Whether you're visiting South Kensington for the first time, or you've visited a hundred times, here's a list of some of the best, but least well-known, exhibits, galleries, and places.
The Serpentine Lido is, arguably, London's most iconic 'open water' swimming location. In 2023, it will be open to the public until early September. Alongside the Serpentine Lido is the Lido Cafe Bar which has waterside tables and is the ideal place to enjoy a snack, meal or a glass of wine.
Delve into the Museum's pioneering projects and find out more about their collections as they celebrate and showcase the world-leading scientific research carried out at the Museum.
Park Nights returns for a series of interdisciplinary artistic engagements staged in the Serpentine Pavilion 2023. Expect five newly commissioned works spanning poetry, performance and music. Join the Serpentine on selected evenings from August to September.
How can we design our homes to respond to the climate emergency? Discover how architects are reimagining wood, stone and straw to design homes fit for the future in this free display.
Tickets are now on sale for Cirque du Soleil’s most iconic production Alegria: In a New Light. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, this all-time classic will whisk audiences away to a mystical world sprinkled with visual poetry & acrobatic extravagance.
Experience Tim Burton’s original sketches, drawings and storyboards on the big screen whilst Danny Elfman’s famous film scores are performed live by the BBC Concert Orchestra and Crouch End Festival Chorus, conducted by John Mauceri.
Acclaimed musician and composer Nitin Sawhney curates a festival celebrating diverse journeys and identity through music, art and discussion.
Explore a fabulous showcase of members' and fellows' work at Dora House. This year's theme is The Shape of Life, selected by guest curator Edward Bulmer.
Kensington Gardens is wonderful in autumn, a real destination for landscape photography at a time when the trees are changing colour.
These three Secret Sentinels are designed to stand in front of the newly restored Royal Society of Sculptors. They celebrate the work of Elliot and Fry, the court photographers who commissioned the beautiful facade in the late 19th century as well as drawing attention to the 21st century surroundings.
Music Lates is a celebration of Turn It Up: The power of music, a new blockbuster exhibition coming to the museum this autumn.
Start your day with a burst of creativity! Join Write & Shine for a series of early morning writing workshops in The Royal Parks this Autumn.
Get ready to spark your creativity at Young V&A – the museum where children, young people and families can imagine, play and design. From 1 July 2023, be inspired by spaces, explore our collection and get creative. Right now, keep in touch on social.
Join this introductory workshop inspired by the iconic designs held in the museum’s permanent collection and create your own screen-printed image using stencils on a tote bag or tea towel.
The Royal Albert Hall’s Afternoon Coffee Club is a series of relaxed live music performances ranging from smooth jazz to classical. Tickets are £5 and include tea/coffee and cake.
This display shines a light on the diverse kinds of energy in photography, from the hidden processes intrinsic to creating a picture, to the subjects in front of the camera.
A season of events and displays marking the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the HMT Empire Windrush. Find out more about the Windrush generation, their legacies and the impact of the Caribbean on art, design and culture in Britain.
Explore portraits of two Jamaican gentlemen scholars. Burke's photography and archives, alongside historical artefacts and scientific images shedding new light on the Williams painting, invite reflections on quests for identity and colonial legacies.
Discover Leslie Linder, how he cracked the code of Beatrix Potter’s secret journal and showed the world her art.
Add some colour to your autumn with a new season of arts-inspired events at Leighton House. From live performances and chamber music, to family fun and creative workshops inspired by upcoming exhibition 'Maha Ahmed: Where Worlds Meet' - there's something for everyone!
Learn how to cast terrazzo using Eco Resin into silicone moulds to make your own coasters in this creative workshop led by RubinoWilson studio.
Hear one of the finest examples of the influence of blues in early jazz with King Oliver's and Louis Armstrong's Dippermouth Blues.
Enjoy short, inspiring talks by expert horticulturalists, garden designers and writers, meet the Growing Together volunteers to swap seeds, hints and tips, enjoy creative activities for all, seasonal refreshments and more!
Get beyond the camera and discover the stories behind some of the best nature photography in the world.