Royal Geographical Society

 
 
ADDRESS
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AR 
 
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OPENING TIMES
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.

 

Royal Geographical Society events

 
Chris Bonington At 80: My Climbing LifeChris Bonington At 80: My Climbing LifeThe mountaineer reflects on his life in climbing.11th February 2015Wednesday 11th February 2015 Where:
Royal Geographical Society, 1  Kensington Gore      SW7 2AR
Category: event
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Chris Bonington At 80: My Climbing Life
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Wednesday 11th February 2015 - 7pm-9pm
The mountaineer reflects on his life in climbing.
Gardeners Of Eden + Q&AGardeners Of Eden + Q&A27th February 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
Royal Geographical Society, 1  Kensington Gore      SW7 2AR
Category: event
 
Gardeners Of Eden + Q&A
event > Film Events > Film - Documentaries
DATES  Friday 27th February 2015 - 6.30pm
 

LondonTown.com - Royal Geographical Society Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
South Kensington Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Paddington Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Parks
 
4 minutes walk
 
Knightsbridge Green NCP
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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April in London 2012

The Vogue Festival 2012 Royal Geographical Society, SW7 2AR 20th April 2012 - 22nd April 2012 The fashion bible Vogue is hosting its very first festival event this...

 
 
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Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Baglioni Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £342  28% 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
 
 
 
Fifty Four Boutique Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £67  25% off
54 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 8 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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
 
 
 
The Egerton House Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £246  39% off
17 Egerton Terrace, SW3 | 9 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Set back from a tree-lined garden square in exclusive Knightsbridge, with prime shopping nearby at Harrods or along the King's Road and the Natural History Museum ... 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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18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 18 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
For a virtually untouched and immaculately preserved slice of Victorian living, visit this delightful building. One of the only genuine Victorian townhouses remaining and virtually unchanged ... More
 
 
 
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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 has a lively programme of exhibitions featuring the work of its postgraduate students. In a further bid to promote artistic excellence ... 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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Binkbeats
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 26th January 2015 - 8pm-10.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Experimental electronica from the Dutch musician and producer....More
 
 
 
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Fly Me To The Moon 3D
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 24th and 25th January 2015 at 11am & 27th January 2015 at 12.15pm
Science Museum IMAX, Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
In the sweltering summer of May 1969, intrepid housefly Nat and his best friends Scooter and IQ yearn for excitement. Inspired by his globetrotting grandpa, Nat ...More
 
 
 
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The Digital Dinosaur: Talk
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 26th January 2015 - 2.30pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 7 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
A talk about the scientific techniques being used to study the Museum's Stegosaurus....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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The best shops and markets near Royal Geographical Society
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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, 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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Bistro One Ninety Queen's Gate
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
189 - 190 Queens Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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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Near 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
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 | 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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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, SW11 | 29 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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
 
 
 
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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, SW5 | 15 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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Babylon at the Roof Gardens
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 14 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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
 
 
 
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 14 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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
 
 
 
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Piano
London > Nightlife > Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 14 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near 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
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, 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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Binkbeats
Concerts | On 26th January 2015 

Royal Albert Hall 2 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

Experimental electronica from the Dutch musician and producer....More

School Of Design Work-In-Progress
Exhibitions | Until 30th January 2015 

Royal College of Art 3 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

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Initiating Drawing
Exhibitions | Until 23rd February 2015 

Royal College of Art 3 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

Life drawing class with Martin Morris....More

RCM Chamber Music
Concerts | On 26th January 2015 

Royal College of Music 3 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

Flautist Taylor Maclennan and pianist Sarah Park perform Poulenc's Flute Sonata and flautist Kei Lok Chau and harpist Dora Lim ...More

Disobedient Objects
Disobedient Objects
Exhibitions | Until 1st February 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 7 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

The V&A's Disobedient Objects exhibition showcases items made to play a role in political protest, ranging from Suffragette teapots to ...More

 
Wedding Dresses 1775-2014
Wedding Dresses 1775-2014
Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 7 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

The V&A turns its attentions, and not inconsiderable costume collection, to the subject of marriage, and in particular the evolution ...More

 
V & A Exhibition Road Project
V & A Exhibition Road Project
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 7 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

A new purpose-built underground gallery, magnificent courtyard space and a new entrance from Exhibition Road on the west side of ...More

 
The Digital Dinosaur: Talk
Exhibitions | On 26th January 2015 

Natural History Museum 7 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

A talk about the scientific techniques being used to study the Museum's Stegosaurus....More

Biology AS And A-Level day
Exhibitions | Until 18th March 2015 

Natural History Museum 7 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

A day at the museum learning all about biology....More

Jacqui Scott & Harry The Piano
Concerts | On 26th January 2015 

The Pheasantry 18 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

One of the great British West End leads meets one of Britain's greatest pianists....More

 

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January in London 2015
January in London 2015

Cirque Du Soleil perform at the Royal Albert Hall, The Nether transfers to the West End and James McAvoy ...More

 
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Alternative Afternoon Tea in London

Afternoon Tea is one tradition that London has perfected and there are countless venues serving finger sandwiches, dainty cakes ...More

 
Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition
Exhibitions | 24th April 2015 - 10th May 2015 

Somerset House

The very best professional and amateur contemporary photography from around the world goes on display at Somerset House for the ...More

 
Dutch National Ballet: Cinderella
Dutch National Ballet: Cinderella
Dance | 8th July 2015 - 11th July 2015 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

The Dutch National Ballet company presents a brand new ballet influenced by the Brothers Grimm story of Cinderella and choreographed ...More

 
Skylodge: Grimm Dinner
Foodie Events | Until 7th February 2015 

Skylodge

Having done Apres Ski and Lumberjack themes, Skylodge has now moved location once more and returns to its Bavarian roots ...More

Harry Potter Animal Actors: Hedwig and Crookshanks
Kids Events | 13th February 2015 - 25th February 2015 

Warner Bros Studio Tour London

This half-term a menagerie of animals - owls, cats and a toad - will return to the Harry Potter sets ...More

The Elephant Man
The Elephant Man
Theatre | 19th May 2015 - 8th August 2015 

Haymarket Theatre Royal

Bradley Cooper reprised his 2012 role of Joseph Merrick in Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award-winning The Elephant Man last year on ...More

 
Zetter Townhouse Marylebone
Opens 1st February 2015 

Mark Sainsbury and Michael Benyon's Zetter Group - which owns the Zetter and Zetter Townhouse, famous for ...More

Harringay Local Store
Harringay Local Store
Opened 12th January 2015 

Harringay locals, couple Ebony and Paul Harding, are behind this supermarket with a difference. Harringay Local Store unites their two ...More

 
Fenchurch Seafood Bar and Grill
Fenchurch Seafood Bar and Grill
Opened 5th January 2015 

High up on level 37 of 20 Fenchurch Street (Rafael Vinoly's top heavy building also known as the Walkie Talkie) ...More

 
 
 
 
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