Attractions in South Kensington  

 

South Kensington Attractions by category: Art Galleries (10), Museums (10), Historic Buildings (5), Sights (2), Activities for Kids (1), Other Attractions (1), Parks and Gardens (1)

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Serpentine Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | in South Kensington
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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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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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
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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Royal College of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
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... 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
 
 
 
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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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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Crane Kalman Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
178 Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | in South Kensington
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Coskun & Co.
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
98 Walton Street, South Kensington, London SW3 | in South Kensington
20c masters.... More
 
 
 
Kensington Rood Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, South Kensington, London W8 | in South Kensington
1.5 acre rooftop oasis with Spanish, Tudor and English themed gardens. Phone first to check admission.... More
 
 
 
The Ismaili Centre
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
1 Cromwell Gardens, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
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... More
 
 
 

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

Natural History Museum 3 minutes walk from South Kensington

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

 
The Sun: Living With Our Star
The Sun: Living With Our Star
Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2019 

Science Museum 4 minutes walk from South Kensington

This autumn, the Science Museum hosts blockbuster exhibition The Sun: Living With Our Star. The biggest ever exhibition to be ...More

 
A La Francaise
Concerts | On 24th March 2019 

Royal College of Music 5 minutes walk from South Kensington

Vicente Chavarria conducts a varied programme of French Baroque music....More

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2019 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 7 minutes walk from South Kensington

The largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever staged in the UK on the House of Dior, Christian Dior: Designer of ...More

 
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams Menu
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams Menu
Foodie Events | Until 14th July 2019 

The Franklin Hotel 10 minutes walk from South Kensington

Running concurrently with the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition at the V&A, The Franklin is serving up a special ...More

 
Emma Kunz
Emma Kunz
Exhibitions | Until 19th May 2019 

Serpentine Gallery 12 minutes walk from South Kensington

Geometric drawings inspired by spiritualism go on display at the Serpentine Gallery at the first UK solo exhibition by the ...More

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

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 12 minutes walk from South Kensington

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

 
Free Jazz With Sebastiaan De Krom And Friends
Concerts | On 24th March 2019 

The Troubadour 14 minutes walk from South Kensington

The drummer hosts an evening of jazz the last Sunday of every month. Featuring hand picked players....More

David Adjaye: Making Memory
David Adjaye: Making Memory
Exhibitions | Until 5th May 2019 

Design Museum 15 minutes walk from South Kensington

Architect David Adjaye examines the idea of the monument at the Design Museum where seven of his buildings come under ...More

 
Home Futures
Home Futures
Exhibitions | Until 24th March 2019 

Design Museum 15 minutes walk from South Kensington

The Design Museum concludes 2018 with an exhibition about the idea of Home Futures. A place where people engage with ...More

 

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BAO Borough
BAO Borough
Dining 

Offering a window into late night grill establishments found across Asia, BAO Borough offers late ...More

 
Pagoda at Kew
Pagoda at Kew
Attractions 

The ornate Pagoda at Kew affords spectacular views across the botanical gardens and beyond, across ...More

 
Pavilion Bar and Grill: Kew Gardens
Pavilion Bar and Grill: Kew Gardens
Dining 

Close to Temperate House and the Great Pagoda, ...More

 
Soderberg
Soderberg
Dining 

Soderberg has brought the Swedish concept of 'fika' or 'coffee break' to Soho....More

 
Boulevard Theatre
Boulevard Theatre
Entertainment 

Fawn James, granddaughter of entertainment impresario Paul Raymond, revives the striptease joint as a respectable ...More

 
Bubblewrapwaffle
Shopping 

Traditional Hong Kong egg waffles are an envelope for decadent ice cream, chocolate and strawberry fillings....More

Shanghai Modern
Dining 

Bringing Shanghai to Chinatown Shanghai Modern specialises in delicious dumplings, noodles and traditional Shanghai dishes....More

JinLi Chinatown
Dining 

Award-winning Sichuanese restaurant, JinLi, adds a second restaurant in Chinatown with this 150 cover space in Central Cross....More

Yiu Fat Noodle
Yiu Fat Noodle
Dining 

Yiu Fat Noodle is the latest restaurant from the group behind Peruvian-inspired London restaurants Pachamama, ...More

 
Megan's at the Power Station
Megan's at the Power Station
Dining 

Megan's are a series of small, dog-friendly neighbourhood ...More

 
Tabby McTat
Tabby McTat
Theatre | From 6th April 

Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall

This Easter holidays a musical adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's children's book comes ...More

 
In The Willows
In The Willows
Theatre | From 9th May 

New Wimbledon Theatre

Clive Rowe stars as Mr Badger in the hip hop musical adaptation of In the ...More

 
Abandoman: BassDrop
Abandoman: BassDrop
Comedy | From 10th July 

Underbelly Festival

Fast-paced musical comedy sketches and hip hop improvisations from Rob Broderick, who seamlessly weaves audience ...More

 
Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win
Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win
Comedy | On 13th June 

Underbelly Festival

Following his experiences on Celebrity Island with Bear ...More

 
Trash Test Dummies
Trash Test Dummies
Kids Events | From 29th May 

Underbelly Festival

Award-winning slapstick comedy circus show which takes wheelie bins to new heights and delivers a ...More

 
Criminal: An Improvised Murder Mystery
Criminal: An Improvised Murder Mystery
Comedy | On 25th May 

Underbelly Festival

Four comedians presents an anarchic night of improvised ...More

 
John Robins: Work In Progress
John Robins: Work In Progress
Comedy | On 15th May 

Underbelly Festival

More existential musings from the Perrier Award-winner, digital ...More

 
Sean McLoughlin: Hail Mary
Sean McLoughlin: Hail Mary
Comedy | On 11th May 

Underbelly Festival

Observational and anecdotal material from the comedian as ...More

 
Fantastic Beaver 2: The Rhymes Of Grindr-Wald
Fantastic Beaver 2: The Rhymes Of Grindr-Wald
Theatre | On 9th May 

Underbelly Festival

Star of Drag Queens of London, Miss Rosie ...More

 
Comedy Club 4 Kids
Comedy Club 4 Kids
Comedy | From 22nd April 

Underbelly Festival

Well known names in the comedy realm deliver top stand-up suitable for children as well ...More

 
London Events 2019
Feature 

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

Best New Openings in London in 2019
Best New Openings in London in 2019
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A pool in the sky, a former magistrates ...More

 
 
 
 
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