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Space ShamblesComedy, science and music meet when Chris Hadfield and Robin Ince present Space Shambles at the Royal Albert Hall for one night only in June 2018. Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart, space scientist Prof Monica Grady, acclaimed stand-up Stewart Lee and folk singer-songwriter Grace Petrie are just four of the special guests at the event, a highlight of the new two-month Festival of Science: Space. Further guests include theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili and science-comedy phenomenon Festival of the Spoken Nerd, with many more kept a closely-guarded secret until the night.

 

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Baglioni Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £228  35% off
60 Hyde Park Gate, SW7 | 6 minutes from Space Shambles
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £313  36% off
1 Kensington Court, W8 | 8 minutes from Space Shambles
'Luxury' best sums up these rooms and apartments overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens in one of London's most coveted positions. Apartments come with fireplaces, en-suite marble ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  42% off
68-86 Cromwell Road, SW7 | 9 minutes from Space Shambles
Grade II listed building in Kensington and Chelsea offering elegant single, double and family sized rooms. Free high-speed WiFi on unlimited devices. Scoff and Banter serves ... More
 
 
 
 
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 4th March to 17th May 2020
Space Shambles, Kensington Gardens, W2 | 5 minutes from Space Shambles
Beijing-based artist Cao Fei presents her first large-scale solo show in the UK this March. Hosted by the Serpentine Gallery, Blueprints sees the multi-media artist and ...More
 
 
 
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Cars: Accelerating the Modern World
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd November 2019 to 19th April 2020
Space Shambles, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 7 minutes from Space Shambles
Putting the first-ever production car and an autonomous flying car on display, the V&A travels from the past through to the present and into the potential ...More
 
 
 
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Darren Waterston: Filthy Lucre: Whistler's Peacock Room Reimagined
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st May 2020 at 10am-10pm & 2nd and 3rd May 2020 at 10am-5.45pm
Space Shambles, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 7 minutes from Space Shambles
An immersive installation offering a twisted take on the sumptuous, 19th-century dining room of James Abbott McNeill Whistler, originally designed to showcase the porcelain collection of ...More
 
 
 
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Space Shambles
Classical music, rock, pop and jazz, sporting events, galas, banquets and balls and the world-famous Proms series all take place within the Royal Albert Hall's ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Space Shambles
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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Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Space Shambles
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 Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Space Shambles
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 need ... More
 
 
 
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Albert Memorial
London > Attractions > Sights
Kensington Gardens, 27 Princes Square, South Kensington, London W2 | 2 minutes from Space Shambles
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 typhoid ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Geographical Society
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Space Shambles
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
 
 
 
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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes from Space Shambles
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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Whole Foods Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
6397 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 10 minutes from Space Shambles
The Barkers Building on Kensington High Street used to house an entire department store so you can imagine how much fresh, good-for-you food you can fit ... More
 
 
 
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Gilding the Lily
London > Shopping > Florists
Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 10 minutes from Space Shambles
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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Verdi
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Space Shambles
Verdi is the appropritately named restaurant at the Royal Albert Hall which replaces the former Cafe Consort, following a £1 million refurbishment unveiled on Tuesday 15th ... More
 
 
 
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Bistrot 190
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
190 Queen's Gate, Gore Hotel, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Space Shambles
Mediterranean cuisine. Booking advised. ... More
 
 
 
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Bistro One Ninety Queen's Gate
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
189 - 190 Queens Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Space Shambles
Bistro One Ninety is an all-day restaurant in the prestigious Gore Hotel. With tasteful vintage décor and a friendly atmosphere, the bistro is known for fine ... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Space Shambles
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 | 11 minutes from Space Shambles
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 | 12 minutes from Space Shambles
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London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 10 minutes from Space Shambles
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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Kensington Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2 | 10 minutes from Space Shambles
Technically two different parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical and historical terms one huge, merging expanse. Almost every kind of outdoor pursuit takes ... More
 
 
 
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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 12 minutes from Space Shambles
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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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 13 minutes from Space Shambles
Bar ... More
 
 
 
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 14 minutes from Space Shambles
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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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 14 minutes from Space Shambles
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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Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 9 minutes from Space Shambles
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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Bloom
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
2 Kensington High Street, W8 | 9 minutes from Space Shambles
Forget strict guest lists, ignore boring dress codes and exclusive nonsense and instead rock up at Bloom, a new kind of bar in Kensington from the ... More
 
 
 
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 12 minutes from Space Shambles
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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Royal Albert Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Space Shambles
Can accomodate for up to 5200 people.... More
 
 
 
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The Great Hall, Imperial College
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Space Shambles
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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Royal Geographical Society
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Space Shambles
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 1034 people.... More
 
 
 

