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Science MuseumThe Science Museum in South Kensington houses one of the most comprehensive collections looking at the development of science and industry, and it is all done in a fun and creative way. This museum is one of the most interactive in the city, with lots of hands-on exhibits. In the high-tech Wellcome Wing, visitors can digitally alter their faces to look older or younger, and manipulate their voices. Some of the highlights include the Launch Pad gallery, which explains basic scientific principles, Puffing Billy, the oldest steam locomotive in the world and the actual Apollo 10 capsule. The King George III Collection of scientific instruments highlights 18th century science, or if you're looking to rest your feet, there is also a 450-seat IMAX theater. Kids always love the Science Night Sleepovers, which are held throughout the year. In December 2010 a new permanent climate science gallery - 'atmosphere: exploring climate science' - opened up, allowing visitors to deepen their understanding of climate science in an enjoyable, engaging and memorable way.

 

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The Sun: Living With Our StarThe Sun: Living With Our StarThe Sun: Living With Our StarThis autumn, the Science Museum hosts blockbuster exhibition The Sun: Living With Our Star. The biggest ever exhibition to be staged about the Sun, it explores humanity's ever-changing relationship with our nearest star, looking into its power, beauty and dark side though a series of spectacular interactive experiences, unique artefacts and strikin2019-01-22T10:00:00+00002019-05-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Multimedia
PRICING  From £15
DATES  6th October 2018 to 6th May 2019
This autumn, the Science Museum hosts blockbuster exhibition The Sun: Living With Our Star. The biggest ever exhibition to be staged about the Sun, it explores humanity's ever-changing relationship with our nearest star, looking into its power, beauty and dark side though a series of spectacular interactive experiences, unique artefacts and strikin... More about this event
 
Superbugs: The Fight For Our LivesSuperbugs: The Fight For Our LivesSuperbugs: The Fight For Our LivesWe don't mean to scare you but superbugs kill close to 700,000 people a year globally. In free exhibition Superbugs: The Fight For Our Lives the Science Museum reveals humanity's response to the threat of antibiotic resistance at the microscopic, human and global levels. You'll see twelve real bacteria colonies, including one of the earliest superb2019-01-22T10:00:00+00002019-02-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  9th November 2017 to 28th February 2019
We don't mean to scare you but superbugs kill close to 700,000 people a year globally. In free exhibition Superbugs: The Fight For Our Lives the Science Museum reveals humanity's response to the threat of antibiotic resistance at the microscopic, human and global levels. You'll see twelve real bacteria colonies, including one of the earliest superb... More about this event
 
The Sun: Living With Our Star: Relaxed Private ViewThe Sun: Living With Our Star: Relaxed Private ViewAttractions & Museums, Tourist Attraction.2019-01-23T18:30:00+00002019-01-23T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Astronights: The SunAstronights: The SunAttractions & Museums, Tourist Attraction.2019-04-26T19:30:00+01002019-04-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Astronights: The Sun
 

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South Kensington Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Paddington Railway Station
 
27 minutes walk
 
 
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Union Car Parks
 
5 minutes walk
 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Cheval Harrington Court Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £28  35% off
13 Harrington Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from Science Museum
With 33 open plan, one, two and three bedroom apartments, Cheval Harrington Court offers exceptional home living within the heart of South Kensington. The newly refurbished ... More
 
 
 
Grange Strathmore Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  30% off
41 Queen's Gate Gardens, SW7 | 4 minutes from Science Museum
Ideally located in London's affluent and fashionable Kensington area, the Grange Strathmore Hotel is an elegantly restored London townhouse, combining Victorian splendour with modern day luxury. ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  37% off
68-86 Cromwell Road, SW7 | 5 minutes from Science Museum
Formerly home to the Vanderbilt family, this grand Victorian townhouse with an imposing frontage is now part of the Radisson brand. Located on the bustling Cromwell ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Museums nearest Science Museum

Nearest to Science Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Information Age
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Science Museum
A major permanent gallery on the second floor of the Science Museum, open on 25th October 2014, Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | Same location as Science Museum
Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery is the Science Museum 's most ambitious interactive gallery to date. Open from October 2016, the £6 million gallery ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Natural History Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Science 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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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Science Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Mathematics: The Winton Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | Same location as Science Museum
The Science Museum 's new gallery, Mathematics: The Winton Gallery , puts the spotlight on a subject often perceived as dry, complex ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
V&A Exhibition Road Quarter
London > Attractions > Sights
V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Science Museum
A new purpose-built underground gallery, magnificent courtyard space and a new entrance from Exhibition Road on the west side of the Victoria and Albert Museum are ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Science Museum
Built in 1884, in the Italianate Baroque style, the Brompton Oratory is an exact imitation of the Church of the Gesu in Rome and sports some ... More
 
