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Sights and Attractions near Kensington Central Library  

 
 
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, 12 Philimore Walk, Kensington, London W8 7RX
 
 
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Royal College of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 13 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
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... More
 
 
 
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Royal Geographical Society
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 16 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
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... More
 
 
 
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Rob and Nick Carter
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5A Bathurst Street, W2 | 22 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
Rob and Nicky Carter, the husband and wife artistic duo behind this art gallery in Connaught Village, have been working together as... More
 
 
 
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Royal Hospital Chelsea
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 35 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
Built by Sir Christopher Wren 1682-1692, the Grade I-listed Royal Hospital Chelsea was intended by King Charles II to be a home for soldiers who... More
 
 
 
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Royal Institution of Great Britain
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
21 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 2.3 miles from Kensington Central Library
Best known for its annual televised Christmas lectures, the RI is one of Britain's most famous science institutions and the place where famous scientists such... More
 
 
 
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RIBA Architecture Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
66 Portland Place, Fitzrovia, London W1B | 2.5 miles from Kensington Central Library
A continuous series of exhibitions and events of architecture and design are held in this fantastic 1930s Grade II listed building. There is an architectural... More
 
 
 
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RIBA (Royal Institute Of British Architects)
London > Attractions > Sights
66 Portland Place, W1B | 2.5 miles from Kensington Central Library
The home of the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, 66 Portland Place houses free exhibitions, a library, bookshop, cafe... More
 
 
 
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RIBA Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
66 Portland Place, Fitzrovia, London W1B | 2.5 miles from Kensington Central Library
Opened in 2014, the RIBA Gallery - housed in the Royal Institute of British Architecture - was created by six of... More
 
 
 
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The Royal Society
London > Attractions > Venue Hire
6-9 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, London SW1Y | 2.7 miles from Kensington Central Library
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Royal College Of Physicians
London > Attractions > Museums
11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, Regent's Park, London NW1 | 2.7 miles from Kensington Central Library
The Royal College of Physicians is the oldest royal medical college in England and Wales, and marks its 500th anniversary in 2018. Housed in a... More
 
 
 
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Regent's Place Plaza
London > Attractions
350 Euston Road, Fitzrovia, London NW1 | 2.8 miles from Kensington Central Library
Regent's Place Plaza is at the heart of Regent's Place, a 13 acre site between King's Cross and Paddington that accommodates close to 12,000 workers... More
 
 
 
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Russell Square
London > Attractions
Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3.3 miles from Kensington Central Library
The grade II listed Russell Square is a large green space located within the Bloomsbury district with its own cafe, overlooked by the Hotel Russell... More
 
 
 
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Rivington Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Rivington Place, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 5.2 miles from Kensington Central Library
The first newly built public art gallery in London since the Hayward Gallery opened in 1968, Rivington Place is a beautiful glass fronted building designed... More
 
 
 
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Rod Barton Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
41-45 Consort Road, SE15 | 6.1 miles from Kensington Central Library
Rod Barton, one of the heads of Julian Opie's studio, runs this gallery which relocated from a Georgian garage in between Clerkenwell and Islington to... More
 
 
 
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RAF Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Grahame Park Way, Hendon, NW9 | 7 miles from Kensington Central Library
2018 marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force and, coinciding with the celebrations, RAF Museum underwent a multi-million pound redevelopment. Here you can test... More
 
 
 
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Royal Observatory Greenwich
London > Attractions > Museums
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, SE10 | 8.4 miles from Kensington Central Library
This museum of time and space was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675. It marks the site of the Greenwich or Prime Meridian -... More
 
 
 
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Ranger's House - The Wernher Collection
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Chesterfield Walk, Greenwich Park, SE10 | 8.5 miles from Kensington Central Library
Ranger's House is an 18th century, Grade I listed, red brick villa built in 1723 which became the official residence of the 'Ranger of Greenwich... More
 
 
 
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Royal Docks
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
17 Western Gateway, E16 | 9.1 miles from Kensington Central Library
T he biggest enclosed docks in the world, with around 250 acres of water, the Royal Docks encompass three docks, built between... More
 
 
 
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Royal Artillery Barracks
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Artillery Place, Woolwich, SE18 | 10.9 miles from Kensington Central Library
The Royal Artillery Barrracks are not open to the public. But you can learn about the history of the Gunners at Firepower, The Royal Artillery... More
 
