Royal Geographical Society

 
 
ADDRESS
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AR
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Fri 10am-5pm (except Bank Holidays & Christmas to New Yew)
 

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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 Captain Scott, David Livingstone to Ernest Shackleton, have all been members of the Royal Geographical Society. Established in 1830 to promote geographical science, what started as a dining club is now the largest and most active of the scholarly geographical societies with 15,000 members. Regular events and lectures are held at the society's headquarters, in a beautiful old building next to the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by well known experts in the field, taking a break from their explorations.

 

Royal Geographical Society events

 
Works on Paper FairWorks on Paper FairWorks on Paper Fair See rare artworks by Laurie Lee and hear a special talk by Simon Schama at Works on Paper where drawings and prints, photographs and posters are presented at the annual fair. Pictures drawn by hand, in ink, pencil, crayon, chalk, pastel, gouache or charcoal can be seen at the fair which moves from the Science Museum to the Royal Geographical S2016-02-12T00:00:00+00002016-02-14T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Geographical Society, 1  Kensington Gore      SW7 2AR
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Now On

event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Art and Antiques
PRICING  £15, £7.50 (21-14 year olds), Free (Under 14s)
DATES  11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Feb 2016
See rare artworks by Laurie Lee and hear a special talk by Simon Schama at Works on Paper where drawings and prints, photographs and posters are presented at the annual fair. Pictures drawn by hand, in ink, pencil, crayon, chalk, pastel, gouache or charcoal can be seen at the fair which moves from the Science Museum to the Royal Geographical S... More about this event
 
Energy For AllEnergy For AllJoin us and a panel of inspirational speakers to discuss how we can provide energy to the billion people worldwide who live without electricity.2016-02-24T18:30:00+00002016-02-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Geographical Society, 1  Kensington Gore      SW7 2AR
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Energy For All
Discovering Places: NicaraguaDiscovering Places: NicaraguaAs part of our aim to promote understanding of the world's peoples, places and environments, the Discovering Places series engages people with their travel destinations.2016-02-25T19:00:00+00002016-02-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Geographical Society, 1  Kensington Gore      SW7 2AR
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Discovering Places: Nicaragua
An Evening With Levison WoodAn Evening With Levison WoodJoin explorer, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and best-selling author of Walking the Nile, Levison Wood as he shares stories from his latest adventure, Walking the Himalayas.2016-03-02T19:00:00+00002016-03-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Geographical Society, 1  Kensington Gore      SW7 2AR
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An Evening With Levison Wood
Integrated Britain'Integrated Britain'Join us and a panel of experts to discuss whether we should be doing more to integrate different cultures in our society and how we can build cohesive communities that allow everyone, regardless of background to thrive.2016-03-15T19:00:00+00002016-03-15T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Geographical Society, 1  Kensington Gore      SW7 2AR
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Integrated Britain'
Geographical Journeys: MicrolecturesGeographical Journeys: MicrolecturesA night of inspirational tales of adventure and discovery from the next generation of travellers.2016-03-16T19:00:00+00002016-03-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Geographical Society, 1  Kensington Gore      SW7 2AR
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Geographical Journeys: Microlectures
Britain's Treasure Islands: Discover The Wildlife Of The UK's Overseas TerritoriesBritain's Treasure Islands: Discover The Wildlife Of The UK's Overseas TerritoriesOn Thursday 24th March 2016, join film maker Stewart McPherson at the Royal Geographical Society for an evening to discover the wildlife of the UK Overseas Territories Tickets at: https://ukotcf.yapsody.com/event/index/28633/britains-treasure-islands2016-03-24T18:45:00+00002016-03-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Geographical Society, 1  Kensington Gore      SW7 2AR
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Britain's Treasure Islands: Discover The Wildlife Of The UK's Overseas Territories
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
South Kensington Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Paddington Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Parks
 
4 minutes walk
 
Knightsbridge Green NCP
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Alternative Historic Buildings nearest Royal Geographical Society

Nearest to Royal Geographical Society
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Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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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Sights and Attractions near Royal Geographical Society

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Royal Geographical Society
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Albert Memorial
London > Attractions > Sights
Kensington Gardens, 27 Princes Square, South Kensington, London W2 | 2 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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 typhoid ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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 need ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of Instruments
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal College of Music Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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 which ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Royal Geographical Society

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Verano Guitar Quartet
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 12th February 2016 - 12noon
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Young, classical guitar ensemble from Norton Knatchbull School in Ashford, Kent, directed by guitar teacher David Green....More
 
 
 
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Clara Schumann As Song Accompanist
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 12th February 2016 - 7.30pm
Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Singers Nick Morton, Eleanor Sanderson Nash, Amy Lyddon & Ben Smith and pianists Varvara Tarasova & Ilya Kondratev recreate Clara Schumann's recital of 5 January 1870 ...More
 
 
 
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In Conversation With Alfonso Cuaron: Talk
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 12th February 2016 - 7.30pm-8.45pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 6 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
The Oscar-winning director discusses his sci-fi thriller Gravity with broadcaster Samira Ahmed....More
 
 
 
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Near Royal Geographical Society
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Classical music, rock, pop and jazz, sporting events, galas, banquets and balls and the world-famous Proms series all take place within the Royal Albert Hall's ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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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Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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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Shopping near Royal Geographical Society

