Attractions in South Kensington  

 

South Kensington Attractions by category: Art Galleries (10), Museums (9), Historic Buildings (5), Sights (2), Activities for Kids (1), Other Attractions (1), Parks and Gardens (1)

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Serpentine Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | in South Kensington
Found in the middle of leafy Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, there are two galleries that go by the name of The Serpentine, the original... More
 
 
 
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Natural History Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
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... More
 
 
 
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Science Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
The Science Museum in South Kensington houses one of the most comprehensive collections looking at the development of science and industry, and it is all... More
 
 
 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and manufacturers. Today it... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
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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Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
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... More
 
 
 
The Gilbert Collection
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
Following the closure of The Gilbert Collection at Somerset House on 27 January 2008, it re-opens in June 2009 at its new permanent home at... More
 
 
 
Theatre & Performance Galleries
London > Attractions > Museums
Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
The V & A's Theatre and Performance galleries open in March 2009 replacing those at the Theatre Museum in Covent Garden, closed since 2007. The... More
 
 
 
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Albert Memorial
London > Attractions > Sights
Kensington Gardens, 27 Princes Square, South Kensington, London W2 | in South Kensington
This 180ft Victorian bronze gilt statue in Kensington Gardens is a tribute to Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, and was erected following his death through... More
 
 
 
Jameel Gallery at the V & A
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
This gallery at the celebrated V & A is the premier exhibit of Islamic art in Britain today. Tracing Muslim art from its roots in... More
 
 
 
Serpentine
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Hyde Park, South Kensington, London W2 | in South Kensington
The Serpentine lake gets its name from its curved shape which snakes around to the west of Hyde park. It's fed by a pure underground... More
 
 
 
Duke of York Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Duke of York Square, South Kensington, London SW3 | in South Kensington
The pedestrianised Duke of York Square, just of the fashionable King's Road at the Sloane Square end, is an oasis of traffic-free calm. Modern glass... More
 
 
 
V & A Sackler Centre for Arts Education
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
Spread across two floors of the Victoria and Albert Museum's Henry Cole Wing and with its own entrance on Exhibition Road the Sackler Centre is... More
 
 
 
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Museum of Instruments
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal College of Music Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
The RCM Museum of Instruments was started in 1894 with a donation from Sir George Donaldson. Today it features over six hundred instruments, some of... More
 
 
 
Michael Hoppen Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
3 Jubilee Place, South Kensington, London SW3 | in South Kensington
A stroll around a decent photo gallery is a bit like taking a trip to Borough Market '€˜just to have a look'. Just as in... More
 
 
 
Polish Institute & Sikorski Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
20 Princes Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
Museum of Polish militaria, predominantly relating to the Polish Armed Forces during World War Two in the West. There are also some rare exhibits relating... More
 
 
 
Andipa Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
162 Walton Street, South Kensington, London SW3 | in South Kensington
The Andipa family have a long history in dealing with fine art, stretching back as far as 1593. Their Walton Street gallery is relatively more... More
 
 
 
Crane Kalman Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
178 Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | in South Kensington
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Stephanie Hoppen
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
17 Walton Street, South Kensington, London SW3 | in South Kensington
This intimate and sophisticated gallery exhibits distinctive artists from all over the world. Located in the fashionable area of Walton Street with its cluster... More
 
 
 
Baden-Powell House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
65-67 Queen\'s Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
Baden-Powell House is now a modern 180 room budget hostel welcoming both Scout and Guide members but also open to the general public. It also... More
 
 
 
St Columba's Church of Scotland
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Pont Street, South Kensington, London SW1X | in South Kensington
There has been a church on the site since 1884. It was bombed in 1941, rebuilt in 1955 and is now a Grade II listed... More
 
 
 
Brompton Road
London > Attractions > Sights
South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
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Manor Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
PO Box 17320, 18 Chelsea Manor Street, South Kensington, London SW3 | in South Kensington
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Rainbow Suite
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
99 Kensington High Street, South Kensington, London W8 | in South Kensington
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Wallpaper History Society
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
Care of the Victoria and Albert Museum, this specialist society promotes all aspects of wallpaper history, preservation and production. The most enticing element of... More
 
 
 
Kasimira
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
29 South Terrace, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
Database for party experts and children's entertainers.... More
 
 
 
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Royal Geographical Society
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
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
 
 
 
Coskun & Co.
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
98 Walton Street, South Kensington, London SW3 | in South Kensington
20c masters.... More
 
 
 
Kensington Rood Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, South Kensington, London W8 | in South Kensington
1.5 acre rooftop oasis with Spanish, Tudor and English themed gardens. Phone first to check admission.... More
 
 
 
The Ismaili Centre
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
1 Cromwell Gardens, South Kensington, London SW7 | in South Kensington
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... More
 
 
 

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The Art Of British Natural History
Exhibitions | Until 1st July 2018 

