Attractions in W8  

 

W8 Attractions by category: Historic Buildings (9), Museums (7), Art Galleries (5), Parks and Gardens (3), Attractions for Kids (2), Other Attractions (1), Sights (1)

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Natural History Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, W8, London SW7 | in W8
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... More
 
 
 
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Leighton House Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12 Holland Park Road, W8, London W14 | in W8
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.... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Palace State Apartments
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kensington Gardens, W8, London W8 | in W8
Originally a private country house, public visitors are now warmly welcomed into Kensington Palace, the birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to Princess Diana between... More
 
 
 
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Science Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Exhibition Road, W8, London SW7 | in W8
The Science Museum in South Kensington houses one of the most comprehensive collections looking at the development of science and industry, and it is all... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, W8, London W8 | in W8
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... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gore, W8, London SW7 | in W8
The Royal College of Art is one of London's most prestigious art colleges and the world's only wholly postgraduate university of art and design. Students... More
 
 
 
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18 Stafford Terrace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, W8, London W8 | in W8
For a virtually untouched and immaculately preserved slice of Victorian living, visit Edward Linley Sambourne a delightful museum and one of the few genuine... More
 
 
 
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Albert Memorial
London > Attractions > Sights
Kensington Gardens, 27 Princes Square, W8, London W2 | in W8
This 180ft Victorian bronze gilt statue in Kensington Gardens is a tribute to Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, and was erected following his death through... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Holland Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Holland Park Avenue / Kensington High Street, W8, London W8 | in W8
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... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Maggie & Rose
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
58 Pembroke Road, W8, London W8 | in W8
A members club for kids, it could only be in Kensington and Chelsea. Classes taking place throughout the day, Monday to Friday, include mini musicians... More
 
 
 
St John's Church Notting Hill
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill, W8, London W11 | in W8
19th century church on the beautiful Lansdowne Crescent near Holland Park that hosts the annual Notting Hill MayFest.... More
 
 
 
Richard Young Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
4 Holland Street, W8, London W8 | in W8
The gallery of celebrity photographer Richard Young displays the famous faces he has captured. Starting out in 1974, his career has led him to work... More
 
 
 
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Information Age
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, W8, London SW7 | in W8
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... More
 
 
 
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Museum of Instruments
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal College of Music Prince Consort Road, W8, London SW7 | in W8
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... More
 
 
 
Baden-Powell House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
65-67 Queen\'s Gate, W8, London SW7 | in W8
Baden-Powell House is now a modern 180 room budget hostel welcoming both Scout and Guide members but also open to the general public. It also... More
 
 
 
Japanese Gallery Kensington
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
66D Kensington Church Street, W8, London W8 | in W8
Japanese woodcut exhibitions are held regularly, as are sales of Japanese wood block prints. The gallery provides insurance valuation and framing can be done while... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kensington Town Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Hornton Street, W8, London W8 | in W8
Soon after the amalgamation of Kensington with Chelsea in the seventies the two old town halls were replaced with a joint civic centre, the current... More
 
 
 
The Paddock, Kensington Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Bayswater Road, W8, London W2 | in W8
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Peacock House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
8 Addison Road, W8, London W14 | in W8
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Rainbow Suite
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
99 Kensington High Street, W8, London W8 | in W8
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Royal Geographical Society
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Kensington Gore, W8, London SW7 | in W8
For the past two centuries this old-fashioned 'learned society' has sent explorers and adventurers all over the world. Famous names from Mungo Park to... More
 
 
 
Kensington Rood Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, W8, London W8 | in W8
1.5 acre rooftop oasis with Spanish, Tudor and English themed gardens. Phone first to check admission.... More
 
 
 
Kensal Green Cemetery
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Harrow Road, W8, London W10 | in W8
Transcending the borders of Kensington, Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham the Parisian inspired Cemetery is made up of two beautiful conservation areas and an adjoining... More
 
 
 
Exhibition Road
London > Attractions
Exhibition Road, W8, London SW7 | in W8
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Blyth Gallery, Imperial College
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5th Floor Sherfield Building, Exhibition Road, W8, London SW7 | in W8
Housed at Imperial College, the Blyth Gallery holds exhibitions and workshops promoting contemporary art practice. There is also a suite of music practice rooms.... More
 
 
 

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Enlightened Princesses
Exhibitions | Until 12th November 2017 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 6 minutes walk from W8

This exhibition brings together over 200 objects owned by three German princesses who were married into the British Monarchy, Caroline, ...More

Diana: Her Fashion Story
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2018 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 6 minutes walk from W8

Celebrate the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, in a major exhibition of her dresses, which trace the evolution of ...More

Designs of the Year 2017
Designs of the Year 2017
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Design Museum 7 minutes walk from W8

The Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much-anticipated feature of the design calendar and, now ...More

 
Beazley Designs Of The Year
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Design Museum 7 minutes walk from W8

An exhibition of innovative and contemporary design from the past year in the categories of Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product ...More

Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity
Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity
Exhibitions | Until 29th October 2017 

Leighton House Museum 10 minutes walk from W8

The largest exhibition ever staged at Leighton House Museum, Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity is devoted to one of the ...More

 
Adib Rostami
Concerts | On 20th October 2017 

Royal Albert Hall 14 minutes walk from W8

Adib Rostami takes us on an Iranian-inspired contemporary musical journey on the three-stringed Kamancheh, performing music inspired by Iranian maestro ...More

