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The Pliocene: The Last Time Earth had >400 ppm of Atmospheric CO2

3rd April
2-6pm
Imperial College London
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The Grantham Institute and Royal Meteorological Society host a National Meeting to discuss carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere. Come to this meeting to hear about the climatic conditions in the Pliocene, how we know this, and what it tells us about our modern climate. Open to all.

150 years of the Periodic Table of Elements

6th March - Dec
Science Museum
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A new free display at the Science Museum will celebrate the Periodic Table of Elements, opening 150 years to the day since Dmitri Mendeleev’s periodic table was announced in 1869. The display will include a copy of Mendeleev’s first published periodic table and a collection of over 50 elements once owned by Napoleon’s nephew, Prince Louis Lucien Bonaparte.

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.

3D Red Arrows

Daily
Science Museum
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With stunning high definition 3D vision and flight simulator motion technology, you can see and feel for yourself what it’s like in the cockpit of a Red Arrow.

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3D Textile Flower Making Workshop

11th May
2-3:30pm
Leighton House Museum
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In collaboration with London Craft Week and artist Lora Avedian, children will learn how to create 3D textile flowers inspired by the Leighton House Museum opulent décor and secret gardens.

A Beautiful Planet 3D (U)

Dates & Times vary
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.

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A la française

24th Mar
7.30pm
Royal College of Music
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From the sassy and satirical to the solemn and spiritual, let our the Royal College of Music conductors take you on a whirlwind tour of the French Baroque. This varied evening programme features everything from dances and airs to cantatas and motets.

Above the Starry Canopy

29th March
8.30pm - 12am
Goethe-Institut
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The Goethe-Institut London invites everyone to their get-together Above the Starry Canopy to celebrate the European common identity. Join them for an evening full of music, dance, European spirit – and the official opening of Stein’s Berlin. Free entry.

Adult Education Classes at Imperial College

Oct -March 2019
Imperial College London
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Imperial College run a range of daytime and evening classes in languages, the arts and humanities, and science subjects. Classes start in mid-October, with Evening classes meeting from 18:00 to 20:00 and Lunchtime Learning courses meet during lunch hours.

Afternoon tea at the Royal Albert Hall

2-4.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Afternoon Tea includes finger sandwiches, musically-themed sweet treats, homemade scones and a pot of fine tea, provided by the East India Company.

Afternoon tea in Kensington

Enjoy the timeless tradition of English afternoon tea in a Grade II listed Vanderbilt hotel, with handcrafted pastries, fresh scones and finger sandwiches on artisan breads. All accompanied by a range of teas and coffees.

Akira

Daily
Japan House London
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The Japanese restaurant, Akira, is on the first floor of Japan House London in Kensington. Named after Chef SHIMIZU Akira, the restaurant presents an authentic Japanese dining experience based on Akira’s ‘trinity of cooking’ principles – food, tableware and presentation.

Albert Memorial

Daily
2pm, 3pm
Kensington Gardens
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Located in Kensington Gardens, it is one of London's most ornate ornaments. Public tours are available between March and December.

Albertopolis companion

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The Albertopolis companion has been written by Royal College of Art students - it is an alternative guide and history of South Kensington.

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Anne Boleyn Music Book

20th Mar
6.15pm
Royal College of Music
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Hear selected works from one of the Royal College of Music’s greatest treasures – the Anne Boleyn Music Book – a manuscript that almost certainly once belonged to the Tudor queen. The original manuscript will be on display along with copies of the recently published facsimile edition.

Art Club

Various Thursdays
4pm
Institut français
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Explore art history and sharpen your pencils with these hands-on workshops. Recommended to book 3 sessions in a row to insure participants can learn, enjoy and create in the best conditions.

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Creative

Art History Course: The Pre-Raphaelite Revolution

12th & 26th Mar
10:30am - 12:30pm
Leighton House Museum
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This 4-week course explores the history of the Movement from its origins in the 1840s to its later impact on William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, and also examines the role of women as models, muses and fellow-artists. All sessions take place in Leighton's grand studio and include light refreshments.

Free

Asia

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.

Astronights

18th Jan, 8th Mar, 5th April 2019
6.45pm - 9.30am
Science Museum
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Join us for Astronights and spend a night at the Science Museum with exclusive access to galleries after hours and the chance to sleep among our incredible objects.

Free

Atmosphere

Open Daily
Science Museum
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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.

Babies Corner

Wednesday & Saturday
11am
Institut français
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Read, play, sing, grow! Whether you love drawing, reading, clapping or dancing there will be something to enjoy on Wednesdays & Saturdays!

Free

Backpacks

Until 31st March 2019
10am - 5pm
V&A
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Available to borrow from Level 1, Sackler Centre, the V&A's award-winning backpacks are recommended for 5-12 years, whilst under 5s can explore sounds and textures with the Agent Animal bag. Discover curious ceramic objects, architectural inventions and incredible interiors.

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Bauhaus Spirit

26th Jun
7pm
Goethe-Institut
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In the year of the 100th anniversary of the legendary Bauhaus art school, the film celebrates its ideas, practices and people. A historical look at a utopia, including contemporary projects which prove that the Bauhaus spirit lives on.

Behind the Scenes spirit tour

Daily
Natural History Museum
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Join expert science educators for a behind the scenes look at the Museum's fascinating zoology spirit collection.

Free

Behind the Scenes Tours of the Conservation Studios

Every 2nd & 3rd Wednesday of the month
11-12pm
V&A
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Discover how the Museum examines, conserves, preserves and prepares collections for display in the public galleries and exhibitions. This volunteer-led tour of the paper, books, sculpture and textiles conservation studios is an opportunity to see the fascinating work which goes on behind the scenes.

Bibliothèque Quentin Blake

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.

Free

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 in Hyde Park

April-31st Oct
10am til sundown
Hyde Park
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Hyde Park has a fleet of rowing and pedal boats on the Serpentine and the UK's first Solarshuttle, a magnificent vessel which glides across the lake powered only by the sun. The Solarshuttle carries up to 40 passengers and the pedal and row boats hold up to 6 persons each.

Outdoors

Bushcraft Skills: Wild Food in Nature

13th Apr
10am - 1pm
Hyde Park
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Come and discover the natural larder of Hyde Park. You'll get to learn how to identify common edible spring plants and then create your own wild green smoothie!

Campus Visits for Schools

Imperial College London
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Tours of Imperial College London are available for groups of students between 13 and 18 years old. These visits include a tour of the South Kensington campus, as well as a presentation and potential subject-specific tours for older students. Email to book a tour.

Cars

5th Oct 2019 - 19th April 2020
V&A
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As we approach another major turning point in automotive design, this exhibition looks at the role of the car in shaping the world we live in today.

Catapult Challenge Workshop

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Science Museum
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Ever wanted to launch things across the museum? This is your chance! See how far you can launch your pompom in our catapult challenge. Put your skills to the test and you’ll be invading castles in no time!

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Ceramics

Visit the V&A's amazing collection of ceramics, first opened in 1868. The galleries include the stunning Ceramic Staircase which was designed by Frank Moody, a master in the Schools of Design, together with his students. 

Chemistry Futures 2040

12th April
Imperial College London
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Following Chemistry in Albertopolis, Chemistry Futures 2040 will explore cutting-edge science in chemistry, presenting provocative visions, technological breakthroughs and the potential discipline evolution. The event will be hosted at Imperial College London’s new Molecular Sciences Research Hub at White City, showcasing startups, industry perspectives, new tools and emerging scientists of the field.

Chemistry in Albertopolis

11th April
9.30am - 7.30pm
Science Museum
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Hosted by the Science Museum and Imperial College London, this one-day academic conference will explore the 150-year history of chemistry in South Kensington. The conference will feature sessions and tours celebrating the institutions which helped make chemistry a key facet of intellectual and public life in this area. Free but limited tickets.

Chemistry Lates

24th April
6.30-10pm
Science Museum
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The Science Museum will host a chemistry-themed Lates in partnership with Imperial College London and the Royal Society of Chemistry, giving adults the opportunity to explore chemistry and the museum afterhours. Free tickets and further information will be available in April.

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

2nd Feb - 1st Sept 2019
V&A
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Spanning 1947 to the present day, this exhibition will trace the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, exploring the enduring influence of the fashion house, and Dior’s relationship with Britain.

Chucs Serpentine Restaurant & Cafe

9am - 9pm
Serpentine Galleries
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The restauratn was designed by award-winning architect Zaha Hadid. Chucs Serpentine offers an all-day menu, a £25 three-course set menu, children’s classics, homemade ice creams and cocktails. A take-away menu is also available. Open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

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Cinderella

6th – 16th Jun
2:00pm, 2:30pm, 7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Christopher Wheeldon restages his sparkling production of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale in-the-round. Cinderella becomes a truly spectacular ballet as the Royal Albert Hall is brought to life with over 90 dancers, a live orchestra, and plenty of surprises.

Ciné Kids

Various
Institut français
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Ciné Kids screenings cater to children aged 4 and over – and their families – so they can discover the best animated films. In English, French or French with subtitles. Including Despicable Me and Paddington.

Ciné Lumière

Various
Institut français
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Showcasing the best of foreign film - it screens a mix of French, European and Global films - with subtitles.

