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The Big DrawBringing together Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths, STEAM is the theme for The Big Draw in 2016. Sketch a scientific theory, trace some technology, etch like an engineer or draw mathematical equations with masking tape for the drawing festival which takes place nationwide throughout the month of October. Museums, galleries, heritage sites, libraries, schools and parks all play host to a variety of events encouraging people of all ages to discover how drawing can connect them with their surroundings and communities. London institutions like the British Museum, National Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, the Wellcome Collection, the British Library and Discover children's centre typically take part, hosting events so there's a good chance something will be going on at a venue near you.

 

About Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum (or V & A as everyone calls it) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and manufacturers. Today it houses over 4 million items spanning centuries and hundreds of cultures. The stunning collection covers European, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Islamic artefacts ranging from ceramics, glass, metalwork and sculpture to costume, armour, weaponry and furniture. More about Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

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South Kensington Tube Station
 
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Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Victoria Railway Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
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Union Car Parks
 
4 minutes walk
 
Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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October in London 2016

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London's Best Events 2016

Plan the perfect year in the capital with our pick of the best events in London 2016. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £246  42% off
17 Egerton Terrace, SW3 | 4 minutes from The Big Draw
Set back from a tree-lined garden square in exclusive Knightsbridge, with prime shopping nearby at Harrods or along the King's Road and the Natural History Museum ... More
 
 
 
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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £177  38% off
13 Harrington Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from The Big Draw
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
 
 
 
Cheval Knightsbridge Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £217  25% off
15 Cheval Place, SW7 | 5 minutes from The Big Draw
Perfect for extended stays, Cheval Knightsbridge Apartments offer everything needed to make you feel at home on your travels including fully fitted kitchen. The Cheval Knightsbridge ... More
 
 
 
 
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Art Deco
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 12th December 2016 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
The Big Draw, Cromwell Road, SW7 | Same location as The Big Draw
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Guy Barker's Big Band Christmas
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 11th December 2016 - 6pm
The Big Draw, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 7 minutes from The Big Draw
The jazz trumpeter and his band put a festive twist on classics by the likes of Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman. With guests Clare Teal, Kurt ...More
 
 
 
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RCA Christmas Fete
London > Events > Shopping  Dates: 9th, 10th and 11th December 2016 - 12noon-8pm
The Big Draw, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 8 minutes from The Big Draw
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Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Big Draw
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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Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from The Big Draw
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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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from The Big Draw
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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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as The Big Draw
The Victoria and Albert Museum (or V & A as everyone calls it) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and manufacturers. ... More
 
 
 
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Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Big Draw
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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Science Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Big Draw
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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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Big Draw
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 | 4 minutes from The Big Draw
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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Chanel
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
278-280 Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | 5 minutes from The Big Draw
The bags, the shoes, the accessories and of course the collection, Chanel needs no introduction. The fashion empire founded by Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel began in 1912 ... More
 
 
 
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Victorian Afternoon Tea at The V&A Museum
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
The Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | Same location as The Big Draw
Providing the chance to enjoy a quintessentially British experience within one of London's most beautiful buildings, Benugo has partnered with the Victoria and Albert ... More
 
 
 
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Dorsia - London
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Big Draw
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Kulu Kulu
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
39 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Big Draw
Kulu Kulu is a good example of a typical sushi bar, a great place to go for sushi whether you’re a novice or an experienced fan. ... More
 
 
 
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HULT International Business School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
58 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Big Draw
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History of Art Studies
London > Education > Arts and Drama
13 South Terrace, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Big Draw
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from The Big Draw
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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Aquilla Health and Fitness Club
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
11 Thurloe Place, Knightsbridge, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Big Draw
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Aquilla Health Club
London > Leisure > Fitness
11 Thurloe Place, Knightsbridge, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Big Draw
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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Big Draw
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 | 6 minutes from The Big Draw
Bar ... More
 
 
 
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 7 minutes from The Big Draw
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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The Cadogan Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
298 Kings Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 14 minutes from The Big Draw
The Cadogan Arms has been given a facelift by Tom and Ed Martin - the brothers behind The Botanist, The Gun, The Well, Hat & Tun ... More
 
 
 
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Boujis
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
43 Thurloe Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Big Draw
Private members club with a regular pack of paparazzi parked outside waiting for royals to exit after one too many vodka red bulls. Its popularity comes ... More
 
 
 
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 7 minutes from The Big Draw
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 | 7 minutes from The Big Draw
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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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as The Big Draw
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 2450 people.... More
 
 
 
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Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Big Draw
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 Great Hall, Imperial College
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from The Big Draw
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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Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval EmbroideryOpus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery From the 12th to the 15th centuries, England was internationally famous mainly for one type of artistic product: elaborate luxury embroideries. S ought after by Kings, Popes and Cardinals, these beautiful objects are displayed in Opus Anglicanum (Latin for 'English work') which brings together Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery , 2016-12-11T00:00:00+00002017-01-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
DATES  3rd September 2016 to 8th January 2017
VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
From the 12th to the 15th centuries, England was internationally famous mainly for one type of artistic product: elaborate luxury embroideries. S ought after by Kings, Popes and Cardinals, these beautiful objects are displayed in Opus Anglicanum (Latin for 'English work') which brings together Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery , ... More about this event
You Say You Want a Revolution: Records & Rebels 1966-70You Say You Want a Revolution: Records & Rebels 1966-70You Say You Want a Revolution: Records & Rebels 1966-70 Taking its title from the famous 1968 Beatles song, this major V&A exhibition examines the optimism, ideals and aspirations of the late sixties, expressed through music, fashion, film, design and political activism. Taking visitors on a musical odyssey through some of the greatest music and performances of the 20th century, music 2016-12-11T00:00:00+00002017-02-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
DATES  10th September 2016 to 26th February 2017
VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
Taking its title from the famous 1968 Beatles song, this major V&A exhibition examines the optimism, ideals and aspirations of the late sixties, expressed through music, fashion, film, design and political activism. Taking visitors on a musical odyssey through some of the greatest music and performances of the 20th century, music ... More about this event
 
