Sights and Attractions near Royal College of Art

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, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2EU
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Albert Memorial
London > Attractions > Sights
Kensington Gardens, 27 Princes Square, South Kensington, London W2 | 2 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
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... More
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Royal Geographical Society
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
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... More
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Museum of Instruments
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal College of Music Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
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... More
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Serpentine Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 5 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
Found in the middle of leafy Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, there are two galleries that go by the name of The Serpentine, the original... More
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Serpentine Sackler Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 5 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
The Serpentine Gallery made a significant expansion in September 2013, restoring a former gunpowder depot not far from its original gallery in Kensington... More
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Science Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
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... More
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Information Age
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
A major permanent gallery on the second floor of the Science Museum, open on 25th October 2014, Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World... More
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Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 6 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery is the Science Museum 's most ambitious interactive gallery to date. Open from October 2016, the 6 million... More
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Mathematics: The Winton Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 6 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
The Science Museum 's new gallery, Mathematics: The Winton Gallery , puts the spotlight on a subject often perceived as dry,... More
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Natural History Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
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... More
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 8 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and manufacturers. Today it... More
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V&A Exhibition Road Quarter
London > Attractions > Sights
V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 8 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
A new purpose-built underground gallery, magnificent courtyard space and a new entrance from Exhibition Road on the west side of the Victoria and Albert Museum... More
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Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
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... More
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Kensington Palace State Apartments
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | 9 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
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... More
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Serpentine Boating Lake
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
The Boat House, Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, London W2 | 10 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
Fed by a pure underground spring, and set in the heart of London's gorgeous Hyde Park, the Serpentine Boating Lake is one of the most... More
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St Mary Abbots Parish Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kensington High Street, W8 | 11 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, the most famous and most sought after architect of his day, St Mary Abbots Church on Kensington... More
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Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 13 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
A year in the construction, this 3.6 million attraction opened in a blaze of farcical incompetence, as the architects discovered two shocking things: kids play... More
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Kensington Town Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 14 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
Soon after the amalgamation of Kensington with Chelsea in the seventies the two old town halls were replaced with a joint civic centre, the current... More
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The Fine Art Society
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The Michelin Building, 81 Fulham Road, Mayfair, London SW3 | 14 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
Founded in 1876, this major London art dealer is most famous for pioneering the notion of the one-man exhibition - the most famous of... More
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Diana, Princess Of Wales Memorial Playground
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Nr Black Lion Gate Broad Walk, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, London W2 | 15 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
This truly magical place is a kiddie's wonderland and the ideal jaunt for family fun. The focal point of the commemorative Diana, Princess of Wales... More
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St Columba's Church of Scotland
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Pont Street, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 15 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
There has been a church on the site since 1884. It was bombed in 1941, rebuilt in 1955 and is now a Grade II listed... More
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18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 15 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
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... More
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18 Stafford Terrace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 15 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
For a virtually untouched and immaculately preserved slice of Victorian living, visit Edward Linley Sambourne a delightful museum and one of the few genuine... More
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Rob and Nick Carter
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5A Bathurst Street, W2 | 16 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
Rob and Nicky Carter, the husband and wife artistic duo behind this art gallery in Connaught Village, have been working together as... More
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St James's Church Sussex Gardens
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Sussex Gardens, W2 | 16 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
A grand, Victorian church, St James's is the parish church of Paddington. During its long history is has been frequented by some famous people including... More
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Art Work Space: The Hempel Hotel
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
31-35 Craven Hill Gardens, Paddington, London W2 | 16 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
Art Work Space is an independent art gallery on the lower ground floor of The Hempel hotel, showcasing emerging artists working in a variety of... More
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Design Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
224-238 Kensington High Street, Bankside, London W8 | 17 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
In 2016 the Design Museum moves from is long standing home at Shad Thames to a venue three times the size, the former Commonwealth Institute... More
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Proud Chelsea
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
161 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 20 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
Art gallery Proud Chelsea brings top quality rock 'n' roll photography to the heart of King's Road. There are several strings to the Proud bow... More
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Holland Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Holland Park Avenue / Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 20 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
Small, pretty park in west London. Pretty, petit Holland Park is the ideal location for those wanting to escape the clamour of the city but who... More
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Maggie & Rose
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
58 Pembroke Road, Kensington, London W8 | 21 minutes walk from Royal College of Art
A members club for kids, it could only be in Kensington and Chelsea. Classes taking place throughout the day, Monday to Friday, include mini musicians... More
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Gladys Knight
Concerts | Until 27th June 2019 

Royal Albert Hall 1 minute walk from Royal College Of Art

The seven-time Grammy Award winning soul singer performs in support of her latest album Where My Heart Belongs, plus classic ...More

RCM Brass Ensemble
Music | On 26th June 2019 

Royal College of Music 3 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

Nigel Black directs Prokofiev's Romeo And Juliet arranged for brass by English National Opera Music Director Martyn Brabbins....More

Bernstein And Berkeley
Theatre | Until 1st July 2019 

Royal College of Music 3 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

Students from the Royal College Of Music present Bernstein's Trouble In Tahiti and Lennox Berkeley's A Dinner Engagement, directed by ...More

