Royal College of Art, Dyson Building  

 
 
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Royal College of Art, Dyson BuildingThe £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester Road, the generously proportioned 4,750 square metre building houses a state-of-the art lecture theatre and the RCA's printmaking and photography studios. There are regular student work-in-progress exhibitions and visiting exhibitions open to the public at the large gallery which fronts onto Battersea Bridge Road. The Royal College of Art has an invaluable collection of over 1,000 works by staff and graduating students including Peter Blake and David Hockney, representing significant developments in British Painting from the middle years of last century to the present.

 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £108  34% off
9- 11 Sydney Street, SW3 | 14 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 3 miles from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 3.2 miles from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 3.4 miles from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 24 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 32 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
 
 
 
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 36 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th April to 8th July 2018 - 11am-5pm
Royal College of Art, Dyson Building, Battersea Park, SW11 | 6 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th April to 8th July 2018 - 11am-5pm
Royal College of Art, Dyson Building, Battersea Park, SW11 | 6 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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An Elixir Of Letters
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th May to 31st October 2018 - 11am-6pm
Royal College of Art, Dyson Building, 66 Royal Hospital Garden, SW3 | 7 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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London > Entertainment > Live Music
42-44 Battersea High Street, SW11 | 10 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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606 Club
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
90 Lots Road, SW10 | 11 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW10 | 11 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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National Trust: Carlyle's House
London > Attractions > Museums
24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 5 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Battersea Park, SW11 | 6 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Battersea Park, SW11 | 6 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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49-51 Old Church Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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55B Old Church Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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321 King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 8 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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London > Restaurants > British restaurants
39-41 Parkgate Road, SW11 | 2 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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33 Parkgate Road, SW11 | 2 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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85, Albert Bridge Rd, Battersea, Battersea, London SW11 | 2 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
66 Royal Hospital Garden, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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Albert Bridge Road, Battersea Park, Battersea, London SW11 | 9 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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The Westbridge Public House and Dining Rooms
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74 - 76 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 | 3 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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London > Nightlife > Bars
339 Battersea Park Road, SW11 | 13 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
Swish, Battersea "style bar" with Oriental decadence and award-winning cocktails. Escape the clamour of West End clubs with this out-of-town, style bar alternative. High standards, a ... More
 
 
 
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266 Fulham Road, SW10 | 14 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 16 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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66 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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National Army Museum
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Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 10 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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Royal Hospital Chelsea
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 12 minutes from Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
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We are having a little flirt
Exhibitions | Until 8th July 2018 

Pump House Gallery 6 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art, Dyson Building

Exhibitions & Art, Installation....More

Spin the bottle
Exhibitions | Until 8th July 2018 

Pump House Gallery 6 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art, Dyson Building

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An Elixir Of Letters
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2018 

Chelsea Physic Garden 7 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art, Dyson Building

Exhibitions & Art, Sculpture....More

An Elixir Of Letters
Exhibitions | Until 10th October 2018 

Chelsea Physic Garden 7 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art, Dyson Building

Exhibitions & Art, Crafts....More

Soldiers' Families During The Second World War
Tours | On 22nd June 2018 

National Army Museum 10 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art, Dyson Building

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Special Forces: In The Shadows
Exhibitions | Until 18th November 2018 

National Army Museum 10 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art, Dyson Building

This major exhibition presents ideas of security and secrecy through the lens of British Special Forces. Discover who these elite ...More

Rachael Calladine
Concerts | On 22nd June 2018 

606 Club 11 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art, Dyson Building

The London-based singer performs pop originals, plus R&B and jazz numbers....More

Down For The Count Swing Orchestra
Concerts | On 22nd June 2018 

The Pheasantry 12 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art, Dyson Building

The band performs adaptations and renditions of tracks by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Harry James....More

Known Unknowns
Known Unknowns
Exhibitions | Until 24th June 2018 

Saatchi Gallery 16 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art, Dyson Building

Featuring the work of 17 contemporary artists, Known Unknowns at the Saatchi Gallery covers a broad spectrum of art forms. ...More

 
London Seafood Festival
Foodie Events | Until 24th June 2018 

Battersea Power Station 17 minutes walk from Royal College Of Art, Dyson Building

This weekend, Battersea Power Station hosts the five-day London Seafood Festival. The free event boasts a programme of masterclasses and ...More

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