The Ismaili Centre  

 
 
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1 Cromwell Gardens, South Kensington, London SW7 2SL
 
 
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The Aghan Khan's Ismaili Centre in South Kensington is the place where the Ismaili community gather for social, cultural and primarily religious reasons, discussions and events - the Prayer Hall being the building's focal point and the triangular plot facing towards Mecca. Located opposite the Museum of Natural History and Victoria and Albert Museum since 1985, it occupies a significant cultural spot. The building also contains classsrooms, offices and a multi-purpose social hall variously used for art exhibitions. When it was first unveiled the building design - in the traditional Islamic colours of white, light grey and blue - was hailed as a welcome improvement to the area between Thurloe Place and Cromwell Road, replacing what had previously been a derelict site and a bit of an eyesore.

 

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Underground Stations

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South Kensington Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
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Car Parks

 
Union Car Parks
 
5 minutes walk
 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Cheval Harrington Court Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £146  38% off
13 Harrington Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
With 33 open plan, one, two and three bedroom apartments, Cheval Harrington Court offers exceptional home living within the heart of South Kensington. The newly refurbished ... More
 
 
 
The Egerton House Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £246  36% off
17 Egerton Terrace, SW3 | 5 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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
 
 
 
My Chelsea London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  23% off
35 Ixworth Place, SW3 | 6 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
A boutique hotel that is striking a balance between traditional and contemporary, myhotel Chelsea promises to offer its guests elegant pleasures, personal attention and contemporary style. ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Other Attractions nearest The Ismaili Centre

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Brompton Cemetery
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW10 | 21 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
Opened in the mid-19th century Brompton Cemetary was set up as one of the 'Magnificent Seven' series of cemeteries, which included Highgate Cemetery, established to cope ... More
 
 
 
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Oxford Street
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Oxford Street, Marylebone, London W1C | 32 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
With over 200 million visitors a year, more than 300 shops and 5 million square feet of retail space, Oxford Street lays claim to being London's ... More
 
 
 
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Sambrook's Brewery
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Unit 1 & 2 Yelverton Road, Battersea, SW11 | 34 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
An independent brewery on an unlikely housing estate in Battersea, Sambrook's was set up in August 2008 to give London drinkers some local brews to choose ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Ismaili Centre
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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 | 3 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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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Natural History Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from ... More
 
 
 
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Beatrix Potter's London
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd to 28th Apr 2017 - Various Times
The Ismaili Centre, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 2 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the children's author behind The Tale Of Peter Rabbit, this display looks at the role of the ...More
 
 
 
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Silver Speaks
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 8th March 2016 to 2nd July 2017 - 10am-5.45pm
The Ismaili Centre, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 2 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
An exhibition displaying work by practising British silversmiths, exploring the development of traditional silversmithing to the more contemporary practices....More
 
 
 
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All About Piano! Festival
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 31st March to 2nd May 2017
The Ismaili Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, SW7 | 4 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
Launched in 2013 following the restoration of the Institut français' grand piano, All About Piano enters its fifth year, starting on Friday 31st March with international ...More
 
 
 
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Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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 | 4 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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 | 6 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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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The best shops and markets near The Ismaili Centre
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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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 | 2 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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 | 4 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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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Kulu Kulu
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
39 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from The Ismaili Centre
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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Dorsia - London
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from The Ismaili Centre
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Fernandez and Wells
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
8 Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from The Ismaili Centre
Journalist Rick Wells and ex-Monmouth manager Jorge Fernandez clearly enjoy the simple things in life and that's what you'll get when you go to their Fernandez ... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 16 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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 | 16 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
 
 
 
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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
Downstairs from LA Fitness (keep going past the people who look like they're about to die on the running machines) you'll find G-Spa. A world away ... More
 
 
 
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Space NK
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
40 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 11 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
The Knightsbrige branch of Space NK in Hans Crescent, right next to Harrods, is especially appealing - not only does it sell desirable toiletries, chic ... More
 
 
 
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Lush Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
123 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 11 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
More than just a skincare shop, this branch of Lush on the Kings Road houses the Lush Spa. An overpowering mix of perfumes assaults the nose ... More
 
 
 
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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 6 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
Bar ... More
 
 
 
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 6 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
Affectionately referred to as "the Cod", this Knightsbridge boozer-come-gastropub has acquired a reputation for serving high quality, modern food in no-fuss, sleek surroundings. If you do ... More
 
 
 
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Builders Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
13 Britten Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 10 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
This popular, basic pub serves some really great food. Everything is cooked on the premises from proper ingredients and the smell that drifts out of the ... More
 
 
 
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 6 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
The guys behind Boujis, Raffles and Mahiki - Jake Parkinson-Smith, Carlo Carello, Piers Adam and Fraser Carruthers - offer a party place ... More
 
 
 
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 6 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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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Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 15 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
Opposite Kensington Palace, an area not known for its nightlife, Hyde Kensington cocktail bar has a drinks list by world ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 2450 people.... More
 
 
 
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Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from ... More
 
 
 
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The Great Hall, Imperial College
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, South Kensington, London SW7 | 8 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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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Rachel Kneebone
Exhibitions | Until 14th January 2018 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2 minutes walk from The Ismaili Centre

The sculptor presents 399 Days, a monumental sculpture constricted from porcelain tiles worked and detailed figurative scenarios, as well as ...More

Beatrix Potter's London
Exhibitions | Until 28th April 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2 minutes walk from The Ismaili Centre

To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the children's author behind The Tale Of Peter Rabbit, this display ...More

Silver Speaks
Exhibitions | Until 2nd July 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2 minutes walk from The Ismaili Centre

An exhibition displaying work by practising British silversmiths, exploring the development of traditional silversmithing to the more contemporary practices....More

Sensational Butterflies
Sensational Butterflies
Kids Events | Until 17th September 2017 

Natural History Museum 4 minutes walk from The Ismaili Centre

From chomping caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Natural History Museum comes alive at summer with the arrival of the tropical ...More

 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016
Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2017 

Natural History Museum 4 minutes walk from The Ismaili Centre

Swarming mayflies, ethereal killer whales and curious foxes are among the creatures captured on camera at this year's Wildlife Photographer ...More

 
Robots
Robots
Kids Events | Until 3rd September 2017 

Science Museum 4 minutes walk from The Ismaili Centre

Showcasing the evolution of modern robotics from a 1582 iron manikin to one of the first walking two-legged robots, the ...More

 
All About Piano! Festival
All About Piano! Festival
Concerts | Until 2nd May 2017 

Institut Francais Du Royaume-Uni 4 minutes walk from The Ismaili Centre

Launched in 2013 following the restoration of the Institut français' grand piano, All About Piano enters its fifth year, starting ...More

 
"The Stars" In The Round
Dance | Until 29th April 2017 

Royal Albert Hall 8 minutes walk from The Ismaili Centre

Amateur performing arts troupes from across the UK showcase their talents....More

Chinese Afternoon Tea at Harrods
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Foodie Events | Until 25th April 2017 

Chai Wu Harrods 9 minutes walk from The Ismaili Centre

An eastern twist on the traditional afternoon tea, Chai Wu, the elegant Chinese restaurant on the fifth floor of Harrods, ...More

 
Sian Davey & Joseph Szabo: Untethered
Exhibitions | Until 20th May 2017 

Michael Hoppen Gallery 10 minutes walk from The Ismaili Centre

Two photographic series made nearly fifty years apart, that explore the vulnerability, beauty and ambivalence of adolescence....More

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