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RCA Kensington



The Royal College of Art's historic Kensington campus is iconic, located in the 'Albertopolis' district of London, alongside the Victoria and Albert Museum and Imperial College, flanked by Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park – the largest green space in London – and next to the Royal Albert Hall.

Designed by H T Cadbury Brown and opened in 1962, the heart of the Kensington site is the Modernist Darwin Building, named for post-war Rector Robin Darwin (grandson of Charles Darwin). 

The Kensington site houses the School of Architecture programmes in ArchitectureCity DesignEnvironmental Architecture and Interior Design, as well as the School of Design programmes in Design ProductsFashion MenswearFashion WomenswearGlobal Innovation DesignInnovation Design EngineeringService Design and Textiles.

Also located in Kensington is the RCA's extensive Library, including Special Collections and the Colour Reference Library, as well as extensive Technical Services resources and Student Support.


For more information about our Kensington site, including full address and how to get to us, see Maps & Visiting.