Literary Festival

Venue and Travel

Plan your journey

The Royal Geographical Society is located at:

1 Kensington Gore,

We will not be using the visitors entrance on Exhibition Road for this event so please head to the main entrance on Kensington Gore.

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South Kensington (Circle, District and Piccadilly Lines) - a 10 to 15 minute walk up Exhibition Road (beyond the Science Museum and Imperial College) to the Society.

Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line) - a 15 minute walk along Kensington Road to the Society.

Lancaster Gate (Central Line) - a 15 to 20 minute walk across Hyde Park to the Society.


There are several bus routes which stop outside or within the vicinity of the Society building.

9: Hammersmith/Aldwych
10: Hammersmith/King's Cross
52: Willesden/Victoria
360: Kensington/Elephant and Castle
452: Wandsworth/Willesden


The nearest mainline railway stations are London Victoria (you can then take the 52 bus to the Society) and London Paddington (a 25 minute walk to the Society).


Bicycles can be locked against our bike stands, located at the main entrance on Exhibition Road.

Bicycles are left at their owner's risk. Please make sure bicycles are secured as thieves are known to work in the area.

Alternatively, you can use the London cycle hire scheme. There are a number of docking stations within close walking distance to the Society (search using postcode SW7 2AR).


There are no car parking facilities at the Society.

The Society is no longer located within central London's Congestion Charge area.

There is limited public parking in Hyde Park, although car parking restrictions operate in the area, often until late at night.

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