Try something different

There is so much to discover from underwater virtual reality journeys, jewellery, earthquake simulators, fashion to experiencing a live auction at the UK's busiest salesroom. Try something different today.

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.

Space Descent with Tim Peake

Daily
Science Museum
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As the European Space Agency's first British astronaut, Tim Peake spent six incredible months aboard the International Space Station. Using VR technology, get a 360° look inside a Soyuz capsule and retrace Tim's 400km journey back to Earth from the ISS.

23 things Londoners should do in Hyde Park

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Swim, stroll, play, eat, relax, row - some top tips of things to do in Hyde Park from Buzzfeed.

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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

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V&A
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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.

Fashion

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V&A
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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
Science Museum
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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
V&A
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Set design, costumes, make-up, posters - and the first folio of Shakespeare's play.

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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.

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Anima(C)tion

Fri 24 January - Mon 14 February
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Institut français
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Anima(c)tion explores France's animated gems and the techniques and history, with regular screenings of both classic and contemporary films. Building bridges between French and British savoir-faire with screenings, talks, Q&As, workshops and more, it will inspire animation enthusiasts and those eager to discover this ever-evolving, rich and diverse art.

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Make It Clay: Microworlds

Sat 5 March Sat 19 March 2022
10:30am-4pm
V&A
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Explore small details in nature and in the V&A collection and get creative with clay in this families workshop. Artist and potter Emily Stapleton-Jefferis will guide you through clay techniques as you find out more about Beatrix Potter and the importance of looking closely at the natural world.

Free

Stephen Hawking at Work

Thurs 10 February - Sun 12 June 2022
Wed-Sun 10am-6pm
Science Museum
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The Science Museum has acquired a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire Professor Stephen Hawking's office - including his personal reference library, innovative wheelchairs and communications equipment, medals, memorabilia and even the office furniture.

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Code your own adventure

Tue 15 February
10am - 4pm
Design Museum Kensington
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This half-term, introduce your young people to the world of coding in this coding engine workshop with designer Joe Hoole, where they will create a piece of interactive fiction. Suitable for School Years ages 7 – 9.

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Screenprinting Amy Winehouse

Thur 17 February
10am-4pm
Design Museum Kensington
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This half-term, introduce your young people to the world of screen printing in this workshop with designer Georgia Bosson to design and screen print a tote bag inspired by the Amy: Beyond the Stage exhibition. Suitable for School Years 7 – 9.

Creative

Textile mending with Celia Pym

Sat 19 February
2pm-4:30pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Join this workshop with artist Celia Pym and learn how to repair your knitwear considering the tenderness and care of mending. Practise mending techniques on knitting with no previous darning, knitting, needle-based experience necessary. Bring your own garment of choice to be repaired – a holey sweater or sock!

Creative

Screenprint your own Amy merchandise

Sat 5 March
10am-4pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Join this workshop with designer Georgia Bosson to design and print your own merchandise product inspired by the Amy: Beyond the Stage exhibition.

Kids

Storytelling and Music Sessions for 0-4 year olds

Tues 1 February – Thurs 21 April 2022
10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Seasoned storytellers Paul Rubinstein, Samantha Sutherland and Becky Dixon deliver a series of sessions for babies and toddlers, aiming to engage and encourage interaction between parents/carers and their little ones using musical instruments, singing, movement and stories.

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Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

Mon 14 Feb 2022
11:00am, 2:00pm
Royal Albert Hall
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World record-breaking beatboxer SK Shlomo makes mad music with his mouth. Become one of this sonic superhero’s sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you’re aged 1 or 101!

Kids
Music

Opera for Kids - Amazing Arias

Wed 16 February 2022
11am, 1:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Opera for Kids provides the perfect setting for little ears and families to enjoy an operatic performance in a relaxed environment. Performed by members of Albert’s Band, this concert features a carefully selected ‘proper’ classical repertoire but presented in a relaxed environment for children to express themselves, with no expectation to stay still or be quiet.

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Half-term

Children & Families at the Royal Albert Hall

From Tue 1 February 2022
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Royal Albert Hall
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Free
Opera

Opera Scenes

28 January, 4 February, 8 February
5:30pm
Royal College of Music
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Don’t miss this opportunity in these three concerts to spot the stars of the future as they perform excerpts from beloved operas.

Yoga at the Natural History Museum

20 February, 6 March
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 the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition while it is closed to the public.

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Penguin Mask Workshop

Tues 15 February
11am-12 noon
Great Exhibition Road Festival
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Join the Great Exhibition Road Festival team to celebrate penguins, the Antarctic and the adventures of Ernest Shackleton. Explore the land of the penguins in this half-term family workshop and design and make your very own penguin mask and hear all about the adventures of current day Antarctic explorers!

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Outdoors

February Discovery Days: Brilliant Birds

Tues 15 February - Thurs 17 February
9am - 10pm
The Royal Parks
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What a re-leaf it's almost spring! Join the Royal Parks team for another free Discovery Day this spring half-term at The LookOut, Hyde Park. As we all emerge out of winter and the days get longer, you will find that birdsong increases and preparation for the nesting season begins. Shake off any winter blues and register your interest for their free bird-inspired interactive activities that will have you and the family enjoying the fresh air.

Outdoors

Bat Walk

Thursday 31st March
7:30pm - 9pm
The Royal Parks
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Join the Royal Parks to hunt for bats in the heart of London. This hour and a half tour take place at dusk, as London's bats are coming out to play. Be guided through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park at night to search for bat species such as common pipistrelles, soprano pipistrelles and noctules.

Kids
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Families Workshop: Live Minibeast Drawing

Saturday, 12 February 2022
10:30am-4:30pm
V&A
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Join artist Jennie Webber as you find out more about life drawing techniques, and get up close and personal with snails, stick insects, scorpions and much more!

Adults

Silent Disco at the Natural History Museum

21 Dec, 28 Jan, 11 & 25 Feb, 25 Mar 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.

Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery

Wednesday–Sunday
10am-6pm (last entry 5:15pm)
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.

Tours

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?

The Great Exhibition²

Great Exhibition Road Festival
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The Great Exhibition² is an innovative new STEM project, delivered by Imperial College London and Big Ideas, inviting young people across London to enter their own ‘Incredible Innovations’ for a chance to showcase them at The Great Exhibition Road Festival.

Creative

Hallyu! The Korean Wave

24 September 2022 – 25 June 2023
10am-5:45pm
V&A
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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.

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Cirque du Soleil - LUZIA

Til Sun 27 February 2022
Times vary
Royal Albert Hall
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The intermission is over! The Cirque du Soleil is back with their dazzling luminous spectacle, LUZIA, which will also mark 25 years since Cirque du Soleil first brought its captivating magic with its awe-inspiring acrobatics to the Royal Albert Hall.

Weird Sensation Feels Good

Opens Friday 13 May 2022
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 out from behind your screen and experience the world of ASMR in a shared space.

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Outdoors

Hidden Stories of Hyde Park

Fri 18 February 2022
12pm - 1:30pm
The Royal Parks
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Explore the history of Hyde Park through the decades, including the notorious criminals that met their untimely end at the Tyburn Tree, the inception of Speakers' Corner and the park's instrumental role during WW1.

Music
Exhibition

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.

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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.