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Discover South Kensington London’s home of science and arts

A tour of some of the smaller venues in London’s arts and science district brings surprises and new discovery. Dive into dance music at the Design Museum to start your day, then pop along with your pooch to Japan House London’s Architecture for Dogs. Whiz down High Street Kensington’s new cycle route over to Exhibition Road and refresh with a glass at Stein's Berlin, before a movie at the Goethe-Institut. Round off your day with a stroll to the Royal Society of Sculptors’ exciting new display The Cost of Your Words.

This week also sees the launch of the Great Exhibition Festival at home, with fun and fascinating online events for all ages.

Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers
Design Museum Kensington
Until 14 Feb 2021 Mon-Thurs & Sun 10am-6:30pm Fri & Sat 10am-9pm
Evoking the experience of being in a club, this exhibition will transport you through the people, art, design, technology and photography that have been shaping the electronic music landscape. Celebrate 50 years of legendary group Kraftwerk with their 3D show. Step into the visual world of The Chemical Brothers for one of their legendary live shows, as visuals and lights interact to create a new three-dimensional experience by Smith & Lyall. Travel to dance floors from Detroit to Chicago, Paris, Berlin and the UK’s thriving scene and indulge your senses with Andreas Gursky’s images, iconic DJ masks and fashion, a soundtrack by French DJ and producer Laurent Garnier and a sound reactive visual installation created specifically for the exhibition.
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Image credit: © Yoda Hiroshi  
Architecture for Dogs
Japan House London
Until 10 January 2021 Mon-Wed 11am-7pm; Thurs-Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 12-6pm
Internationally acclaimed ‘Architecture for Dogs’ features 16 works by globally-renowned architects, all designed with pooches in mind. Culture and dog lovers alike can explore the pieces, which include a bulb-lit vanity mirror for Poodles, a fluffy cloud-like structure for a Bichon Frise to match its fur, and a seesawing kennel for playful Beagles. Small dogs on leads welcome, with interactive pieces too.
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Image credit: © 3s Architects & Designers  
A Taste of Germany

Combine a German film, language lesson or a visit to the library at the Goethe-Institut London with a visit to Stein’s Berlin restaurant. The restaurant offers a journey through all of Germany's kitchen in a well-designed contemporary and cosy atmosphere.
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The Cost of Your Words
The Royal Society of Sculptors
Just down the road at the Royal Society of Sculptors, award-winning artist Fabio Lattanzi Antinori has transformed the terrace with a bold digital display. The Cost of Your Words is a bold digital sculpture which displays the current cost of keywords captured from Google searches in and around South Kensington, making a statement from the unexpected associations of words and their relevance in today's society. Step inside this gem of a gallery for Content Provider by Jeremy Hutchinson and you’ll never look at the office in quite the same way again.
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Get active: New cycle route and walking tour

Footways London map highlights quiet and characterful walking routes so you can explore Kensington at a different pace. The paper maps are available at some Central Network Rail stations or plan your quiet route via the new interactive map with geolocation
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Go digital: Great Exhibition Road Festival at home
Discover South Kensington
Celebrate science and the arts at home with a year-round programme of online events from organisations across South Kensington. This month. peek behind the curtain with a magician helping surgeons develop new skills and explore how arts engagement affects mental and social wellbeing.
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From great exhibitions to debates with experts, and fun activities to try at home, there’s so much more to discover here.
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Discover South Kensington is an initiative of the Exhibition Road Cultural Group, a partnership of the cultural and educational organisations in and around Exhibition Road, South Kensington.

Our partners include:
The Design Museum
Imperial College London
Institut franҫais
The Ismaili Centre
Kensington Palace
Natural History Museum
Royal Albert Hall
South Kensington Estates
Royal College of Art
Cromwell Place
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Royal College of Music
Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
The Royal Parks
Serpentine Galleries
The Science Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum
The Royal Society of Sculptors
Japan House
Westminster City Council
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