The Ismaili Centre

 
 
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1 Cromwell Gardens, South Kensington, London SW7 2SL 
 
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The Aghan Khan's Ismaili Centre in South Kensington is the place where the Ismaili community gather for social, cultural and primarily religious reasons, discussions and events - the Prayer Hall being the building's focal point and the triangular plot facing towards Mecca. Located opposite the Museum of Natural History and Victoria and Albert Museum since 1985, it occupies a significant cultural spot. The building also contains classsrooms, offices and a multi-purpose social hall variously used for art exhibitions. When it was first unveiled the building design - in the traditional Islamic colours of white, light grey and blue - was hailed as a welcome improvement to the area between Thurloe Place and Cromwell Road, replacing what had previously been a derelict site and a bit of an eyesore.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
South Kensington Tube Station
 
2 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
 
5 minutes walk
 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Rembrandt Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £113  38% off
11 Thurloe Place, SW7 | 3 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
Built in Edwardian times, the Rembrandt is an historic building but has been updated with contemporary décor and facilities. It boasts superb conference facilities, fitness centre ... More
 
 
 
The Egerton House Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £246  37% off
17 Egerton Terrace, SW3 | 5 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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
 
 
 
Harrington Court Apartments
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £123  38% off
13 Harrington Road, SW7 | 5 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
Close to the London Natural History Museum, Kensington Palace and the Olympia Conference and Exhibition Centre, this 4 star Victorian property features 47 guest rooms, business ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Other Attractions nearest The Ismaili Centre

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Harrods
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 9 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
England's most famous department store. Owned by eponymous Egyptian entrepreneur Mohamed Al-Fayed, Britain's most iconic shop features on many tourists’ “must-see” lists - and with good reason. ... More
 
 
 
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Brompton Cemetery
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW10 | 21 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
Opened in the mid-19th century Brompton Cemetary was set up as one of the 'Magnificent Seven' series of cemeteries, which included Highgate Cemetery, established to cope ... More
 
 
 
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Oxford Street
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1C | 32 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
With over 200 million visitors a year, more than 300 shops and 5 million square feet of retail space, Oxford Street lays claim to being London's ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Ismaili Centre

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Ismaili Centre
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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 | 3 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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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Natural History Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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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Events near The Ismaili Centre

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London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Tuesday 29th July 2014 at 12.30pm-1pm and 2.30pm-3pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, Southwark, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
An exhibition of large insects and arachnids....More
 
 
 
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Prom 16: Oriental Promise
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 29th July 2014 - 6.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 8 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
Sascha Goetzel conducts the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, with violinist Daniel Hope, to perform Balakirev's Islamey: Oriental Fantasy, Holst's Beni Mora, Gabriel Prokofiev's Violin Concerto (world ...More
 
 
 
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Prom 17: Rameau: Grands Motets
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 29th July 2014 - 10pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 8 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
William Christie conducts Rameau's Deus Noster Refugium, Quam Dilecta Tabernacula and In Convertendo Dominus, with Rachel Redmond, and Katherine Watson, sopranos, Reinoud Van Mechelen, high tenor, ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Ismaili Centre

Near The Ismaili Centre
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Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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 | 4 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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 | 6 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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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Shopping near The Ismaili Centre

The best shops and markets near The Ismaili Centre
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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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 | 2 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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 | 4 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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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Restaurants near The Ismaili Centre

What are the best dining options near The Ismaili Centre London?
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Kulu Kulu
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
39 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from The Ismaili Centre
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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Dorsia - London
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Cromwell Road, SW7 | 1 minute from The Ismaili Centre
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Fernandez and Wells
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
8 Exhibition Road, SW7 | 1 minute from The Ismaili Centre
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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Education near The Ismaili Centre

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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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 | 16 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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 | 21 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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 | 3 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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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Space NK
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
40 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 11 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
The Knightsbrige branch of Space NK in Hans Crescent, right next to Harrods, is especially appealing - not only does it sell desirable toiletries, chic ... More
 
 
 
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Lush Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
123 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 11 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
More than just a skincare shop, this branch of Lush on the Kings Road houses the Lush Spa. An overpowering mix of perfumes assaults the nose ... More
 
 
 
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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, , Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 6 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
Bar ... More
 
 
 
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 6 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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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Builders Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
13 Britten Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 10 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
This popular, basic pub serves some really great food. Everything is cooked on the premises from proper ingredients and the smell that drifts out of the ... More
 
 
 
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 6 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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 | 8 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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 | 16 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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 | 2 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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 Ismaili Centre
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, SW7 | 8 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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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Print Of The Month
Exhibitions | Until 5th September 2014 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2 minutes walk from The Ismaili Centre

A changing display of historical, contemporary and modern prints....More

Disobedient Objects
Disobedient Objects
Exhibitions | Until 1st February 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2 minutes walk from The Ismaili Centre

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 2 minutes walk from The Ismaili Centre

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 2 minutes walk from The Ismaili Centre

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

 
A World To Win: Posters Of Protest And Revolution
A World To Win: Posters Of Protest And Revolution
Exhibitions | Until 2nd November 2014 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2 minutes walk from The Ismaili Centre

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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 2 minutes walk from The Ismaili Centre

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

 
Beatrix Potter: The Land The Seasons And The War WWI
Exhibitions | Until 12th October 2014 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2 minutes walk from The Ismaili Centre

Watercolour paintings of the landscape of the Lake District made during the First World War, together with correspondence and a ...More

Simon Carroll: Expressionist Potter
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2 minutes walk from The Ismaili Centre

A retrospective of contemporary ceramics....More

Baroque And Later Ivories
Exhibitions | Until 28th September 2014 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2 minutes walk from The Ismaili Centre

German, Austrian, Netherlandish, French, British and Hispanic Baroque and ivory sculpture, including portrait busts, tankards, statuettes and devotional reliefs....More

Mammoths: Ice Age Giants
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2014 

Natural History Museum 4 minutes walk from The Ismaili Centre

Some of the largest creatures to ever walk the earth will be the subject of Mammoths: Ice Age Giants at ...More

 
 
 
 
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