Royal Geographical Society  

 
 
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1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AR
 
 
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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 Captain Scott, David Livingstone to Ernest Shackleton, have all been members of the Royal Geographical Society. Established in 1830 to promote geographical science, what started as a dining club is now the largest and most active of the scholarly geographical societies with 15,000 members. Regular events and lectures are held at the society's headquarters, in a beautiful old building next to the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by well known experts in the field, taking a break from their explorations.

 

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Mountains Of The MoonMountains Of The MoonExhibitions & Art, Photography.2019-02-16T10:00:00+00002019-02-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Are We Wearing Out The Planet'Are We Wearing Out The Planet'Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate.2019-02-19T19:00:00+00002019-02-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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James Aldred And Jonathan DroriJames Aldred And Jonathan DroriLiterary & Education, Talk.2019-02-21T19:00:00+00002019-02-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Focus On Travel PhotographyFocus On Travel PhotographyLiterary & Education, Craft Workshop.2019-02-28T19:00:00+00002019-02-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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South Kensington Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Paddington Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
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Union Car Parks
 
4 minutes walk
 
Knightsbridge Green NCP
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Cheval Thorney Court Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £517  37% off
Palace Gate, W8 | 7 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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 £228  32% off
60 Hyde Park Gate, SW7 | 8 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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
 
 
 
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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £330  22% off
15 Cheval Place, SW7 | 8 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Perfect for extended stays, Cheval Knightsbridge Apartments offer everything needed to make you feel at home on your travels including fully fitted kitchen. The Cheval Knightsbridge ... More
 
 
 
 
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Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Built in 1884, in the Italianate Baroque style, the Brompton Oratory is an exact imitation of the Church of the Gesu in Rome and sports some ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Palace State Apartments
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Originally a private country house, public visitors are now warmly welcomed into Kensington Palace, the birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to Princess Diana between 1981 ... More
 
 
 
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St Columba's Church of Scotland
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Pont Street, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 13 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
There has been a church on the site since 1884. It was bombed in 1941, rebuilt in 1955 and is now a Grade II listed building. ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Royal Geographical Society
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Albert Memorial
London > Attractions > Sights
Kensington Gardens, 27 Princes Square, South Kensington, London W2 | 2 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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 College of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
The 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 ... 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 Geographical Society
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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Fidelio Trio
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 16th February 2019 - 1.05pm
Royal Geographical Society, Prince Consort Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
The group performs Gerald Barry's Piano Quartet and Ravel's Piano Trio....More
 
 
 
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Illuminate At RCM
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 16th February 2019 - 3pm
Royal Geographical Society, Prince Consort Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Student musicians perform Thea Musgrave's Wind Quintet, Blair Boyd's Embers, M Owen's Prelude In E Minor, Sarah Westwood's Amphora, E Maconchy's String Quartet No 3, Angela ...More
 
 
 
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Grace Wales Bonner
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th January to 15th February 2019
Royal Geographical Society, West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, W2 | 4 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Over the course of one month, the Grace Wales Bonner exhibition at the Sackler part of the Serpentine Gallery sees a series of happenings exploring the ...More
 
 
 
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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 Geographical Society
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 Geographical Society
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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H&M
London > Shopping > Clothing
17-21 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
H&M is heaven for shoppers who like a bargain - with tons of variety and some cutting-edge designs thrown in to boot. A victim, in a ... More
 
 
 
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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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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National Geographic Store
London > Shopping > Specialists
102a Brompton Road, Soho, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
The vast National Geographic store on Regent Street cost, rumour has it, close to £6 million and it's spread over three-floors occupying 19,375 sq ft (1,800 ... More
 
 
 
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Verdi
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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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Ognisko Polskie
London > Restaurants > Eastern European restaurants
55 Prince's Gate, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Polish cuisine. Booking advised. Separate room for parties. Tables on patio. Dress smart casual. ... More
 
 
 
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Ognisko Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
55 Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
The terrace at Ognisko Restaurant is "tented and lanterned" and overlooks a small park, making Guardian ... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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 LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 11 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 13 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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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Kensington Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2 | 11 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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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Hyde Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2 | 11 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Technically two different parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical terms one huge, merging expanse. The 'split' dates back to 1728 when Queen Caroline, ... More
 
 
 
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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 11 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Bar ... More
 
 
 
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 13 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Affectionately referred to as "the Cod", this Knightsbridge boozer-come-gastropub has acquired a reputation for serving high quality, modern food in no-fuss, sleek surroundings. If you do ... More
 
 
 
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The Duke of Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW5 | 15 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 11 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 12 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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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Harvey Nichols, Fifth Floor Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 13 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
The Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Bar is a London institution, a place to have a ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Geographical Society
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Royal Geographical Society
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 1034 people.... More
 
 
 
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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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Cirque Du Soleil: Totem
Cirque Du Soleil: Totem
Theatre | Until 26th February 2019 

Royal Albert Hall 2 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

Following a successful run back in 2011, Cirque du Soleil's Totem returns to the Royal Albert Hall once again in ...More

 
Illuminate At RCM
Concerts | On 16th February 2019 

Royal College of Music 3 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

Student musicians perform Thea Musgrave's Wind Quintet, Blair Boyd's Embers, M Owen's Prelude In E Minor, Sarah Westwood's Amphora, E ...More

Fidelio Trio
Concerts | On 16th February 2019 

Royal College of Music 3 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

The group performs Gerald Barry's Piano Quartet and Ravel's Piano Trio....More

Harlem Quartet
Concerts | On 16th February 2019 

Royal College of Music 3 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

The group performs Schubert's Quartet In A Minor, 'Rosamunde'....More

Atelier E.B: Passer-by
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Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2020 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 4 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

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

 
Grace Wales Bonner
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Exhibitions | Until 15th February 2019 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 4 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

Over the course of one month, the Grace Wales Bonner exhibition at the Sackler part of the Serpentine Gallery sees ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2019 

Science Museum 6 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

This autumn, the Science Museum hosts blockbuster exhibition The Sun: Living With Our Star. The biggest ever exhibition to be ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2019 

Science Museum 6 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

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Exhibitions | Until 24th March 2019 

Science Museum 6 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

Set against a turbulent backdrop of social upheaval and war between 1900 and 1918, the exhibition explores the huge influence ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 24th February 2019 

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