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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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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

 
Top Secret
Exhibitions | Until 23rd February 2020 

Science Museum 4 minutes walk from South Kensington

This exhibition explores over a century's worth of communications intelligence, exhibiting hand-written documents, declassified files and previously unseen artefacts....More

Food: Bigger than the Plate
Food: Bigger than the Plate
Exhibitions | Until 20th October 2019 

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

Take a sensory journey through the food cycle, from compost to table, at a V&A exhibition which explores current experiments ...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

 
Luchita Hurtado: I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn
Exhibitions | Until 20th October 2019 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 12 minutes walk from South Kensington

Paintings spanning the Venezuelan artist's expansive 80-year career, revealing the scale, experimentation and playfulness of her work....More

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

Serpentine Gallery 12 minutes walk from South Kensington

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 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

 
Beazley Designs Of The Year
Beazley Designs Of The Year
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Design Museum 15 minutes walk from South Kensington

Costumes from The Favourite, a biodegradable pregnancy test and a self-driving shuttle bus are just three of the 76 shortlisted ...More

 
Anahera
Theatre | Until 28th September 2019 

Finborough Theatre 15 minutes walk from South Kensington

A drama from New Zealand writer Emma Kinane that explores the situation of a social worker supporting the family of ...More

Olcay Bayir
Concerts | On 18th September 2019 

The Pheasantry 16 minutes walk from South Kensington

The London-based soprano performs her original material that is heavily influenced by Turkish and Kurdish folk tunes....More

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The Cursed Voyage of HMS Berners
Seasonal | On 31st October 

Berners Tavern

The dress code for The London EDITION's Halloween party this year is Deep Sea Shipwreck Disco as the Soho hotel invites you to come aboard the final voyage ...More

Fright Club: Jitters
Fright Club: Jitters
Comedy | On 31st October 

The Comedy Pub

A fright-tastic comedy show, Jitters blends morbid magic with ghoulish giggles, taking its audience on ...More

 
Northern Ballet: Dracula
Northern Ballet: Dracula
Dance | From 7th November 

Royal Opera House

Northern Ballet's adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula comes to the Royal Opera House but before ...More

 
CinemaLive and Northern Ballet: Dracula Live
CinemaLive and Northern Ballet: Dracula Live
Film Events | On 31st October 

Vue West End

Broadcast live by satellite from Leeds Playhouse to ...More

 
The Drumsheds
The Drumsheds
Entertainment 

From the creators of Printworks, The Drumsheds is a warehouse and outdoor space that's perfect ...More

 
Out Of Order
Theatre | From 12th October 

Southbank Centre

Sheffield based ensemble Forced Entertainment stages a tragi-comic mime show set in the ruins of a broken world at the Southbank Centre this October. Out Of Order starts with a troupe of hapless clowns huddled ...More

Hendrick's Gin Tini Martini Townhouse
Hendrick's Gin Tini Martini Townhouse
Exhibitions | From 4th October 

Oneroom Gallery

Small is beautiful at the Hendrick's Tini Martini ...More

 
Oneroom Gallery
Attractions 

ONEROOM Gallery is a converted Victorian warehouse in Shoreditch split over four floors with a private terrace....More

Le Comptoir Robuchon
Dining 

Le Comptoir Robuchon puts the focus on the late chef Joel Robuchon's original small plates and best loved classics....More

Beano Studios
Beano Studios
Business 

The London HQ for Beano, the UK's longest running weekly comic, first published in 1938....More

 
Sticks'n'Sushi, Soho
Sticks'n'Sushi, Soho
Dining 

Underneath the London HQ of British artist Damien Hirst, Sticks'n'Sushi in Soho specialises in sushi ...More

 
Alcotraz Penitentiary: Cell Block Six Eight
Alcotraz Penitentiary: Cell Block Six Eight
Drinking 

Two years after the first behind-bars cocktail bar ...More

 
Wilder Restaurant & Bar
Wilder Restaurant & Bar
Dining 

Modern British restaurant at Boundary London run by Richard McLellan, former chef at the Typing ...More

 
World Car Free Day in London
World Car Free Day in London
Exhibitions | On 22nd September 

Tower Bridge

Turn off your engines and leave the petrol ...More

 
The Collective
The Collective
Business 

Set within a Victorian house, The Collective are a collection of beautifully designed and finished ...More

 
Vegan Oktoberfest
Foodie Events | On 4th October 

Greenwich Market

Proving that you don't need meat to to enjoy Oktoberfest, Greenwich Market will once again host its Vegan Oktoberfest in 2019. From vegan wurstl and knodel to a refreshing variety of vegan-friendly beers, it will ...More

Old Bengal Bar
Old Bengal Bar
Drinking 

Located in a beautiful Grade II listed building originally owned by the East India Company, ...More

 
Human Stories: Circa No Future
Human Stories: Circa No Future
Exhibitions | From 4th October 

NOW Gallery

West Indian photographer Nadia Higgins is given her ...More

 
The Builders Arms
The Builders Arms
Dining 

Chelsea local, The Builders Arms on Britten Street, a landmark pub serving thirsty locals since ...More

 
Youth Without God by Christopher Hampton
Youth Without God by Christopher Hampton
Theatre | From 19th September 

Coronet Theatre

Oscar-winning dramatist Christopher Hampton writes a shocking allegorical ...More

 
Autumn 2019 in London
Feature 

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

 
Best Street Food and Food Halls in London
Best Street Food and Food Halls in London
Article 

Looking for the best places to fill up ...More

 
Best Food Halls in London
Best Food Halls in London
Article 

With Market Halls, Arcade and Seven Dials Market opening in one year, food halls ...More

 
December in London 2019
December in London 2019
Article 

The National Theatre adapts Neil Gaiman's modern myth for its Christmas show, joining much ...More

 
Moon Landing 50th Anniversary in London
Moon Landing 50th Anniversary in London
Article 

London is marking the 50th anniversary of ...More

 
Where to Celebrate Pride in London
Where to Celebrate Pride in London
Article 

Follow the rainbow flags to find out where ...More

 
 
 
 
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