Royal Geographical Society

ADDRESS
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.

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
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Chris Bonington At 80: My Climbing Life
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESWednesday 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
DATESFriday 27th February 2015 - 6.30pm

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

West Brompton Overground Station
25 minutes walk
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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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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Baglioni Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £342† 41% 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† 40% 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† 30% 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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Alternative Historic Buildings nearest Royal Geographical Society

Nearest to 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
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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Sights and Attractions near Royal Geographical Society

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 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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Oboe Masterclass With Jacques Tys
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Tuesday 27th January 2015 - 10am
Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
RCM Prince Consort Professor Jacques Tys works with woodwind players....More
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Letters Of Note: Alfred Russell Wallace: Talk
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Tuesday 27th January 2015 - 2.30pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Find out how Museum archivists care for the Wallace Collection....More
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Belle And Sebastian (Belle Et Sebastien)
London > Events > Film Events †Dates: 23rd to 29th Jan 2015
Cine Lumiere, Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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Near Royal Geographical Society
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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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Shopping near Royal Geographical Society

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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Restaurants near Royal Geographical Society

What are the best dining options near Royal Geographical Society London?
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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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Education near Royal Geographical Society

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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Royal Geographical Society gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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 best pubs near London Royal Geographical Society.
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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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Nightlife near Royal Geographical Society

Royal Geographical Society clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Meeting venue hire near Royal Geographical Society

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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