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Rick AstleyRick AstleyRick AstleyHis 1987 single Never Gonna Give You Up made Rick Astley a millionaire by the time he was 22. His was a success story from the Stock, Aitken and Waterman production house. Now, aged 54, he's back with his Greatest Hits Tour taking him to arenas around the UK including two back-to-back London shows at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall and the London2020-04-13T18:45:00+01002020-04-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Retro Pop
PRICING  £35-£75
DATES  Monday 13th April 2020
VENUE  Royal Albert Hall 
His 1987 single Never Gonna Give You Up made Rick Astley a millionaire by the time he was 22. His was a success story from the Stock, Aitken and Waterman production house. Now, aged 54, he's back with his Greatest Hits Tour taking him to arenas around the UK including two back-to-back London shows at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall and the London... More about this event
 
Love Classical 2020Love Classical 2020Love Classical 2020Welsh bass-baritone and opera favourite Bryn Terfel headlines Love Classical 2020, performing his first headline concert at the Royal Albert Hall since his all-star 50th birthday in 2015. The singer, whose stellar 30-year career has seen him win two Grammy's and four Classic BRIT Awards, performs alongside famous friends at this one-off show. The c2020-04-15T00:00:00+01002020-05-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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On Soon

event > Concerts > Opera
PRICING  An Evening with Bryn Terfel - £35-£85 | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Great Choral Classics -£20-£66
DATES  15th April to 8th May 2020
VENUE  Royal Albert Hall 
Welsh bass-baritone and opera favourite Bryn Terfel headlines Love Classical 2020, performing his first headline concert at the Royal Albert Hall since his all-star 50th birthday in 2015. The singer, whose stellar 30-year career has seen him win two Grammy's and four Classic BRIT Awards, performs alongside famous friends at this one-off show. The c... More about this event
 
David Attenborough: A Life On Our PlanetDavid Attenborough: A Life On Our PlanetDavid Attenborough: A Life On Our PlanetHaving done so much to raise awareness of the natural beauty - and fragility - of our planet, Sir David Attenborough continues his lifelong mission by unveiling his new film at the Royal Albert Hall. The famous 93 year old broadcaster will be joined by special guests for a discussion of some of the most pressing issues raised in the documentary, A 2020-04-16T00:00:00+01002020-04-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
PRICING  £15-£110
DATES  Thursday 16th April 2020
VENUE  Royal Albert Hall 
Having done so much to raise awareness of the natural beauty - and fragility - of our planet, Sir David Attenborough continues his lifelong mission by unveiling his new film at the Royal Albert Hall. The famous 93 year old broadcaster will be joined by special guests for a discussion of some of the most pressing issues raised in the documentary, A ... More about this event
 
The Psychedelic FursThe Psychedelic FursThe post-punk outfit that originally formed in 1977 showcase their eight studio album and first album in almost 30 years, Made Of Rain.2020-05-14T19:45:00+01002020-05-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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The Psychedelic Furs
Pink MartiniPink MartiniThe twelve-piece collective hailing from Oregon take to the stage to perform genre-blending sounds of jazz, pop, soul, Latin and more.2020-05-21T19:30:00+01002020-05-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Pink Martini
YesYesThe legendary prog rock outfit perform classic songs from across their career.2020-06-05T20:00:00+01002020-06-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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ZuccheroZuccheroItalian pop-rock singer-songwriter and guitar player from Reggio Emilia, real name Adelmo Fornaciari.2020-06-10T19:30:00+01002020-06-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Zucchero
Derek Deane's Swan Lake in-the-roundDerek Deane's Swan Lake in-the-roundDerek Deane's Swan Lake in-the-roundDerek Deane's epic Swan Lake in-the-round fills the vastness of the Royal Albert Hall with a grand spectacle that includes jugglers, acrobats and dry ice. Among more than 120 performers are 60 swans - "the sheer numbers have their own theatrical impact" (Independent). Something of a summer staple, English National Ballet has performed this magical 2020-06-17T00:00:00+01002020-06-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
PRICING  £15-£95.50
DATES  17th to 28th June 2020
VENUE  Royal Albert Hall 
Derek Deane's epic Swan Lake in-the-round fills the vastness of the Royal Albert Hall with a grand spectacle that includes jugglers, acrobats and dry ice. Among more than 120 performers are 60 swans - "the sheer numbers have their own theatrical impact" (Independent). Something of a summer staple, English National Ballet has performed this magical ... More about this event
 
English National Ballet: Swan Lake (In-The-Round)English National Ballet: Swan Lake (In-The-Round)Choreographed by Derek Deane after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, and set to Tchaikovsky's soaring score played live by English National Ballet Philharmonic, the classic fairy tale charts the battle of lovebirds Prince Siegfried and Swan Queen Odette against the evil sorcerer Rothbart.2020-06-17T19:30:00+01002020-06-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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English National Ballet: Swan Lake (In-The-Round)
George BensonGeorge BensonThe American singer-songwriter and guitarist performs funk and rhythm'n'blues.2020-07-02T19:30:00+01002020-07-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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