 
 
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Fashioned From Nature
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st April 2018 to 27th January 2019
Science Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Science Museum
The latest in a series of major fashion exhibitions at the V&A, Fashioned from Nature looks at the complex relationship between fashion and the natural world. ...More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
Videogames
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 8th September 2018 to 24th February 2019
Science Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Science Museum
Embracing the current renaissance in Videogames, the V&A presents a major new show this September. The first show to fully consider the complexity of video games ...More
 
 
 
Today Only
On Earth And Gardening
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 22nd January 2019 - 6.20pm
Science Museum, 17 Queensberry Place, SW7 | 4 minutes from Science Museum
Literary & Education, Film Workshop....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Science Museum

Near Science Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Science Museum
The huge IMAX screen - ten times bigger than the average screen - at the Science Museum is one of the few places in London where ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Science Museum
The Royal College of Music is the school where Gustav Hoilst, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Benjamin Britten, James Galway, Joan Sutherland and Ralph Vaughan Williams learnt their ... More
 
 
 
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Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Science Museum
The Cine Lumiere is a shining beacon for all fans of European and World cinema. Attached to the Institut Francais, its programme is varied and intelligent, ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Science Museum
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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Science Museum
In true French style, this chic cheese shop piles its wares high and stinking, with no fridges, or glass barriers to stop customers getting in for ... More
 
 
 
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Gilding the Lily
London > Shopping > Florists
Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Science Museum
Superior florist directly opposite South Kensington Tube Station. They sell flowers to the great and good of this area and as you might expect, this means ... More
 
 
 
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Moxon's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 Bute Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Science Museum
Fishmonger Robin Moxon is regarded as one of the best suppliers of fish in London and is all too familiar with early morning trips to Billingsgate ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near Science Museum London?
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T.rex Grill
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 1 minute from Science Museum
The Natural History Museum invites visitors to dine with the dinosaurs at its new restaurant, T.rex Grill. Located in the museum's Fossil Way, the new ... More
 
 
 
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Ognisko Polskie
London > Restaurants > Eastern European restaurants
55 Prince's Gate, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Science Museum
Polish cuisine. Booking advised. Separate room for parties. Tables on patio. Dress smart casual. ... More
 
 
 
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Dorsia - London
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Science Museum
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Near Science Museum
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Science 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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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Science 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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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 16 minutes from Science Museum
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
 
 
 
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Science Museum gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Science Museum
Downstairs from LA Fitness (keep going past the people who look like they're about to die on the running machines) you'll find G-Spa. A world away ... More
 
 
 
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Space NK
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
40 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 13 minutes from Science Museum
The Knightsbrige branch of Space NK in Hans Crescent, right next to Harrods, is especially appealing - not only does it sell desirable toiletries, chic ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 14 minutes from Science 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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The best pubs near London Science Museum.
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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Science Museum
Bar ... More
 
 
 
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The Duke of Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW5 | 10 minutes from Science Museum
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 10 minutes from Science Museum
Affectionately referred to as "the Cod", this Knightsbridge boozer-come-gastropub has acquired a reputation for serving high quality, modern food in no-fuss, sleek surroundings. If you do ... More
 
 
 
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Science Museum clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 6 minutes from Science Museum
The guys behind Boujis, Raffles and Mahiki - Jake Parkinson-Smith, Carlo Carello, Piers Adam and Fraser Carruthers - offer a party place ... More
 
 
 
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 10 minutes from Science Museum
Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 12 minutes from Science 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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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Science Museum.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Science 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Science Museum
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 2450 people.... More
 
 
 
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The Great Hall, Imperial College
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Science Museum
One of London's largest academic venues, the Imperial College London has a portfolio of more than 200 meeting and seminar rooms. Its largest conference room, The ... More
 
 
 
 

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018
Exhibitions | Until 8th September 2019 

Natural History Museum 1 minute walk from Science Museum

The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is a highlight of the year at the Natural History Museum, consistently ...More

 
Fashioned From Nature
Fashioned From Nature
Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2019 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 3 minutes walk from Science Museum

The latest in a series of major fashion exhibitions at the V&A, Fashioned from Nature looks at the complex relationship ...More

 
Videogames
Videogames
Exhibitions | Until 24th February 2019 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 3 minutes walk from Science Museum

Embracing the current renaissance in Videogames, the V&A presents a major new show this September. The first show to fully ...More