City of Towers, 2010 (part of the Collection Display)

Design Museum Kensington
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City of Towers is an installation presenting research into a new concept for the design and construction of high-rise buildings. City of Towers explores the concept of the tower through the lens of Parametricism – an architectural style created by the use of 3D software that renders shapes and forms using complex mathematical formulas. These 3D printed studies are sculptural in quality, precise in their creation, and sometimes appear to imitate natural forms.

Clockmakers' Museum

Science Museum
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Discover the world’s oldest clock and watch collection in its new home at the Science Museum, including more than 1000 watches, 80 clocks, 25 marine chronometers and a number of fine sundials and examples of hand engraving.

Cocoon

Daily
Natural History Museum
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Inside the Cocoon see hundreds of Museum specimens. Marvel at beetles and butterflies, metre-high plants, huge tarantulas and historic herbaria.

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Composers' Studio

21st Mar
6.15pm
Royal College of Music
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Hear new works from Royal College of Music' composers played by an ensemble of professional musicians in the first of our Composers' Studio events.

Cracking Chemistry

Every weekend until 28th April, daily Feb half term & Easter Holidays
Science Museum
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Discover the wonderful world of chemistry in this explosive show. With experiments including everything from party balloons to cake, we promise you’ll have a blast. Interactive science show for ages 6+, Free

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Create and Make

Last Sunday of every month
11-4pm
Design Museum Kensington
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A drop-in workshop for families inspired by the museum and the exhibitions. Free but bookable, these informal sessions focus on design and making activities for children aged 5–11. Last Sunday of every month.

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Create! Cosplay Design

27th Apr
11.00 – 16.00
V&A
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This unique cosplay design session is taking place in the surroundings of the V&A’s Fashion, Theatre and Performance collections. Capture your ideas on paper for your own cosplay world, considering character development, design and how you would bring this to life. For 13-15 year olds.

Kids
Design

Create! Digitally Designing 1960's Graphics

20th Apr
11.00 – 16.00
V&A
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Learn how to create your own Graphic art poster taking inspiration from 1960's designers and the V&A's Mary Quant exhibition in our digital studio. You can make your own designs using Photoshop, Illustrator and collage to make an eye catching, pop art poster. A workshop for 13-15 year olds.

Kids
Design

Create! Videogames Design

27th Apr
11.00 – 16.00
V&A
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Working with the V&A’s Videogames Artist in Residency Matteo Menapace you will make an outline for a new game, create characters and storyboard you game. During the day you will gain insights into the videogame industry. For 13-15 year olds.

Crime Scene Live

Monthly
6.30-10.30pm
Natural History Museum
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Become a crime scene investigator for the night and work with the Natural History Museum's scientists to solve a murder mystery. This thrilling interactive experience combines real science with crime fiction for an unforgettable night out in London.

Tours

Crochet Workshop and Tour

7 Apr
11.00-12.30 & 13.30-15.00
Natural History Museum
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Calling all crafters: take part in a workshop led by crochet experts TOFT, then tour the Natural History Museum's behind-the-scenes tank room. In this unique workshop you will use Kerry Lord's new mini kit to make your own version of Archie, the 8.62-metre-long giant squid specimen at the Museum.

Cycle through History

Meander from Clerkenwell, through our Museum quarter and through historic Hyde Park. Here is a suggested route from TfL and Santander Cyles.

Design
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Data Visualisation with Mona Chalabi

4th May
10:00-16:30
Design Museum Kensington
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How can you share numbers in a way that tells a compelling story? Join journalist and illustrator Mona Chalabi for a one-day introduction to data visualisation. Participants will be introduced to a series of tools and techniques to translate facts and statistics from the spreadsheet into clear and compelling visual imagery.

David Adjaye: Making Memory

2nd Feb - 5th May 2019
Design Museum Kensington
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How can a building shape our perception of events - past, present and future? Experience the storytelling power of architecture through an exploration of seven monumental projects from celebrated architect Sir David Adjaye OBE.

Defining Europe: Eurovision in a post-Brexit era

16th May
7-9pm
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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Since its inception in 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest has been steeped in geopolitical controversies, even allowing Australia to enter in 2015. Beyond raising questions about identity, and national boundaries, can Eurovision offer us a new understanding of what it means to be ‘in Europe’?

Design Museum Self-Guided Visits

10am - 4pm
Design Museum Kensington
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The Design Museum has three exhibitions available for self-guided visits - Designer Maker User (free), Ferrari: Under the Skin and Beazley Designs of the Year. Booking required in advance, with a suggested viewing time of 60 minutes per exhibition.

Free

Designer Maker User

Open daily
10am - 6pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Designer Maker User, the Design Museum's only permanent exhibition, features almost 1000 items of twentieth and twenty-first century design viewed through the angles of the designer, manufacturer and user, including a crowdsourced wall.

Designers in Residence 2018: Dwelling

7th Nov - 24th March 2019
Design Museum Kensington
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The Design Museum has invited emerging designers and architects to respond to the theme ‘dwelling’. Watch designers at work, explore their projects and see their finished projects on display.

Free

Destination Space Family Show

Dates and times vary
Science Museum
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Help to explode some rocket-fuelled bubbles, melt some marshmallows, and learn all about the challenges of space in this free interactive family show. This show is suitable for children aged 5 and above.

Digital Missions

Daily
Kensington Palace
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Download the free Time Explorers app and try the new Digital Mission at Kensington Palace for children and their families.

Digital Workshops

Selected weeks Mon - Fri
10.45am, 1.15pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Tailored for Key Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5, pick from 1.5-hour workshops covering app design, digital graphic design and 3D printing and are accompanied by a visit to a relevant Design Museum temporary gallery.

Dino Snores for Grown Ups

23rd Mar
6.30pm - 9.30am
Natural History Museum
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Sleep at the Museum and enjoy a unique night of music, food, science, art and cinema.

Dino Snores for Kids

1 & 23 Feb, 16 Mar, 13 Apr, 3 May, 1 Jun 2019
Natural History Museum
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Ever wondered what goes on at the Museum when everyone has gone home? Find out on a sleepover for kids.

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Dinosaur Trail

Natural History Museum
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Are you big on museums, but short on time? NHM's knowledgeable visitor assistants have designed just the dinosaurs tour for you. It will introduce you to some of the Museum's most famous and imposing specimens. One hour

Dinosaurs

Natural History Museum
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Explore the different time periods dinosaurs lived, sort the facts from the myths about why they died out, and find out what our scientific research has taught us about these prehistoric giants.

Free

Discover Design

Design Museum Kensington
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A brilliant online resource that can be used in schools to accompany D&T lessons, or alongside a trip to the Design Museum. This site looks at the design of objects and the story behind designs, and includes teacher guidance.

Discovering Britain: Albertopolis Walk

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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Take a self-guided tour and explore how London’s quarter for the arts and sciences was created. Discover more about it's great institutions and magnificent buildings.

Outdoors

Discovery Day - Marvelous Mammals

10th & 11th Apr
11am - 3pm
Hyde Park
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Discover all the marvelous mammals that live in our parks. Learn about the hedgehog population of Regent's Park and learn how we look after them. Play some animal survival games and search for mammal tracks in our garden. Cozy up in our gatehouse to hear stories about the adventurous animals.

Kids
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Drop-in

Discovery Day - Spring to Life

17th & 18th Apr
11-3pm
Hyde Park
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Drop in to The LookOut Discovery Centre to learn about spring and explore our wildlife garden while doing our spring nature trail. Take part in pond dipping sessions, interactive storytelling in our gatehouse, and nature-based arts and crafts or just relax in this hidden oasis in the heart of Hyde Park.

Discovery Days

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11am - 3pm drop in
Hyde Park
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Hyde Park's expert education team run a range of free and exciting nature-inspired activities for families. You could be pond dipping, helping your children discover an underwater world, sweep netting in the meadow or bug hunting at the minibeast hotel.

Discovery Motion Theatre: Legend of Apollo

Science Museum
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Based on the Apollo lunar landings, this film's exceptional 3D computer animation will fly you to the moon, where you can experience the sights and sounds of an Apollo expedition.

DJ Yoda and House Gospel Choir Soundsyste

2nd Aug
From 7pm
Natural History Museum
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See DJ Yoda and House Gospel Choir Soundsystem perform in Hintze Hall. Kicking off with the Choir, outstanding singers and festival-circuit favourites bringing together gospel and house music. Then the multi-award-winning hip-hop producer DJ Yoda will bring his fresh beats centre stage.

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Creative

Drink & Draw

15th Mar & 10th May
6:30-9pm
Leighton House Museum
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Unleash your inner artist and join our informal guided drawing sessions in Leighton’s studio, where the former President of the Royal Academy conceived and painted his masterpieces. With live music and complimentary drinks, bring a friend or two and experience a different take on a Friday night out.

Free

Driverless: Who is in control?

12th Jun 2019 - Oct 2020
10.00–18.00
Science Museum
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For decades, autonomous vehicles have been heralded as a new technology that could change the way we live our lives. Driverless: Who is in control? opening on 12 June 2019 at the Science Museum will explore how close we are to living in a world driven by thinking machines.

Design
Drop-in

Drop-in Design: Winter 2019

Sundays in Jan-March
10.30 – 17.00
V&A
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Create your own design using a wide range of materials inspired by the V&A's collection. Please download their Programme for further details on what the children have the opportunity to do on each day.

