The Gilbert Collection

 
 
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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elsewhere in the V & A and some of the silver will be returned on loan to the historic houses for which they were originally made.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

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

 
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Parks
 
4 minutes walk
 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  42% off
11 Thurloe Place, SW7 | 3 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £246  31% off
17 Egerton Terrace, SW3 | 4 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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54 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 6 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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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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 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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Serpentine Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 11 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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Serpentine Sackler Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 11 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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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
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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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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Sunday 28th and Monday 29th December 2014 at 12.30pm-1pm and 2.30pm-3pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
Discover more about wildlife and the seasonal changes....More
 
 
 
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The Serpentine Sackler Gallery
London > Events > Tours  Dates: 28th September 2013 to 31st December 2014
Serpentine Sackler Gallery, West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 11 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 29th December 2014 - 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1X | 13 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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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
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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
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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
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Gilding the Lily
London > Shopping > Florists
Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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The Library
London > Shopping > Menswear
268 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 5 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Cromwell Road, SW7 | 2 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
39 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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Cassis Bistro
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
232-236 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 3 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
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London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 16 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, SW11 | 22 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
40 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 10 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Cadogan Garden, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 12 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
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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
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Builders Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
13 Britten Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 11 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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Eighty Six
London > Nightlife > Bars
86 Fulham Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | 9 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
Eighty-Six is the brainchild of George Adams and Charlie Kearns, the duo behind Verbier's Coco Club. A popular place for after hours socialising for the Fulham ... More
 
 
 
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Blue Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X | 15 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
Having a cocktail in the Blue Bar is akin to sipping on gin and tonic in a very posh - and possibly eccentric - grand dame's ... 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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Royal Geographical Society
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from The Gilbert Collection
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 1034 people.... More
 
 
 

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

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

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

 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Exhibitions | Until 30th August 2015 

Natural History Museum 4 minutes walk from The Gilbert Collection

Some photographers wait for weeks in order to catch that one great action shot, some set up elaborate timing mechanisms. ...More

 
India's Disappearing Railways: A Photographic Journey
Exhibitions | Until 9th January 2015 

Royal Geographical Society 7 minutes walk from The Gilbert Collection

Photographs of the country's changing relationship with the railway system, featuring contributions from the late Australian photojournalist and travel writer ...More

New Year's Day Festival Concert I
Concerts | On 29th December 2014 

Cadogan Hall 13 minutes walk from The Gilbert Collection

A variety of concert bands, orchestras and jazz bands each night, performing traditional classical music as well as familiar favourites....More

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Seasonal | Until 4th January 2015 

Hyde Park 15 minutes walk from The Gilbert Collection

Throughout late November and December a large area of Hyde Park near Hyde Park Corner is transformed into a Winter ...More

 
Wicked
Wicked
Theatre | Until 7th November 2015 

Apollo Victoria Theatre 25 minutes walk from The Gilbert Collection

Prepare to see Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West in a whole new light after ...More

 
Treasure Island - The Curse Of The Pearl Necklace
Theatre | Until 10th January 2015 

Above The Stag Theatre 25 minutes walk from The Gilbert Collection

Jim Hawkins gets his hands on a sailor's chest and uncovers a mysterious treasure map in this innuendo-laden adults-only pantomime....More

Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot
Theatre | Until 19th December 2015 

Victoria Palace Theatre 25 minutes walk from The Gilbert Collection

Winner of BBC Radio 2 Audience Olivier Award 2013. This tale of a boy from a mining community who wants ...More

 
Winter Collective
Exhibitions | Until 24th January 2015 

Albemarle Gallery 1.56 miles from The Gilbert Collection

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Winter Exhibition: Chagall, Dufy, Le Sidaner, Martin, Moore, Signac
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Connaught Brown 1.58 miles from The Gilbert Collection

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A View From The Bridge
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Theatre | 11th February 2015 - 11th April 2015 

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Ivo Van Hove's five star Young Vic production of Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge transfers to the Wyndham's ...More

 
London Super Comic Convention
London Super Comic Convention
Exhibitions | 14th March 2015 - 15th March 2015 

ExCel London Exhibition Centre

The London Super Comic Convention brings the US comic convention to London. A vast amount of U.S and U.K ...More

 
Buyer and Cellar
Theatre | 11th March 2015 - 2nd May 2015 

Menier Chocolate Factory

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Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour
Concerts | On 27th June 2015 

Hyde Park

Global superstar and seven-time Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift is the first headliner announced for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time ...More

 
Straight No Chaser
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Concerts | On 28th January 2015 

Cadogan Hall

The American collective, Straight No Chaser, formed at Indiana University perform soulful pop tracks for one night only at Cadogan ...More

 
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Opened 7th November 2014 

Located on Marylebone Lane, in The Marylebone Hotel on the corner of Bulstrode Street, the spacious and stylish 108 Brasserie ...More

 
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Opened 30th November 2014 

This casual-dining Korean restaurant is the brainchild of Jan Lee, alumni of the award-winning Roka, who grew up in his ...More

 
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Opened 14th November 2014 

Don't tell Rudolph! They're serving smoked reindeer with pickled blackberries, mascarpone and rocket at Deluxe, a temporary restaurant in Ely's ...More

 
 
 
 
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