Royal Geographical Society

sights / Architecture

Royal Geographical Society information

London , United Kingdom
Street 1 Kensington Gore
Extras SW7
+44 7591 3000
Getting there
underground rail South Kensington
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Opening hours
10am-6.30pm Mon-Fri
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Lonely Planet review

Just east of the Royal Albert Hall is the headquarters of the Royal Geographical Society, founded in 1830 and housed in a Queen Anne–style red-brick edifice (1874) easily identified by the statues of explorers David Livingstone and Ernest Shackleton outside. The society holds a regular talks program (especially on Monday evenings) and photography exhibitions, while the Foyle Reading Room offers access to the society’s collection of more than half a million maps, photographs, books and manuscripts. Enter from Exhibition Rd.