Prince Consort Road, Kensington, SW7 2BBShow on map
LH COMMENT: Stay on the campus of the famed Imperial College London and get both fantastic cheap rates and excellent amenities. A great combination in Central London via London Hotels. Great use the... Read More »
Imperial College London, Kensington, SW7 1BAShow on map
"Stay in London cheaply at modern London University campus accommodation" Imperial College London, founded in 1907, is the UK's leading science, technology and medicine university. With locations in and around... Read More »
4 star contemporary hotel
31-34 Queens Gate London, South Kensington, SW7 5JAShow on map
"Situated on one of the most desirable and upmarket roads in Central London" Situated on the broad and leafy Queens Gate, the Abba Queens Gate, London (previously the Queens Gate Concorde, London) offers a... Read More »
4 star classic boutique hotel
54 Queens Gate, South Kensington, SW7 5JWShow on map
"Queens Gate - one of the plushest addresses outside of Mayfair" Just around the corner from Gloucester Road tube station, on a wide, tree-lined avenue opposite some of the country's best museums, sits 54... Read More »
5 star classic deluxe hotel
60 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington, SW7 5BBShow on map
Perhaps the most appealing aspect of staying in Kensington is how green this part of the city is. From landscaped garden squares to Kensington Gardens, which inspired JM Barrie's Peter Pan, to Hyde Park, the... Read More »
65-67 Queens Gate, London, South Kensington, SW7 5JSShow on map
"Hostel in Central London offers cheap accommodation for groups, backpackers and families" If you want to stay in London on a budget, then a good quality hostel is a great choice – especially if you are... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
11 Thurloe Place, Kensington, SW7 2RSShow on map
LH COMMENT: We have known and used the Rembrandt hotel for almost 20 years. Literally we have had hundreds of guests stay and we cannot remember a single complaint. A much loved hotel in a... Read More »
35a Gloucester Rd, London, South Kensington, SW7 4PLShow on map
Citadines South Kensington Apartments offer guests a sophisticated temporary home in elegant and stylish surroundings. Located on the corner of Gloucester Road, with Hyde Park on your doorstep, you are placed... Read More »
4 star classic boutique hotel
15-16 Prince of Wales Terrace, Kensington, W8 5PQShow on map
Situated on a 19th Century site, long associated with style and elegance, in a lovingly restored Victorian town house Kensington House Hotel offers its own modern brand of hospitality within an historical... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
41 Queens Gate Gardens, South Kensington, SW7 5NBShow on map
"Seriously good Kensington location and on a quiet side street" The Grange Strathmore Hotel, London is tucked away down a quiet side street in one of London's most attractive and culturally and historically... Read More »
Search for cheap hotels near Royal Geographical Society
Royal Geographical Society was founded in 1830 as part of Kensington's centre of cultural and educational advancement. It had humble beginnings as a dining club where learned members would meet for debates on scientific issues of the time, but through the patronage of both King William IV and Queen Victoria it gradually grew into the Royal Geographic society and moved to the impressive environs of Lowther Lodge, where it remains today. In its earlier years, the society was closely allied with pioneers of 'colonial' exploration in Africa, Asia, India and the polar regions, and is aligned with famous names such as Livingstone, Stanley, Scott, Shackleton and Hunt, all of whom widened the boundaries of our understanding of the world.
Dedicated to the 'advancement of geographical science', the society promotes, supports and enhances work in any geographical field, encompassing all the environments, peoples and places of the world. The society was responsible for incorporating geographic study into school curricula and as a focus for university courses in the UK. The society currently has 15,000 members and that number is growing as they continue to do great work investigating highly topical issues such as climate change and the decline of fossil fuels.
The society has an enormous collection of geographical artifacts from all over the globe. The collection encompasses over 2 million items; including such curious finds as ceremonial leopard's claws from the Belgian Congo, Inuit boots, Shackleton's Burberry helmet and oxygen tanks used whilst scaling Mount Everest. Anyone who's ever wanted to go where no man has gone before will find these remnants of the world's most enlightening missions very inspirational. The collection also includes a wide range of explorer journals, maps and atlases.
For further inspiration, visitors to the Society can enjoy a wide range of talks and events, including a social wine tasting evening, a Monday night lecture on subjects such as Machu Picchu's discovery and seasonal exhibits.
If you want to stay near the society, set in the picturesque surrounds of Hyde Park and South Kensington, you are well placed to do so as there are many good accommodation options nearby. The Knightsbridge Green Hotel offers elegant contemporary rooms at affordable prices with great facilities. The Abba Queens Gate Hotel places you at the heart of Kensington, just a ten-minute walk from the society and offers comfortable bedrooms in a traditional Victorian building. In Cromwell Road, just a ten minute walk away, the Plaza Hotel" href="eden-plaza-hotel-91.html" target="_self">Eden Plaza Hotel offers very stylish, modern surroundings for a great price, and enjoys a location close to the area's other fascinating museums and sights.
If you want to travel further afield from your base in Kensington, the Royal Geographical Society is a pleasant six-minute stroll away from South Kensington tube station, which services the District, Circle and Piccadilly line. From here you can travel in and out of London with ease as you have direct links to most other areas of central London; Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express Train terminates); Victoria Station (where the Gatwick Express Train terminates); King's Cross St Pancras Station (where the Eurostar terminates); and Heathrow Airport (via the Piccadilly line). So much like the Royal Geographical Society members you can also explore beyond your comfort zone.