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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Cheval Harrington Court Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £177  33% 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  30% 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 £79  29% 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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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
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Circus West Village
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Circus West, Battersea Power Station, SW8 | 33 minutes from 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 (V&A) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and manufacturers. Today it houses ... More
 
 
 
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V&A Exhibition Road Quarter
London > Attractions > Sights
V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 2 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
A new purpose-built underground gallery, magnificent courtyard space and a new entrance from Exhibition Road on the west side of the Victoria and Albert Museum are ... 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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London Design Festival at the Victoria and Albert Museum
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 16th to 24th September 2017
The Ismaili Centre, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
London's venerable Victoria and Albert Museum is the central hub of The London Design Festival for the ninth time in 2017, when the festival celebrates its ...More
 
 
 
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Building The Royal Albert Hall
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th to 24th Sep 2017 - 10am-5.45pm
The Ismaili Centre, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 2 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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Vocal Masterclass With Gerald Finley
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 20th September 2017 - 2pm
The Ismaili Centre, Prince Consort Road, SW7 | 6 minutes from The Ismaili Centre
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The Story Of Two Chairs
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

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

London-based architects Amanda Levete and Carmody Groarke have recently designed new chairs for the V&A; Levete for the courtyard cafe ...More

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 constructed from porcelain tiles worked and detailed figurative scenarios, as well as ...More

Building The Royal Albert Hall
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

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

This display, supported by the Royal Albert Hall, explores the fascinating story of the Hall's design through a variety of ...More

Contemporary Korean Ceramics
Exhibitions | Until 11th February 2018 

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

This display brings together the work of 15 emerging and established artists from Korea, showcasing the richness of contemporary Korean ...More

Garden Ware: What Is A Good Pot'
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

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

Acclaimed conceptual artist Bruce McLean debuts a new body of work in collaboration with Stoke on Trent ceramics brand 1882 ...More

Plywood: Ice-Skating Shelters
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

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

A cluster of ice-skating shelters designed by Canadian practice Patkau Architects have been made by bending exible plywood sheets and ...More

Metropolis
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

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

A multi-object work of over 1000 handmade clay sculptures embedded in the iconic dense display cases of the Ceramic Galleries. ...More

Woman's Hour Craft Prize
Exhibitions | Until 5th February 2018 

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

Twelve shortlisted finalists display their craft works, including Laura Ellen Bacon, Celia Pym, Lin Chueng, Emma Woffenden, Peter Marigold, Neil ...More

Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains
Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2017 

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

An audio-visual journey through the band's music, design and staging, featuring over 350 artefacts spanning five decades....More

Plywood: Material Of The Modern World
Plywood: Material Of The Modern World
Exhibitions | Until 12th November 2017 

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

From hatboxes to tea chests, surfboards to aeroplanes, Plywood has been embraced by designers, architects and engineers to bend the ...More

 

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