Swim, stroll, play, eat, relax, row - some top tips of things to do in Hyde Park from Buzzfeed.
With stunning high definition 3D vision and flight simulator motion technology, you can see and feel for yourself what it’s like in the cockpit of a Red Arrow.
A host of leading youth choirs from around the world unite for a unique evening of performance, as young singers from as far afield as South Africa, Israel and Indonesia take to the Royal Albert Hall stage.
Since the invention of photography, the camera has focused on the body as a subject of both artistic expression and scientific examination. Free exhibition.
Celebrating ABBA’s greatest hits in all their show-stopping glory, West End stars Abbie Osmon and Emma Kershaw will perform an amazing line-up of the Swedish pop group’s timeless classics in the RPO’s popular show, ABBAphonic.
Inspired by the work of great photographers, take your photography to the next level with this 8-week course. Learn how to achieve great photographs by exploring texture, light and composition, along with how to prepare your images for print.
Afternoon Tea includes finger sandwiches, musically-themed sweet treats, homemade scones and a pot of fine tea, provided by the East India Company.
Located in Kensington Gardens, it is one of London's most ornate ornaments. Public tours are available between March and December.
The Albertopolis companion has been written by Royal College of Art students - it is an alternative guide and history of South Kensington.
The Royal College of Music’s ever-popular keyboard festival is back! This year we celebrate composers who have moved from their home countries to live and work in the USA.
Four concerts inspired by the sounds, country and landscape of America, plus film composers' work beyond the screen.
For more than 100 years, America has been a melting pot for musicians from around the world. The Royal College of Music’s Spring Season delves into a host of works from and inspired by its shores.
Join us for Astronights and spend a night at the Science Museum with exclusive access to galleries after hours and the chance to sleep among our incredible objects.
Read, play, sing, grow! Whether you love drawing, reading, clapping or dancing there will be something to enjoy on Wednesdays & Saturdays!
Come and discover the beautiful things inside Kensington Palace! Dress-up in fine costumes, meet the court painter and create your own beautiful mask to wear around the palace.
Beazley Designs of the Year celebrates design that promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice or captures the spirit of the year. Someday the other museums will be showing this stuff.
Join expert science educators for a behind the scenes look at the Museum's fascinating zoology spirit collection.
The children's library has reopened providing children with easy access to a wide range of interactive resources.
Calling all book worms! Bring your old books to the Bibliothèque Quentin Blake for a day of book swapping, fun & special crafty activities including an origami workshop!
British classic Brassed Off comes to the Royal Albert Hall for a special screening with live accompaniment by the brass band that inspired the story.
Brighten up your winter with an evening exploring colour and form at Christie’s. Hear talks from an interior designer, design journalist, a guided tour of a pop-up ceramics exhibition and a personal stylist will demonstrate how colour can transform the way we look and feel about ourselves.
Open weekdays - pop in and enjoy a fresh coffee and browse the UK's busiest salesroom.
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.
Ciné Kids screenings cater to children aged 4 and over – and their families – so they can discover the best animated films. In English, French or French with subtitles.
Showcasing the best of foreign film - it screens a mix of French, European and Global films - with subtitles.
Amaluna is a tale of castaway romance and the obstacles that true love presents, filled with jaw-dropping performances and Cirque du Soleil’s signature mind-blowing acts, which left audiences mesmerised at its UK premiere here in 2016.
City of Towers is an installation presenting research into a new concept for the design and construction of high-rise buildings. City of Towers explores the concept of the tower through the lens of Parametricism – an architectural style created by the use of 3D software that renders shapes and forms using complex mathematical formulas. These 3D printed studies are sculptural in quality, precise in their creation, and sometimes appear to imitate natural forms.
From the very best classical music and state of the art technology to electrifying multi-coloured laser displays and our famous thundering finale to the music of the 1812 Overture – the March 2017 season promises to be bigger and more thrilling than ever!
Inside the Cocoon see hundreds of Museum specimens. Marvel at beetles and butterflies, metre-high plants, huge tarantulas and historic herbaria.
As the debate about the future of Europe continues, the Goethe-Institut and the V&A have commissioned 12 artists from around the world to imagine what Europe might look like 2,000 years from now, and how our present might be viewed from the future.
The Royal College of Music welcomes award-winning composer David Lang for four free events celebrating his music, including simple song #3 from the 2015 film Youth.
Don’t miss this highlight of the RCM season which showcases music by talented RCM composers for screen, performed live to new films by young producers.
Become a crime scene investigator for the night and work with the Natural History Museum's scientists to solve a murder mystery. This thrilling interactive experience combines real science with crime fiction for an unforgettable night out in London.
Photographs, film, maps and memorabilia from the first expedition across the Rub al Khali by Bertram Thomas in 1930 and the second by Mark Evans in 2015.