The best shops and markets near Royal Geographical Society
Koenig Books
London > Shopping > Books
Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 4 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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Coys of Kensington
London > Shopping > Specialists
2-4 Queens Gate Mews, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Car Auctioneers ... More
 
 
 
Science Museum Shop
London > Shopping > Gifts and Luxuries
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
This shop is full of gifts to inspire young and inquisitive minds. From robotics kits to telescopes they have all kinds of educational toys and ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Royal Geographical Society

What are the best dining options near Royal Geographical Society London?
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Verdi
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Verdi is the appropritately named restaurant at the Royal Albert Hall which replaces the former Cafe Consort, following a £1 million refurbishment unveiled on Tuesday 15th ... More
 
 
 
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Ognisko Polskie
London > Restaurants > Eastern European restaurants
55 Prince's Gate, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Polish cuisine. Booking advised. Separate room for parties. Tables on patio. Dress smart casual. ... More
 
 
 
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Bistrot 190
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
190 Queen's Gate, Gore Hotel, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Mediterranean cuisine. Booking advised. ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Royal Geographical Society

Near Royal Geographical Society
Royal College of General Practitioners
London > Education > Professional Training
14 Princes Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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Imperial College of Science, Technology, Medicine
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Royal Geographical Society

Royal Geographical Society gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Imperial College Climbing Wall
London > Leisure > Fitness
Ethos, 7 Prince's Gardens, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Imperial College sports centre, Ethos, is Imperial's flagship sports centre. Within Ethos the climbing wall is the most unique facility, offering climbing for both beginners and ... More
 
 
 
Imperial College Sports Centre
London > Leisure > Fitness
7 Princess Gardens, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Public Fitness Club.Offers Aerobics and Badminton.... More
 
 
 
The Serpentine Lido
London > Leisure >
Hyde Park, South Kensington, London W2 | 4 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
A hugely popular swimming venue, every summer Hyde Park's lovely lake invites London folk to plunge into its watery depths. It's a great option ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Royal Geographical Society

The best pubs near London Royal Geographical Society.
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 16 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Always a popular hangout with the South Kensington locals, The Devonshire Arms had a fresh lick of paint in 2014 and emerged with its proper pub ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10a Strathearn Place, Paddington, London W2 | 16 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
High up on a wall, behind the counter of this opulent, smart Victorian pub is a clock dated 1864. A framed copy of the Sun newspaper ... More
 
 
 
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The Churchill Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 18 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Now more England's national cuisine than sausages and mash, Thai food (the perfect accompaniment to a cooling pint of lager), saw its inauguration in the small, ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Royal Geographical Society

Royal Geographical Society clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
The Gore Hotel, Bar 190
London > Nightlife > Bars
190 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Royal Geographical Society

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Royal Geographical Society.
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Royal Geographical Society
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Royal Geographical Society
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 1034 people.... More
 
 
 
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
Can accomodate for up to 5200 people.... More
 
 
 
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The Great Hall, Imperial College
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
One of London's largest academic venues, the Imperial College London has a portfolio of more than 200 meeting and seminar rooms. Its largest conference room, The ... More
 
 
 
 

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Escaped Alone
Escaped Alone
Theatre | Until 12th March 2016 

Royal Court Theatre 1.99 miles from Royal Geographical Society

The Royal Court Theatre celebrates its 60th birthday in 2016 and commencing the year will be Caryl Churchill's Escaped Alone. ...More

 
Yen
Yen
Theatre | Until 13th February 2016 

Royal Court Theatre 1.99 miles from Royal Geographical Society

Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play Yen receives its London premiere in 2016, with a staging at the Royal Court Theatre. ...More

 
Champagne Life
Champagne Life
Exhibitions | Until 6th March 2016 

Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from Royal Geographical Society

Though at its current Kings Road home for just eight years, the Saatchi Gallery celebrates its thirtieth birthday ...More

 
Michael Craig-Martin: Transience
Michael Craig-Martin: Transience
Exhibitions | Until 14th February 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Royal Geographical Society

He was an influential teacher, working at Goldsmiths during the rise of ...More

 
Works on Paper Fair
Works on Paper Fair
Exhibitions | Until 14th February 2016 

Royal Geographical Society 2.37 miles from Royal Geographical Society

See rare artworks by Laurie Lee and hear a special talk by Simon Schama at Works on Paper ...More

 
Norfolk House Music Room Concerts
Concerts | On 12th February 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Royal Geographical Society

The violinist Aisha Guendisch and pianist Aleksandar Djermanovic perform Korngold Much Ado about Nothing Suite op 11 and Grieg Violin ...More

Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York
Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Royal Geographical Society

Part of a year-long programme of activity to mark 40 years of the Olivier Awards Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years ...More

 
Julia Margaret Cameron
Julia Margaret Cameron
Exhibitions | Until 14th February 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Royal Geographical Society

The V&A marks the bicentenary of the birth of Julia Margaret Cameron with a display of more than 100 of ...More

 
Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection
Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection
Exhibitions | Until 28th March 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Royal Geographical Society

Bejewelled Treasures: the Al-Thani Collection at the V&A explores the themes of tradition and modernity in Indian jewellery, featuring a ...More

 
HiddenCity: The Enchanted Mirror
HiddenCity: The Enchanted Mirror
Tours | Until 13th March 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Royal Geographical Society

Following Scrooge's Cryptic Christmas Trail in 2013, HiddenCity launched another festive trail in 2014 and it continues through this year's ...More

 
 
 
 
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