Tours and Talks

Enjoy a talk, join a debate, take yourself on a tour,  or book into one of the guided tours in South Kensington.

Discovering Britain: Albertopolis Walk

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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Take a self-guided tour and explore how London’s quarter for the arts and sciences was created. Discover more about it's great institutions and magnificent buildings.

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Evening Classes at Imperial

Oct 2016-Mar 2017
6-8pm
Imperial College London
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Sign up for a course at Imperial where a wide variety languages are offered at different levels as well as an expanding range of Arts, Humanities and Science courses.

Tours

Eerie Evening Tours

Every Friday til end of Feb
7-8.30pm
Kensington Palace
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Death, disease, love and loss – explore 300 years of secrets on a spooky tour through the shadowy world of Kensington Palace after dark.

Fonts on Foot Tour

22nd Jan
12-12.30pm
Design Museum Kensington
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This tour explores the communication system adopted by the Museum that not only helps to improve the quality of the visitor experience, but also creates a stimulating environment for interpreting its collection. Free but bookable.

Designers for our Future Selves

24th Jan
6.45-7.30pm
Design Museum Kensington
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A thought-provoking talk revealing the thinking behind the ideas, trends and passions that are shaping our future selves. With Special Projects, Future Facility and Dr. Takanori Shibata.

Night of Ideas

26th Jan
6-10pm
Institut français
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Hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science as part of a worldwide series of events coordinated by the Institut français, the Night of Ideas will bring together leading researchers from France, the UK and Europe to discuss changing ideas of democracy, citizenship, and truth.

Diary of a Design Museum

31st Jan
6.45-7.30pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Photographer Koto Bolofo talks to award winning designer Sophie Conran about his work and the photographic journey he took chronicling the transformation of the Design Museum.

Love in a Networked World

14th Feb
6.15-7.30pm
Design Museum Kensington
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The Design Museum marks Valentine's Day with an evening talk exploring how technology is re-shaping intimacy hosted in partnership with the UK's largest provider of relationship support, Relate.

The Sunday Sketch

3rd Sunday of every month
2-3pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Each month there is an expert illustrator on hand to lead you through a range of drawing activities in the Design Museum, from architectural drawing to studies of objects in the collection. All abilities welcome.

Albert Memorial

Daily
2pm, 3pm
Kensington Gardens
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Located in Kensington Gardens, it is one of London's most ornate ornaments. Public tours are available between March and December.

Robot Surgery Live!

10th March
7-8.30pm
Science Museum
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Is robot-assisted surgery the way forward? This event represents a unique opportunity to witness first-hand a simulated operation performed by a surgical robot, the da Vinci Surgical System. Professor Kneebone will talk the audience through the operation as it is performed – on a surgical mannequin.

Music & Ideas: Maria Callas, a Musical Friendship

16th March
5.15pm
Royal College of Music
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RCM alumnus Robert Sutherland shares his experience of coaching and accompanying Maria Callas on her final worldwide concert tour.

The Royal Society: When will Robots Outsmart us? Panel discussion

30th June
7-8.30pm
Science Museum
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This panel discussion will explore the future possibilities for intelligent robots and discover what they will do, how we will use them, and how they might use us.

Guardian Live: A Robots World? Panel discussion

30th June
7-8.30pm
Science Museum
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This panel talk brings together leading thinkers in robotics, economics and politics to look at the influence of robots, artificial intelligence and increasing levels of automation on jobs, industry and the economy.

Tour of the Great Exhibition

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Navigate through a virtual Crystal Palace and experience Prince Albert's great achievement and see what captured the hearts of the Victorian world.

Kensington Palace Talks and debates

Various
11-12.30pm
Kensington Palace
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Come along to a unique programme of talks and debates to learn more about the intriguing Kensington Palace.

Royal Albert Hall Tours

Most days of the year
Royal Albert Hall
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Guided tours offer the inside story of the Royal Albert Hall, taking you on a fascinating journey through its unique history, incredible architecture and legendary performances.

V&A Free tours & talks

Daily
V&A
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Get closer to the Museum and its incredible collections with our wide range of free or paid-for bespoke tours.

Princess Diana Memorial walk

Daily
Hyde Park
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The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk takes visitors through four of the most beautiful parks in the world, including Hyde Park and Kensington Palace.

Behind the Scenes spirit tour

Daily
Natural History Museum
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Join expert science educators for a behind the scenes look at the Museum's fascinating zoology spirit collection.