Meander from Clerkenwell, through our Museum quarter and through historic Hyde Park. Here is a suggested route from TfL and Santander Cyles.
Join the Design Museum and Autodesk at the first Design Night: London to celebrate the wonders of the five senses.. Hear a fascinating talk about the future of design, taste delectable food and tipples, groove to cool tunes, participate in hands-on activities and see the Fear and Love exhibit.
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.
Twenty years on from Diana, Princess of Wales' death, a new exhibition and temporary garden celebrating her life will be opened at Kensington Palace, her home for over 15 years.
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.
Discover a series of playful, recreational & instructional digital sessions, where we explore the potential that video games and apps may hold.
Create your own incredible architecture using elements of nature, technology and the world around you using digital collage.
Ever wondered what goes on at the Museum when everyone has gone home? Find out on a sleepover for kids.
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.
Based on the Apollo lunar landings, this film's exceptional 3D computer animation will fly you to the moon, where you can experience the sights and sounds of an Apollo expedition.
Death, disease, love and loss – explore 300 years of secrets on a spooky tour through the shadowy world of Kensington Palace after dark.
Find out if you’ve got the problem-solving, big-thinking, team-working skills to be a globe-trotting engineer of tomorrow.
Show casing over 1100 objects from the V&A’s collections of 17th- and 18th-century European art and design in a suite of seven galleries.
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.
Explore how we’ve sent spacecraft to other planets, walked on the Moon and peered into the heart of our galaxy and beyond.
Share your ideas for the perfect city whilst building your paper utopia, add your cityscape to a sprawling paper skyline and watch the collective metropolis grow throughout the afternoon.
Spanning five centuries, the Fashion collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of dresses in the world.
The first exhibition in the Design Museum's new home presents eleven new installations by some of the most innovative and thought-provoking designers and architects working today.
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.
This movie double bill focuses on artificial intelligence, with two features whose themes are decreasingly classifiable as science fiction; in fact we’re heading ever closer to a world where these subjects are science fact.
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.
The Royal Choral Society has performed Handel’s Messiah on Good Friday afternoon at the Royal Albert Hall every year since 1876. This annual concert is one of London’s great Easter traditions and the perfect way to spend Good Friday afternoon
Harry Potte will make a magical Royal Albert Hall debut next year with a sensational live orchestral screening of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™
Why not hop on a Santander bike and explore South Kensington - take a ride through the Parks, pass Kensington Palace, around the Serpentine and arrive at the Museums.
Taking pictures of distant stars is no longer just the work of astronomers. Find out the secret of success for photographing night skies.
Meet your ancient relatives, trace the origins and evolution of our species, and explore what makes us human.
A range of cafes, restaurants and kiosks offering everything from ice creams, sandwiches to three course meals.
Play with space and simple materials on a large scale and create your own monumental environments using Raphael for inspiration, or build a collaborative lightweight structure.
It talks, makes the world go round but can’t buy you happiness. Spend an evening with us at Imperial Fringe and invest yourself in an evening covering all things money – why do we need it, how can we protect it and what might it look like in the future?
Introducing little ears to the world of Indian classical music, these concerts are aimed at children of all ages and their families to enjoy. The Blue Lions present a concert of traditional works and very rare compositions, some of which are hundreds of years old.
The Information Age gallery celebrates more than 200 years of innovation in information and communication technologies. Relive some remarkable moments of history.
Get a feel for how scientists work by having a go yourself. Come and explore hundreds of real nature specimens that form the evidence Museum scientists use in their daily work.
The Broadwalk Cafe and Playcafe serves a great range of pizza, salads, wraps and sweet treats as well as a children's menu.
Home to the royal family for centuries and the birthplace of Queen Victoria, it is an exquisite palace with acres of manicured gardens.
There's lots for families to see and do especially in the holidays, as well as enjoying a family-friendly café and shop. Kids go free!
Come along to a unique programme of talks and debates to learn more about the intriguing Kensington Palace.
An intimate Late Night Jazz series presents sensational music in the sultry setting of the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room. Various Thursday nights
Every Friday night the Elgar Room has become the regular venue for stand up comedy featuring a range of brilliant comedians.
Relax in Le Bistrot, a French-style cafe-restaurant serving French breakfast and a range of bistro meals at lunchtime.
Lily and Bear tells a truly magical tale about the give and take of friendship. This book has now been adapted for the stage with songs and music, and premiering at Royal Albert Hall.
Explore the life, work and lasting impact of John Lockwood Kipling (1837 – 1911), an artist, writer, museum director, teacher, conservationist and influential figure in the Arts and Crafts movement.
A suggested route where you can enjoy a ride through some of London's hidden gardens and get a glimpse of some of the Parks including Hyde Park along your way.
