Try something different

There is so much to discover from underwater virtual reality journeys, jewellery, earthquake simulators, fashion to experiencing a live auction at the UK's busiest salesroom. Try something different today.

Valentina Tereshkova

On until 17th Sept
Science Museum
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On 16 June 1963 twenty six year old Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to go into space. Visit the Exploring Space gallery to discover her achievements and ongoing legacy. These are revealed through her personal artefacts, images and film.

Soyuz TMA-19M: Tim Peake's Spacecraft

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The soyuz capsule that brought Tim Peake home is being exhibited at the Science Museum, complete with scorch marks from its re-entry through the atmosphere. Soyuz TMA-19M is the first flown, manned spacecraft in the UK’s national space technology collection.

Engineer your future

On until 16th December 2017
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Find out if you’ve got the problem-solving, big-thinking, team-working skills to be a globe-trotting engineer of tomorrow.

Yoga and Coffee Morning at the V&A

5th Aug
8.45-11am
V&A
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Join Yoga instructor Aoife Espinosa for an hour long Dynamic Hatha Yoga session suitable for all levels of experience before the doors open to the public. Then enjoy a specially created tour of the V&A collections to get your weekend off to the best possible start.

The Luna Cinema at Kensington Palace

8th-11th Aug
7pm
Kensington Palace
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Four nights of fantastic films, with Kensington Palace and its grounds as the most stunning backdrop imaginable. Films include Bridget Jones' Baby, The Goonies, Moulin Rouge and Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

Futuropolis: Young People's Festival

12th August
11-5pm
V&A
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Futuropolis explores the urban environment highlighting the biggest issues affecting young people today, from the housing crisis to sustainability and innovation. A day of free drop-in talks, workshops, displays and performances devised by young people.

Outdoors

From Baroque to Rock

18th Aug
6.30-9.30pm
Kensington Palace
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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - famous for putting classical music in new places without the rules - are coming to Kensington Palace for a special outdoor summer gig. A concert inspired by the palace and its current Enlightened Princesses exhibition, Bring a blanket & a picnic!

Digital Design Weekend

23rd-24th Sept
10.30-5pm
V&A
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Bringing together artists, designers, engineers, technologists and the public to celebrate and share contemporary digital art and design. Participants take over the Museum with pop up installations, robotics, creative electronics, talks, workshops, family-friendly events and more.

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Evening Classes at Imperial

Oct 2017-Mar 2018
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.

Soundtrack Silent Disco

20th Oct
10pm
Royal Albert Hall
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A special late night Silent Disco in the Loading Bay, deep below the Hall’s iconic auditorium. Come along dressed as your favourite movie character and dance the night away listening to some of cinema’s most iconic soundtrack hits!

Cine Lumiere

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Institut français
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Showcasing the best of foreign film - it screens a mix of French, European and Global films - with subtitles.

Human Evolution

Daily
Natural History Museum
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Meet your ancient relatives, trace the origins and evolution of our species, and explore what makes us human.

Space Descent with Tim Peake

From 24th March 2017
Science Museum
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As the European Space Agency's first British astronaut, Tim Peake spent six incredible months aboard the International Space Station. Using VR technology, get a 360° look inside a Soyuz capsule and retrace Tim's 400km journey back to Earth from the ISS.

23 things Londoners should do in Hyde Park

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Swim, stroll, play, eat, relax, row - some top tips of things to do in Hyde Park from Buzzfeed.

A Beautiful Planet

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Experience Earth like never before in a breath-taking portrait of the planet captured from the International Space Station on the biggest screen in Europe.

V&A jewellery collection

Daily
V&A
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One of the finest collections of jewelry in the world - over 3,500 jewels, including pendants given by Queen Elizabeth I.

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.

Fashion

Daily
V&A
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Spanning five centuries, the Fashion collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of dresses in the world.

Christies auction house

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Christie's South Kensington
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Open seven days a week, Christie’s South Kensington is place where visitors can view and buy an extraordinary range of art and objects with over 60 auctions held a year.

Royal College of Music Chamber Concerts

Most weekdays
Royal College of Music
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Witness the talent of outstanding young musicians studying at the Royal College of Music in this free lunchtime and rush-hour concert series.

Information Age

Daily
Science Museum
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The Information Age gallery celebrates more than 200 years of innovation in information and communication technologies. Relive some remarkable moments of history.

Volcanoes & Earthquakes

Daily
Natural History Museum
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Through dramatic film footage, exhibits, interactive games and our famous earthquake simulator, explore how the powers within shape the world in which we live.

Theatre & Performence

Daily
V&A
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Set design, costumes, make-up, posters - and the first folio of Shakespeare's play.

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The Vaults

Daily
Natural History Museum
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Some of nature's most unique and valuable treasures are on display in the Vault gallery. See the world's largest collection of coloured diamonds, discover gems that glow in the dark, and marvel at rare meteorites from out of this world.