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Movies

Dumbo (1941)

16th & 24th Mar
2pm & 11am
Institut français
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One morning, a stork delivers a new-born baby to Mrs. Jumbo, a female elephant. To her surprise, the offspring has disproportionately large ears.

Dyson School of Design Engineering Open House

22nd March
1-10pm
Imperial College London
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Part of Imperial Enterprise Month, the Dyson School Open House will bring you face-to-face with leading and emerging design engineers through talks, installations and exhibitions of work. So come and be immersed in visions of the future, sustainable design, audio experiences and more.

Kids
Family

E-Workshop 5-12

26th Feb, 12th & 26th March
4pm
Institut français
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Learn and play with mind puzzling games and apps. Bilingual English and French. Sessions last 30 minutes.

Free
Drop-in
Family

Easter family workshops

15th & 16th Apr
11-1pm & 2-4pm
The Royal Society of Sculptors
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Dan Curtis, the Learning & Participation Officer at The Royal Society of Sculptors will be running free, family-friendly workshops again this Easter. All ages welcome.

Free
Drop-in
Family

Easter Half Term: Life on another planet

8th – 12th & 15 – 19th Apr
1-4pm
Design Museum Kensington
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This activity invites you to think about what life might look like on another planet. Create and Make imaginative future buildings to populate a new world. Spend the afternoon drawing, colouring and making fold-out paper models of places to eat, sleep, play, learn and work.

Kids
Family

Easter Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt

6th-22nd Apr
10am-6pm
Kensington Palace
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Follow the clues on the trail to find the golden bunny statues hidden around the palace and gardens, whilst discovering some of Kensington Palace’s famous characters from the past. Solve the challenges to win your delicious Lindt Gold Bunny chocolate reward! Find other activities on at Easter!

Free

Emma Kunz

23rd Mar - 19th May
10-6pm, closed Mondays
Serpentine Galleries
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The first UK solo exhibition by the late Swiss healer, researcher and artist Emma Kunz (1892–1963) is conceived with artist Christodoulos Panayiotou. Kunz never received a formal arts education, yet from 1938 she produced hundreds of geometric drawings, which were first exhibited posthumously in the early 1970s.

Europe 1600-1815

Daily
V&A
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Showcasing over 1100 objects from the V&A’s collections of 17th- and 18th-century European art and design in a suite of seven galleries.

Europe Actually

14th March - 17th April
Goethe-Institut
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The Goethe-Institut London is delighted to invite everyone to Europe Actually, their series of events with a focus on the European common identity. Highlights at the end of March include a public live radio broadcast, poetry, a towel art convention and a starry get-together.

Film

European Classics

3rd - 31st March
2pm
Institut français
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European Classics are a series of great European classic films at Ciné Lumière at a very topical moment including Wings of Desire, The Conformist and Jamon Jamon.

Course

Evening Classes at Imperial

Oct 2017-Mar 2019
6-8pm
Imperial College London
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Sign up for a course at Imperial where a wide variety languages are offered at different levels as well as an expanding range of Arts, Humanities and Science courses.

Family

Expeditions and Endeavours

Mar - Oct 2019
10.00-17.50
Natural History Museum
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For centuries, scientists and artists have embarked on a succession of expeditions to document the natural world. A rare opportunity to see remarkable never-before-displayed original illustrations and photographs.

Explore the Galleries

Natural History Museum
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From dinosaurs to mammals, explore the amazing diversity of life on Earth. Follow our planet's evolution and walk beneath a 25.2-metre blue whale skeleton. Take a journey through our spectacular Earth sculpture and find out about the tremendous forces that shape our planet. See scientists at work in the Darwin Centre and enjoy the tranquil habitats of our Wildlife Garden.

Self-Led
Free

Explorer Trail

Daily
Design Museum Kensington
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The trail will include creative looking, thinking and drawing activities as you explore the museum and exhibitions. The trail asks the user to consider what it's like to be a designer, maker and user of some of the wonderful objects in the collection. Takes 30 - 40 minutes.

Exploring space

Daily
Science Museum
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Explore how we’ve sent spacecraft to other planets, walked on the Moon and peered into the heart of our galaxy and beyond.

Free

Faith Ringgold

6th Jun - 8th Sep
10-6pm, closed Mondays
Serpentine Galleries
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Working prolifically since the early 1960s, Faith Ringgold (b. 1930, Harlem, New York) is recognised for her politically charged paintings, story quilts, prints, children’s books, soft sculptures, masks and performances which consistently challenge the perceptions of American identity and gender inequality.

Family Day

23rd March
Science Museum
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A free chemistry-themed family day, featuring workshops delivered by chemistry professionals and family activities. Families can also hear live performances from the Girls' Choir of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and even rehearse and sing a periodic table-themed song with the choir live in the museum.

Family Explorer Trails: Creative Quarter

Get out and about this summer with the Mayor’s new London Curriculum Family Explorer Trails which includes the 'Creative Quarter' in South Kensington. Taking you on a circular trail starting at the V&A, up Exhibition Road and through the Royal Parks.

Family Fun & Learning

23rd Mar, 6th Apr, 27th Apr, 11th May
2-3.30pm
Leighton House Museum
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Join our family programme and special events for children at Leighton House Museum, a unique and opulent Victorian palace of art including song writing, a shadow play, story telling and a 3D textile flower making workshop.

Family Fun - Last Saturday of the month

Last Sat of the month
10-4pm
Kensington Palace
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Enjoy activities for all the family and discover the stories of Kensington Palace. Time Explorers Station - activity bags for all ages from babies to 13 years & trails. Or Story Time - enjoy a well known story in the comfort of the palace and join in with themed toys. Aimed at 3 - 7 years olds,

Free

Family Games

25 Sept - 31 March 2019
10am-5:45pm
V&A
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Play the Museum with our digital games. Go online to seek out the V&A’s secrets, get creative and take the apprentice challenge.

Family Trails

Available every day
Kensington Palace
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Pick up a family trail activity from the trail stand in White Court for a fun way to spend the day at Kensington Palace with children aged 5-11 years.

Fashion

Daily
V&A
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Spanning five centuries, the Fashion collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of dresses in the world.

Fly 360°

Open Daily
10am - 5pm
Science Museum
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Have you ever wanted to fly your own jet? Come and take the controls on Fly 360°, the hands-on flight simulator. Get your adrenaline flowing by performing your very own aerobatic displays, barrel rolls and loop-the-loops, all as if you were really flying!

Folding Europe

30th & 31st March
Varies
Goethe-Institut
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Berlin based towel artists Hen & Mai show how towel folding is nerve calming and good for coping with feelings of loss. This uplifting, site-specific theatre performance by artist duo Quast & Knoblich will give you the right technique to fold your misery away. At Lancaster Gate Hotel.

Food: Bigger than the plate

18th May - 20th Oct
V&A
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From gastronomic experiments to urban farming, this exhibition brings together the politics and pleasure of food to ask how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future.

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Music
Talk

Foreign Agents: Music and Migration

22nd Jun
2-5pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Join Migrant Journal, the Design Museum and partners to explore the relationship between migration and music. Through a series of live performances, discussions, and listening sessions, explore how musical genres, instruments and ways of listening have travelled over the world.

Free

Free Friday Music

Fridays
12pm/8pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Enjoy great food, drink and free live music in the Hall’s Verdi – Italian Kitchen the perfect place to wind down, laugh and eat well with friends and family over a bottle of great Italian wine. These concerts take place at lunchtime and dinner - booking in advance is recommended.

French Day à la Carte

Booking required
Institut français
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A full day of French culture including a visit to the Institute's library - storytelling for younger children, and useful resources for teens - and a viewing of a celebrated French film, chosen by you with the help of the Institute's staff.

Free

Friday Late - Copy & Paste

29th March
6.30-10pm
V&A
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Explore how digital copies might transform the physical world and the role of copying in preserving cultural heritage. From architecture to online identities, explore duplication in the digital age.

Adults
Lates
Creative

Friday Night Sketch | Sketching Place

6th Jun
6-8pm
Design Museum Kensington
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This month’s sketch will focus on the theme of Mapping Memory. You are invited to explore the Design Museum and its collections to create a series of sketches that explore our different relationships to place and their role in shaping our identity. Led by illustrator Olivia Twist.

Design
Lates
Drop-in

Friday Night Sketch: Drawing with Shapes

3rd May
6-8pm
Design Museum Kensington
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This month’s sketch will focus on the theme of Drawing with Shapes. Led by illustrator and animator Steven Wilson, the event will begin with a short presentation by Steven on his work and approach to illustration. After this, you are invited to explore the Design Museum’s galleries and to listen to live music in the atrium.

Design
Lates

Friday Night Sketch: Mapping Memory

5th Apr
6-8pm
Design Museum Kensington
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During the Museum’s Friday Late opening, a professional designer or illustrator sets a sketching task inspired by the museum’s permanent collection or most recent exhibition. Participants are then invited to tour the museum and sketch what excites them about contemporary design and architecture.

Kids
Family
Design

Future Framed Utopia

31st Mar
1-4pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Can you imagine what your house might look like in the future? Will houses be completely different in 50 years? You’ll learn new poster and graphic design skills. During the workshop you’ll create a stunning collaged design to take home. Suitable for ages 8-11.

