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.

Royal Geographical Society events

As The Crow FliesAs The Crow Flies28th November 2014Thursday 4th December 2014 Where:
Royal Geographical Society, 1† Kensington Gore† † † SW7 2AR
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As The Crow Flies
event > Film Events > Film - Documentaries
DATESFriday 28th November 2014 - 7pm
Discovering People: Camila BatmanghelidjhDiscovering People: Camila BatmanghelidjhCamila Batmanghelidjh interviewed by Libby Purves.3rd December 2014Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Where:
Royal Geographical Society, 1† Kensington Gore† † † SW7 2AR
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Discovering People: Camila Batmanghelidjh
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATESWednesday 3rd December 2014 - 7pm-8.15pm
Camila Batmanghelidjh interviewed by Libby Purves.
Christmas QuizChristmas Quiz4th December 2014Thursday 4th December 2014 Where:
Royal Geographical Society, 1† Kensington Gore† † † SW7 2AR
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Christmas Quiz
event > Leisure
DATESThursday 4th December 2014 - 7.30pm
Guardian Live: Chris HadfieldGuardian Live: Chris HadfieldThe astronaut and YouTube-star talks about his new book.7th December 2014Sunday 7th December 2014 Where:
Royal Geographical Society, 1† Kensington Gore† † † SW7 2AR
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Guardian Live: Chris Hadfield
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESSunday 7th December 2014 - 2.30pm-4pm
The astronaut and YouTube-star talks about his new book.
Yemen And The Hadhramaut: Alasdair Macleod: TalkYemen And The Hadhramaut: Alasdair Macleod: TalkThe session profiles early travellers in the region.8th December 2014Monday 8th December 2014 Where:
Royal Geographical Society, 1† Kensington Gore† † † SW7 2AR
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Yemen And The Hadhramaut: Alasdair Macleod: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESMonday 8th December 2014 - 2.30pm-4pm
The session profiles early travellers in the region.
Lecture-Related Collections Display: AntarcticaLecture-Related Collections Display: AntarcticaMaps, artefacts, archive material and photographs.15th December 2014Monday 15th December 2014 Where:
Royal Geographical Society, 1† Kensington Gore† † † SW7 2AR
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Lecture-Related Collections Display: Antarctica
event > Kids Events
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DATESMonday 15th December 2014 - 5.30pm-8.30pm
Maps, artefacts, archive material and photographs.
India's Railways And The Societys CollectionsIndia's Railways And The Societys CollectionsExhibition of spectacular images.17th December 2014Wednesday 17th December 2014 Where:
Royal Geographical Society, 1† Kensington Gore† † † SW7 2AR
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India's Railways And The Societys Collections
event > Kids Events
DATESWednesday 17th December 2014 - 2.30pm
Exhibition of spectacular images.
Discovering Botswana: An Evening With Ralph BousfieldDiscovering Botswana: An Evening With Ralph BousfieldJacada Travel and Botswana Tourism are hosting a fundraising evening for rhinos at London's Royal Geographical Society on 14th January with famous safari guide and conservationist Ralph Bousfield.14th January 2015Wednesday 14th January 2015 Where:
Royal Geographical Society, 1† Kensington Gore† † † SW7 2AR
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Discovering Botswana: An Evening With Ralph Bousfield
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESWednesday 14th January 2015 - 6.30pm-11pm
Jacada Travel and Botswana Tourism are hosting a fundraising evening for rhinos at London's Royal Geographical Society on 14th January with famous safari guide and conservationist Ralph Bousfield.

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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

Q-Park Kingston House
4 minutes walk
Union Car Parks
4 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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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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Eden Plaza Kensington Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
68-69 Queens Gate, SW7 | 7 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
In the heart of Central London, the Eden Plaza Hotel sits closely to the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum, as well as being near ... More
Baglioni Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £298† 37% 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 £74† 37% 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
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Alternative Historic Buildings nearest 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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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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Seeing Into The Past: Talk
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Thursday 20th November 2014 at 2.30pm-3pm & Saturday 22nd November 2014 at 12.30pm-1pm and 2.30pm-3pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Discover more about the oldest fossil remains found at Chengjiang, in southwest China....More
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Workshop With Bruno Gazzotti
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Saturday 22nd November 2014 - 10am-11am
Institut Francais Du Royaume-Uni, 17 Queensberry Place, SW7 | 9 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Comic sketching workshop....More
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Workshop With Satoshi Kitamura
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Saturday 22nd November 2014 - 10am-11am
Institut Francais Du Royaume-Uni, 17 Queensberry Place, SW7 | 9 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
South Ken Kids Festival....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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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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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
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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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The Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Tours | Until 31st December 2014 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 4 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

The Zaha Hadid-designed gallery acts as the Serpentine's second space, and will feature a new gallery, restaurant and social space. ...More

The Shadow Of 1914 - British Architecture And Design, 1900-1925: Conference
Business Events | On 22nd November 2014 

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

A joint conference organised by the Victorian Society and the Twentieth Century Society....More

Constable: The Making of a Master
Constable: The Making of a Master
Exhibitions | Until 11th January 2015 

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

The V&A showcases the work of British landscape artist John Constable in Constable: The Making of a Master. The exhibition ...More

 
Horst: Photographer Of Style
Horst: Photographer Of Style
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

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

This major retrospective looks at the career of German-born photographer Horst P Horst, one of the 20th century's master photographers. ...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

 
This Time in History: What Escapes
This Time in History: What Escapes
Exhibitions | Until 30th November 2014 

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

Each time Edinburgh-based visual artist Rose Frain carries out her site-specific installation piece 'What Escapes' it is different; what binds ...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

 
Hippolytos
Theatre | Until 27th November 2014 

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

Emma Hall features as Phaedra with David Shields in the titular role, in Antic Face's site-specific performance, of Euripides' Greek ...More

Seeing Into The Past: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 22nd November 2014 

Natural History Museum 7 minutes walk from Royal Geographical Society

Discover more about the oldest fossil remains found at Chengjiang, in southwest China....More

 
 
 
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