Try something different

If you are looking for ideas for what to do in South Kensington, try something different today. Discover jewellery, earthquake simulators, journey to space, fashion. and so much more.

Engineer your future

Wed to Sun
10am-6pm
Science Museum
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Could you shape the world we live in? Find out if you've got the problem-solving, big-thinking, team-working skills to be a globe-trotting engineer of tomorrow.

Ciné Lumière

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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
Mon-Sun 10am-5:50pm (last entry 5pm)
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.

A Beautiful Planet 3D (U)

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Science Museum
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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. See fantastic images of the Earth from the Space Station and gain a new understanding of how wonderful and unique our planet is.

V&A jewellery collection

Daily: 10am-5:45pm - Friday: 10am–10pm
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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.

Free

Fashion

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

Information Age

Daily
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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.

Theatre & Performence

Daily
Daily: 10am-5:45pm - Friday: 10am–10pm
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The collections document current practice and the history of all areas of performing arts in the UK, including drama, dance, opera, circus, puppetry, comedy, musical theatre, costume, set design, pantomime, popular music and much more...

The Vault

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.

The Luna Cinema at Kensington Palace

Wed 3 - Sun 7 August 2022
Doors 7pm Film 8:30pm
Kensington Palace
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Get ready for a summer of cinema under the stars as The Luna Cinema returns to Kensington Palace with an incredible line-up of fantastic film!

Broadcast Lates

27 July
6.30 - 10pm
Science Museum
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COVID-19 has proven to be one of the most serious challenges any of us have faced, across the globe and across all sectors of society – and industry. In this event as part of Lates, join a unique opportunity to hear from experts and journalists working very much within the epicentre of the pandemic.

Serpentine Pavilion 2022: Black Chapel by Theaster Gates

June — 16 Oct 2022
Tues - Sun 10am-6pm
Serpentine
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Designed by Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates with the architectural support of Adjaye Associates, the Serpentine Pavilion 2022: Black Chapel draws inspiration from the architectural typologies of chapels and the great kilns of Stoke-on-Trent.

Image credit: ©Kevin Moran Photography

Artists Houses Walking Tours

5 May - 31 July (Thursdays & Sundays)
11am-12:30pm
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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Join Leighton House's free guided walks exploring the unique group of Victorian studio-houses built on Holland Park Road and Melbury Road (Kensington, West London) by the so-called 'Holland Park Circle' of artists, sculptors and architects.

V&A tours are back

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Discover the work of the V&A's conservation studios, or join a guided tour through their unique galleries. Members can also explore hidden places and historical sites in and around London, often inaccessible to the public.

Known and Strange: Photographs from the Collection

Til Sun 6 November 2022
Daily: 10am-5:45pm - Friday: 10am–10pm
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This display highlights photography's power to transform the familiar into the unfamiliar, and the ordinary into the extraordinary. Showcasing new acquisitions, it presents some of the most compelling achievements in contemporary art photography.

Science Museum's new Interactive Careers Gallery

Daily
Wed - Sun 10am-6pm
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Step into the fascinating world of technicians for a peek behind the scenes in the Science Museum's brand new interactive gallery. Experience what it’s like to create visual effects on a blockbuster film set or operate a robot in a manufacturer's workshop,

Geometric and Biomorphic Pattern Making

Thurs 16, 23, 30 June, 7 & 14 July 2022
Online 5pm-7pm
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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Leighton House and Sambourne House museums are back with a new online course, exploring the geomorphic and biomorphic patterns found in Islamic design. Inspired by items from the museums collections, take your pick of free workshops to recreate your own artwork, with Samira Mian and Dr Esra Alhamal.

Mystery at the Museum: The Search for Dippy

29 June, 19 July, 16 Aug
6.45 - 10.30 pm
Natural History Museum
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Looking for a new and exciting experience this summer? With just one hour on the clock, Mystery at the Museum will have you scouring the galleries after hours, seeking out hidden clues and interrogating suspects in order to solve this mystifying case in this escape room-like game. .

Day Promming at the BBC Proms

15 July - 10 Sept
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Royal Albert Hall
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Promming is an essential part of the character of the BBC Proms and a great British tradition and allows you to enjoy world-class performances for just £7.12! Promming tickets will be available online only at 10.30am on for most performances on the day of the event, with some exceptions.

Park Nights 2022

24th June - 13th Oct
8pm
Serpentine
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Each year, Park Nights presents a series of new performance commissions conceived in response to the Serpentine's annual architectural commission, the Serpentine Pavilion which offers audiences unique ways to experience architecture and performance.