Gallery Hire at the Serpentine

Serpentine Galleries
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Available for corporate and private hire, the Serpentine Gallery, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery and the Magazine restaurant are contemporary art spaces in which to hold beautiful events.

Free

German Book Club

18th & 23rd Jan
4pm & 6.30pm
Goethe-Institut
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The Goethe-Institut London's book clubs focus on exploring the work of acclaimed German-language authors. They are free of charge, and take place in the bright and comfortable rooms of the Goethe-Institut London Library. They meet monthly on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Design
Talk

Ghana: Architecture of Belonging

5th Apr
6:30-8pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Ghana has declared 2019 as a Year of Return for diasporan Africans whose ancestors were victimised by the brutalities of slavery. To mark this occasion, the museum is hosting a talk moderated by architect Elsie Owusu.

Free

Glass

Open Daily
V&A
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The V&A's glass collection is one of the largest and the most comprehensive in the world, showcasing the development of design and technology in glass-making over 3,500 years. Find the exhibition in rooms 131, 129 and 83-84.

Grow Your Classroom

Hyde Park
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Bring the wonder of Hyde Park right into your classroom with this informative hands-on session. Expert Learning staff will spend the day at your school, leading the “Grow Your Classroom” workshop for Key Stage 2 students. Available to most London schools in Autumn and Spring terms.

Growing up at Kensington: Queen Victoria

Tuesdays and Thursdays
10.30am, 11.45am, 1,15pm
Kensington Palace
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This drama-based historical enquiry session, delivered by a costumed presenter, offers Key Stage 2 pupils the opportunity to extend their chronological knowledge beyond 1066 by examining Queen Victoria's life at Kensington Palace. Session lasts 60 minutes.

Gypsy Kings

18th April 2019
7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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The Gipsy Kings, France’s most successful group of all time, will return to the Royal Albert Hall in 2019. They first captured the world’s imagination in 1987 with a self-titled album that became a genuine phenomenon, certified gold and platinum around the globe. Throughout their hugely successful career they’ve introduced millions of listeners to a unique, irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms through globally-popular singles such as Bamboléo and Volare.

Hands On Design Workshops

Mon-Thurs during term time
10.30am, 11.45am, 1.30pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Suitable for Key Stage 2, 3, 4 and 5, available workshops include Stranger by Design, Chairs and Seating, and Designer Maker User and leads pupils to creating their own products based on a brief. Sessions run for one hour and are accompanied by a visit to the Designer Maker User gallery.

Free

Hands-on Discovery Areas

Until 31 March 2019
All day
V&A
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Dance with a Venetian Harlequin in the ballrooms of Europe, draw and decorate your own silver trophy, try on a medieval gauntlet or fabulous corset, or challenge yourself to become a master of your craft.

Hidden Universe

Science Museum
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Experience an inspiring story of human endeavour, bringing our universe to life in this stunning IMAX 3D presentation with real images of distant galaxies, the sun and Mars, taken by Hubble and the world’s most powerful telescopes

Free

Hintze Hall

Open Daily
Natural History Museum
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Walk beneath the largest animal on Earth and explore dozens of other exhibits representing 4.5 billion years of natural history in the gateway to the museum's collections and galleries.

Hire the Look Out in Hyde Park

The LookOut is an enclosed and flexible event space set within an acre of beautiful gardens in the heart of Hyde Park. A great venue for hosting conferences, private celebrations, press events and summer parties.

Hire the Royal College of Music

Royal College of Music
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As part of our continued investment in facilities, the Royal College of Music is embarking on a major £40m project to create a range of new spaces, including new performance areas and public spaces. Currently they are not accepting commercial or external event bookings.

Hiring the Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall
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There is limited availability to hire the iconic auditorium but with a broad selection of event spaces outside the main auditorium, the Hall is the ideal venue to host daytime meetings or bespoke evening functions with capacities from 12 to 500 people.

Free

Hito Steyerl

11th Apr - 6th May
10-6pm, closed Mondays
Serpentine Galleries
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Hito Steyerl's new project, explores ideas and predictions at the meeting point of artificial intelligence and human testimony. The project includes Actual Reality OS, a collectively produced digital commission, Power Walks, a series of guided neighbourhood walks, and Power Plants.

Holding events Hyde Park or Kensington Gardens

Hyde Park
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The Royal Parks have a history of hosting events from small events such as sponsored runs, community sports, guided walks, competitions, picnics etc to major events and celebrations.

Home Futures

7th Nov - 24th March 2019
Design Museum Kensington
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Last chance to explore today’s home through the prism of yesterday’s imagination. Are we living in the way that pioneering architects and designers throughout the 20th century predicted, or has our idea of home proved resistant to real change?

Hop on a Santander bike

Why not hop on a Santander bike and explore South Kensington - take a ride through the Parks, pass Kensington Palace, around the Serpentine and arrive at the Museums.

Design
Talk

Housework & Technological Change

22nd Mar
6:30-7:30pm
Design Museum Kensington
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The rise in new technologies allow for greater flexibility in how and where we choose to work. Today, more people are working from home than ever before. Designers are responding to these changes in working styles by creating products and systems that merge home and office life.

How to photograph a night sky

Online
Natural History Museum
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Taking pictures of distant stars is no longer just the work of astronomers. Find out the secret of success for photographing night skies.

Human Evolution

Daily
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.

Hyde Park cafes and restaurant

Hyde Park
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A range of cafes, restaurants and kiosks offering everything from ice creams, sandwiches to three course meals.

Hyde Park for Preschool and Primary

Hyde Park
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Lots of fun activities for preschool and primary age children, based at The LookOut in Hyde Park. Sessions are particularly tailored towards topics such as wildlife, changing seasons, food chains and colour, pattern, and shapes. Enquire online.

Hyde Park for Secondary

Hyde Park
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Plenty of sessions for KS3, KS4 and post-16 pupils. Tailor your day by selecting modules from a wide range of topics including mapping, scientific investigations, practical ecology, plants and food chains. Enquire online to organise your visit.

Hyde Park Special Educational Needs

All year round
10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm
Hyde Park
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Based at The LookOut, Hyde Park, there are several 1-2 hour sessions available that can be run all year round. Activities include exploring seasons, practical outdoor skills and feeding the birds. A private sensory room is also available, and can be led by your staff.

Design
Course

Illuminating Connections

30th Jun
1-4pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Make and take home your own original lamp structure using everyday bolts and hinges. Found objects, including natural and man-made materials, will be connected with different types of joints to explore function and shape. Come away with a more open approach to making and a unique model to take home.

Free

Images of Nature

Open Daily
Natural History Museum
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See how artists and scientists view the natural world in more than 100 images from the Museum's collection. Historic prints, watercolours and paintings spanning 350 years hang alongside modern images created by scientists, imaging specialists, photographers and micro-CT scanners.

IMAX: Hubble 3D

From 2 November
Times vary
Science Museum
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Join a team of space-walking astronauts as they perform one of the most difficult and important tasks in NASA’s history. Narrated by Oscar™-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Hubble 3D explores the mysteries and grandeur of our celestial surroundings and offers a unique and inspiring look into the Hubble Space Telescope’s impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves.

Imperial College London Venue Hire

Imperial College London
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The South Kensington Campus offers a diverse range of spaces, from grade II listed buildings to modern meeting spaces all in one great central location. From venues for conferences, meetings, training sessions to private parties, weddings, dinners and receptions.

Imperial CREST Academy

Imperial College London
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16-18 year old students can pair up with an Imperial scientist to undertake a British Science Association bronze, silver and gold CREST awards (the 'Duke of Edinburgh awards for science!'). Email the CREST academy team for more details.

Imperial Outreach

Available for booking
Imperial College London
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Plenty of opportunities for your students to get an insight to the world of STEM through visits from Imperial College London student ambassadors, talks from world-leading academics or having a go at scientific experiments with exciting equipment.

Adults

In Conversation with Alison Wilding and Frances Richardson

30th Apr
6:30pm
The Royal Society of Sculptors
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Alison Wilding and Frances Richardson will be in conversation, chaired by Iwona Blazwick OBE (Director, Whitechapel Art Gallery).

Movies

In the Shadows

24th Apr
7pm
Goethe-Institut
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All that makes for a heist film is brought together in this Berlin-set film noir: a gangster just out of prison, an unpaid debt, a money transport and a corrupt cop. Directed with the precision and efficiency of a heist well planned and carried out.

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.

Institut Français at Your School

Institut français
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A range of possibilities for your school including the French Box, a collection of resources available for hire, activities with the Bibliothèque Quentin Blake team for 3-12 year olds and with the Language Centre team for 7-18 year olds.

Investigate for Families

Times vary
Natural History Museum
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Get a feel for how scientists work by having a go yourself. Come and explore hundreds of real nature specimens that form the evidence Museum scientists use in their daily work.

It's a Chem-mystery

Every weekend until 28th April, daily Feb half term & Easter Holidays
Science Museum
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Complete chemical experiments to solve a mystery and win a prize. Hands-on workshop for ages 6+, Free

Film

Jefferson in Paris plus Q&A

21st March
6.20pm
Institut français
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Jefferson in Paris, screening of the film followed by a Q&A with Academy Award-winning costume designers Jenny Beavan & John Bright, as part of The Craft of Film: The Academy of motion Picture at Ciné Lumière

Design
Talk

John Akomfrah in Conversation

11th Jun
6:30-8pm
Design Museum Kensington
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John Akomfrah is a renowned artist and filmmaker, whose works are characterised by their investigations into memory, post-colonialism and often explores the experiences of migrant diasporas globally. The discussion will be on the architecture of memory, migration and multiculturalism.

