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Things To Do for Under £15

Indulge in a cultural extravaganza in South Kensington without emptying your wallet. Take a leisurely stroll through the stunning Royal Parks, soak up the buzzing atmosphere of South Kensington or immerse yourself in captivating exhibitions- all within your budget of £15 or less.

£1 tickets for a day visit to Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace
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1 tickets for a day visit to Kensington Palace are available to anyone in receipt of specific financial support. You can claim £1 tickets for up to six people per household.

T. Rex Show with Teach Rex

30th July - 29th August
Various Times
Natural History Museum
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Teach Rex use life-like dinosaurs to perform their show about the anatomy and life of Tyrannosaurus rex, one the most amazing creatures to have ever roamed our planet.

Yinka Shonibare CBE: Suspended States

12th April - 1st Sept
10am - 6pm
Serpentine
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Suspended States is the artist’s first London solo exhibition in over 20 years. It showcases new works, interrogating how systems of power affect sites of refuge, debates on public statues, the ecological impact of colonialisation and the legacy of imperialism on conflict and consequential attempts at peace.

Journey of Life Lates

11th Sept
6.30pm - 10pm
Science Museum
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This September, Lates explores the progress we’ve made in health around the world and how we might tackle the next big challenges, highlighting cutting-edge scientific research and technological innovations!

Judy Chicago: Revelations

23rd May - 1st Sept
10am - 6pm
Serpentine
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This exhibition is the artist’s largest solo presentation in a London institution. It focuses on drawing – a medium Chicago has explored for over six decades and traces the arc of the artist’s career, bringing together archival and never-before-seen artworks.

Young People: Portrait Photography with Smartphones

8th June & 27th July
2pm - 4pm
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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Learn from the original selfie king, Linley Sambourne, and discover the skills to take your own high quality portraits, inspired by Sambourne's street photography showcased in their exhibition Out in Paris (as part of Out Shopping: The Dresses of Marion and Maud Sambourne (1880-1910).

Serpentine Pavilion 2024

7th June - 27th Oct
Serpentine
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Seoul-based Korean architect Minsuk Cho and his firm Mass Studies have been selected to design the 23rd Pavilion which opens at Serpentine South on 7 June.

Take – Away. Blyth Art Fellowship Exhibition

Until 12th Sept
9am - 10pm
Imperial College London
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A free mixed media exhibition by Blyth Art Fellow Lisha Zhong, exploring cultural dysphoria and the personal notion of ‘heritage’ as a result of immigration.

Summer Family Festival: Build!

3rd August
11am - 4pm
V&A South Kensington
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Celebrate the vibrant spirit of the Tropical Modernism exhibition, architecture and illustration. Dive into a day filled with immersive workshops, hands-on activities, and captivating performances.

Antarctica 3D (U)

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Science Museum
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With never-before-seen footage and the latest underwater filming techniques, this epic documentary transports you to the farthest reaches of this majestic land and reveals that what happens there affects every single one of us.

Under the sea 3D (U)

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Science Museum
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Narrated by Jim Carrey and using incredible 3D technology, Under the Sea will leap off the screen and take you on a fascinating journey to discover the mysteries of the ocean floor.

Saturday Talks: Diane Gelon on Judy Chicago: Revelations

27th July
3pm
Serpentine
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Diane Gelon, friend and collaborator of Judy Chicago and The Dinner Party Producer, leads a tour of Judy Chicago: Revelations.

Playday

7th August
11am - 4pm
Design Museum
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Join the Design Museum for UK Playday, an annual celebration of playfulness. Explore the rich and lively culture of children’s play throughout the building.

Design Researchers in Residence 2023/24 SOLAR

21st June - 22nd Sept
10am - 5pm
Design Museum
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The Design Museum will be opens a new thought-provoking display showcasing this year’s Design Researchers in Residence work on the theme of ‘solar’, exploring the role of design in our relationship with the heat and light of the sun.

Wonderlab

Daily
10am - 5.30pm
Science Museum
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At this interactive gallery, discover the beauty of the science and math that shape our everyday lives. This unmissable experience will ignite your curiosity, fuel your imagination, and inspire you to see the world in new and exciting ways.

Museum Family Concert and Workshop

9th August
2pm
Royal College of Music
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Enjoy this interactive concert inspired by objects, stories and exhibitions from the Royal College of Music Museum. Hear live music from talented RCM musicians with opportunities for you and your family to creatively contribute to the performance.

Summer Show 2024

20th July - 21st Sept
11am - 5pm
The Royal Society of Sculptors
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This year's annual Summer Show's theme is Reality Check selected by the guest curator David McAlmont. Explore a fabulous showcase of members' and fellows' work at Dora House.

Inside Out

Various Dates
Various Times
City of Westminster
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At this year's Inside Out outdoor festival, there will be inspiring guided walks, dance and drama performances, family workshops, live music and more, with something to delight everyone. Showcasing London's vibrant art and culture scene in streets and open spaces!

Geographical journeys: microlectures

18th Oct
7pm - 9.30pm
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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An informal evening of short illustrated talks packed with tales of adventure and discovery to entertain and inspire.

London Design Festival 2024

Opens 14th Sept
Various Times
V&A South Kensington
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Experience how design can shape a space, bring people together and foster rituals, through a series of installations exploring global cultures across the V&A.

Park Nights 1014: Temporal Magic

19th July
8pm
Serpentine
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An evening of poetry that brings together the voices of distinct literary scholars, including Anne Boyer, Don Mee Choi and Denise Riley.

The River

26th July - 26th Jan 2025
10am - 4.30pm
Natural History Museum
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Opening Soon! This new sound installation by artist Jana Winderen in collaboration with sound specialist Tony Myatt explores the watery depths of the River Thames. It features captivating recordings from an underwater habitat that’s often inaccessible to our ears.

Hidden Stories of Hyde Park Walking Tour

27th July
10.30am & 1.30pm
Hyde Park
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In the heart of the city, Hyde Park is one of London's most iconic and well-known green spaces. Discover its history like never before on a guided tour!

Aeronautics Research Showcase 2024

4th Sept
1pm - 6pm
Imperial College London
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The Department of Aeronautics at Imperial is the UK’s leading Aeronautical Engineering Department and one of the largest in respect of research breadth and volume in Europe. This event aims to showcase the latest research through a mix of posters and panel sessions led by our experts!