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Summer of SpaceThe Science Museum celebrates the history of human space exploration with its special five-month festival, Summer of Space. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the event reveals the evolutions of humanity's relationship with space. Highlights include screenings of Apollo 11: First Steps, providing the chance to watch incredible real-life moments of the first Moon landing on one of Europe's biggest screens; Soyuz Returns, opening Tim Peake's Soyuz TMA-19M descent module to the public; and a preview of Apollo's Moon Shot with a live score from Teeth of the Sea.

 

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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 done in a fun and creative way. This museum is one of the most interactive in the city, with lots of hands-on exhibits. More about Science Museum

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South Kensington Tube Station
 
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Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
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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 £49  35% off
13 Harrington Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from Summer of Space
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 £69  31% off
41 Queen's Gate Gardens, SW7 | 4 minutes from Summer of Space
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 £79  34% off
68-86 Cromwell Road, SW7 | 5 minutes from Summer of Space
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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Summer of Space
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st May to 1st September 2019
Summer of Space, Exhibition Road, SW7 | Same location as Summer of Space
The Science Museum celebrates the history of human space exploration with its special five-month festival, Summer of Space. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo ...More
 
 
 
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Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 2nd February to 1st September 2019
Summer of Space, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Summer of Space
The largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever staged in the UK on the House of Dior, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams displays over 500 objects and ...More
 
 
 
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Prom 49: The Lost Words
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 25th August 2019
Summer of Space, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 5 minutes from Summer of Space
A celebration of the rich musical landscape of nature inspired by the bestselling book The Lost Words, with beatboxer Jason Singh, Southbank Sinfonia and National Youth ...More
 
 
 
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Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Summer of Space
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 Summer of Space
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 Summer of Space
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 museums, galleries, attractions near Summer of Space
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Science Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Summer of Space
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 done ... More
 
 
 
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Information Age
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Summer of Space
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
 
 
 
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Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | Same location as Summer of Space
Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery is the Science Museum 's most ambitious interactive gallery to date. Open from October 2016, the £6 million gallery ... More
 
 
 
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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Summer of Space
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 Summer of Space
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 Summer of Space
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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T.rex Grill
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 1 minute from Summer of Space
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 Summer of Space
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 Summer of Space
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Summer of Space
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 Summer of Space
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 Summer of Space
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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Summer of Space 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 Summer of Space
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 Summer of Space
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
 
 
 
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London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 14 minutes from Summer of Space
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 Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Summer of Space
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 Summer of Space
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 10 minutes from Summer of Space
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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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 6 minutes from Summer of Space
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 Summer of Space
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
 
 
 
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Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 12 minutes from Summer of Space
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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Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Summer of Space
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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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Summer of Space
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 Summer of Space
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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Summer of SpaceSummer of SpaceSummer of SpaceThe Science Museum celebrates the history of human space exploration with its special five-month festival, Summer of Space. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the event reveals the evolutions of humanity's relationship with space. Highlights include screenings of Apollo 11: First Steps, providing the chance to watch2019-08-25T00:00:00+01002019-09-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Science Museum,   Exhibition Road      SW7 2DD
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
DATES  1st May to 1st September 2019
VENUE  Science Museum 
The Science Museum celebrates the history of human space exploration with its special five-month festival, Summer of Space. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the event reveals the evolutions of humanity's relationship with space. Highlights include screenings of Apollo 11: First Steps, providing the chance to watch... More about this event
 
Driverless: Who is in control?Driverless: Who is in control?Driverless: Who is in control?With continuous development of new technology, the concept of a robot-driven society is getting closer and closer. But just how new are these technological advancements? In its new exhibition, Driverless: Who is in control?, the Science Museum explores how this seemingly futuristic technology already exists and, in fact, extends far beyond the conc2019-08-25T00:00:00+01002020-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Science Museum,   Exhibition Road      SW7 2DD
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
DATES  12th June 2019 to 1st October 2020
VENUE  Science Museum 
With continuous development of new technology, the concept of a robot-driven society is getting closer and closer. But just how new are these technological advancements? In its new exhibition, Driverless: Who is in control?, the Science Museum explores how this seemingly futuristic technology already exists and, in fact, extends far beyond the conc... More about this event
 
The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark MatterThe Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark MatterThe Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark MatterCreated in partnership with BBC Radio 4, The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter explores the relationship between art and science over the past 250 years. Held at the Science Museum, the exhibition will run alongside an accompanying 20-part series on BBC Radio 4. Iconic artworks by the likes of Hepworth, Hockney, Lowry and Turner 2019-09-25T00:00:00+01002020-01-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Science Museum,   Exhibition Road      SW7 2DD
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
PRICING  Free, ticket required
DATES  25th September 2019 to 24th January 2020
VENUE  Science Museum 
Created in partnership with BBC Radio 4, The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter explores the relationship between art and science over the past 250 years. Held at the Science Museum, the exhibition will run alongside an accompanying 20-part series on BBC Radio 4. Iconic artworks by the likes of Hepworth, Hockney, Lowry and Turner ... More about this event
 
 

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Driverless: Who is in control?
Driverless: Who is in control?
Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2020 

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With continuous development of new technology, the concept of a robot-driven society is getting closer and closer. But just how ...More

 
Museum of the Moon
Museum of the Moon
Exhibitions | Until 8th September 2019 

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Displayed in the Natural History Museum's Jerwood Gallery, and timed to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 ...More

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

Natural History Museum 1 minute walk from Summer Of Space

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

 
Food: Bigger than the Plate
Food: Bigger than the Plate
Exhibitions | Until 20th October 2019 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 3 minutes walk from Summer Of Space

Take a sensory journey through the food cycle, from compost to table, at a V&A exhibition which explores current experiments ...More

 
Mary Quant
Mary Quant
Exhibitions | Until 16th February 2020 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 3 minutes walk from Summer Of Space

Following on from Christian Dior and Balenciaga, both the subject of fashion forward V&A exhibitions, the spotlight falls on a ...More

 
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2019 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 3 minutes walk from Summer Of Space

The largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever staged in the UK on the House of Dior, Christian Dior: Designer of ...More

 
The BBC Proms 2019
The BBC Proms 2019
Concerts | Until 14th September 2019 

Royal Albert Hall 5 minutes walk from Summer Of Space

Held yearly at the Royal Albert Hall, the Proms is arguably the most popular season of classical music the world ...More

 
Serpentine Pavilion 2019: Junya Ishigami
Serpentine Pavilion 2019: Junya Ishigami
Exhibitions | Until 6th October 2019 

Serpentine Gallery 10 minutes walk from Summer Of Space

Like a giant armadillo, the Serpentine Pavilion for 2019, by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, sits on the gallery's front lawn, ...More

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

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 10 minutes walk from Summer Of Space

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

 

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