 
On Earth And Gardening
Exhibitions | On 22nd January 2019 

Institut Francais Du Royaume-Uni 4 minutes walk from Science Museum

Literary & Education, Film Workshop....More

Cirque Du Soleil: Totem
Cirque Du Soleil: Totem
Theatre | Until 26th February 2019 

Royal Albert Hall 5 minutes walk from Science Museum

Following a successful run back in 2011, Cirque du Soleil's Totem returns to the Royal Albert Hall once again in ...More

 
Grace Wales Bonner
Grace Wales Bonner
Exhibitions | Until 15th February 2019 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 10 minutes walk from Science Museum

Over the course of one month, the Grace Wales Bonner exhibition at the Sackler part of the Serpentine Gallery sees ...More

 
Atelier E.B: Passer-by
Atelier E.B: Passer-by
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2020 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 10 minutes walk from Science Museum

The collaborative fashion label led by designer Beca Lipscombe and artist Lucy McKenzie presents a bespoke collection alongside a display ...More

 
Pierre Huyghe: UUmwelt
Exhibitions | Until 10th February 2019 

Serpentine Gallery 10 minutes walk from Science Museum

The conceptual artist creates an artificial ecosystem inside the gallery, releasing hordes of flies which interact with images generated from ...More

That Tring Thing
Music | On 22nd January 2019 

The Pheasantry 14 minutes walk from Science Museum

A cabaret evening showcasing current students alongside recent graduates from the Musical Theatre Course at Tring Park....More

Opera Prelude: Passionate Choices - Love & Duty In Verdi's Operas
Exhibitions | On 22nd January 2019 

Cadogan Hall 16 minutes walk from Science Museum

Literary & Education, Music Workshop....More

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Shape Wellness Week
Exhibitions | From 25th January 

Flat Iron Square

Flat Iron Square is concluding January with the Shape Wellness Week, presenting seven days of events that focus on the mind and body. The fitness programme features punk rock yoga, lunchtime HIIT classes, morning cleanse ...More

V&A Friday Late: All To Play For
V&A Friday Late: All To Play For
Exhibitions | On 25th January 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

Taking place on the last Friday in every ...More

 
Re-Textured Festival
Re-Textured Festival
Concerts | From 28th March 

Various Venues London

A new festival from Krankbrother, Re-Textured takes over several London venues this March. A celebration ...More

 
Don McCullin
Don McCullin
Exhibitions | From 5th February 

Tate Britain

Tate Britain presents a comprehensive retrospective of legendary British photographer Don McCullin with a display ...More

 
Waitress
Waitress
Theatre | From 8th February 

Adelphi Theatre

Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere ...More

 
Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
Theatre | From 9th February 

Haymarket Theatre Royal

Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan bring John Sullivan's ...More

 
Art Night 2019
Art Night 2019
Exhibitions | On 22nd June 

Walthamstow Town Square

Art Night, the late night free contemporary art festival which runs from 6pm into the ...More

 
Peter Gynt
Peter Gynt
Theatre | From 27th June 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

James McArdle, star of Platonov and Angels in America, takes the title role in David ...More

 
Tree
Tree
Theatre | From 29th July 

The Young Vic

Taking you on a musical journey in search of the soul and the spirit of ...More

 
The Trick
The Trick
Theatre | From 19th February 

Bush Theatre

Before going on tour across the country, the world premiere of Eve Leigh's The Trick ...More

 
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SpiceBox
Dining 

Grace Regan's all-vegan curry house specialises in meat-free versions of Indian classics....More

 
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Lincoln Plaza London
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A new build block among the high rises of Canary Wharf, Lincoln Plaza London is ...More

 
Lucknow Social
Dining 

Neighbourhood Indian restaurant from Dhruv Mittal and the team behind DUM Biryani....More

Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus
Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus
Dining 

In the city where the first Hard Rock ...More

 
Boki Seven Dials
Boki Seven Dials
Dining 

Serving Allpress coffee and natural teas by day, cocktails and craft beer, Boki is an ...More

 
Darcie & May Green
Darcie & May Green
Dining 

It's hard to miss Darcie & May, two colourful canal boats designed by the godfather ...More

 
Royal Wharf Pier
Royal Wharf Pier
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Jutting out into the Thames like the British seaside piers of old, Royal Wharf Pier ...More

 
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A pool in the sky, a former magistrates ...More

 
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A.O.K Kitchen & Bakery
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The debut restaurant, bar and bakery from Kelly Landesberg, this opulent Marylebone bakery takes inspiration ...More

 
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

 
 
 
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