Musical Theatre Course at Tring Park....More

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