Baden-Powell House  

 
 
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65-67 Queen\'s Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5JS
 
 
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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 houses a small exhibition of Lord Baden-Powell's life in Scouting, with artefacts and a souvenir shop.

The building, opened in 1961, is a living memorial to Baden-Powell, and was originally paid for by Scouts around the world.

Outside the building is a statue of Baden-Powell by Don Potter. This is the only granite statue in London.

 

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Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
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Union Car Parks
 
9 minutes walk
 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Grange Strathmore Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £59  24% off
41 Queen's Gate Gardens, SW7 | 2 minutes from Baden-Powell House
Ideally located in London's affluent and fashionable Kensington area, the Grange Strathmore Hotel is an elegantly restored London townhouse, combining Victorian splendour with modern day luxury. ... More
 
 
 
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68-86 Cromwell Road, SW7 | 2 minutes from Baden-Powell House
Formerly home to the Vanderbilt family, this grand Victorian townhouse with an imposing frontage is now part of the Radisson brand. Located on the bustling Cromwell ... More
 
 
 
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61 Gloucester Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Baden-Powell House
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Brompton Oratory
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Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes from Baden-Powell House
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 some ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Geographical Society
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1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes from Baden-Powell House
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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Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Baden-Powell House
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Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Baden-Powell House
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 is ... More
 
 
 
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Anderson & Low: Voyages
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Baden-Powell House, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Baden-Powell House
The Science Museum Group's collection of historical ship models dramatically reimagined for a new exhibition by internationally-acclaimed fine art photographers Anderson & Low. Voyages represents a ...More
 
 
 
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Silver Speaks
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 8th March 2016 to 2nd July 2017 - 10am-5.45pm
Baden-Powell House, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 6 minutes from Baden-Powell House
Works by practising British silversmiths, exploring the development of traditional silversmithing to the more contemporary practices....More
 
 
 
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Late Medieval To Early Renaissance 1250-1500
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Baden-Powell House, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 6 minutes from Baden-Powell House
Examine the visual arts in an era of profound cultural, intellectual and social change....More
 
 
 
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Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Baden-Powell House
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Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Baden-Powell House
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Royal College of Music
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Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Baden-Powell House
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123 Gloucester Road, Soho, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Baden-Powell House
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44 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Baden-Powell House
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2 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Baden-Powell House
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165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Baden-Powell House
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23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 11 minutes from Baden-Powell House
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63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 8 minutes from Baden-Powell House
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99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Baden-Powell House
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Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 14 minutes from Baden-Powell House
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37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 11 minutes from Baden-Powell House
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35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 11 minutes from Baden-Powell House
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Albert's
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92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from Baden-Powell House
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Barts
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Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 11 minutes from Baden-Powell House
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1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 11 minutes from Baden-Powell House
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190 Queen's Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Baden-Powell House
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