Discover South Kensington is an initiative of the Exhibition Road Cultural Group
Exhibition Road Music Day
An Annual day of celebration for music hosted on Exhibition Road
Music Day took place on Exhibition Road between 2005 and 2012 as part of the renowned international festival Fête de la Musique. World Music Day is celebrated on every 21st of June all over the world - on the mid-summer solstice and all concerts and events are free and accessible to the public. As London’s contribution to Music Day, the event put Exhibition Road at the heart of the city’s cultural life on midsummer’s day.
Throughout the day at mainly indoor but also some outdoor venues around the Exhibition Road area, there were a lively and colourful mix of performances from amateur and professional musicians alike. Performing in a whole range of music genres all celebrating the diversity of international cultures in an accessible and creative way. The celebrations included educational music workshops for adults and children.
The Natural History Museum, famous for its beautiful Victorian building, is home to the nation’s finest collection of natural history specimens.
The Science Museum is world-renowned for its historic collection, remarkable galleries and inspirational exhibitions, with around 15,000 objects on public display.
The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity.
Royal College of Music
The Royal College of Music is one of the world’s great conservatoires, training gifted musicians from all over the world for international careers as performers, conductors and composers.
The Institut français is the official French government centre of language and culture in the UK. As part of the Cultural Centre, the Ciné Lumière is a showcase for the best French, European and world cinema.
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
The Royal Geographical Society (with the IBG) is the UK's learned society and professional body for geography, founded in 1830. They are a world leader in advancing geography and supporting its practitioners in the UK and across the world.
The Royal Parks manages the 5,000 acres of London parkland that make up the 8 Royal Parks including Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park.
The Ismaili Centre
Part of an international family of Ismaili Centres, this is the first religious, cultural and social space for the Shia Ismaili Muslim community in the West.
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is an inner London borough of Royal borough status. As the smallest borough in London and the second smallest district in England, this urban area is one of the most densely populated in the UK.