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224-238 Kensington High Street, Bankside, London W8 6AG
 
 
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10am-5.45pm Daily, last admission 5.15pm
 

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Design MuseumIn 2016 the Design Museum moves from is long standing home at Shad Thames to a venue three times the size, the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington High Street. The Grade II* listed building has been transformed by a design team led by John Pawson to include the Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning, 202-seat Bakala Auditorium and a dedicated gallery to display its permanent collection, accessible free of charge. Within the collection - which started in 1982 as the pioneering Boilerhouse Project in the V&A - are designs that have shaped the modern world from fashion to furniture, product and graphic design, digital media, transport and architecture. The collections, both permanent and temporary, trace the history of design developments, from the origins of mass production to contemporary works.

 

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Moving to MarsMoving to MarsMoving to MarsLife on Mars could be more than just a TV show a few decades from now. Exploring how we could arrive, survive and thrive on the red planet, Moving to Mars envisages the three phases of life on Mars. It's an 8-month journey to one of earth's nearest planets and this exhibition examines everything from the spaceships we need to get there to the place2020-02-18T00:00:00+00002020-03-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES  18th October 2019 to 1st March 2020
Life on Mars could be more than just a TV show a few decades from now. Exploring how we could arrive, survive and thrive on the red planet, Moving to Mars envisages the three phases of life on Mars. It's an 8-month journey to one of earth's nearest planets and this exhibition examines everything from the spaceships we need to get there to the place... More about this event
 
ElectronicElectronicElectronicWith strobe lighting and a soundtrack by Laurent Garnier, Electronic at the Design Museum reproduces the feeling of a being in a club, allowing you to throw yourself into the hypnotic world of electronic music.Travel to the dance floors of Detroit and Chicago, Paris, Berlin and the UK through the exhibition which features the people, art, design, t2020-04-01T00:00:00+01002020-07-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
DATES  1st April to 26th July 2020
With strobe lighting and a soundtrack by Laurent Garnier, Electronic at the Design Museum reproduces the feeling of a being in a club, allowing you to throw yourself into the hypnotic world of electronic music.Travel to the dance floors of Detroit and Chicago, Paris, Berlin and the UK through the exhibition which features the people, art, design, t... More about this event
 
Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to StreetSneakers Unboxed: Studio to StreetSneakers Unboxed: Studio to StreetLooking at their role as both a style statement and a high-tech fitness accessory, the Design Museum puts trainers in the spotlight with its new exhibition, Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street. With designs by the likes of Nike, Adidas and Puma as well as Colette and Comme des Garcons on display, the exhibition explores how sneakers have transformed2020-05-06T00:00:00+01002020-12-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Fashion
PRICING  £10
DATES  6th May to 4th December 2020
Looking at their role as both a style statement and a high-tech fitness accessory, the Design Museum puts trainers in the spotlight with its new exhibition, Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street. With designs by the likes of Nike, Adidas and Puma as well as Colette and Comme des Garcons on display, the exhibition explores how sneakers have transformed... More about this event
 
 

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NH Kensington Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
202-220 Cromwell Road, SW5 | 5 minutes from Design Museum
This clean, comfortable modern hotel made up of six Victorian houses is a short walk from Earls Court Tube station from where the Piccadilly line can ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London - Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £72  25% off
Wrights Lane, W8 | 5 minutes from Design Museum
One of the biggest Holiday Inn hotels in Europe, the Holiday Inn London - Kensington was rebranded at the end of 2016 introducing a new open ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Olympia Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £59  34% off
380 Kensington High Street, W14 | 8 minutes from Design Museum
Though it is designed for visitors to the nearby Olympia Exhibition Centre, there are plenty of other reasons to stay at the Hilton Olympia, not least ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Museums nearest Design Museum

Nearest to Design Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Leighton House Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12 Holland Park Road, Holland Park, London W14 | 5 minutes from Design Museum
Leighton House is one of the most opulent museums in London, and its small scale makes it easy enough to explore thoroughly in an afternoon. Located ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Museum of Instruments
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal College of Music Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 18 minutes from Design Museum
The RCM Museum of Instruments was started in 1894 with a donation from Sir George Donaldson. Today it features over six hundred instruments, some of which ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Natural History Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 18 minutes from Design Museum
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Design Museum

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Design Museum
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18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Design Museum
For a virtually untouched and immaculately preserved slice of Victorian living, visit this delightful building. One of the only genuine Victorian townhouses remaining and virtually unchanged ... More
 
 
 
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18 Stafford Terrace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Design Museum
For a virtually untouched and immaculately preserved slice of Victorian living, visit Edward Linley Sambourne a delightful museum and one of the few genuine Victorian ... More
 
 
 
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Holland Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Holland Park Avenue / Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 5 minutes from Design Museum
Small, pretty park in west London. Pretty, petit Holland Park is the ideal location for those wanting to escape the clamour of the city but who don’t ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Design Museum

