the home of science, arts and inspiration


Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum, famous for its beautiful Victorian building, is home to the nation’s finest collection of natural history specimens.

Science Museum

The Science Museum is world-renowned for its historic collection, remarkable galleries and inspirational exhibitions, with around 15,000 objects on public display.

V&A South Kensington

The V&A South Kensington is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity.

Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is one of the UK’s most treasured and distinctive buildings, recognisable the world over. Well over a million people enjoy the 380+ events that are held in the Hall’s auditorium each year.

Imperial College London

Imperial College London is a science-based university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities.

Royal College of Music

The Royal College of Music is one of the world’s great conservatoires, training gifted musicians from all over the world for international careers as performers, conductors and composers.


The Goethe-Institut is Germany’s cultural institute. It offers educational opportunities, promotes intercultural relations, and organises cultural events that attract thousands of people each year.

Institut français

The Institut français is the official French government centre of language and culture in the UK. As part of the Cultural Centre, the Ciné Lumière is a showcase for the best French, European and world cinema.

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century. Today, the State Rooms are open to the public and managed by the independent charity Historic Royal Palaces.

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

The Royal Geographical Society (with the IBG) is the UK's learned society and professional body for geography, founded in 1830. They are a world leader in advancing geography and supporting its practitioners in the UK and across the world.


Serpentine presents world-renowned exhibitions of art, architecture and design throughout the year. There are two exhibition spaces - the Serpentine South Gallery and the Serpentine North Gallery.

Royal Parks

The Royal Parks manages the 5,000 acres of London parkland that make up the 8 Royal Parks including Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park.

Design Museum

The world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from architecture and fashion to graphics, product and industrial design has opened in its spectacular location on High Street Kensington on 24 November 2016.

The Ismaili Centre

Part of an international family of Ismaili Centres, this is the first religious, cultural and social space for the Shia Ismaili Muslim community in the West.

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is an inner London borough of Royal borough status. As the smallest borough in London and the second smallest district in England, this urban area is one of the most densely populated in the UK.

Westminster City Council

Westminster City Council is the local authority for the City of Westminster. It is entitled to be known as a city council, which is a rare distinction in the UK. Home to 6 of the UK’s most visited free cultural destinations including 24 museums, 16 art galleries & 56 theatres.

Royal Commission for the Exhibition 1851

Founded in 1850 to administer the international exhibition of 1851, today it is a grant-making educational trust, providing funding for individuals, companies and organisations, particularly in scientific and technological disciplines.

South Kensington Estates

South Kensington Estates owns and manages a mixed-use property portfolio including Cromwell Place, a 40,000 sq ft gallery hub, and invests in the built environment to allow tenants to thrive. They support the Brompton Design District.

The Royal Society of Sculptors

The Society has ambitions to be a leading centre for sculpture & 3D art. Their programme of exhibitions and events are designed for visitors and participants to experience a diverse range of contemporary work through original exhibitions, artists' talks and creative workshops. 

Japan House London

Located at Kensington High Street, Japan House London is the cultural home of Japan in the UK. It includes an exhibition gallery, an events hall, a library, a café, a fine-dining Japanese restaurant and a shop of thoughtfully curated items from Japan. This is complemented by a diverse line-up of exhibitions, events, workshops, and seminars. Japan House London is free and open to everyone.

Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum

The historical studio-homes, Leighton House and Sambourne House, are the extraordinary legacies left by two ‘celebrities’ of the late Victorian era: Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896), celebrated painter and president of the Royal Academy of Arts; and Edward Linley Sambourne (1844 -1910), Chief Cartoonist at the infamous satirical magazine Punch.

Royal College of Art

The Royal College of Art is an internationally renowned art and design university, providing students with unrivalled opportunities to deliver art and design projects that transform the world.

Cromwell Place

Five townhouses in South Kensington hosts a year-round programme of diverse, interdisciplinary exhibitions and events across beautiful gallery spaces. Free and open to all.