Christmas in South Kensington

Visit South Kensington to experience a truly magical Christmas this year. Our members offer a huge range of events for a festive season to remember. From tasty treats to awe-inspiring music, have a look and make sure you don't miss out on the festive fun. 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

16 Oct 2020 - 6 June 2021
Wed-Sun 11am-6pm
Natural History Museum
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The fifty-fifth Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will immerse you in the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. Encounter the beauty and fragility of wildlife, see fascinating animal behaviour and get to know extraordinary species. Go deeper and discover the surprising - and often challenging - stories behind the images during a time of environmental crisis.

Space Descent Virtual Reality with Tim Peake

Daily
4:20; 4:40; 5:00
Science Museum
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Tim Peake is your guide for an out-of-this-world virtual reality mission that puts you in the pilot’s seat of a Soyuz capsule. As the European Space Agency’s first British astronaut, Tim Peake spent six incredible months aboard the International Space Station.

Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery

Daily
Science Museum
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Revealing the beauty of the science and maths that shape our everyday lives, this unmissable experience will ignite your curiosity, fuel your imagination and inspire you to see the world around you in new and exciting ways.

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My Christmas Orchestral Adventure

Sunday 13 December 2020
3pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Calling Santa’s little helpers! Albert’s Orchestra is poised and ready for another journey through classical music. Father Christmas has lost his map on a practice run of his delivery route! Thankfully his trusty ensemble has found it but they need your help to return it to him ahead of the big day.

John Rutter's Christmas Celebration

Thursday 10 December 2020
3pm; 7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Join the nation’s favourite choral composer for another joyful celebration of Christmas as he conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. With sing-along carols, rousing fanfares, Yuletide classics and more, this firm festive favourite is guaranteed to fill you with sparkle and cheer.

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Christmas with the Royal Choral Society

Wed 9 December 2020
7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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The celebrated Royal Choral Society was formed as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s official opening, and the 150-strong choir has performed every Christmas since 1872. This year's festive programme is packed full of glorious carols old and new – including traditional favourites Silent Night, The Twelve Days of Christmas and O Come all Ye Faithful. The renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a host of special guests will accompany the choir for this gala concert.

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Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall
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The Royal Albert Hall will open its doors this December with a programme of festive favourites, welcoming a live audience to a much-needed celebration of Christmas in 2020. The audiences will be smaller to ensure your safety and enjoyment but this iconic building will once again reverberate to the sound of music and laughter!

Film

Mangrove

Wednesday 7 Oct 2020
7:30pm
Institut français
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Another great film from Ciné Lumière. Steve McQueen’s rousing, urgent story of the Mangrove Nine is one of the Oscar-nominated director’s SMALL AXE anthology series for the BBC – five distinct films set in London’s West Indian community between the 1960s and 1980s. Powerful viewing!

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Guy Barker’s Big Band Christmas

Friday 11 December 2020
7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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The much-loved festive, annual tradition of Guy Barker’s Big Band returns in 2020 for its 5th year with an evening of swinging, soulful celebrations of big band music with a Christmas twist! Guy Barker’s inimitable mixture of jazz classics, unearthed treasures and Christmas oddities will put a swing in your step as the festive season kicks-off.