Love Classical is a 12-day festival of classical music-themed events taking place across seven different spaces around the Hall, from the iconic auditorium to deep underground in our Loading Bay.
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.
Lucy Raven’s work focuses on the marginal spaces at the edges of image production. This shift of focus encourages interrogation of the kind of imagery that has become all too familiar.
The Magazine was designed by award-winning architect Zaha Hadid. Open from breakfast through to lunch and afternoon tea, The Magazine also serves weekend brunch.
Explore the rich diversity of mammals, from polar bears to pygmy shrews in the Mammals gallery. -
Join us as we celebrate the distinguished career of cellist and RCM alumnus Martin Lovett, a member of one of the most celebrated string quartets of the 20th century.
Mathematics is too often perceived as dry and complex, but this new gallery will tell stories that place the subject at the heart of our lives, exploring how mathematicians, their tools and ideas have helped to shape the modern world.
This double bill presents arguably the two most iconic robots in screen history, beginning with James Cameron’s original 1984 thriller The Terminator, featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the time-travelling robot assassin stalking the streets of downtown LA
Mozart’s Requiem is one of the most popular of all choral works with as many as 2,000 singers performing, and with an intriguing history to add mystery to the music: Mozart, already a sick man, had illusions that he was writing the Requiem for himself!
RCM alumnus Robert Sutherland shares his experience of coaching and accompanying Maria Callas on her final worldwide concert tour.
The Natural History Museum comes to life after dark. Explore our galleries, exhibitions and shops after hours, and enjoy expert-led talks and events at Lates.
Family friendly cafes and restaurant with tasty, freshly prepared food. You can find vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options too.
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.
This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see an outstanding range of surviving examples in one place. Some of the embroideries have not been seen in Britain since they were produced.
RCM Visiting Professor of Conducting Martyn Brabbins returns to conduct the talented musicians of the RCM Philharmonic in Rachmaninov’s ravishing and romantic Symphony no 2.
The RCM’s rush-hour Orchestral Masterworks series continues with an all-Mozart programme, featuring the first of the great composer’s last three symphonies
Visit Our Lives in Data to uncover some of the diverse ways our data is being collected, analysed and used - discover new tools to protect your data.
Get ready for a feast of mechanoid mirth, cybernetic silliness and singularity hilarity! Expect the bionic and the ironic as the Science Museum presents perhaps the world’s first comedy quiz show to be hosted by a real-life working robot.
Pattern Pod is an amazing multi-sensory area for children under 8 years old. Fun, interactive exhibits encourage them to recognise and copy patterns.
Gaming jumps out of your screen and onto the stage in this interactive performance created with BAFTA winner and former V&A Games Designer in Residence Sophia George.
A unique fountain memorial to Princess Diana designed to reflect her spirit of life and love of children.
Explore and adventure in the playground with a huge wooden pirate ship which is the centrepiece of the Diana, Princess of Wales' Memorial Playground.
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.
The Prix Pictet is recognised as the world’s leading prize for photography. Now in its seventh cycle, the theme for this years prize is 'Space'. Twelve photographers have been shortlisted and their work will be exhibited in the V&A’s Porter Gallery.
Explore Queen Caroline's Temple which is a classical style summer house overlooking the Long Water, east of Lancaster Walk, Hyde Park.
Multi-award-winning jazz trombonist Mark Nightingale directs another entertaining evening of toe-tapping tunes from the outstanding musicians of the RCM Big Band, recently described as 'brilliant' by Jazzwise Magazine.
Join us for the first ever RCM Chamber Week as Royal College of Music students explore the delights of music-making in duos, trios, quartets, quintets and more.
This concert marks the 70th birthday of influential American composer John Adams with a performance of his playful and imaginative clarinet concerto Gnarly Buttons.
From babies to teens, RCM Sparks run a variety of inspiring events for a range of abilities, including family workshops, concerts and courses
Explore music from the circus in a family-friendly music workshop. Try your hand at circus skills and attend a jaw-dropping performance of Cirque du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall.
Join us for a varied programme of pieces for wind ensemble, including the world premiere of RCM composer Ray Leung’s Waiting for alto flute, featuring Sirius Chau as soloist.
The RCM Students’ Film Orchestra brings the sound of sci-fi into the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall with music from cinematic favourites such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
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.
Robots will explore the 500-year story of humanoid robots and the artistic and scientific quest to understand what it means to be human. Featuring over 100 robots, from a 16th-century mechanical monk to robots from science fiction and modern-day research labs.
The Italian Verdi restaurant and Café Bar are open all day to everyone. All other bars open 2 hours before concerts.
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.
Witness the talent of outstanding young musicians studying at the Royal College of Music in this free lunchtime and rush-hour concert series.