ANAM Quartetthaus

18 - 28 September
12:pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm, 6pm, 8pm, 9:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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The pop-up performance space is an immersive chamber music venue commissioned by the Australian National Academy of Music, ANAM Quartetthaus will stand in 1851 Place outside the Hall for ten days, hosting six performances per day. The structure hots 50 seats with a slowly revolving stage.

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BST Hyde Park Open House

27-30 June, 4-7 July
Hyde Park
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Enjoy 8 days of activities and free entry at Open House returning with free live music & entertainment, including circus skills workshop, over 60’s Tea Dance, open-air cinema nights, street food, pop-up bars, theatre performances, craft + upcycling sessions and much more.

Self-Guided Tours at the Natural History Museum

Daily
10am-5:50pm
Natural History Museum
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Whether you're visiting for the first time or the fiftieth, these tours and free things to do, will take you through the best the Museum has to offer.

Films in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall

From 25 May 2022
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Big film. Big orchestra! Reserve your seat for the up and coming Titanic, and due to phenomenal demand, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. New titles are on the way too, announcements in late March.

Weird Sensation Feels Good

Til 16 October 2022
Sun-Thurs 10am-6pm - Fri-Sat 10am-9pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Have you ever heard a sound that has brought you a sense of calm? Or even made your skin tingle? Step into an acoustically tuned world of ASMR and explore the emerging field of creativity that is shaped and shared by a novel online community.

Space Descent Virtual Reality with Tim Peake

Daily
10am-6pm (last entry 5:15pm)
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.

Free

Design 1900-Now Gallery

Wednesday–Sunday, 10.00–17.45
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A gallery exploring how design shapes how we live, work, travel, communicate and consume. The gallery includes Margaret Calvert and Jock Kinneir’s iconic British road signage system, Kim Kardashian’s Selfish book and Nike’s Nigeria football shirt for the 2018 World Cup.

Out-of-hours Dinotours

Wed, Fri, Sun in March 2022
9am - 9:45am
Natural History Museum
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Have you ever wondered what makes a dinosaur a dinosaur, what they really looked like and why we continue to study them today? Book a Dinotour with one of the Museum's knowledgeable tour guides to get up close and personal with all the main characters in their world-famous Dinosaurs gallery.

Yoga at the Natural History Museum

On until March 2023
8am-9:15am
Natural History Museum
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Rise and shine with an invigorating yoga class followed by a live gong bath and exclusive access to one of the Museum's galleries while it is closed to the public. This class is suitable for all experience levels. Please remember to bring your own yoga mat for these events.

Children & Families at the Royal Albert Hall

From Sun 27 March 2022
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Enjoy a wide range of shows and events for children and families to get involved in, which all promise an unforgettable day out. From storytelling for babies and toddlers to interactive concerts featuring Albert’s Band.

Hallyu! The Korean Wave

24 Sep - 25 June 2023
Daily: 10am-5:45pm - Friday: 10am–10pm
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Hallyu! The Korean Wave will showcase the colourful and dynamic popular culture of South Korea, exploring the makings of the Korean Wave and its global impact on the creative industries of cinema, drama, music, fandom, beauty and fashion.

Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination

6 Oct 2022 - 4 May 2023
Wed-Sun 10am-6pm
Science Museum
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Early bird offer for this immersive, genre-defying exhibition. You will embark on a once-in-a-life-time adventure through the cosmos to explore visions of the future through the science of today.

The Royal College of Music Museum & Guided Tours

10:15am–5:45pm
Royal College of Music
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The Royal College of Music's new museum offers a unique opportunity to interact with over 500 years of musical history. Items include the world’s oldest guitar and earliest keyboard instrument with strings. Enjoy a tour of the Museum, led by Curator Professor Gabriele Rossi Rognoni on Wednesdays at 12:30pm.

Behind the Scenes Tour: Spirits Collection

Daily
11am, 3pm
Natural History Museum
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Go behind the scenes withthe science educators for a look at the Museum's fascinating zoology collection preserved in spirit. Explore some of the Darwin Centre's 27 kilometres of shelves, you'll encounter numerous treasures hidden among the 22 million animal specimens housed here.

Silent Disco at the Natural History Museum

Fri 29 July & 26 Aug 2022
10pm - 1am
Natural History Museum
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Choose your side as three DJs do battle over separate wireless channels, playing the best in pop, rock and party classics. Don a headset and carry on the party into the night in the spectacular Hintze Hall.

Royal Albert Hall Tours

Most days of the year
Royal Albert Hall
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Take a peek inside London's most iconic music venue. Did you know that the Royal Albert Hall once hosted a séance; flooded the auditorium with 56,000 litres of water for an opera concert; and that criminals, as well as musicians and politicians, have graced the Hall’s stage?

Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery

Daily
10am-6pm (last entry 5:15pm)
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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.