Michael Giacchino At 50
Concerts | On 20th October 2017 

Royal Albert Hall 14 minutes walk from W8

The award-winning composer behind the unforgettable music for Rogue One, Lost, Up, Jurassic World, The Dawn of the Planet of ...More

Soundtrack Silent Disco
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 20th October 2017 

Royal Albert Hall 14 minutes walk from W8

Sountracks residents supply movie-theme classics deep beneath the Hall's auditorium....More

Soundtrack Silent Disco
Dance | On 20th October 2017 

Royal Albert Hall 14 minutes walk from W8

Come along dressed as your favourite movie character and dance the night away listening to some of cinema's most iconic ...More

Alex Hutton
Concerts | On 20th October 2017 

Royal Albert Hall 14 minutes walk from W8

The jazz pianist performs music from his critically acclaimed album Magna Carta Suite, released in 2015....More

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Smoking Goat
Smoking Goat
Dining 

Opened in 2014, Soho dive bar and dining room Smoking Goat is a popular side ...More

 
Smoking Goat Shoreditch
Smoking Goat Shoreditch
Dining 

Ben Chapman, Brian Hannon and head chef Ali Borer open a second Smoking Goat, in ...More

 
Shake Shack Cambridge Circus
Shake Shack Cambridge Circus
Dining 

Shake Shack the modern day 'roadside' burger stand ...More

 
The Watch House
Dining 

A former spice factory near Tower Bridge has become a cool coffee shop, offering signature cocktails at night....More

The Watch House
Dining 

Once a shelter for men guarding St Mary Magdalane Church graveyard at night, now a cosy Bermondsey Street coffee shop....More

The Watch House
The Watch House
Dining 

Chancery Lane coffee shop The Watch House becomes, from 5pm each evening, a cosy wine ...More

 
Claw Carnaby
Dining 

Claw Carnaby is the first bricks and mortar site for the seafood specialist....More

The Good Egg
The Good Egg
Dining 

Chefs Joel Braham, Alex Coppard and Oded Mizrachi repeat the success of their much-loved Stoke ...More

 
Bombay Bustle
Bombay Bustle
Dining 

The team behind Jamavar honour the men who use Mumbai's local railway to deliver home ...More

 
Picasso
Theatre | From 1st November 

The Playground Theatre

The refurbished London theatre opens with Terry d'Alfonso's biographical drama, which explores the professional triumphs and personal tribulations of the revered Spanish painter and sculptor. Peter Tate plays the title role, directed by Michael Hunt....More

The Playground Theatre
The Playground Theatre
Entertainment 

200 seat Ladbroke Grove theatre house in a former bus depot....More

 
Autumn 2016 in London
Article 

No excuse to hide and hibernate with London's impressive calendar of events over the coming months. With frightful Halloween happenings and banging Bonfire Night celebrations, excellent exhibitions and fabulous foodie pop-ups, there's a whole host ...More

Halloween Horror Movie Ball
Halloween Horror Movie Ball
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th October 

The Grand, Clapham

The Grand, Clapham pays homage to the finest ...More

 
Awful Auntie
Theatre | From 2nd November 

Richmond Theatre

The Birmingham Stage Company, who recently completed a record-breaking tour of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny, now turn their attention to Walliams' Awful Auntie. Awfully thrilling fun for everyone over five, the stage show tells the ...More

Stylist Live
Exhibitions | From 10th November 

Olympia London

Presented by Stylist Magazine, Stylist Live is back for its third year in 2017 and it has doubled in size since launching in 2015. Taking place at Olympia London, the event expects to welcome 21,000 ...More

Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures And Their Fuckosophy
Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures And Their Fuckosophy
Exhibitions | From 22nd November 

White Cube Bermondsey

White Cube Bermondsey marks the 50th anniversary of ...More

 
Miss Julie
Theatre | From 14th November 

Jermyn Street Theatre

Howard Brenton's adaptation of August Strindberg's Miss Julie gets its London premiere this November at the Jermyn Street Theatre. Directed by Tom Littler, it will be the first West End staging of the play since ...More

Rose Wylie
Rose Wylie
Exhibitions | From 30th November 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

A new exhibition at the Serpentine presents the work of British artist Rose Wylie, showcasing ...More

 
Vegan Nights
Foodie Events | On 23rd November 

The Boiler House

After the roaring success of the original Vegan Nights market - the queue stretched all the way down Brick Lane - it's coming back this November. Hosted by the Truman Markets and King Cook of ...More

MTV Europe Music Awards
Concerts | On 12th November 

SSE Arena, Wembley

In 2017, the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) are to be held in London for the first time in 21 years. Coming to Wembley's SSE Arena in November, the awards will be hosted by Rita ...More

Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Exhibitions | From 2nd November 

British Museum

With no known culture in the world or ...More

 
Oktoberfest in London
Oktoberfest in London
Article 

Oktoberfest comes to London this autumn with themed parties popping up all over the ...More

 
Affordable Afternoon Tea in London
Affordable Afternoon Tea in London
Article 

A much-loved tradition for locals and visitors alike, ...More

 
December in London 2017
December in London 2017
Article 

Multi Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton comes to Victoria, Robert Lindsay reprises his role as ...More

 
 
 
 
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