Kensington Garden cafes

Kensington Gardens
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The Broadwalk Cafe and Playcafe serves a great range of pizza, salads, wraps and sweet treats as well as a children's menu.

Kensington Gardens

Daily
Kensington Gardens
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Tree-lined avenues and flower beds provide a stunning back drop to Kensington Palace.

Kensington Palace

Daily
Kensington Palace
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Home to the royal family for centuries and the birthplace of Queen Victoria, it is an exquisite palace with acres of manicured gardens.

Kensington Palace - family activities

Daily
Kensington Palace
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There's lots for families to see and do especially in the holidays, as well as enjoying a family-friendly café and shop. Kids go free!

Free

Kensington Palace Classroom Resources

Kensington Palace
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Plenty of exciting classroom resources and activities based around the Historic Royal Palaces, including a look at the Kensington Palace timeline and the royal family trees. Free to download.

Kensington Palace School Visit

Kensington Palace
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School groups are able to plan a self-led visit - check website for booking details and term dates. Schools can also book their group into one of a variety of fun school sessions, most running on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Kensington Palace Talks and debates

Various
11-12.30pm
Kensington Palace
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Come along to a unique programme of talks and debates to learn more about the intriguing Kensington Palace.

Kids French Lab

12 Jan, 2 Feb, 30 Mar 2019
11am
Institut français
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Kids French Lab now offers a fun-filled approach to learning French for kids, through songs, games and storytelling.

Kids Tales 3-6

8th Dec, 26 Jan, 23 Feb, 23 Mar
11am
Institut français
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These interactive Kids sessions will bring a touch of magic to your Saturday mornings. Fun, educational and exciting discoveries in easy French.

Kinoteka Polish Film Festival

4th - 18th April
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The 17th edition of the festival will showcase an exhilarating range of new Polish cinema and culture, as well as films never before shown in the UK, highlighting lesser known gems ripe for rediscovery, and celebrating work influenced by Polish masters.

Knightsbridge Hotel

Knightsbridge Hotel is located in a tree-lined street just a short walk to Harrods and the V&A Museum, Natural History Museum and Hyde Park. There are 44 individually designed bedrooms and suites, as well as a drawing room and library serving afternoon tea all day long. The hotel provides 24 hour room service.

Design
Talk

Kubrick’s design collaborations

30th Apr
6:30-8pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Stanley Kubrick was fascinated with all aspects of design. He collaborated with the leading designers of his generation, from Hardy Amies to Saul Bass, Eliot Noyes, Milena Canonero, and Ken Adam to create costumes, film posters, props and sets for some of the most iconic scenes in cinema history.

Design
Talk

Kubrick’s London

28th May
6:30-8pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Stanley Kubrick moved to Hertfordshire during the filming of 2001: A Space Odyssey. He lived there for 28 years until his death in 1999. This talk explores Kubrick’s love affair with London and how he managed to morph the city into something entirely new in each film.

Kids
Movies

L'École buissonnière

30th & 31st Mar
11am & 2pm
Institut français
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Paris 1930. Paul has never left the high walls of an austere suburban orphanage. When he is entrusted to Célestine and Borel, the joyful gamekeepers of a vast estate in Sologne, the scene is set for the boy to learn about the forest and its secret.

La Médiathèque

Institut français
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This is the largest French library in the UK, and also contains the Bibliothèque Quentin Blake, which is full of exciting and educational materials for children up to 12.

Music

Late Night Jazz

Various
Royal Albert Hall
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An intimate Late Night Jazz series presents sensational music in the sultry setting of the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room. Various nights

Free

Lates: Copycats

29th March
6-10pm
Natural History Museum
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From the hydrodynamics of whales to the metallic colours in beetles, natural selection has produced refined designs that allow living organisms to thrive in their environment. Humans are exploring and replicating nature's solutions to tackle the challenges of our modern world.

Le Café Aubaine

Institut français
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Le Café Aubaine is a French-style café-restaurant serving French breakfasts, freshly baked bread and cakes, and traditional bistro meals as well as a wide selection of French wines in a stylish and welcoming environment.

Kids
Movies

Le Grand méchant renard et autres contes

17th & 23rd Mar
11am & 2pm
Institut français
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Enjoy this collection of three amusing and charming tales recounting the misfortunes and eccentricities of an eclectic menagerie.

Learning resources at the Science Museum

Science Museum
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This site brings together learning resources from their four Museums, including activities, games and videos. Browse all the resources and discover activities to support a range of curriculum topics for use in the classroom, in museum galleries and beyond.

Lecture Demonstration by Dr Peter Wothers

10th April
Imperial College London
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Pete Wothers has been involved in engaging young people in chemistry for over 15 years. He gave the 2012 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, The Modern Alchemist and fronts the chemistry lectures for the Cambridge Science Festival. For more info contact Amna Siddiq: amna.siddiq@imperial.ac.uk.

Lee Ufan: Relatum - Stage

From Feb 2018
Serpentine Galleries
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Artist Lee Ufan brings new public sculpture to Kensington Gardens. Comprised of two, angled, mirrored, steel sheets and two different-sized stones, Relatum – Stage will merge the natural and industrial in an installation that reflects the surrounding environment of the Park.

Let there be Light & Panel Discussion

26th April
7.30-9.45pm
Science Museum
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Jim Al-Khalili and a panel of energy experts join the Museum to discuss the future of nuclear fusion and solar power, following a screening of the absorbing documentary 'Let There Be Light'.

Adults
Creative

Life-Drawing and Painting in Leighton's studio

12 Mar, 30 Apr, 21 May, 18 Jun & 9 Jul
1-4pm
Leighton House Museum
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Artist Ann Witheridge, founder of London Fine Art Studios, returns to lead a new series of her popular life-drawing sessions in the studio of the former president of the Royal Academy. Each afternoon will consist of a mixture of short exercises and longer poses, with reference to the permanent collection and expert tuition from Ann.

Free
Music

Linder: Another Music in a Different Arcadia

22nd Mar
6-9pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Another Music in a Different Arcadia is a new performance inspired by the themes in Home Futures. British Artist Linder will bring together performers and an assembly of unusual musical instruments, for a one-night performance investigating the sound of domestic work for the future.

Free

Living Colours: Kasane – the Language of Japanese Colour Combinations

5th Apr - 19th May
10am-8pm Mon-Sat & 12-6pm Sun
Japan House London
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This exhibition explores the work of the Somenotsukasa Yoshioka Dye Workshop in Kyoto. The Japanese have long had a deep appreciation of colour and a close relationship with their natural surroundings and the changing of the seasons.

London's secret gardens

A suggested route where you can enjoy a ride through some of London's hidden gardens and get a glimpse of some of the Parks including Hyde Park along your way.

Music

Love Classical

25th April - 4th June
Varies
Royal Albert Hall
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Love Classical returns to with an eclectic selection of some of the most distinct and original voices in classical music today. There will be a range of events taking place beyond the main stage, featuring everything from classical music for kids to late night performances in the Elgar Room.

Free

Luchita Hurtado

23rd May - 8th Sep
10-6pm, closed Mondays
Serpentine Galleries
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Luchita Hurtado (b. 1920 Caravas, Venezuela) is an artist whose approach over the course of a long career is characterised by continuous experimentation, with her paintings and drawings united by a compelling sense of colour, light and movement. The Serpentine exhibition will be her first in an institution.

Luna Cinema

30th July - 2nd Aug
Film starts at 9pm
Kensington Palace
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The Luna Cinema returns to Kensington Palace with three of the hottest smash hit movies, The Favourite, A Star is Born and Mary Poppins Returns alongside the 2009 film Young Victoria.

Magic of the Musicals

10th May
7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Magic at the Musicals returns with a brand new line-up of leading cast member performances from the West End’s most celebrated shows, including Fiddler On The Roof, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical, Matilda The Musical, Disney’s The Lion King and MAMMA MIA! The Musical.

Free

Making the Modern World

Open Daily
Science Museum
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Chart 250 years of science and technology and discover some of the most iconic items that have shaped our society. The Making the Modern World gallery presents some of the Museum’s most remarkable objects.

Design
Creative

Making with Recycled Plastic

29th Jun
10:00-16:30
Design Museum Kensington
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Join architecture collective Black Females in Architecture to create a series of domestic objects using recycled plastic. Using waste materials such as discarded milk jugs, shopping bags and plastic containers, participants will transform this often discarded material into a series of objects.

Free

Mammals

Daily
Natural History Museum
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Explore the rich diversity of mammals, from polar bears to pygmy shrews in the Mammals gallery. -

Mars

16th Oct 2018 - 1st March 2019
Design Museum Kensington
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The journey to the Red Planet has become one of the great challenges of our time. Through immersive recreations, new commissions and collaborations with contemporary designers, discover how every detail in this extraordinary endeavour must be designed.

