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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South Kensington Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
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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 £313  22% 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 £271  33% off
60 Hyde Park Gate, SW7 | 8 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £366  23% off
15 Cheval Place, SW7 | 8 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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Kensington Palace State Apartments
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Pont Street, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 13 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
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
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Christmas Carols With Bloodwise
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 11th December 2018 - 7.30pm
Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
A seasonal concert to raise money for the blood cancer charity....More
 
 
 
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Father Christmas At The Hall
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: 22nd November to 22nd December 2018 - Various Times
Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
The iconic London venue is transformed into a winter wonderland for an immersive and interactive journey to help the elves prepare toys so Father Christmas can ...More
 
 
 
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Father Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 21st November to 24th December 2018
Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Children and their families are taken on an hour long Christmas experience through enchanted spaces within the Royal Albert Hall, guided by magical characters, before meeting ...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
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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
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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
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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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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 11 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 13 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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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
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 12 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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Harvey Nichols, Fifth Floor Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 13 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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Royal Albert Hall
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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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 7 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

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