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A Beautiful Planet 3D (U)

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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.

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A Taste of Germany

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Stein's Berlin
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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.

Adventures Babies

Various Dates
Various Times
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Delight the little ones with this sensory storytelling class at the Natural History Museum. Take part in a host of activities designed specifically to engage babies and encourage their development.

Akira

Tue-Sat
Lunch 12-3pm; Afternoon Tea 2:30-4:30pm; Dinner 6pm-11pm
Japan House London
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The Japanese restaurant, Akira, is on the first floor of Japan House London. Named The restaurant presents an authentic Japanese dining experience based on Akira’s ‘trinity of cooking’ principles – food, tableware and presentation. AKIRA is now offering a takeaway service.

Albert Memorial

Daily
Kensington Gardens
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Located in Kensington Gardens, it is one of London's most ornate ornaments. Unveiled in 1872, The Albert Memorial commemorates the death of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's husband, who died of typhoid fever at the age of 42. Public tours are available.

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.

An Introduction to Nohkan with Sakō Yasuhiro

20th June
5pm - 6pm
Japan House London
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An introduction to the role of the flute (nohkan) in Noh theatre. The workshop, designed for participants to actively take part, is led by Sakō Yasuhiro, a flautist of the Morita School of Nohkan recognized as a holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property.

Antarctica 3D (U)

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With never-before-seen footage and the latest underwater filming techniques, this epic documentary transports you to the farthest reaches of this majestic land and reveals that what happens there affects every single one of us.

Ardagh Young Creatives x Design Can Networking

6th July
11am - 2.45pm
Design Museum
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Are you aged 14 – 25 and curious about design? Join this free event for the opportunity to meet professional creatives working in the realms of design including architecture, photography, engineering, art direction, graphic design, fashion and more.

Art In Fiction: James Cahill and Tim Knox In Conversation

25th July
7pm - 9pm
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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Author James Cahill will be joined by Tim Knox, Director of the Royal Collection, for a conversation about Cahill’s acclaimed debut novel Tiepolo Blue – the story of an art historian’s downfall and mid-life awakening.

Asia

Daily: 10am-5:45pm - Friday: 10am–10pm
V&A South Kensington
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The Victoria and Albert Museum's Asian collections include objects from East Asia, South and South-East Asia, and the Middle East. They are rich in a broad range of artistic media and illustrate many different aspects of religious, courtly and everyday life.

Atmosphere

Open Daily
10am-6pm
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The Atmosphere gallery is an exciting place to make sense of the climate—the science of how it works, what it’s doing now and what it might do next. Uncover the secrets of ice cores and stalagmites, then head for the future to wonder at the latest ideas for a low-carbon life.

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Barbie: The exhibition

Opens 5th July
10am - 5pm
Design Museum
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Opening to coincide with the 65th anniversary of the Barbie brand in 2024, the exhibition will map the Barbie legacy that started in 1959. It will explore the story of Barbie through a design lens, including fashion, architecture, furniture and vehicle design.

BBC Proms 2024

19 July - 14 Sept
Various Times
Royal Albert Hall
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Tickets are now on sale for this year's BBC Proms! See your favourite classical standards, a wealth of special guests, contemporary concerts including Florence and the Machine, Sam Smith, and the return of the CBeebies Prom, and much more.

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.

BBC World Service: The Engineers

Royal Commission for the Exhibition 1851
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Each summer, the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 holds an Albertopolis event in partnership with the BBC World Service bringing together three ground-breaking engineers and a public audience.

Beetle-mania

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The Royal Parks
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Learn about insect body parts by looking at the uk’s largest invertebrate: the stag beetle! Rebuild the beetle by drawing its pieces in the correct places. Suitable for ages 5-11.

Behind the Scenes Tour: Spirit Collection

Daily
11am, 3pm
Natural History Museum
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Go behind the scenes with our knowledgeable science educators for a look at the Museum's fascinating zoology collection preserved in spirit.

Bibliothèque Quentin Blake

Daily
10am-9.30pm
Institut français
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The children's library has reopened providing children with easy access to a wide range of interactive resources.

Birds: Brilliant and Bizarre

24th May - 5th Jan
10am - 5.50pm
Natural History Museum
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Birds: Brilliant and Bizarre explores the world of birds like never before. From surviving the mass extinction that wiped out all the other dinosaurs to their remarkable evolution into more than 11,000 species.

Blyth Gallery

Open Daily
9am-9pm
Imperial College London
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The Blyth Gallery, curated by Mindy Lee, is an artist-run space for creative exploration of ambitious visual projects. Exhibitions include Imperial College students and staff shows, exhibitions of postgraduate Fine Art student work and work by visiting professional artists.

Boating on the Serpentine

Daily except Nov- March (Wed - Sun)
From 10am (closing times vary)
Hyde Park
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Head to the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen to hire a boat over the summer. Recognised as one of the most famous boating spots in London, Hyde Park is the perfect place to take in the scenery, enjoy an ice cream and float down the Serpentine in the middle of the park.

Book Your Free Entrance Ticket to the Natural History Museum

Mon-Sun
10am–5:50pm
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Book your free timed entry ticket to the Natural History Museum and explore the nation’s finest collection of natural history specimens.

Bottle Tops & Bubbles

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The Science Museum's Learning Resources is bursting with interesting and fun experiments. Bring the wonder home and explore science and maths with their hands-on activities the whole family can do together.