Marvellous Mistakes

Every weekend until 28th April, daily Feb half term & Easter Holidays
Science Museum
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Find out how chemistry mistakes brought us some of the most colourful, loud and lifesaving inventions in our family storytelling. Storytelling for ages 3-6, Free

Mary Quant

6th April 2019 - 8th March 2020
V&A
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From miniskirts and hot pants to vibrant tights and makeup, discover how Mary Quant launched a fashion revolution on the British high street, with over 200 garments and accessories, including unseen pieces from the designer's personal archive.

Free

Material Innovation

Design Museum Kensington
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Land Rover and the Design Museum present Material Innovation, an installation commemorating 70 years of the Land Rover brand. The atrium seats have been re-upholstered with original materials used in Land Rover vehicles from 1948 to 2018.

Free

Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

Science Museum
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Mathematics is too often perceived as dry and complex, but this new gallery will tell stories that place the subject at the heart of our lives, exploring how mathematicians, their tools and ideas have helped to shape the modern world.

Kids
Family
Drop-in

May Half Term: Paper Den’s

28th-31st May
1-4pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Take part in a fun afternoon of den building. Colour, collage and construct your own 3D paper shapes to build the den brick by brick. Suitable for families with children aged 5-11 years. Free.

Mountains of the Moon

On until 17th April
10-5pm (4pm on Sat)
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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Experience the spectacular landscapes and endemic flora and fauna of the Rwenzori Mountains as captured by travel photographer Steve Russell.. Steve made the trip last summer and his images of these fragile landscapes reveal a bittersweet quality which both invites and challenges the viewer.

Design
Lates

Museum Late: The Sound of Stanley Kubrick

3rd May
6-9pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Stanley Kubrick's experimental and powerful use of music distinguished his films. To coincide with the Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition, the museum is hosting an evening of activities celebrating the music in Kubrick’s films and exploring his enduring influence on musicians today.

My Great Orchestral Adventure

28th May
2pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Using a special time machine, you will visit Jurassic periods and Classical eras as you travel through the ages. Along the way you will see the sights and hear the seminal sounds of the past. You will be singing, dancing and best of all, a full symphony orchestra will bring our adventure to life.

Mysteries of the Unseen World

Science Museum
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The naked eye perceives only a fraction of what there is to see on Earth; we are surrounded by things that are either too fast, too slow or too small for us to observe. Unlock the secrets of this unseen world in this stunning IMAX 3D film.

Natural History Museum Lates

Last Friday of every month
Natural History Museum
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The Natural History Museum comes to life after dark. Explore our galleries, exhibitions and shops after hours, and enjoy expert-led talks and events at Lates.

Natural History Museum Resources

Natural History Museum
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A collection of resources for teachers from the Natural History Museum. With options for all ages, these can build on a trip to the museum, or can even be used if you haven't had the chance to visit!

Natural History Museum Things to Do

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Natural History Museum
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Loads of exciting activities to take your school trip to another level. Pupils can become an explorer for the day, investigate some dinosaurs, stage a debate or hear from curators and researchers.

Kids
Outdoors

Nature Explorers: Wild Expedition

16th Apr
10am-3pm
Hyde Park
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Drop off your young adventurer for the day with other like-minded explorers at the LookOut Discovery Centre. They'll navigate the park after honing their compass skills, then create a treasure map to lead their fellow nature explorers on a treasure hunt.

Naturenauts

Natural History Museum
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A new app from the Museum which encourages kids and their favourite grown-ups to head outdoors and learn fun facts about UK wildlife. Grab your phone or tablet to explore the nature on your doorstep.

NHM Cafe and Restaurants

Natural History Museum
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Family friendly cafes and restaurant with tasty, freshly prepared food. You can find vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options too.

Number Sixteen

Number Sixteen forms part of a mid-Victorian white stucco terrace and is situated in the quiet leafy street in South Kensington. The hotel has a beautiful tree-filled garden, which is perfect on a sunny day for dining, drinking, relaxing or entertaining friends. There are 42 individually designed bedrooms, a drawing room and library as well as The Orangery restaurant, which serves delicious seasonal food and Afternoon Tea all day.

On View: Space at the Society

20th May
2.30-4pm
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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The Universe, as documented through the Society’s Collections, ranging from early depictions of the moon and stars in 16th century Cosmographia to images documenting NASA’s Apollo missions of the 1970s, and beyond.

Adults
Course
Creative

Organic Candle Making

18th May
10:00-16:30
Design Museum Kensington
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Join designers Lola Lely and Yesenia Thibault Picazo to explore Beeswax by creating your own scented Beeswax candles, using natural materials sourced from London. Participants will be invited to experiment with several candle-making techniques, embedding seasonal herbs and plants from London.

Creative
Music

Otis & Eunice

29th & 30th Mar
4.30pm & 6.30pm
Royal College of Music
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In two different cities, in two different places, one story is told. Otis and Eunice are in love. On a bright summer's morning the carnival comes to town and through the colour and the excitement, Eunice goes missing... A multi-location theatrical performance.

Free

Paintings

Open Daily
V&A
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The V&A Paintings collection includes British and European oil and watercolour paintings as well as over 2,000 miniatures, for which the Museum holds the national collection.Highlights include the Raphael Cartoons and major works by J. M. W. Turner and John Constable.

Pattern Pod

Daily
Science Museum
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Pattern Pod is an amazing multi-sensory area for children under 8 years old. Fun, interactive exhibits encourage them to recognise and copy patterns.

Percussion Festival

5th May
Royal College of Music
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The RCM's highly popular Festival of Percussion returns for another day of masterclasses, performances and instrumental showcases!

Concert
Family

Peter & the Wolf

30th Jun
2:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Enjoy a thrilling afternoon as we meet a hero, a duck and a wolf, in a fascinating story about a boy called Peter! This screening of the timeless Oscar®-winning animation will be accompanied by Prokofiev’s indelible score, performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Family
Drop-in

Pop-up Performance: Victoria and Albert Season 2019

25th May - 31st Aug
11.00 – 15.45
V&A
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Explore some of the secrets and surprises of the museum’s story with Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and Jim the Dog. Meet Queen Victoria, Prince Albert or Jim the Dog. Journey around to dig up some secrets and surprises of the museum and life in Victorian times.

Power UP

5th - 22nd April
Science Museum
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This hands-on, fully interactive gaming event features the very best video games and consoles from the past 40 years. From Pong to Pacman and Minecraft to Mario, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re a retro games fan, a serious gamer or just want to beat your family at Mario Kart. Booking required.

Princess Diana Memorial fountain

Daily
Hyde Park
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A unique fountain memorial to Princess Diana designed to reflect her spirit of life and love of children.

Princess Diana Memorial Playground

Daily
Kensington Gardens
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Explore and adventure in the playground with a huge wooden pirate ship which is the centrepiece of the Diana, Princess of Wales' Memorial Playground.

Princess Diana Memorial walk

Daily
Hyde Park
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The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk takes visitors through four of the most beautiful parks in the world, including Hyde Park and Kensington Palace.

Kids
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Design

Printed Patterns

26th May
1-4pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Create a hand printed design that represents you and your family inspired by the David Adjaye: Making Memory exhibition. You’ll try out different types of printing, learn surface pattern design techniques and produce a hand printed piece of fabric. Suitable for ages 8-11.

Private Room Hire at Ognisko Polskie

Ognisko is well suited to large corporate events, exhibitions, product launches, gala dinners, fashion shows, weddings and other private functions.

Queen Carolines Temple

Daily
Kensington Gardens
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Explore Queen Caroline's Temple which is a classical style summer house overlooking the Long Water, east of Lancaster Walk, Hyde Park.

Rachel Kneebone at the V&A

10:00-17:45; Friday 10:00-22:00
V&A
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The monumental porcelain sculpture '399 Days' by contemporary British artist Rachel Kneebone will be displayed amongst the V&A's Medieval and Renaissance collection, highlighting the sculptors' shared interest in capturing highly emotive states.

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Music

RCM Junior Department End of Term Concert

23rd Mar
5.30pm
Royal College of Music
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Enjoy a showcase of exceptional talent from Royal College of Music Junior Department musicians. Bringing busy RCMJD term to a close, we hear a variety of performances from our outstanding young musicians, including music for chamber ensembles, choirs and the RCMJD Chamber Orchestra.

RCM Sparks

Various
Royal College of Music
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From babies to teens, RCM Sparks run a variety of inspiring events for a range of abilities, including family workshops, concerts and courses

RCM Sparks Gamelan

Royal College of Music
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Gamelan is the traditional orchestra of Indonesia, and the Royal College of Music has one of the largest sets in Europe. Workshops can be hosted at schools for free - the school just pays for the transport and set-up costs. Email gamelan@rcm.ac.uk for details.

Responsible Travel

30th May
7-9pm
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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Are you determined to reduce the impact of your holidays on the planet? If so, join our panel of experts as they discuss the various approaches you can take and answer the question: what does it mean to travel well?

RGS Exhibitions

Monday to Friday
10am-5pm
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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The Royal Geographical Society Pavilion has a constantly changing programme of displays that include exhibitions created by external organisations, broadly linked to geographical themes and also by selected sponsors of the Society.

Room Hire at Institut français

Institut français
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The Institut can accommodate functions with a cultural focus, from large-scale parties to small group events. It also provides a stunning backdrop for filming and photoshoots. The Ciné lumière can also host private screenings for up to 229 people.

