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Experiences in Kensington

Explore what do to and where to visit in Kensington.

  • A sign of the Design Museum.
  • A statue from the Victoria & Albert Museum
  • The Chelsea FC Stadium
  • Side part of Natural History Museum building
What to do

Experiences

From the royal parks to the Natural History Museum, there are plenty of things to do and see around Kensington. Browse our top picks below.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The world's most prestigious flower show with flower and garden inspiration and innovative garden design displays.

Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall was opened by Queen Victoria in 1871 and is one of the world's most famous concert halls.

Saatchi Gallery

With a focus on young and upcoming international artists, the Saatchi Gallery showcases an innovative programme of contemporary art exhibitions.

Victoria & Albert Museum

The Victoria & Albert Museum is a celebration of art and design and represents more than 3,000 years of human creativity.

The Design Museum

The Design Museum offers inspirational insights into the world of design with a cutting edge programme of temporary exhibitions.

Albert Memorial

The Albert Memorial, in Kensington Gardens, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1861 in memory of her late husband.

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace has been influenced by generations of royal women and today presents features exhibitions including 'Diana: Her Fashion Story'.

Chelsea FC – Stamford Bridge Football Stadium

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Stamford Bridge, home to one of England's most successful football teams, Chelsea FC.

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum offers free admission to one of the world's largest collections of life and earth science specimens.

Science Museum

The Science Museum is Europe's most visited museum of its kind, with over 15,000 objects from the world of science and technology on display.

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River of Light

River of Light trail will return in 2022 taking place across Liverpool waterfront from 21st October to 6th November. It will bring together a number stunning audio and visual installations to create a walking loop for everyone to enjoy!

London Cocktail Week

Get ready for a two weeks of sipping cocktails from some of the finest bars in London. Buy a ticket which gives you a discount at over 300 bars and restaurants.

Dippy Returns at The Natural History Museum

After touring the country for two years, Dippy the Dinosaur returns to The Natural History Museum in London.

Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival

London's beloved fireworks festival returns to Alexandra Palace this Bonfire Night! Featuring a DJ, special guest Gok Wan and a family funfair.

Halloween at The Tower of London

This Halloween visit one of the most haunted locations in Britain, The Tower of London to see roaming ghosts, mystical projections.

Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature

Celebrating the life and work of one of the best loved children's authors of the 20th century.

Africa Fashion

Immerse yourself in Africa Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum: Explore the impact of African Fashion as you admire textiles, photographs, visual arts and more.

Winslow Homer: Force of Nature

For the first time in the UK, The National Gallery presents an overview of Winslow Homer (1836–1910), the great American Realist painter who confronted the leading issues facing the United States, and its relationship with both Europe and the Caribbean world, in the final decades of the 19th century. 

Lucian Freud: New Perspectives

At The National Gallery, Lucian Freud exhibition presents the paintings of one of Britain's most well-known figurative painters. It spans a lifetime of work, showing how Freud’s painting changed during 70 years of practice from his early and intimate works to his well-known, large-scale canvasses and his monumental naked portraits.

Jurassic World The Exhibition

Enjoy an immersive where you will find yourself the closest you'll ever come to living dinosaurs at Jurassic World.

Weird sensation feels good: The World of ASMR

Weird sensational feels good: The World of ASMR is the first exhibition of its kind to lift the world of ASMR out from your screen and into physical space at The Design Museum. Step into an acoustically tuned environment and understand how people are using new and existing tools and materials to navigate our complex world.

Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder

Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder, brought to you by National Museums Liverpool, will present all visitors with the exciting opportunity to travel into the world of Doctor Who and interact with numerous sets, artefacts and more.

Pip & Pop at The Sherley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art

When Flowers Dream showcases an eclectic mix of vibrant artworks made from everyday materials such as sugar, candy, and assorted craft materials. Join us at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art for an ethereal exhibition by internationally-renowned artist Tanya Schultz (a.k.a. Pip & Pop) at Kew Gardens.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022

Celebrate The Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022 and how we may best protect our planet and reduce harm by humans.

Wirral Arts Festival

Enjoy high quality live entertainment and art work in many venues across Wirral in Liverpool. Be inspired to participate in workshops and discover what Wirral has to offer.

Cancer Revolution: Science, Innovation and Hope

The Science Museum is showcasing a world-first, object-rich exhibition on the past, present and future of how cancer is prevented, detected and treated. With over 100 objects and numerous personal accounts, the exhibition brings to life the stories of people affected by cancer, together with those who study and treat it.

Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story

Go on a fascinating journey through many little-known aspects of the Titanic disaster and explore Liverpool's central role in the Titanic story at Merseyside Maritime Museum. Told from perspectives of key personalities in the drama, it gives a unique insight into events surrounding the launch, voyage, sinking and its aftermath.

Cornelia Parker

Cornelia Parker is one of Britain's best loved and most acclaimed contemporary artists. Always driven by curiosity, she reconfigures domestic objects to question our relationship with the world. Visit her exhibition at Tate Britain this autumn.

Hallyu! The Korean Wave

Hallyu! The Korean Wave at The V&A will showcase the colourful and dynamic popular culture of South Korea, exploring the makings of the Korean Wave and its global impact on the creative industries of cinema, drama, music, fandom, beauty and fashion.

World Gymnastics Championships

Watch world-class athletes fly as emotions soar. Feel the suspense take you to the edge of your seat. Hold your breath as an unexpected twist sees silver turn to gold in a heartbeat. Welcome to the World Gymnastics Championships Liverpool 2022.

William Kentridge

Kentridge’s globally acclaimed practice spans across etching, drawing, collage, film and sculpture to tapestry, theatre, opera, dance and music. The Johannesburg-born artist developed his early work during the apartheid regime of the 1980s, and his electrifying large-scale productions and animations have since been shown across the world.

JMW Turner with Lamin Fofana: Dark Waters

Explore JMW Turner with Lamin Fofana at Tate Liverpool. Although creating work centuries apart, both artists convey the power and politics of the ocean and explore its relationship to capitalism and colonialism.

Wild Shore Liverpool

Visit Wild Shore Liverpool in it's last few weeks this half term. Try your hand at paddle boarding, navigate their inflatable watercourse with your family and take in the view of the Royal Albert Dock from the water.