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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South Kensington Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
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Victoria Railway Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
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Union Car Parks
 
5 minutes walk
 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Egerton House Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £246  40% 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
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  36% off
35 Ixworth Place, SW3 | 6 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Kensington
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100 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 7 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
Neighbours with the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum, the DoubleTree by Hilton - Kensington is in one of London's ... More
 
 
 
 
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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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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 6th February 2016
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 2 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
A creative workshop focusing on techniques used within graphic design....More
 
 
 
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National Festival Of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans History - London Hub
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 6th February 2016
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 2 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
Join curators and guest speakers for an afternoon of free activities celebrating LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans) History Month....More
 
 
 
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Sewing With Electronics
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th February - 6th February 2016
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 2 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
A practical workshop....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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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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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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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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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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History of Art Studies
London > Education > Arts and Drama
13 South Terrace, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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Language Link Ltd.
London > Education > English Language Courses
21 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
12-16 per class. Under £200pw... 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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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
 
 
 
Aquilla Health and Fitness Club
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
11 Thurloe Place, Knightsbridge, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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Aquilla Health Club
London > Leisure > Fitness
11 Thurloe Place, Knightsbridge, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 6 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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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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The Cadogan Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
298 Kings Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 13 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
The Cadogan Arms has been given a facelift by Tom and Ed Martin - the brothers behind The Botanist, The Gun, The Well, Hat & Tun ... More
 
 
 
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Boujis
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
43 Thurloe Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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 | 3 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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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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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 Gore Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
190 Queen's Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 8 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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The Magic Of Motown
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Cadogan Hall 1.98 miles from The Ismaili Centre

A celebration of the music of Motown stars, featuring the songs of The Jackson Five, The Temptations, Diana Ross, Marvin ...More

Escaped Alone
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Royal Court Theatre 1.99 miles from The Ismaili Centre

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

 
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Theatre | Until 13th February 2016 

Royal Court Theatre 1.99 miles from The Ismaili Centre

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
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Exhibitions | Until 6th March 2016 

Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from The Ismaili Centre

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

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from The Ismaili Centre

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Exhibitions | On 6th February 2016 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 2.3 miles from The Ismaili Centre

A tour and talk discussing the work of Simon Denny and his most recent installation....More

TheatreLand
Exhibitions | Until 24th March 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from The Ismaili Centre

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Jamie Jenkinson: Exhibition Road Digital Resident
Exhibitions | Until 30th March 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from The Ismaili Centre

Visit Jamie in his studio to find out more about his creative practice, his work in progress and his residency ...More

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

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from The Ismaili Centre

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

 
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Exhibitions | Until 28th March 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from The Ismaili Centre

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

 
 
 
 
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