Royal Geographical Society  

 
 
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1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AR
 
 
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Mon to Fri 10am-5pm (except Bank Holidays & Christmas to New Yew)
 

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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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Animal Families And Me With Gordon BuchananAnimal Families And Me With Gordon BuchananThe wildlife cameraman and presenter provides an insight into his career.2017-10-15T19:00:00+01002017-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Geographical Society, 1  Kensington Gore      SW7 2AR
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Animal Families And Me With Gordon Buchanan
The Man Who Climbs Trees: James Aldred in Conversation with Helen MacdonaldThe Man Who Climbs Trees: James Aldred in Conversation with Helen MacdonaldLiterary & Education, Author Event.2017-10-24T19:30:00+01002017-10-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Geographical Society, 1  Kensington Gore      SW7 2AR
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The Man Who Climbs Trees: James Aldred in Conversation with Helen Macdonald
 

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Paddington Railway Station
 
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Union Car Parks
 
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Knightsbridge Green NCP
 
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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £298  32% off
Palace Gate, W8 | 7 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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Kensington High Street, W8 | 14 minutes from 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
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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
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Prom 16: Mussorgsky - Pictures At An Exhibition
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 26th July 2017 - 7.30pm
Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Ilan Volkov conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to perform Liszt's Hamlet, Julian Anderson's Piano Concerto, Liszt's From The Cradle To The Grave and Mussorgsky's Pictures ...More
 
 
 
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The BBC Proms 2017
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 14th July to 9th September 2017
Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 8th February to 3rd September 2017
Royal Geographical Society, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 6 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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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
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Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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London > Shopping > Clothing
17-21 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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National Geographic Store
London > Shopping > Specialists
102a Brompton Road, Soho, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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Verdi
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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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
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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
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 11 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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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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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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Kensington Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2 | 11 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2 | 11 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 11 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 13 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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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
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 12 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 14 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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Royal Geographical Society
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Royal Geographical Society
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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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
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Prom 17: Tchaikovsky's Pathetique
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Royal Albert Hall 2 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

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Exhibitions | Until 8th October 2017 

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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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