Royal Albert Hall - Time Machine

Online
Royal Albert Hall
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Take a journey through time and explore the Royal Albert Hall's rich history.

Royal Albert Hall Food & Drink

Royal Albert Hall
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The Italian Verdi restaurant and Café Bar are open all day to everyone. All other bars open 2 hours before concerts.

Royal Albert Hall Tours

Most days of the year
Royal Albert Hall
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Guided tours offer the inside story of the Royal Albert Hall, taking you on a fascinating journey through its unique history, incredible architecture and legendary performances.

Royal College of Music Chamber Concerts

Most weekdays
Royal College of Music
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Witness the talent of outstanding young musicians studying at the Royal College of Music in this free lunchtime and rush-hour concert series.

Royal College of Music Concerts

22nd March
6.30-7.30pm
V&A
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Hear musicians from The Royal College of Music perform in the beautiful setting of the Globe at the heart of the V&A’s Europe Galleries. Concerts occur on the first three Fridays of every month.

Free

Royal Geographical Society Teaching Resources

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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Lots of resources and activities to take into your school, with something for every age group. A wide range of topics are available with subjects including maps, volcanoes, countries, trade and ecosystems.

Saturday classes for Kids at Imperial

Saturdays
Imperial College London
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Based at Imperial College London, a unique Saturday science tuition featuring specialists in science education and highly qualified scientists.

School Screenings

Contact for film times
Institut français
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Bring your class to watch a celebrated French film from the general programme at Ciné Lumière – £5 per student, free for teachers.

Schools Challenge Programme

Imperial College London
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The Schools Challenge Programme is an exciting and hands-on programme where students work in teams with mentors to develop a problem-solving prototype based around Smart Cities and pitch their ideas. Email the team if you are a London school and might be interested in taking part.

Science Museum cafes

Science Museum
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The Science Museum has two main cafes and various smaller ones. You can also bring your own food, which can be eaten in the designated picnic areas.

Science Museum Lates

Last Wednesday of the month
6.45-10pm
Science Museum
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Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the Museum on the last Wednesday of every month.

Science Museum's Shake Bar

Science Museum
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Cool off at the ice-cream and milkshake bar. Indulge your sweet tooth with sundaes and milkshakes or design your own ice cream tubs. Find the Shake Bar right outside Wonderlab.

Science Nights

Various dates
6.45pm - 10am
Science Museum
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Science Night is a special overnight event for 7–11-year-olds, featuring exciting hands-on workshops, science shows, and a sleepover at the Science Museum among the amazing exhibits—all followed by a tasty breakfast and a breathtaking film in our IMAX theatre.

Scoff & Banter

At Scoff & Banter Kensington, we celebrate hearty and contemporary British cuisine, just moments from world-famous museums. Discover a home from home with lovingly prepared seasonal British cooking, using the finest locally sourced ingredients.

Sculpture Exhibitions

The Royal Society of Sculptors
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Find a diverse range of contemporary sculpture and 3D art, alongside artist talks and workshops.

Secret Life of the Home

Science Museum
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From pop-up toasters to horse-drawn vacuum cleaners, take a closer look at the development of household appliances. You’ll find ancient Roman keys, 18th century cooking utensils and a 21st century robotic vacuum cleaner,

Serenity

Hyde Park
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Serenity is a striking bronze sculpture located on the south side of the Serpentine, near the Diana Memorial Fountain. The sculpture is inspired by the Egyptian goddess of nature. It was designed by British sculptor Simon Gudgeon and was installed in the park in 2009.

Serpentine Galleries Exhibitions

Serpentine Galleries
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Take a look at the regularly-changing exhibitions, displays and residences in the two Serpentine Galleries, on either side of the river in the centre of Hyde Park.

Serpentine Galleries School Visits

Open Tuesday - Sunday
10am - 6pm
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Organise a self-guided visit and explore the exhibitions at your own pace. A team of gallery attendants are on hand to field any questions your group may have and Mobile tours are available across the sites to support your visit. Booking required for school groups.

Free

Serpentine Mobile Tour

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Serpentine Mobile Tours offer visitors an interactive gallery experience providing access to additional content, including artist interviews and curator tours, from the Serpentine’s internationally acclaimed Exhibition and Architecture Programmes.

Serpentine Pavilion 2019 designed by Junya Ishigami

20th June - 6th Oct
Serpentine Galleries
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The Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, celebrated for his experimental structures that interpret traditional architectural conventions and reflect natural phenomena, has been selected to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2019.

Serpentine Sackler Gallery & Magazine Restaurant

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The Serpentine Sackler Gallery & adjoining Magazine Restaurant, opened in 2013, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. The Serpentine is now two contemporary art galleries in the heart of the Royal Park of Kensington Gardens in central London.

Set French Days

Various dates
10.30am
Institut français
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Set French Days involve an activity morning followed by a film screening after lunch. Upcoming topics include French Cinema, Wildlife in France, and Everyone's a Superhero!

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Design

Shadow Cinema

28th Apr
1-4pm
Design Museum Kensington
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This interactive workshop explores moving images using a technique that predates film. Participants will learn the art of storyboarding and bring their ideas to life with light projection and shadow. Take away a miniature portable shadow cinema and continue to direct your own films at home.

Silent Disco

29th March, 26th Apr, 31st May, 28th June
10.15pm - 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.

Skyfall in Concert

4th & 5th Oct
2.30pm & 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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For the first time ever, Skyfall will be screened with full orchestral accompaniment when it hits the big screen at the Royal Albert Hall. You will be able to experience Thomas Newman’s BAFTA-winning original score performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in sync to the picture.

Kids
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Music

Song Writing with Salomé Quartet

23rd Mar
2-3:30pm
Leighton House Museum
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Join us and hear our Royal College of Music musicians in residence play live, learn about what a quartet is and the roles of each instrument. Children will also experiment with writing lyrics and will create the very special gift of a song for someone special.

Free

South Asia

Open Daily
V&A
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The collections from South and South-East Asia comprise nearly 60,000 objects, including about 10,000 textiles and 6,000 paintings covering the Indian subcontinent south of the Himalayas. Find the collection on rooms 41 and 47b.

South Kensington Farmers' Market

Tuesdays
Imperial College London
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Every Tuesday, the market is open to all, providing great-tasting locally-sourced provisions on the Queen's lawn.

Space Descent Virtual Reality with Tim Peake

Daily
4:20; 4:40; 5:00
Science Museum
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Tim Peake is your guide for an out-of-this-world virtual reality mission that puts you in the pilot’s seat of a Soyuz capsule. As the European Space Agency’s first British astronaut, Tim Peake spent six incredible months aboard the International Space Station.

Space Descent with Tim Peake

From 24th March 2017
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.

Design
Tours

Stanley Kubrick: British Sign Language Tour

4th May
12-1pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Join this British Sign Language tour to gain a unique insight into the work and methods of 20th century film-maker Stanley Kubrick. Drawing on the director’s vast archive, this tour will focus on the design stories behind his iconic films.

Tours

Stanley Kubrick: Multisensory Tour

4th May
10:30-12
Design Museum Kensington
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Join this Multisensory Tour to gain a unique insight into the work and methods of 20th century film-maker Stanley Kubrick. Drawing on the director’s vast archive, this tour will focus on the design stories behind his iconic films.

Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition

26th April - 17th Sept 2019
Design Museum Kensington
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Step inside the world of Stanley Kubrick, one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century. It will offer a unique insight into the director's vast archive through original props and costumes, set models and rare photographs, while tracing the design story behind Kubrick’s body of work.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back In Concert

21st - 23rd Sept
1:30pm, 2:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is presented live in concert for the first time in the UK. The second installment in the original trilogy of George Lucas’ classic saga will be projected in high-definition on the big screen, accompanied by the Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor Dirk Brossé.

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Course

Start-Up Essentials: Business Planning Basics

4th, 11th, 18th Jun
6:30-8pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Curated by Creative Entrepreneurs, this three-part course will provide a deep-dive into the essential aspects of Business Planning. Participants will cover topics including: defining your business and the market opportunity; writing and presenting a business plan and the basics of financial planning.

Stein's Berlin Restaurant

Goethe-Institut
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Stein's Berlin Restaurant is a new and exciting addition to the well loved Stein's group of German restaurants. ​Their modern contemporary restaurant inside a Grade 2 listed building also features a fantastic terrace overlooking Princes Gardens. ​

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Story Telling with Vanessa Wolf

27th Apr
2-3:30pm
Leighton House Museum
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Celebrate the Spring season with an afternoon of magical and enchanting storytelling with Vanessa Woolf. Featuring Echo and Narcissus, at 2pm and Why Dogs Chase Cats, a tale from the Orient at 3pm: you choose to attend just one or stay for both! With music, props and lots of joining in.

Storytastic Sundays

Last Sunday of every month
Event times vary
Kensington Palace
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There is something for everyone on a Storytastic Sunday. Explore the palace with activity bags, listen to Story Time or get creative in Make History workshops. Head along to Kensington Palace on the last Sunday every month to join in!

Kids
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Storytelling and Music Sessions for 0-4 Year Olds

Various
10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Seasoned storytellers Paul Rubinstein, Becky Dixon, and Samantha Sutherland 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.