The RCM’s Quartet in Association returns for a programme of Mozart and Philip Glass, exploring the old and the new.
Based at Imperial College London, a unique Saturday science tuition featuring specialists in science education and highly qualified scientists.
The Science Museum has two main cafes and various smaller ones. You can also bring your own food, which can be eaten in the designated picnic areas.
Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the Museum on the last Wednesday of every month.
Escape the bustle of the city and bring the whole family to enjoy the beauty of Sensational Butterflies, returning to the Natural History Museum for the Easter holidays.
For the duration of her first solo UK exhibition, New York-based artist Lucy Raven turns the gallery into an intimate, velvet-curtained space, playing host to a series of Serpentine Cinema film nights, programmed by Raven and produced in collaboration with MUBI.
The Serpentine Sackler Gallery & adjoining Magazine Restaurant, opened in 2013, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. The Serpentine is now two contemporary art galleries in the heart of the Royal Park of Kensington Gardens in central London.
This display highlights the work of Contemporary British Silversmiths. It includes some of the best silversmiths practising in Britain today.
Every Tuesday, the market is open to all, providing great-tasting locally-sourced provisions on the Queen's lawn.
Two young lovers attempt to communicate throughout fifteen discontinuous vignettes, representing both a search for tenderness and a disheartening foray into the gender war. With subtitles.
Join the Royal Albert Hall’s resident Education & Outreach orchestra, Albert’s Band, for a fun and interactive introduction to some of the best pieces of classical music related to the animal kingdom!
Tales from the Shed are vibrant, interactive theatre shows for young children presented by inspirational theatre company Chickenshed. Make a lot of noise and make the story happen.
Every photograph in this display features at least one camera. This display focuses on the instrument itself with 120 photographs spanning the 19th century to the present day.
The Garden is an exciting interactive space, created especially for children aged 3–6 and their parents and carers in the basement of the Museum.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to London’s Royal Albert Hall to perform The Music of Bond, following its sensational sell-out performance in October 2015. Presented by A View to a Kill’s ‘Bond girl’ Fiona Fullerton.
One of the most elegant venues in London, with an outdoor terrace for fine days and beautiful views of the palace and its gardens.
Experience an unprecedented, innovative and multi-sensory journey through Pink Floyd's extraordinary worlds, chronicling the music, design and staging of the band, from their debut to the present day.
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.
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.
Titanic Live returns to the Royal Albert Hall, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the beloved blockbuster. The event will see the film screened in high-definition, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.
Meet the giant creatures – sabre-toothed cats, giant sloths, cave bears, dire wolves and mammoths – living in the frozen landscapes of our planet ten thousand years before modern civilization.
Navigate through a virtual Crystal Palace and experience Prince Albert's great achievement and see what captured the hearts of the Victorian world.
Discover the fascinating and sometimes controversial story of underwear design from the 18th century to the present day.
Borrow a V&A back-pack and embark on an adventure across the Museum. Back-packs are free to borrow and do not need to be booked.
Enjoy a wide selection of food and drink in three beautifully designed period rooms, in the world's oldest museum restaurant.
Get closer to the Museum and its incredible collections with our wide range of free or paid-for bespoke tours.
One of the finest collections of jewelry in the world - over 3,500 jewels, including pendants given by Queen Elizabeth I.
An ever-changing, programme of live performances, fashion, film, installations, debates, special guests and DJs, with bars, food, and late-night exhibition openings.
Explore Queen Victoria’s long and fascinating life in her childhood home, Kensington Palace
Through dramatic film footage, exhibits, interactive games and our famous earthquake simulator, explore how the powers within shape the world in which we live.
This exploration of Carl Maria von Weber’s music sees the Royal College of Music Classical Orchestra joined by musicians from the Utrecht Conservatorium.
Dive deeper into the mysterious world of this group of mammals in a new summer family exhibition. Explore the remarkable bodies of the largest creatures to have lived on earth, and how they are much more similar to us than you may think.
From intimate portraits to dramatic landscapes, see how photographers' passion for the natural world produces startling images. This year’s competition attracted almost 50,000 entries.
To mark International Women’s Day the Royal College of Music presents an exciting series of events highlighting the wide-ranging exceptional female talent in music today.
This autumn the Science Museum launched the most spectacular interactive science gallery in the world. Visitors of all ages can get hands on with real scientific phenomena.
Commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme and the huge medical and human impact of wounding during and beyond the First World War.
Exploring the impact of the late 1960s, expressed through some of the greatest music & performances of the 20th century with fashion, film, design and political activism.
An exhibition of paintings and the rarely seen drawings of the pioneering and visionary architect Zaha Hadid. The show reveals her all-encompassing visions of arranging space and interpreting realities.