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Win a meal for two at The Kensington Quarter and two tickets to Enzo Mari at the Design Museum!

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Don't miss the chance to enjoy a welcome cocktail, a meal for two at The Kensington Quarter, and two tickets to the Design Museum’s new exhibition: Enzo Mari curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli!

Kensington and Chelsea Art Week's public Art Trail

20th June - 30th August
All Day
Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
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An unmissable highlight on London’s summer culture calendar, the Art Trail features world-class sculpture, installations, and murals throughout the borough inspired by thisyear’s curatorial theme Changing Landscapes.

Grow Urban Festival

8th - 16th June
Various Times
National Park City
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This year’s Grow Urban Festival has over 30 events focusing on promoting ‘greening and growing’ across London. The line up includes everything from mushroom growing, nature walks, tours of community kitchen gardens and much more.

Fields of Vision: Contemporary Photography

On until 25th June
11am - 7pm
Cromwell Place
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An exhibition of images by contemporary photographers who chronicle and celebrate the world around us with acute sensitivity. They are united by a global perspective, crafting visual narratives that explore our shared humanity and the fragile beauty of the natural world.

Manifestos: Architecture for a New Generation 2024

15th June
3pm - 5pm
Design Museum
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Celebrate London Festival of Architecture 2024 and discover progressive manifestos envisioning a more inclusive London, developed by emerging voices in architecture and the built environment.

The Double Act by Madi Acharya-Baskerville MRSS

On until 13th July
All Day
The Royal Society of Sculptors
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The new public sculpture outside Dora House features work by Madi Acharya-Baskerville MRSS. Influenced by her South Asian heritage, Acharya-Baskerville's art explores cultural differences and gender identity within the context of climate change.

The Natural History Museum's gardens are opening soon!

Opens 18th July
Natural History Museum
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Experience the transformed gardens at the Natural History Museum which will be open this Summer. The new gardens will tell the story of change on our planet over time and allow visitors to explore the museum in new ways!

BBC Radio 3 Recording Choral Evensong at Holy Trinity South Kensington

10th June
6.20pm
Imperial College London
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BBC will be recording one of the College Evensong services with the students of Imperial College Chamber Choir. The service will be broadcast on the 17th July at the Royal Albert Hall. Evensong is open to everyone.

LGBTQIA+ Tours

Last Saturday every month
5pm - 6pm
V&A South Kensington
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Last Saturday of the month, except December. Join the V&A Volunteer Guides to explore gender and sexual identities through a selection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer plus objects in the V&A’s rich and surprising collections.

May Half term Itinerary

25 May - 2nd June
Daily
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Our museums, galleries and cultural spaces are excited to welcome you this May half-term. Packed with family favorites, workshops, new exhibitions, films, and more! There is something for everyone at South Ken this half term.

Give us your views: Climate change in South Kensington

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Do you spend a lot of time in the area? Are you concerned about climate change in South Kensington? Share your views in our survey. Discover South Kensington's South Ken ZEN+ programme is seeking input from locals to make our neighborhood greener and more resilient.

Win tickets to Birds: Brilliant and Bizarre

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Don't miss this chance to dive into the astonishing world of birds. We are giving away four tickets to the Natural History Museum's new exhibition, Birds: Brilliant and Bizarre.

Win tickets to see Kings of Leon at BST Hyde Park!

Hyde Park
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London’s summer extravaganza, American Express presents BST Hyde Park, returns at the end of June. To celebrate, we are giving away a pair of tickets to see Kings of Leon!

Image credit: Historic Royal Palaces / Alex Rory Jacobs

The Orangery Restaurant re-opens

Daily
10am - 6pm
Kensington Palace
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After major conservation work, the 18th-century Orangery at Kensington Palace has reopened its doors. Visit the iconic restaurant in a stunning setting for an elegant lunch or an indulgent afternoon tea.

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.

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).

Manifestos: Architecture for a New Generation 2024

15th June
3pm - 5pm
Design Museum
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Join the Design Museum's annual collaboration with the London Festival of Architecture showcasing progressive manifestos envisioning a more inclusive London, developed by emerging voices in architecture and the built environment.

Naturally Curious

Various Dates
Various Times
Natural History Museum
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Learn about cutting-edge scientific research from our leading experts with a new series of on-demand courses designed for anyone interested in the natural world, regardless of skill level.

Natural History Museum Gardens Opening Soon!

Daily
10am - 5.50pm
Natural History Museum
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It's official on July 18th will unveil its new gardens! Discover a haven for wildlife sights and sounds this summer season.

An early morning view of Birds: Brilliant and Bizarre & Wildlife Photographer of the Year

5th June
8.30am - 10am
Natural History Museum
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This is your chance to experience two breathtaking exhibitions at the Natural History Museum and stroll through Hinze Hall before it opens to the public. You can also take advantage of a 20% discount in the museum shop which will be open.

Discover South Kensington's Nature

15th - 16th June
Various Times
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Part of the Great Exhibition Road Festival: Join us on a 'walkshop' around South Kensington to learn more about nature, biodiversity and wildlife in London, exploring hidden refuges for nature and learning about how London's plants and animals are being affected by climate change.

Life Drawing with 2B Or Not 2B Collective at Leighton House

14 May, 4 June & 2 July
1pm - 3pm
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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Hone your life drawing skills in the grand Studio of Victorian artist Frederic Leighton. Led by 2B Or Not 2B Collective this monthly series aims to provide a fresh take on what life drawing can be and celebrates diversity in their roster of models.

Win tickets to Out Shopping: The Dresses of Marion and Maud Sambourne (1880-1910)

Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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Leighton House and Sambourne House are offering you the opportunity to win 4 tickets to view this exhibition. Out Shopping: The Dresses of Marion and Maud Sambourne (1880-1910) offers a fascinating glimpse into late Victorian and early 20th-century fashion.

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.