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Exhibition Road
Exhibition Road
is a street in South Kensington, London
which is home to several major museums and academic establishments, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum.


1 Overview 2 Shared space 3 Gallery 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Overview[edit] The road gets its name from the Great Exhibition
Great Exhibition
of 1851 which was held just inside Hyde Park at the northern end of the road. It forms the central feature in an area known as Albertopolis. It provides access to many nationally significant institutions, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum, Natural History Museum (which incorporates the former Geological Museum), the Royal Geographical Society, Imperial College London
(directly and via Imperial College Road), Pepperdine University
Pepperdine University
Abroad and Jagiellonian University Abroad. The London
Goethe Institute
Goethe Institute
and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meeting house are also located on Exhibition Road. Shared space[edit] A design competition for plans of how to improve the street's design to reflect its cultural importance was held in 2003 by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The competition was won by the architectural firm Dixon and Jones for a shared space scheme for the road and surrounding streets which would give pedestrians greater priority whilst still allow some vehicular traffic at a reduced speed.[1][2][3] The project also aimed to improve the artistic and architectural merit of the streetscape,[4] and clearly draws inspiration from the work of Gordon Cullen's Townscape.[citation needed] The scheme was completed ahead of the 2012 London
Olympics.[5] Gallery[edit]

Looking north prior to implementation of shared space scheme with the Science Museum in the distance

The Natural History Museum from Exhibition Road

The main entrance of the Science Museum on Exhibition Road

Journalist Paweł Rogaliński in front of the Polish Hearth Club
Polish Hearth Club
on 55 Exhibition Road

See also[edit]

Albertopolis Cromwell Gardens Cromwell Road Imperial College Road Museum Lane Museum Mile Thurloe Place Prince Consort Road


^ "Albertopolis: 2012 Map of Dixon Jones scheme". RIBA. Retrieved 2010-12-18.  ^ "The Exhibition Road
Exhibition Road
Project". Official Site.  ^ Rowan Moore (29 January 2012). "Exhibition Road, London
– review". The Guardian.  ^ "The Exhibition Road
Exhibition Road
Project". RBKC. Retrieved 2008-09-30.  ^ "Albertopolis: 2012 Architect's impressions". RIBA. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Exhibition Road.

Albertopolis: South Kensington
South Kensington
from above History, architecture and future plans, from the Royal Institute of British Architects A Vision for Exhibition Road: A Space for the New Century and Exhibition Road
Exhibition Road
Trail from the Victoria and Albert Museum Exhibition Road
Exhibition Road
is reborn from the Evening Standard, dated 27 March 2008 Discover South Kensington
South Kensington
activities and cultural events Road users mingle in naked scheme from the BBC, dated 6 January 2005

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