Near Design Museum
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Ongoing
Moving to Mars
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th October 2019 to 1st March 2020
Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | Same location as Design Museum
Life on Mars could be more than just a TV show a few decades from now. Exploring how we could arrive, survive and thrive on the ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Electronic
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st April to 26th July 2020
Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | Same location as Design Museum
With strobe lighting and a soundtrack by Laurent Garnier, Electronic at the Design Museum reproduces the feeling of a being in a club, allowing you to ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
WOW: City Lights And Woodland Shade
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st November 2019 to 22nd March 2020
Design Museum, 101-111 Kensington High Street, W8 | 6 minutes from Design Museum
Explore the contrasting worlds of Japan in a free art installation at Japan House London. Created by WOW, a visual arts studio based in Tokyo and ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Design Museum

Near Design Museum
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Nell's Jazz & Blues
London > Entertainment > Live Music
3 North End Crescent, W14 | 11 minutes from Design Museum
Nell's Jazz and Blues is a small entertainment and live music venue in West Kensington which can accommodate up to 200 people. For a venue ... More
 
 
 
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The Troubadour
London > Entertainment > Live Music
263-267 Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 13 minutes from Design Museum
The Troubadour is a lovely little cafe, which hosts an inspiring program of folk, blues, psychedelia and poetry downstairs. It's also the place where Private Eye ... More
 
 
 
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The Troubadour
London > Entertainment > Live Music
265 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 13 minutes from Design Museum
Kensington's original boho coffee house. Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon played here back in the 60s. Of course, Kensington has changed a ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Design Museum

The best shops and markets near Design Museum
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Children's Book Centre
London > Shopping > Books
237 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Design Museum
This is a bookshop and a whole lot more, with everything on offer from padded books for tots, through wonderful picture books and on to first ... More
 
 
 
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Non-Stop Party Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
214 Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 3 minutes from Design Museum
This is a one-stop non-stop shop for all your party needs. From decorations - streamers, banners, pinata and confetti - to luminous novelties and dressing-up ... More
 
 
 
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Hotel Chocolat
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
163 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 5 minutes from Design Museum
The High Street Kensington branch of Hotel Chocolat has an in-store cafe where weary shoppers can re-charge their batteries with a mug of Liquid Chocolat - ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near Design Museum London?
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Princess Victoria, Kensington
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
25 Earls Court Road, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Design Museum
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
35 Earl's Court Road, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Design Museum
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ... More
 
 
 
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Il Portico
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
277 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Design Museum
Italian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Education near Design Museum

Near Design Museum
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Design Museum
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 16 minutes from Design Museum
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
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London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 17 minutes from Design Museum
LAMDA is among the most famous and prestigious acting schools in the world. It is very hard to be selected for a course here, but almost ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Design Museum

Design Museum gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Holland Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Ilchester Place, Holland Park, London W8 | 5 minutes from Design Museum
Pretty, petit Holland Park is the ideal location for those wanting to escape the clamour of the city but who don't want to travel too far ... More
 
 
 
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London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Design Museum
An excellent members archery club that shoots in the grounds of Kensington Palace in summer and in Pimlico in winter. Archery is a totally satisfying sport, ... More
 
 
 
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K Spa at K West Hotel
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
K West Hotel & Spa, Richmond Way, W14 | 16 minutes from Design Museum
Book in for some freeze-thaw action at the K Spa at K West Hotel, an oasis of calm in a stylishly modernised former BBC office ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Design Museum

The best pubs near London Design Museum.
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The Scarsdale
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23A Edwards Square, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Design Museum
If pubs were judged by their location and setting, The Scardale Tavern in Kensington would top many lists for this really is quaint London at its ... More
 
 
 
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The Abingdon
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
54 Abingdon Road, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Design Museum
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 5 minutes from Design Museum
Always a popular hangout with the South Kensington locals, The Devonshire Arms had a fresh lick of paint in 2014 and emerged with its proper pub ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Design Museum

Design Museum clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Piano
London > Nightlife > Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from Design Museum
If you ask your friends about this place, not many will know. It's not wildly off the beaten track either, situated directly opposite High Street Ken ... More
 
 
 
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Ping
London > Nightlife > Bars
180-184 Earl's Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 7 minutes from Design Museum
We can't help but feel that Boris Johnson would approve of Ping, a cavernous venue which serves cocktails, pizzas and ping pong (or whiff whaff if ... More
 
 
 
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Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 10 minutes from Design Museum
Opposite Kensington Palace, an area not known for its nightlife, Hyde Kensington cocktail bar has a drinks list by world ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Design Museum

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Design Museum.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kensington Conference and Events Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Design Museum
Kensington Conference and Events Centre, Just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington Underground Station, Kensington Chelsea and Events Centre is a highly adaptable, purpose-designed ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Roof Gardens
London > Business > Venue Hire
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Design Museum
An oasis high in the sky above Kensington High Street, the Roof Gardens comprises one and a half acres of themed gardens. These gardens surround an ... More
 
 
 
