Dana Centre

ADDRESS
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5HD†
TELEPHONE
OPENING TIMES
Cafe - Mon & Fri 10am-5pm, Tue to Thu 10am-7pm, until 9pm on event eves
PRICES
FREE

Nearby

Dana CentreThere 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 we've heard of whose sole purpose is to get adults involved in scientific debate. On a number of evenings each week the doors of the Dana Centre open for a wide range of events designed to spark your interest in science, technology and culture. These take diverse forms, from more traditional talks and fiery debates, to less conventional events such as stand-up comedy, multimedia experiences and interactive experiments. Most of the events are free but it's a good idea to phone ahead and reserve tickets. In addition to the 150-seat auditorium there's a pleasant little cafe-bar which makes a great spot for a cheap bite to eat, or to discuss what you've seen over a coffee or a beer. Sometimes you wish you were back at school learning new things every day and discussing them. Well, the Dana Centre gives grown-ups a chance to do just that. Intelligent, inspiring debate in entertaining form.

Dana Centre images

Dana Centre†

Dana Centre

Dana Centre

Opening and closing times for Dana Centre

Today (Tuesday) Dana Centre closes at 18.00

Monday:

10.00
-
18.00

Tuesday:

10.00
-
18.00

Wednesday:

10.00
-
18.00

Thursday:

10.00
-
18.00

Friday:

10.00
-
18.00

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

LondonTown.com - Dana Centre Location Map

Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Gloucester Road Tube Station
5 minutes walk
South Kensington Tube Station
6 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

West Brompton Overground Station
19 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Union Car Parks
7 minutes walk
Q-Park Kingston House
9 minutes walk

Further articles featuring Dana Centre on LondonTown.com

London's Free Entertainment

Free Talks Talk is free at most of London's esteemed institutions. Free lectures frequently take place at well known venues like the Southbank Centre and the ...

Fun for Singles

The Body Language of Love Apparently it’s all in the body language. An alluring flash of the eyes, an open arm gesture, a cheeky smile and...

What's on in London 2014

Plan the perfect year in London with our pick of the capital's best events in 2014. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

THE BEST

Hotels near Dana Centre

Near Dana Centre
Fifty Four Boutique Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £74† 41% off
54 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 1 minute from Dana Centre
Located at 54 Queen's Gate, this traditional Edwardian townhouse hotel is well positioned, within five minutes' walk of both Gloucester Road and South Kensington Tube stations ... More
Grange Strathmore Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £59† 31% off
41 Queen's Gate Gardens, SW7 | 3 minutes from Dana Centre
Ideally located in London's affluent and fashionable Kensington area, the Grange Strathmore Hotel is an elegantly restored London townhouse, combining Victorian splendour with modern day luxury. ... More
Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £58† 39% off
68-86 Cromwell Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Dana Centre
Formerly home to the Vanderbilt family, this grand Victorian townhouse with an imposing frontage is now part of the Radisson brand. Located on the bustling Cromwell ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 3 miles from Dana Centre
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Out of the Bloom
London > Education > Evening Classes
89/91 Bayham Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 3.3 miles from Dana Centre
Unique and innovative workshops teaching flower arranging and floristry with monthly, weekly or daily workshops. This is a really enjoyable art form that allows its students ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 10 minutes from Dana Centre
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
THE BEST

Education near Dana Centre

Near Dana Centre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, SW11 | 24 minutes from Dana Centre
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 30 minutes from Dana Centre
LAMDA is among the most famous and prestigious acting schools in the world. It is very hard to be selected for a course here, but almost ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 37 minutes from Dana Centre
The Caldesi family first set up a cooking school in Giancarlo's native Tuscany. His 'Return to Tuscany' was captured by BBC cameras and dished up on ... More
THE BEST

Events near Dana Centre

Near Dana Centre
Ends Today
Killer Bugs: Talk
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Tuesday 30th September 2014 - 2.30pm-3pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Dana Centre
Learn about different kinds of bugs....More
Today Only
Locatelli And Leclair Chamber Music Masterclass With Adrian Butterfield
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Tuesday 30th September 2014 at 10am and 2pm
Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Dana Centre
Masterclass with the RCM Baroque Violin professor....More
Today Only
Kerry Taylor: Fashion At Auction: Talk
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Tuesday 30th September 2014 - 6.30pm-7.30pm
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Dana Centre
The auctioneer discusses sales of 20th-century fashion....More
THE BEST

Entertainment near Dana Centre

Near Dana Centre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Dana Centre
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Dana Centre
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Dana Centre
The Cine Lumiere is a shining beacon for all fans of European and World cinema. Attached to the Institut Francais, its programme is varied and intelligent, ... More
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near Dana Centre

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Dana Centre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Natural History Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Dana Centre
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Science Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Dana Centre
The Science Museum in South Kensington houses one of the most comprehensive collections looking at the development of science and industry, and it is all done ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Museum of Instruments
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal College of Music Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Dana Centre
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
THE BEST

