Attractions in South Kensington

South Kensington Attractions by category: Art Galleries (9), Museums (8), Historic Buildings (5), Activities for Kids (1), Other Attractions (1), Parks and Gardens (1), Sights (1)

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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
The Victoria and Albert Museum (or V & A as everyone calls it) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and... More
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Royal College of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
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... More
Theatre & Performance Galleries
London > Attractions > Museums
Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
The V & A's Theatre and Performance galleries open in March 2009 replacing those at the Theatre Museum in Covent Garden, closed since 2007. The... More
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Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
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
The Gilbert Collection
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
Following 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... More
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Albert Memorial
London > Attractions > Sights
Kensington Gardens, 27 Princes Square, South Kensington, London W2 | in South Kensington
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
Jameel Gallery at the V & A
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
This gallery at the celebrated V & A is the premier exhibit of Islamic art in Britain today. Tracing Muslim art from its roots in... More
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Natural History Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
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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Science Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
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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Serpentine Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | in South Kensington
The Serpentine Gallery is closed for refurbishment and will reopen on Saturday 8th June 2013 with the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, designed by Sou Fujimoto. Found... More
Serpentine
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Hyde Park, South Kensington, London W2 | in South Kensington
The Serpentine lake gets its name from its curved shape which snakes around to the west of Hyde park. It's fed by a pure underground... More
V & A Sackler Centre for Arts Education
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
Spread across two floors of the Victoria and Albert Museum's Henry Cole Wing and with its own entrance on Exhibition Road the Sackler Centre is... More
Duke of York Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Duke of York Square, South Kensington, London SW3 | in South Kensington
The pedestrianised Duke of York Square, just of the fashionable King's Road at the Sloane Square end, is an oasis of traffic-free calm. Modern glass... More
Chelsea Farmers' Market
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
125 Sydney Street, South Kensington, London SW3 | in South Kensington
The name is a little misleading - you won't find any farmers selling their wares at Chelsea Farmers' Market. Instead, this quiet enclave off the... More
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Harrods
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
87-135 Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | in South Kensington
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... More
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Museum of Instruments
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal College of Music Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
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
Michael Hoppen Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
3 Jubilee Place, South Kensington, London SW3 | in South Kensington
A stroll around a decent photo gallery is a bit like taking a trip to Borough Market ‚€˜just to have a look‚€™. Just as in... More
Polish Institute & Sikorski Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
20 Princes Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
Museum of Polish militaria, predominantly relating to the Polish Armed Forces during World War Two in the West. There are also some rare exhibits relating... More
Stephanie Hoppen
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
17 Walton Street, South Kensington, London SW3 | in South Kensington
This intimate and sophisticated gallery exhibits distinctive artists from all over the world. Located in the fashionable area of Walton Street with its cluster... More
Baden-Powell House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
65-67 Queen\'s Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
Baden-Powell House is now a modern 180 room budget hostel welcoming both Scout and Guide members but also open to the general public. It also... More
St Columba's Church of Scotland
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Pont Street, South Kensington, London SW1X | in South Kensington
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
Brompton Road
London > Attractions > Sights
South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
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Manor Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
PO Box 17320, 18 Chelsea Manor Street, South Kensington, London SW3 | in South Kensington
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Rainbow Suite
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
99 Kensington High Street, South Kensington, London W8 | in South Kensington
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Wallpaper History Society
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
Care of the Victoria and Albert Museum, this specialist society promotes all aspects of wallpaper history, preservation and production. The most enticing element of... More
Kasimira
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
29 South Terrace, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
Database for party experts and children's entertainers.... More
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Royal Geographical Society
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
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
Andipa Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
162 Walton Street, South Kensington, London SW3 | in South Kensington
The Andipa family have a long history in dealing with fine art, stretching back as far as 1593. Their Walton Street gallery is relatively more... More
Coskun & Co.
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
98 Walton Street, South Kensington, London SW3 | in South Kensington
20c masters.... More
Crane Kalman Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
178 Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | in South Kensington
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Life In The Extreme: Arthropods: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 21st December 2014 

Natural History Museum 3 minutes walk from South Kensington

A Museum scientist explains how these creatures survive in the Earth's most inhospitable places....More

Dino Scene Investigation
Exhibitions | Until 22nd March 2015 

Natural History Museum 3 minutes walk from South Kensington

Fossil workshop....More

Images of Nature
Images of Nature
Exhibitions | Next performance 21st December 2014 

Natural History Museum 3 minutes walk from South Kensington

Women artists are the theme of Natural History Museum's temporary exhibition in the Images of Nature gallery, which showcases botanical ...More

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

Natural History Museum 3 minutes walk from South Kensington

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

 
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Kids Events | Until 4th January 2015 

Natural History Museum 3 minutes walk from South Kensington

The Natural History Museum's annual icing-over of its gardens kicks off again from 30th October. The 1,000 square ...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 South Kensington

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 South Kensington

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 South Kensington

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 South Kensington

The V&A turns its attentions, and not inconsiderable costume collection, to the subject of marriage, and in particular the evolution ...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 South Kensington

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

 
 

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London Christmas Markets and Fairs
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Wrap up warm and head out to one of London's magical Christmas markets and festive fairs where shopping can ...More

 
Family Christmas Shows in London
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There are some wonderfully creative shows for families to enjoy this season. From classic fairytales and modern dramas, through ...More

 
Renato Guttuso: Painter of Modern Life
Exhibitions | 14th January 2015 - 4th April 2015 

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

An exhibition of works by one of Italy's most widely respected modern painters. Toward the end of the 1930s, rebelling ...More

Oh What A Lovely War
Theatre | 29th January 2015 - 7th February 2015 

Theatre Royal Stratford East

Built upon the songs that ordinary British soldiers sang during a war that killed 10 million in four years, this ...More

Africa Utopia
Concerts | 10th September 2015 - 13th September 2015 

Southbank Centre

Back for a third time, Africa Utopia explores what can be learnt and celebrated from Africa and the African Diaspora. ...More

A Mad World My Masters
Theatre | 27th April 2015 - 9th May 2015 

Barbican Centre

Sean Foley's critically acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company production of Thomas Middleton's Jacobean comedy, first seen in 2013 in the Swan ...More

Andrew McMahon
Andrew McMahon
Concerts | On 28th February 2015 

Islington Assembly Hall

Former Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin frontman Andrew McMahon will be taking his eponymously titled album 'Andrew McMahon in the ...More

 
Fields
Fields
Opened 30th November 2014 

An all-day cafe on Clapham Common located next to the skate park on Rookery Road SW4, Fields is the brainchild ...More

 
Snaps & Rye
Snaps & Rye
Opened 30th November 2014 

Breakfast on homemade Danish pastries and enjoy traditional Danish rye bread for lunch at Snaps & Rye where meatballs and ...More

 
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M restaurants
Opened 28th November 2014 

The first solo project from Martin Williams, who left his role as Managing Director of Gaucho Restaurants after almost a ...More

 
 
 
 
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