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The Gilbert CollectionFollowing the closure of The Gilbert Collection at Somerset House on 27 January 2008, it re-opens in June 2009 at its new permanent home at the Victoria and Albert Museum. In the new galleries overlooking the V & A garden there will be a display celebrating the Collection's masterpieces with a particular focus on the gold snuffboxes. The Gilbert Collection was bequeathed to the nation by Sir Arthur Gilbert, an unusual and unique collection of gold and silver decorative arts. European gold and silver snuffboxes, Italian mosaics and portrait miniatures feature heavily. Some pieces will be incorporated into displays elsewhere in the V & A and some of the silver will be returned on loan to the historic houses for which they were originally made.

 

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Underground Stations

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South Kensington Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
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Union Car Parks
 
4 minutes walk
 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Egerton House Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £246  21% off
17 Egerton Terrace, SW3 | 4 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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
 
 
 
Beaufort House Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £216  29% off
45 Beaufort Gardens, SW3 | 6 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
Located in the heart of Knightsbridge, Beaufort House is a small, five-star property containing 21 individually designed apartments. Awarded a Gold Award from Visit England in ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  26% off
100 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 8 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
Neighbours with the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum, the DoubleTree by Hilton - Kensington is in one of London's ... More
 
 
 
 
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Jameel Gallery at the V & A
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as The Gilbert Collection
This gallery at the celebrated V & A is the premier exhibit of Islamic art in Britain today. Tracing Muslim art from its roots in 8th ... More
 
 
 
Crane Kalman Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
178 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 4 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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Royal College of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 8 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as The Gilbert Collection
The Victoria and Albert Museum (or V & A as everyone calls it) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and manufacturers. ... More
 
 
 
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Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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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Science Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
The Science Museum in South Kensington houses one of the most comprehensive collections looking at the development of science and industry, and it is all done ... More
 
 
 
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Redefining Beauty: Julia Margaret Cameron
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 12th February 2016 at 6.30pm and 7.30pm
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | Same location as The Gilbert Collection
This performance project developed by the artist Lucinda Jarrett and choreographer Miranda Tufnell sees groups of musicians and older performers respond to the work by photographer ...More
 
 
 
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Introduction To Arduino
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 12th February 2016 - 10.30am-5pm
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | Same location as The Gilbert Collection
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Verano Guitar Quartet
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 12th February 2016 - 12noon
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 7 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
Young, classical guitar ensemble from Norton Knatchbull School in Ashford, Kent, directed by guitar teacher David Green....More
 
 
 
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Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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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Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
The Cine Lumiere is a shining beacon for all fans of European and World cinema. Attached to the Institut Francais, its programme is varied and intelligent, ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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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Gilding the Lily
London > Shopping > Florists
Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
Superior florist directly opposite South Kensington Tube Station. They sell flowers to the great and good of this area and as you might expect, this means ... More
 
 
 
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Chanel
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
278-280 Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | 5 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
The bags, the shoes, the accessories and of course the collection, Chanel needs no introduction. The fashion empire founded by Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel began in 1912 ... More
 
 
 
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Dorsia - London
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Kulu Kulu
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
39 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
Kulu Kulu is a good example of a typical sushi bar, a great place to go for sushi whether you’re a novice or an experienced fan. ... More
 
 
 
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Fernandez and Wells
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
8 Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
Journalist Rick Wells and ex-Monmouth manager Jorge Fernandez clearly enjoy the simple things in life and that's what you'll get when you go to their Fernandez ... More
 
 
 
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HULT International Business School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
58 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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History of Art Studies
London > Education > Arts and Drama
13 South Terrace, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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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Aquilla Health and Fitness Club
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
11 Thurloe Place, Knightsbridge, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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Aquilla Health Club
London > Leisure > Fitness
11 Thurloe Place, Knightsbridge, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 6 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 7 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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 Cadogan Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
298 Kings Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 14 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
The Cadogan Arms has been given a facelift by Tom and Ed Martin - the brothers behind The Botanist, The Gun, The Well, Hat & Tun ... More
 
 
 
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Boujis
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
43 Thurloe Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
Private members club with a regular pack of paparazzi parked outside waiting for royals to exit after one too many vodka red bulls. Its popularity comes ... More
 
 
 
La Maison Des Artistes
London > Nightlife > Bars
17a Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as The Gilbert Collection
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 2450 people.... More
 
 
 
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Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from ... More
 
 
 
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The Great Hall, Imperial College
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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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Royal Court Theatre 1.99 miles from The Gilbert Collection

Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play Yen receives its London premiere in 2016, with a staging at the Royal Court Theatre. ...More

 
Escaped Alone
Escaped Alone
Theatre | Until 12th March 2016 

Royal Court Theatre 1.99 miles from The Gilbert Collection

The Royal Court Theatre celebrates its 60th birthday in 2016 and commencing the year will be Caryl Churchill's Escaped Alone. ...More

 
Champagne Life
Champagne Life
Exhibitions | Until 6th March 2016 

Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from The Gilbert Collection

Though at its current Kings Road home for just eight years, the Saatchi Gallery celebrates its thirtieth birthday ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2016 

Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from The Gilbert Collection

Sculpture, painting, drawing and video by the Russian artist....More

Richard Wilson: 20:50
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from The Gilbert Collection

The British sculptor's large-scale installation, created with recycled engine oil and steel....More

Michael Craig-Martin: Transience
Michael Craig-Martin: Transience
Exhibitions | Until 14th February 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from The Gilbert Collection

He was an influential teacher, working at Goldsmiths during the rise of ...More

 
Simon Denny
Exhibitions | Until 14th February 2016 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 2.3 miles from The Gilbert Collection

Sculptural installations that include print, graphics, moving images and texts....More

Works on Paper Fair
Works on Paper Fair
Exhibitions | Until 14th February 2016 

Royal Geographical Society 2.37 miles from The Gilbert Collection

See rare artworks by Laurie Lee and hear a special talk by Simon Schama at Works on Paper ...More

 
Art Nouveau: Untrammelled By Convention, From High Art To Advertising
Exhibitions | Until 11th March 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from The Gilbert Collection

A course exploring the history and impact of Art Nouveau....More

Road Building
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from The Gilbert Collection

Models, visualisations, sketches and mock ups of a new entrance, gallery, courtyard, shop and cafe for the V&A, including details ...More

 
 
 
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