Shopping near Dana Centre

The best shops and markets near Dana Centre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Dana Centre
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Moxon's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 Bute Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Dana Centre
Fishmonger Robin Moxon is regarded as one of the best suppliers of fish in London and is all too familiar with early morning trips to Billingsgate ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gilding the Lily
London > Shopping > Florists
Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Dana Centre
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
THE BEST

Restaurants near Dana Centre

What are the best dining options near Dana Centre London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Apero Restaurant & Bar
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
2 Harrington Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from Dana Centre
Found in The Ampersand Hotel, Apero Restaurant and Bar is where South Kensington meets the Mediterranean. With blue Spanish tiled floors, exposed brickwork and caramel leather ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Starbucks
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
17 Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Dana Centre
The ubiquitous Seattle based coffee shop can unsurprisingly be found all over London. Thanks to its market saturation policy, branches resemble the Capital’s buses by always ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bistro One Ninety Queen's Gate
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
189 - 190 Queens Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Dana Centre
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
THE BEST

Leisure near Dana Centre

Dana Centre gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes from Dana Centre
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Roof Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 11 minutes from Dana Centre
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 13 minutes from Dana Centre
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
THE BEST

Pubs near Dana Centre

The best pubs near London Dana Centre.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Duke of Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, SW5 | 9 minutes from Dana Centre
Gastropub... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 11 minutes from Dana Centre
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, , Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 11 minutes from Dana Centre
Bar ... More
THE BEST

Nightlife near Dana Centre

Dana Centre clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Eighty Six
London > Nightlife > Bars
86 Fulham Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | 10 minutes from Dana Centre
Eighty-Six is the brainchild of George Adams and Charlie Kearns, the duo behind Verbier's Coco Club. A popular place for after hours socialising for the Fulham ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Babylon at the Roof Gardens
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 11 minutes from Dana Centre
Richard Branson's rooftop restaurant-come-nightclub at Kensington Roof Gardens is a favourite with the glam girls of Kensington, who can be seen at all hours sipping cocktails ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 12 minutes from Dana Centre
Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ... More
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near Dana Centre

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Dana Centre.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Dana Centre
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Gore Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
190 Queen's Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Dana Centre
... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Great Hall, Imperial College
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, SW7 | 4 minutes from Dana Centre
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

Also in Queen's Gate

Our recommendations in the same street as Dana Centre

No.
Title
Category
 
 

Hotels Near

Dana Centre

 
 
Near Dana Centre All London hotels
Check-in:
Check-out:
Number of rooms:
Room 1:

What's On Today

Near Dana Centre

 
 
 
Killer Bugs: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2014 

Natural History Museum 2 minutes walk from Dana Centre

Learn about different kinds of bugs....More

Images of Nature
Images of Nature
Exhibitions | Next performance 30th September 2014 

Natural History Museum 2 minutes walk from Dana Centre

Women artists are the theme of Natural History Museum's temporary exhibition in the Images of Nature gallery, which showcases botanical ...More

 
Open For Business
Exhibitions | Until 2nd November 2014 

Science Museum 2 minutes walk from Dana Centre

Open For Business at the Science Museum tells the story of the British industry through eye-opening photography and film footage. ...More

Joan Fontcuberta: Stranger Than Fiction
Joan Fontcuberta: Stranger Than Fiction
Exhibitions | Until 9th November 2014 

Science Museum 2 minutes walk from Dana Centre

The Science Museum's Media Space, launched last year, hosts the first major UK exhibition by Catalan artist Joan Fontcuberta this ...More

 
Clonter Opera Theatre: Gounod Faust
Concerts | On 30th September 2014 

Royal College of Music 3 minutes walk from Dana Centre

This new production combines the decadence of 19th century Paris with the freshness of a new English translation and spoken ...More

Locatelli And Leclair Chamber Music Masterclass With Adrian Butterfield
Exhibitions | On 30th September 2014 

Royal College of Music 3 minutes walk from Dana Centre

Masterclass with the RCM Baroque Violin professor....More

Kerry Taylor: Fashion At Auction: Talk
Exhibitions | On 30th September 2014 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 6 minutes walk from Dana Centre

The auctioneer discusses sales of 20th-century fashion....More

Double Space for BMW - Precision & Poetry in Motion
Double Space for BMW - Precision & Poetry in Motion
Exhibitions | Until 24th October 2014 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 6 minutes walk from Dana Centre

Designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have collaborated with BMW to create Double Space for BMW - Precision & Poetry ...More

 
Crest by Zaha Hadid
Crest by Zaha Hadid
Exhibitions | Until 24th October 2014 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 6 minutes walk from Dana Centre

During London Design Festival head to the Victoria and Albert Museum's magical John Madejski Garden - a wonderfully peaceful place ...More

 
Constable: The Making of a Master
Constable: The Making of a Master
Exhibitions | Until 11th January 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 6 minutes walk from Dana Centre

The V&A showcases the work of British landscape artist John Constable in Constable: The Making of a Master. The exhibition ...More

 
 
 
 
SALE
Hotels near Dana Centre

From cheap budget places to stay to luxury 5 star hotels see our discounts for Dana Centre hotels, including Grange Strathmore Hotel London from 79% off.