Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

1 Kensington Gore
United Kingdom


Opening hours

The Society is currently closed to visitors until further notice. The building is only open by appointment with the venue hire team.

Underground stations 

South Kensington (District and Circle Lines): 11 minutes*, 0.7km 

Please note the Piccadilly line will not stop at South Kensington station until spring 2022.

Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line): 15 minutes*, 1.0km

Gloucester Road (Piccadilly, District and Circle Lines): 17 minutes*, 1.2km

Green Park - nearest step free access from street to train (Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria Lines): 35 minutes or take bus 9 to get to the Society, 2.4km

*Approximate walking times

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Mainline stations

Paddington Railway Station (Hammersmith & City, District, Circle and Bakerloo Lines): 28 minutes*, 1.8km

Victoria Railway Station (Victoria, District and Circle Lines): 37 minutes*, 2.5km

Marylebone Railway Station (Bakerloo Line): 42 minutes*, 2.8km

*Approximate walking times

Bus routes

9: Exhibition Road/Royal Albert Hall (from Aldwych/Hammersmith)

23: Exhibition Road/Royal Albert Hall (from Great Western Road/Hammersmith)

52: Exhibition Road/Royal Albert Hall (from Willesden/Victoria)

452: Royal Albert Hall (from Kensal Rise/Vauxhall)

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Green routes

Cycling: There are a number of public bicycle racks in the area, including one (capacity: 14) on the north side of the Society's building.

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Santander Cycles: Several docking stations are within walking distance, the closest one on Kensington Gore outside the Royal College of Art.

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Walking: There are many appealing and accessible streets and paths leading to the Society, including through Hyde Park.

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