Jameel Gallery at the V & A  

 
 
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Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL
 
 
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Open daily 10:00-17:45 | Late opening (till 22:00) on Wed and last Fri of month, phone to confirm
 
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Free
 

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Jameel Gallery at the V & AThis gallery at the celebrated V & A is the premier exhibit of Islamic art in Britain today. Tracing Muslim art from its roots in 8th century Iran, all the way to 19th century Turkey; from former Moorish outposts on the Iberian peninsular, right to the borders of India - this permanent exhibition provides us with hundreds of glittering examples, demonstrating incredible variation in style and workmanship.

Thanks to a £5 million donation by a wealthy Saudi businessman, the Jameel Gallery was treated to a make-over which took over three years to complete, finally reopening in July 2006. It needed it too, the previous display, lashed together clumsily in the post-war period, was a lesson in how not to get visitors enthused with the exhibits. The latest incarnation, however, redresses the balance entirely, drawing the eye in, using the world's oldest carpet as its mesmerising centrepiece. Supposedly commissioned for the Shah of Persia in 1539, this enormous floral-patterned rug, with over 30 million knots, is simply stunning.

The myriad of other treasures to feast your eyes on includes perfectly crafted ceramics, caskets, fabrics, bejewelled robes, vicious weaponry, painstaking calligraphy friezes and a host of gorgeously adorned copies of the ubiquitous Koran.

 

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Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
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Victoria Railway Station
 
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Union Car Parks
 
4 minutes walk
 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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17 Egerton Terrace, SW3 | 4 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
Set back from a tree-lined garden square in exclusive Knightsbridge, with prime shopping nearby at Harrods or along the King's Road and the Natural History Museum ... More
 
 
 
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10 Harrington Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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7-11 Queensberry Place, SW7 | 5 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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The Gilbert Collection
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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 the ... More
 
 
 
Crane Kalman Gallery
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178 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 4 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 8 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Jameel Gallery at the V & A
The Victoria and Albert Museum (or V & A as everyone calls it) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and manufacturers. ... More
 
 
 
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Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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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Science Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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 done ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | Same location as Jameel Gallery at the V & A
A series of workshops for learning practical skills and career insight in emerging areas of digital art and design....More
 
 
 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | Same location as Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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A Gala For St George
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 30th April 2016
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 7 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
Inspector Morse actor Kevin Whately, the much loved star of Lewis and Peak Practice, hosts A Gala For St. George at the Royal Albert Hall ...More
 
 
 
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Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
The huge IMAX screen - ten times bigger than the average screen - at the Science Museum is one of the few places in London where ... More
 
 
 
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Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
The Cine Lumiere is a shining beacon for all fans of European and World cinema. Attached to the Institut Francais, its programme is varied and intelligent, ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
The Royal College of Music is the school where Gustav Hoilst, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Benjamin Britten, James Galway, Joan Sutherland and Ralph Vaughan Williams learnt their ... More
 
 
 
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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
In true French style, this chic cheese shop piles its wares high and stinking, with no fridges, or glass barriers to stop customers getting in for ... More
 
 
 
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Gilding the Lily
London > Shopping > Florists
Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
Superior florist directly opposite South Kensington Tube Station. They sell flowers to the great and good of this area and as you might expect, this means ... More
 
 
 
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Chanel
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
278-280 Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | 5 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
The bags, the shoes, the accessories and of course the collection, Chanel needs no introduction. The fashion empire founded by Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel began in 1912 ... More
 
 
 
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Dorsia - London
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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Kulu Kulu
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
39 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
Kulu Kulu is a good example of a typical sushi bar, a great place to go for sushi whether you’re a novice or an experienced fan. ... More
 
 
 
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Fernandez and Wells
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8 Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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HULT International Business School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
58 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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History of Art Studies
London > Education > Arts and Drama
13 South Terrace, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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Aquilla Health and Fitness Club
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
11 Thurloe Place, Knightsbridge, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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11 Thurloe Place, Knightsbridge, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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The Enterprise
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35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 6 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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The Cadogan Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
298 Kings Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 14 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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Boujis
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
43 Thurloe Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
Private members club with a regular pack of paparazzi parked outside waiting for royals to exit after one too many vodka red bulls. Its popularity comes ... More
 
 
 
La Maison Des Artistes
London > Nightlife > Bars
17a Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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The Great Hall, Imperial College
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Jameel Gallery at the V & A
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Chai Wu Harrods 2.01 miles from Jameel Gallery At The V & A

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Exhibitions | Until 4th September 2016 

Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from Jameel Gallery At The V & A

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Exhibitions | Until 21st May 2016 

Crane Kalman Gallery 2.16 miles from Jameel Gallery At The V & A

An exhibition of a selection of paintings by the artist, born in Harrow-on-the-Hill in 1922, featuring an array of works ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 4th September 2016 

Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from Jameel Gallery At The V & A

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from Jameel Gallery At The V & A

The British sculptor's large-scale installation, created with recycled engine oil and steel....More

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Exhibitions | Until 13th November 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Jameel Gallery At The V & A

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Exhibitions | On 30th April 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Jameel Gallery At The V & A

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