Royal Geographical Society  

 
 
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1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AR
 
 
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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.

 

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South Kensington Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
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Paddington Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
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Union Car Parks
 
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Knightsbridge Green NCP
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £116  29% off
190 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 4 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from 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
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Royal College of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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London > Attractions > Museums
Royal College of Music Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 30th July 2016 - 7pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th to 31st July 2016 - 11am-6pm
Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 10th February to 4th September 2016
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 6 minutes from 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
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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
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 4 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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2-4 Queens Gate Mews, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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London > Restaurants > Eastern European restaurants
55 Prince's Gate, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
55 Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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London > Education > Professional Training
14 Princes Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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London > Leisure > Fitness
7 Princess Gardens, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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Hyde Park, South Kensington, London W2 | 4 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
10a Strathearn Place, Paddington, London W2 | 16 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 18 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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190 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Royal Geographical Society
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Royal Albert Hall
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Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Geographical Society
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