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Flight Gallery

Daily
10am-6pm
Science Museum
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From mankind's earliest dreams of flight to the wide-body aeroplanes of today, discover the absorbing story of flight. Overhead walkways allow you to get up close to aeroplanes suspended in the air. Examine exhibits from the pioneer days of aviation, including Amy Johnson's Gipsy Moth and the Vickers Vimy, which first crossed the Atlantic in 1919.

Fly 360°

Open Daily
10am - 5pm
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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!

Fly Kids

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Science Museum
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Fly Kids is a pay-as-you-go flight simulator that lets your child experience the sights and sounds of flying with the Red Arrows during one of their aerobatic displays.

Footways - exploring London on foot

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Footways
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Why not plan your visit to South Ken using the new Footways walking map available at railway stations and also online. You can plan your route away from the busy roads and discover a quiet and alternative side to London.

Free Events in South Ken

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Discover South Kensington
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We have an abundance of free events in South Kensington for a great day out. From guided tours through the galleries, self-led walks, a new series of Lates events, free displays and miles of galleries covering art, science, design, natural history and so much more.

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.

Friend of the Royal Albert Hall

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Make 2023 a year full of unforgettable experiences with a Royal Albert Hall Friends membership. Starting from just £45.

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Friendship Matinee: Jurassic Park in Concert

26th Oct
2.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
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What better way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Jurassic Park than seeing the film projected in HD, with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra performing John Williams’ iconic score live-to-picture.

Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto

On til 25th Feb 2024
10am-5:45pm
V&A
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The first UK exhibition dedicated to French couturière, Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel, charting the establishment of the House of CHANEL and the evolution of her iconic design style. Tickets are sold out but become a member to see the exhibition.

Gallery Hire at Serpentine

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

Gazette Brasserie

Mon & Tue: 5pm – 10.30pm Wed to Sun: 10am – 10.30pm
Institut français
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Gazette Brasserie is the perfect venue for coffee meet-ups, quick lunches, pre-cinema drinks and nibbles or a cosy dinner at the Institut français in London.

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GDR Revisited: New Narratives About a Vanished State

3rd Oct
7pm
Goethe-Institut
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A conversation between historian Katja Hoyer, filmmaker Eva Weber and architectural theorist Ines Weizman, moderated by award-winning author, broadcaster and foreign-affairs commentator John Kampfner.

Gem Strathmore Hotel

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The hotel is the former London residence of the Earl of Strathmore, the late Queen Mother’s father, is a restored Victorian mansion located close to London’s most famous museums, galleries, and cultural attractions. The magnificent colonial-style Earl's Restaurant is an exquisite blend of Victorian grandeur and contemporary luxury.

Georg Baselitz: Sculptures 2011-2015

5th Oct- 7th Jan 2024
10am-6pm
Serpentine
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Bringing Georg Baselitz’s sculptural works to the fore, this solo exhibition offers an intimate glimpse into the creative process of a ground-breaking artist.

Get active: New cycle route and walking tour

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Footways London map highlights quiet and characterful walking routes so you can explore Kensington at a different pace. The paper maps are available at some Central Network Rail stations or plan your quiet route via the new interactive map with geolocation

Get active: Take a stroll around 'Albertopolis'

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Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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Explore this cultural district and discover the history of the area with this free walking tour from Go Jauntly, curated by the Royal Geographical Society as part of the programme for Kensington + Chelsea Art Week.

Giants of Today Trail

Natural History Museum
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From hefty herbivores to jungle jumbos, discover who's topping the charts when it comes to being the biggest, the tallest and the heaviest of them all. Follow the trail to meet some of world's biggest animals and to find out all about the highs and lows that come with being so big.

Gif It Up Workshop

19th Oct
7pm - 8.30pm
Goethe-Institut
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Explore Europe's cultural heritage digitally and learn how to remix German artworks to make your own Pop Art gifs!

Give a Piece of History at The Natural History Museum

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This Christmas, why not give your friends and family something spectacular and engrave their names in the Natural History Museum's new gardens?

Give the Gift of Music

Royal College of Music
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A perfect gift for any music lover is the Membership of the Royal College of Music Friends scheme. In addition to priority booking and access to an exclusive programme of Friends events, they will receive regular advance info about RCM events while showing support for young musical talent.

Go back in time with My Dino Mission AR

Free downloadable app
Natural History Museum
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Combining the latest augmented reality technology with STEM skills, children can recognise a dinosaurs’ species, what it eats, likes and needs to survive. Young explorers can care for and capture fun photos of themselves interacting with their new dinosaur friend in the backdrop of their home or back garden. Age 7-10

Google Arts & Culture: Serpentine

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Serpentine
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Championing new ideas in contemporary art since it opened in 1970, Serpentine has presented pioneering exhibitions of 2,263 artists over 45 years, showing a wide range of work from emerging practitioners to the most internationally recognised artists and architects of our time. Explore more online.

Google Arts & Culture: The Natural History Museum

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Natural History Museum
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Explore a story of natural history discovery in an interactive experience, Making Natural History, Dive into the museum's 80 million specimens, encounter a prehistoric marine reptile in virtual reality, discover pioneering Museum research, navigate the galleries in 360 degrees & take a tour of exhibits tackling natural history themes,

Google Arts & Culture: The Science Museum

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Striving to be the best place in the world for people to enjoy science, the Science Museum's world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe. Explore the museum's exhibitions and online collections.