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Olympia London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 | 11 minutes from Design Museum
Times have changed since the Olympia first flung open its doors to the public on Boxing Day 1886 for the Hippodrome Circus, with the promise of ... More
 
 
 
 

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Russell Maliphant Dance Company: Maliphantworks3
Dance | Until 22nd February 2020 

Coronet Theatre 14 minutes walk from Design Museum

The Olivier Award-winning choreographer presents The Space Between which features a sound world created by Dana Fouras, plus a revival ...More

On McQuillan's Hill
Theatre | Until 29th February 2020 

Finborough Theatre 17 minutes walk from Design Museum

Joseph Crilly's satire about the events around a returning IRA man, set in small town Northern Ireland. Directed by Jonathan ...More

Cirque Du Soleil: Luzia
Theatre | Until 1st March 2020 

Royal Albert Hall 18 minutes walk from Design Museum

The Canadian performance troupe transports the audience to an imaginary Mexico where surrealistic stunts and surprises awaits....More

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Easter at the Southbank Centre
Easter at the Southbank Centre
Seasonal | From 4th April 

Southbank Centre

This Easter hop down to the Southbank Centre ...More

 
Steve Martin & Martin Short: The Funniest Show In Town At The Moment
Steve Martin & Martin Short: The Funniest Show In Town At The Moment
Comedy | From 14th March 

Royal Albert Hall

The Hollywood actors, comedians and decades-long friends cross ...More

 
Shazia Mirza: Coconut
Shazia Mirza: Coconut
Comedy | On 7th March 

Southbank Centre

Insightful social and cultural observations mixed with personal anecdotes from the award-winning Birmingham-born stand-up. Shazia ...More

 
Formafantasma: Cambio
Formafantasma: Cambio
Exhibitions | From 4th March 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

At the intersection of design, contemporary art and research, Italian design duo Formafantasma examines the ...More

 
Richard Alston Dance Company: Final Edition
Richard Alston Dance Company: Final Edition
Dance | From 7th March 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

The final ever performances of Richard Alston Dance ...More

 
Hamlet
Hamlet
Theatre | From 30th March 

National Theatre: Dorfman

An energetic retelling of Hamlet for eight to 12 year olds, this hour-long introduction to ...More

 
Cutting Room
Cutting Room
Dining 

Cutting Room is a cute restaurant with live music in the basement bar downstairs....More

 
Mardi Gras at Pop Brixton
Mardi Gras at Pop Brixton
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th February 

Pop Brixton

A taste of New Orleans comes to London this February when Pop Brixton presents the ...More

 
London Dog Week
London Dog Week
Exhibitions | From 23rd March 

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Cuddle up with your favourite canine at special 'Pup-Up Shops' and 'Cuddle Clubs' popping up ...More

 
Atmosphere Venues
Atmosphere Venues
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A collection of contemporary venue spaces located in Westminster's Millbank Tower, an 118-metre high skyscraper ...More

 
George & Vulture
George & Vulture
Drinking 

The tallest pub in London, the George & Vulture has stood tall against the changing ...More

 
George & Vulture
George & Vulture
Dining 

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Chop'd City Point
Chop'd City Point
Dining 

Chop'd is a good salad, soup and breakfast place where food is freshly made each ...More

 
London Graphic Centre
Shopping 

For artists and designers the London Graphic Centre has been a well known location in Covent Garden since the flagship store opened in 1996....More

Jean Dubuffet
Jean Dubuffet
Exhibitions | From 30th September 

Barbican Art Gallery

As part of the year-long Inside Out series, the Barbican Art Gallery presents a major ...More

 
Woman in the Window
Woman in the Window
Exhibitions | From 14th October 

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Completing the 2020 exhibition programme at Dulwich Picture Gallery, Woman in the Window looks at ...More

 
GoBoat Paddington
GoBoat Paddington
Transport 

Explore London's canals in Camden, Little Venice and beyond on a self-drive boating from Paddington....More

 
The Conductor
The Conductor
Drinking 

The Conductor is a Fullers pub and restaurant on Fleet Place in Farringdon serving indulgent ...More

 
The Lanesborough Club & Spa
The Lanesborough Club & Spa
Leisure 

A subterranean sanctuary in the heart of central ...More

 
Bulgari Spa London
Bulgari Spa London
Leisure 

Split across two levels, the vast 2,000 square metre Bulgari Spa is the crowning glory ...More

 
London Events 2020
London Events 2020
Feature 

New musicals put Pretty Woman and The Prince of Egypt centre stage, and blockbuster ...More

 
Best Valentine's Day Events in London
Best Valentine's Day Events in London
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Illuminating London Light Shows in January 2020
Illuminating London Light Shows in January 2020
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Six illuminating light shows to brighten the ...More

 
New Hotels in London 2020
New Hotels in London 2020
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A record high of 65 new hotels open in London in 2020. Stay at ...More

 
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Kimpton Fitzroy London
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Overlooking Bloomsbury's Russell Square, Kimpton Fitzroy London launched in October 2018. Its Grade II listed ...More

 
 
 
 
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