Natural History Museum 3 minutes walk from South Kensington

Over 200 original illustrations celebrating the nature on our shores. Items from the museum's collection will explore the many different ...More

Whales: Beneath the surface
Whales: Beneath the surface
Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2018 

Natural History Museum 3 minutes walk from South Kensington

With a gigantic blue whale skeleton replacing Dippy the Dinosaur in the Natural History Museum's Hintze Hall, the museum is ...More

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

Natural History Museum 3 minutes walk from South Kensington

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 3 minutes walk from South Kensington

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 South Kensington

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

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

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 7 minutes walk from South Kensington

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

Rachel Kneebone
Exhibitions | Until 14th January 2018 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 7 minutes walk from South Kensington

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

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

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 7 minutes walk from South Kensington

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

 
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
Exhibitions | Until 18th February 2018 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 7 minutes walk from South Kensington

He shunned publicity, was rarely seen and gave only one full interview in his life yet Christian Dior called him ...More

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

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 7 minutes walk from South Kensington

They've given us The Dark Side of the Moon, pigs flying over Battersea Power Station and giant inflatable teachers. Now, ...More

 

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Bar Elba
Bar Elba
Drinking 

The first of its kind in the area, Bar Elba is a brand new rooftop ...More

 
Minnow
Minnow
Dining 

Sseasonal, modern European dishes, with a nod to the flavours of the Indian Ocean from ...More

 
Sub Cult
Sub Cult
Dining 

Street food sandwiches by Sub Cult, famed for its USA deli-style sub rolls, are served ...More

 
Fantastic Mr Fox
Fantastic Mr Fox
Theatre | From 28th July 

Lyric Hammersmith

A playful re-telling of Roald Dahl's popular tale, Fantastic Mr Fox, by Maria Aberg who ...More

 
Lorde
Lorde
Concerts | On 27th September 

Alexandra Palace

Fresh from her storming Glastonbury performance, Lorde comes to Alexandra Palace promoting long-awaited new album ...More

 
Ultimate Aqua Splash
Ultimate Aqua Splash
Sporting Events | From 24th July 

Aquatics Centre

Slide from the diving platforms used in the 2012 Olympics, take on the floating assault ...More

 
Best Things to do in London for an Adventure
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Kidult thrill seekers looking for an adrenaline ...More

 
Wonderland
Wonderland
Theatre | From 7th August 

Richmond Theatre

This is the last chance you have to see the critically acclaimed Wonderland, as Frank ...More

 
Dino Snores For Grown-ups
Dino Snores For Grown-ups
Exhibitions | On 4th August 

Natural History Museum

Usually aimed at children, the Natural History Museum extends its late night Dino Snores event ...More

 
Wanderlust 108
Wanderlust 108
Exhibitions | On 23rd September 

Victoria Park

Producers of the largest yoga lifestyle events in the world, Wanderlust present the world's only ...More

 
Hamburg On Tour In London
Concerts | From 20th October 

The Boiler House

Exporting the very best Hamburg has to offer, Hamburg on Tour is coming to London this October. Europe's innovative and culturally diverse hot spot, Hamburg has risen up the city break must visit top ten ...More

mother
mother
Dining 

For their first restaurant outside of Denmark mother owners David Biffani and Nick Pound have ...More

 
Breddos Taqueria
Breddos Taqueria
Dining 

More than double the size of the original, the 84-cover Breddos Taqueria on Kingly Street ...More

 
Design Frontiers
Exhibitions | From 18th September 

Somerset House

More than 30 of the world's leading designers, including the director of design at Jaguar, are taking part in Design Frontiers, a group exhibition at Somerset House showing work which challenges and breaks through frontiers. ...More

Villa Walala
Villa Walala
Exhibitions | From 16th September 

Broadgate Circle

An exuberantly colourful, strange and squidgy new world, Villa Walala creates an unexpected architectural landscape ...More

 
Prism
Prism
Theatre | From 6th September 

Hampstead Theatre

Robert Lindsay, well known for starring in My Family on TV and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels ...More

 
Yeomanry House
Business 

An army careers centre, Yeomanry House is home to AFCO London....More

Suvlaki Shoreditch
Suvlaki Shoreditch
Dining 

Traditional grilled meat skewers cooked over hot coals are the signature dish at Greek restaurant ...More

 
Long Arm Pub
Long Arm Pub
Drinking 

The flagship site of the Long Arm Pub & Brewery this Worship Street pub comes ...More

 
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Best Activities for Children in London
Best Activities for Children in London
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Children bouncing off the ceiling? Little ones got ...More

 
Best Small Museums in London
Best Small Museums in London
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London's collection of small museums devoted to the ...More

 
Best Beaches in London
Best Beaches in London
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There's no need to leave town when you're in search of sand, feel the ...More

 
Best Places for Street Food in London
Best Places for Street Food in London
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London's street food scene has really taken ...More

 
 
 
 
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