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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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Museum of the Moon
Museum of the Moon
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Natural History Museum 3 minutes walk from South Kensington

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

 
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Seasonal | Until 12th January 2020 

Natural History Museum 3 minutes walk from South Kensington

The earliest of London's winter ice rinks to open, the Natural History Museum's annual icing-over of its gardens kicks off ...More

 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019
Exhibitions | Until 5th September 2020 

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

 
Science Photographer of the Year
Science Photographer of the Year
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Science Museum 4 minutes walk from South Kensington

After giving hundreds of photographs a forensic examination, the judges of the Science Photographer of the Year have given the ...More

 
The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter
The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter
Exhibitions | Until 26th January 2020 

Science Museum 4 minutes walk from South Kensington

Created in partnership with BBC Radio 4, The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter explores the relationship between ...More

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

Science Museum 4 minutes walk from South Kensington

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

 
Bach Bites
Concerts | On 22nd November 2019 

Royal College of Music 5 minutes walk from South Kensington

Student musicians perform music by Bach and others....More

Tim Walker: Wonderful Things
Tim Walker: Wonderful Things
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2020 

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

An immersive journey into the fantastical worlds created by photographer Tim Walker. Revealing the important roles played by set designers, ...More

 
Mary Quant
Mary Quant
Exhibitions | Until 16th February 2020 

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

Following on from Christian Dior and Balenciaga, both the subject of fashion forward V&A exhibitions, the spotlight falls on a ...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

 

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Baker Street Quarter
Attractions 

Taking in the charming streets of Marylebone from Baker Street Station to Wigmore Street, Baker Street Quarter covers an attractive swathe of central London that's rich in history....More

Bancone Soho
Bancone Soho
Dining 

Given the queues can get pretty long at the original Bancone pasta bar in Covent ...More

 
No 35 Mackenzie Walk
No 35 Mackenzie Walk
Drinking 

A destination bar with a modern edge, No 35 Mackenzie Walk brings all the signature ...More

 
Mimo London
Education 

In a historic building next to Borough Market, husband and wife team Jon and Nicole Warren have set up the second branch of Mimo, their cookery school born in Spain's Basque Country....More

Kimpton Fitzroy London
Kimpton Fitzroy London
Article 

Overlooking Bloomsbury's Russell Square, Kimpton Fitzroy London launched in October 2018. Its Grade II listed ...More

 
Batera - Pinxtos by Mimo
Batera - Pinxtos by Mimo
Dining 

Close to cookery school Mimo, the husband and wife team behind the award-winning school and ...More

 
FishWorks Covent Garden
FishWorks Covent Garden
Dining 

Combining an in-house fish counter with a seafood restaurant and private dining room, FishWorks puts ...More

 
Manteca
Manteca
Dining 

Inspired by his travels through Rome and Napoli, chef Chris Leach presents a restaurant centred ...More

 
EllaMia
EllaMia
Dining 

Serving artisan coffee and colourful croissants in a pastel pink room, luxury coffee shop EllaMia ...More

 
Do You Like Chocolate? Afternoon Tea at Kimpton Fitzroy London
Do You Like Chocolate? Afternoon Tea at Kimpton Fitzroy London
Dining 

What better way to celebrate the season of ...More

 
Royal Opera: Otello
Royal Opera: Otello
Concerts | From 9th December 

Royal Opera House

Keith Warner's 2017 production of Verdi's Otello - "the hottest ticket" of the year (The ...More

 
Cinderella at New Wimbledon Theatre
Cinderella at New Wimbledon Theatre
Theatre | From 7th December 

New Wimbledon Theatre

Samantha Womack plays The Wicked Stepmother opposite Lesley ...More

 
TuckShop: Cinderella
TuckShop: Cinderella
Theatre | From 15th December 

Trafalgar Studios

Baga Chipz from RuPaul's Drag Race UK stars as The Wicked Stepmother opposite Britain's Got ...More

 
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Theatre | From 7th December 

Richmond Theatre

Comedian, writer, presenter and actress Jo Brand stars as The Wicked Queen when Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs comes to Richmond Theatre this winter. The much loved ...More

House of Illustration Winter Fair
House of Illustration Winter Fair
Shopping | On 14th December 

House of Illustration

From illustrated calendars to clothing, stationery to ceramics, ...More

 
The Lost Thing
The Lost Thing
Theatre | From 7th December 

Linbury Theatre

The Royal Opera and Candoco Dance Company combine in this first big family show in ...More

 
Oi Frog & Friends!
Oi Frog & Friends!
Theatre | From 29th November 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue

Fun family entertainment for the over threes, Oi Frog & Friends! is an action-packed play ...More

 
Black Beauty: Red Bridge Arts & Traverse Theatre Company (Over 5s)
Black Beauty: Red Bridge Arts & Traverse Theatre Company (Over 5s)
Theatre | From 14th December 

Southbank Centre: Purcell Room

Storytelling, music and puppetry combine in a re-telling ...More

 
Crisis Icebreaker Challenge
Crisis Icebreaker Challenge
Sporting Events | On 14th December 

Brockwell Lido

Don't dip your toe in the water, just ...More

 
City Island Ice Rink
City Island Ice Rink
Sporting Events | From 12th December 

London City Island

An open-air, 45-person ice skating rink takes up residence at London City Island for first ...More

 
Hopewell Square
Hopewell Square
Attractions 

Public square within City Island in east London, home to English National Ballet and English ...More

 
Top 10 Cocktail Bars in London
Top 10 Cocktail Bars in London
Article 

The list of the World's 50 Best ...More

 
Worlds Best 50 Bars in London
Article 

The list of the World's 50 Best Bars was revealed in October 2019 and we learned that London has 10 of them. That's more than any other ...More

Top 10 Bars for London Cocktail Week
Top 10 Bars for London Cocktail Week
Article 

Ten days of cocktails, over 35 pop-up cocktail ...More

 
Autumn 2019 in London
Feature 

Summer may be over but that isn't an excuse for hibernating - and why would ...More

 
 
 
 
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