Serpentine Pavilion 2019: Junya Ishigami
Serpentine Pavilion 2019: Junya Ishigami
Exhibitions | Until 6th October 2019 

Serpentine Gallery 5 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

Like a giant armadillo, the Serpentine Pavilion for 2019, by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, sits on the gallery's front lawn, ...More

 
Atelier E.B: Passer-by
Atelier E.B: Passer-by
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2020 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 5 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

The collaborative fashion label led by designer Beca Lipscombe and artist Lucy McKenzie presents a bespoke collection alongside a display ...More

 
Summer of Space
Summer of Space
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2019 

Science Museum 6 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

The Science Museum celebrates the history of human space exploration with its special five-month festival, Summer of Space. Coinciding with ...More

 
Driverless: Who is in control?
Driverless: Who is in control?
Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2020 

Science Museum 6 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

With continuous development of new technology, the concept of a robot-driven society is getting closer and closer. But just how ...More

 
Sexuality Lates
Leisure | On 26th June 2019 

Science Museum 6 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

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Museum of the Moon
Museum of the Moon
Exhibitions | Until 8th September 2019 

Natural History Museum 6 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

Displayed in the Natural History Museum's Jerwood Gallery, and timed to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 ...More

 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018
Exhibitions | Until 8th September 2019 

Natural History Museum 6 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art

The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is a highlight of the year at the Natural History Museum, consistently ...More

 

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Lucky Cat
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Asian inspired restaurant Gordon Ramsay's Lucky Cat replaces Maze as the in-house restaurant within the Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square....More

The KPH
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Closed for two years, The KPH (or Kensington Park Hotel) has been affectionately restored and reopened by Harcourt Inns....More

Latteria
Latteria
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A colourful 1950s Milan diner with formica tables on Islington's Essex Road from the same ...More

 
The Betterment
The Betterment
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Located within The Biltmore, the first hotel in Europe from Hilton's luxury LXR Hotels & ...More

 
Pavlova's
Pavlova's
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Add a sense of theatrics to your interval drinks at Pavlova's, the Victoria Palace Theatre ...More

 
Tappit Hen
Tappit Hen
Drinking 

Stocking wines shipped by Davy's Wine Merchants, the Tappit Hen also recalls one the building's ...More

 
Small Steps And Giant Leaps: The 50th Anniversary Of The Moon Landing
Exhibitions | On 20th July 

Royal Institution of Great Britain

Joining in on the moon landing celebrations, The Royal Institution presents Small Steps And Giant Leaps: The 50th Anniversary Of The Moon Landing. Through a whole day of ...More

Moon Landing 50th Anniversary in London
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Radio Alice Pizzeria Canary Wharf
Radio Alice Pizzeria Canary Wharf
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After the success of their pizzerias in Hoxton ...More

 
Double Standard
Double Standard
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Part of Adam Rawson's ground floor takeover of The Standard London hotel, Double Standard is ...More

 
Isla
Isla
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Sitting on the ground floor of The Standard hotel, Isla is the latest venture from ...More

 
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
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After years of planning, the much-anticipated flagship Microsoft Store finally arrived in London in 2019....More

 
Wimbledon Screenings at St James's Market
Wimbledon Screenings at St James's Market
Sporting Events | From 1st July 

St James's Market

Watch the Wimbledon Championships from the heart of ...More

 
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Summer in the Square
Summer in the Square
Seasonal | From 1st July 

Grosvenor Square

For three weeks this July, Grosvenor Square will be transformed into a hub of free ...More

 
Prom 10: Public Service Broadcasting
Prom 10: Public Service Broadcasting
Concerts | On 25th July 

Royal Albert Hall

The cult electronics-instrumental outfit is joined by The ...More

 
Prom 20: Pekka Kuusisto
Prom 20: Pekka Kuusisto
Concerts | On 3rd August 

Royal Albert Hall

Violinist Pekka Kuusisto who so memorably got the entire Proms audience singing a Finnish folk ...More

 
Prom 7: Schumann, Schoenberg & Mozart
Prom 7: Schumann, Schoenberg & Mozart
Concerts | On 23rd July 

Royal Albert Hall

Omer Meir Wellber, the new chief conductor of ...More

 
Prom 12: National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain
Prom 12: National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain
Concerts | On 27th July 

Royal Albert Hall

Mark Wigglesworth conducts the National Youth Orchestra Of ...More

 
Prom 46: City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Prom 46: City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Concerts | On 22nd August 

Royal Albert Hall

Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla conducts City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra ...More

 
Prom 6: The Rite Of Spring
Prom 6: The Rite Of Spring
Concerts | On 22nd July 

Royal Albert Hall

Edward Garner conducts Orchestra of the Royal Academy ...More

 
Prom 16: Late Night - Angelique Kidjo
Prom 16: Late Night - Angelique Kidjo
Concerts | On 30th July 

Royal Albert Hall

Three-time Grammy Award winning singer from Benin, West ...More

 
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

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