Free

Superbugs: The Fight for Our Lives

On til Spring 2019
Science Museum
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The Science Museum's exhibition explores how society is responding to the enormous challenge of antibiotic resistance, featuring scientific research from across the globe and the personal stories of those waging war on the superbugs.

T(h)inker Club 9-12

8th Dec, 19 Jan, 9 Feb, 23 Mar
2.30pm
Institut français
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Create your own design and devise your own machine by using soft circuits (electronics and paper), e-textile and recycled materials. This is the perfect workshop for little inventors to experiment with sciences, technology, design, arts & crafts.

Teatime and Toys

Tuesdays and Thursdays
10.30am, 11.45am, 1.15pm
Kensington Palace
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Key Stage 1 students can examine the toys and household objects used in the Victorian times, and are able to handle replica objects, as well as making their own thaumatrope to take back to school. Session lasts 65 minutes and student admission to the palace is free.

The Ampersand Hotel

The Ampersand Hotel is an elegant restored Victorian treasure, a small luxury hotel with a unique concept, uniting guests with the local surrounding area through the five themes of botany, music, geometry, ornithology and astronomy.

Free

The Cadogan Gallery

Daily
Natural History Museum
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Explore 22 objects spanning 4.5 billion years of the Earth's history. Each exhibit tells a remarkable story and has been chosen for its scientific, historical and cultural importance.From a meteorite to Darwin's pigeons, uncover some of the most extraordinary specimens in our collection.

The Changing Power of Kings and Queens

Tuesdays and Thursdays
10.30am, 11.45am, 1.15pm
Kensington Palace
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A costumed presenter will lead Key Stage 2 pupils though the lives of those who lived at Kensington Palace, including Queen Victoria, William and Mary, discovering how the role of the monarchy in Britain has changed. Session lasts 60 minutes.

Movies

The Cut

29th May
7pm
Goethe-Institut
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At the time of the Armenian genocide a blacksmith sets out to search for his daughters who were able to escape from killings. His epic journey leads him from Turkey to Syria, Lebanon, Cuba and the USA. Following his films Head-On and The Edge of Heaven, this is the third and final part of Fatih Akin’s trilogy “Love, Death, and the Devil”.

Film

The Films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet

1st March - 1st June
Varies
Goethe-Institut
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With partners, the Goethe-Institut London presents the first complete UK retrospective of the films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, who have crafted one of the most influential and controversial oeuvre in modern cinema. Screenings take place across several London venues.

The Franklin London – Starhotels Collezione

Set in an elegant Victorian building nestling in the lush beauty of the private Egerton Gardens, The Franklin combines the warmth of a private home with the impeccable service of a luxury hotel. The hotel has recently been refurbished by celebrity designer Anouska Hempel, who created a temple to hospitality.

The Garden

Open from 11.15 am
Science Museum
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The Garden is an exciting interactive space, created especially for children aged 3–6 and their parents and carers in the basement of the Museum.

The Gore London – Starhotels Collezione

Brimming with Victorian eccentricity, The Gore represents a piece of British history. Since it opened in 1892, in an enviable location among the high-life hotspots of Kensington, it has been celebrated as one of London’s most enchanting hotels.

Free
Tours

The Holland Park Circle: Artists Houses Tours

Every Thurs and Sat
11am
Leighton House Museum
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Join the guided walks around the exterior of the unique group of studio-houses built by Victorian artist and President of the Royal Academy, Frederic, Lord Leighton and his contemporaries. Discover the fascinating story of how this corner of Holland Park became synonymous with a group of the leading artists of the late Victorian period.

Free

The Italian Gardens

Kensington Gardens
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The Italian Gardens is a 150-year-old ornamental water garden located on the north side of Kensington Gardens near Lancaster Gate. It is believed to have been created as a gift from Prince Albert to his beloved Queen Victoria.

The Kensington

Traditional service and Victorian grandeur come together with sleek style and contemporary comfort at the Kensington, in one of London’s most cosmopolitan neighbourhoods. Embrace a sophisticated member’s club vibe, whether over afternoon tea in the light, lively drawing rooms, cocktails in the glamorous K Bar, or dinner in the refined Town House.

Free

The Last Straw

From 2nd Oct
10am-6pm
Design Museum Kensington
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IKEA and the Design Museum present the Last Straw, an installation featuring the last ever single-use plastic straw IKEA will serve or sell in any store in the UK and Ireland.

Free
Last chance

The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution

On til 24th March
Science Museum
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Last chance to explore the extraordinary lives and deaths of Tsar Nicholas II and his family and go behind the scenes to uncover the science behind one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century.

The Orangery

Kensington Palace
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One of the most elegant venues in London, with an outdoor terrace for fine days and beautiful views of the palace and its gardens.

The Order of Colour: Visit to the Colour Reference Library

10th April
3-4pm
Royal College of Art
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A rare opportunity to see treasures and ephemera from the Colour Reference Library, one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of colour-related publications in the world. Visitors will be introduced to a range of historical systems and schemes for representing and organising colour, including hand-coloured materials, and these will be contrasted with commercial samples and ephemeral schemes devised after the advent of synthetic dyes. From the ‘White of the Human Eyeballs’ to the ‘Mauve Potato Flower’, this session will explore the challenges of describing and organising colour and the long quest to pin it down.

The Order of Colour: Visit to the Colour Reference Library, Royal College of Art

10th April
10.30-11.30am
Royal College of Art
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A rare opportunity to see treasures and ephemera from the Colour Reference Library, one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of colour-related publications in the world. Visitors will be introduced to a range of historical systems and schemes for representing and organising colour, including hand-coloured materials, and these will be contrasted with commercial samples and ephemeral schemes devised after the advent of synthetic dyes. From the ‘White of the Human Eyeballs’ to the ‘Mauve Potato Flower’, this session will explore the challenges of describing and organising colour and the long quest to pin it down.

The Pelham London – Starhotels Collezione

The Pelham is an elegant boutique hotel in the heart of South Kensington. It has the aristocratic atmosphere of a London townhouse and its interiors are a romantic mix of elegant patterns and rich tones, complemented by the warm welcome and flawless service of a noble residence.

The Rembrandt

The Rembrandt is a four-star hotel bursting with culture and history. The beautifully modernised Edwardian rooms were originally apartments for Harrods. The Rembrandt also boasts modern event suites, a stylish restaurant, plus Aquilla Health and Fitness featuring an indoor pool.

The Science of Unesco Lates

27th March
6.34-10pm
Science Museum
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A special Lates, UNESCO world heritage sites and historical treasures are here to showcase the work they do to make the world a better place. Discover how technology is helping us reunite lost souls, determine how ancient manuscripts were written, track floods, map the deep sea floor, and chart the earth.

The Shams Group: Music of Love

28th March
7.45 - 10pm
The Ismaili Centre
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Inspired by the mystical poets, musicians, and thinkers of the East, Tajik music sensation The Shams Group merges poetic traditions of the East with modern music of the West. The group blends historic instruments with modern-day electric guitars, drums, and saxophones.

The Sun: Living with our Star

6th Oct - 6th May 2019
Times vary
Science Museum
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The awesome power, beauty and dark side of the sun is revealed in a major new exhibition this Autumn. Spectacular interactive experiences, unique artefacts, and stunning imagery shed fresh light on our evolving relationship with our closest star.

The Sunken Garden

Kensington Palace
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The beautiful Sunken Garden was planted in 1908, transforming part of the gardens previously occupied by potting sheds into a tranquil ornamental garden. Today, the garden continues the tradition of rotational flower displays in the spring and summer.

The Vanderbilt Hotel

The 4-star Vanderbilt hotel is a 19th century, Grade II listed townhouse situated on Cromwell Road. Combining historical features with modern style, the beautiful bedrooms and Italian marble bathrooms all boast individual layouts, thanks to the building’s history.

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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.

Film

The White Crow

12th March, 22nd-31st March
Varies
Institut français
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Ballet’s most famous star in the 50’s, Rudolf Nureyev stunned the world at the height of the Cold War, when he defected to the West. The White Crow charts how Nureyev plotted his flight in a game of cat-and-mouse with the Russian KGB aided by his great friend, the 21 year-old Parisian Clara Saint.

Theatre & Performence

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

Third Thursday

The Royal Society of Sculptors
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Join in on the third Thursday of every month for fun craft evenings and pick up new and exciting crafting skills

Third Thursday - Neon Life Drawing

21st March
6.30-8.30pm
The Royal Society of Sculptors
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Neon Naked is returning for evening of vibrant artistic fun. Join a life drawing class like no other using neon reactive art materials to draw inspiring colourful life models. Combining an industrial UV light and reactive body paints with hand crafted flamboyant accessories to get the creative juices flowing.

Concert
Music

Thomas Zehetmair conducts Mozart and Dvořák

22nd Mar
7.30pm
Royal College of Music
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Austrian violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair skilfully directs the RCM Symphony Orchestra in this varied evening concert. Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante opens the programme, treating us to rich textures, delectable harmonies and dazzling solo writing.

Design
Course

Tile Making with Yinka Ilori

13th Apr
10:00-16:30
Design Museum Kensington
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Join artist and designer Yinka Ilori for a hands-on tile making and decorating workshop. Following an introduction to story-telling through design from Yinka, participants will create narrative tiles using fabric, paint and colour, drawing on motifs from Dutch wax prints for inspiration.

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