 
 
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Red House (William Morris Museum)
London > Attractions > Museums
Red House Lane, Bexleyheath, DA6 | 14.3 miles from Kensington Central Library
The William Morris-designed Red House in Bexleyheath was once described as "the beautifullest place on earth" by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, whose paintings are on show... More
 
 
 
Rainbow Suite
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
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Richard Young Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
4 Holland Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
The gallery of celebrity photographer Richard Young displays the famous faces he has captured. Starting out in 1974, his career has led him to work... More
 
 
 
Royal British Society Of Sculptors
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
108 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 18 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
From its head offices in London the Royal British Society of Sculptors runs five sculpture shows a year, displaying the 3D artform in all its... More
 
 
 
Royal Society of Sculptors
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
108 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 18 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
From its head offices in London the Royal British Society of Sculptors runs five sculpture shows a year, displaying the 3D artform in all its... More
 
 
 
Rotten Row
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 24 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
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Rainsborough Square
London > Attractions
Farm Lane, Fulham, Fulham, London SW6 | 25 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
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Rockarchive Gallery Chelsea
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
289 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 | 28 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
Jill Furmanovsky, a professional photographer since 1972 and best-known for her images of rock musicians, is the brains behind the Rockarchive galleries. During a stint... More
 
 
 
Ravenscourt Theatre School
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
8-30 Galena Road, Hammersmith, W6 | 34 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
During the week the Ravenscourt Theatre School is a vocational school for children aged 7 - 16 but every Saturday they throw the doors open... More
 
 
 
Riba Heinz Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
21 Portman Square, Marylebone, London W1H | 37 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library
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Rudolf Steiner House
London > Attractions > Museums
Park Road, Marylebone, London NW1 | 2.2 miles from Kensington Central Library
Home to The Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain, the Rudolf Steiner House promotes the teachings of Austrian philosopher and architect Rudolf Steiner through a number... More
 
 
 
 
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Moving to Mars
Moving to Mars
Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2020 

Design Museum 5 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library

Life on Mars could be more than just a TV show a few decades from now. Exploring how we could ...More

 
Beazley Designs Of The Year
Beazley Designs Of The Year
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Design Museum 5 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library

Costumes from The Favourite, a biodegradable pregnancy test and a self-driving shuttle bus are just three of the 76 shortlisted ...More

 
Etuk Ubong & The Etuk's Philosophy
Concerts | On 20th November 2019 

Royal Albert Hall 14 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library

The Nigerian trumpeter fronts his own world jazz group....More

Snow Patrol
Concerts | On 20th November 2019 

Royal Albert Hall 14 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library

The chart-topping Northern Irish rockers led by Gary Lightbody stop chasing cars to perform works from their 'Reworked' EP....More

Christmas at QUEENS Skate Dine Bowl
Christmas at QUEENS Skate Dine Bowl
Seasonal | Until 22nd December 2019 

QUEENS Skate, Dine, Bowl 15 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library

If you're looking for weather proof ice skating this Christmas head to QUEENS Skate Dine Bowl, west London's favourite indoor ...More

 
Ideal Home Show Christmas
Ideal Home Show Christmas
Exhibitions | Until 24th November 2019 

Olympia Exhibition Centre 15 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library

From fairy lights to food, gifts to winter garden advice, the Ideal Home Show Christmas has everything you need for ...More

 
John Illsley - A Concert Of Music And Memories
Concerts | On 20th November 2019 

Nell's Jazz & Blues 16 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library

The musician plays songs and shares insights with old friend and Dire Straits co-manager Paul Cummins, about his life and ...More

Science Photographer of the Year
Science Photographer of the Year
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Science Museum 16 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library

After giving hundreds of photographs a forensic examination, the judges of the Science Photographer of the Year have given the ...More

 
The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter
The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter
Exhibitions | Until 26th January 2020 

Science Museum 16 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library

Created in partnership with BBC Radio 4, The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter explores the relationship between ...More

 
Driverless: Who is in control?
Driverless: Who is in control?
Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2020 

Science Museum 16 minutes walk from Kensington Central Library

With continuous development of new technology, the concept of a robot-driven society is getting closer and closer. But just how ...More

 

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The Lost Thing
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Linbury Theatre

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Oi Frog & Friends!
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Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue

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