Undressed: A Brief History of UnderwearUndressed: A Brief History of UnderwearUndressed: A Brief History of UnderwearTighten your girdle. This spring the V&A tells the story of underwear, from the sensory to the practical, through strapping, stretchy and silky undergarments designed since the 18th century . More than 200 examples of underwear are revealed in Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear which explores themes of innovation and luxury, from t2016-12-11T00:00:00+00002017-03-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  £12
DATES  16th April 2016 to 12th March 2017
VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
Tighten your girdle. This spring the V&A tells the story of underwear, from the sensory to the practical, through strapping, stretchy and silky undergarments designed since the 18th century . More than 200 examples of underwear are revealed in Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear which explores themes of innovation and luxury, from t... More about this event
 
HiddenCity: The Enchanted MirrorHiddenCity: The Enchanted MirrorHiddenCity: The Enchanted MirrorFollowing Scrooge's Cryptic Christmas Trail in 2013, HiddenCity launched another festive trail in 2014 and it continues through this year's festive period too, into early 2016. The Enchanted Mirror is a fairytale adventure that asks teams to solve clues received by text from an evil queen in order to find the hidden magical mirror and be rewarded. 2016-12-11T00:00:00+00002017-03-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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event > Tours
PRICING  £60 per team
DATES  4th December 2014 to 1st March 2017
VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
Following Scrooge's Cryptic Christmas Trail in 2013, HiddenCity launched another festive trail in 2014 and it continues through this year's festive period too, into early 2016. The Enchanted Mirror is a fairytale adventure that asks teams to solve clues received by text from an evil queen in order to find the hidden magical mirror and be rewarded. ... More about this event
 
Art DecoArt DecoDiscover the delights of the inter-war style.2016-12-12T18:30:00+00002016-12-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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Art Deco
Oh Yes It Is! Toyah Wilcox And The Great British PantoOh Yes It Is! Toyah Wilcox And The Great British PantoWilcox talks to Simon Sladen about her life as a celebrated pantomime actress.2016-12-13T19:00:00+00002016-12-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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Oh Yes It Is! Toyah Wilcox And The Great British Panto
19th And 20th Century Jewellery19th And 20th Century JewelleryThis course reveals the history of jewellery in the aftermath of the French Revolution and the return to luxury after Napoleon came to power.2016-12-13T00:00:00+00002016-12-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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19th And 20th Century Jewellery
The Classical World And Classical RevivalsThe Classical World And Classical RevivalsThis course explores the key elements of Classicism.2016-12-13T14:00:00+00002016-12-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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The Classical World And Classical Revivals
The 15th Century Northern Renaissance: Van Eyck To BoschThe 15th Century Northern Renaissance: Van Eyck To BoschPresenting new research into this subject matter.2016-12-13T22:30:00+00002016-12-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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The 15th Century Northern Renaissance: Van Eyck To Bosch
Late Medieval To Early Renaissance 1250-1500Late Medieval To Early Renaissance 1250-1500Examine the visual arts in an era of profound cultural, intellectual and social change.2016-12-13T11:10:00+00002017-07-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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The Imperial Ice Stars: Nutcracker On Ice
The Imperial Ice Stars: Nutcracker On Ice
Dance | Until 2nd January 2017 

Hyde Park 1.86 miles from The Big Draw

They've enjoyed sold-out seasons at the Royal Albert Hall and now The Imperial Ice Stars bring their version of The ...More

 
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Seasonal | Until 2nd January 2017 

Hyde Park 1.86 miles from The Big Draw

Throughout late November and December a large area of Hyde Park near Hyde Park Corner is transformed into a Winter ...More

 
Winter Wonderland Open Air Ice Rink
Winter Wonderland Open Air Ice Rink
Seasonal | Until 2nd January 2017 

Hyde Park 1.86 miles from The Big Draw

Don your skates and glide around the glittering ice rink set within the hugely popular Hyde Park Winter Wonderland which ...More

 
Harrods Christmas Grotto
Harrods Christmas Grotto
Kids Events | Until 24th December 2016 

Harrods 1.95 miles from The Big Draw

Visiting Santa's Grotto at Harrods is a long-standing tradition at the luxury Knightsbridge store. Little ones can meet Father Christmas ...More

 
Tagore's Travelling Trunk
Concerts | On 11th December 2016 

Cadogan Hall 1.98 miles from The Big Draw

A performance combining music, dance and poetry that explores the musical influences on one of India's greatest minds. During his ...More

Chinese Afternoon Tea at Harrods
Chinese Afternoon Tea at Harrods
Foodie Events | Until 25th April 2017 

Chai Wu Harrods 2.01 miles from The Big Draw

An eastern twist on the traditional afternoon tea, Chai Wu, the elegant Chinese restaurant on the fifth floor of Harrods, ...More

 
Duke of York Square Christmas Lights
Duke of York Square Christmas Lights
Seasonal | Until 23rd December 2016 

Duke of York Square 2.14 miles from The Big Draw

Duke of York Square, a lovely pedestrianised area just off Sloane Square, gets in the festive spirit with a day ...More

 
Duke of York Square Christmas Grotto
Duke of York Square Christmas Grotto
Seasonal | Until 23rd December 2016 

Duke of York Square 2.14 miles from The Big Draw

The pedestrianised Duke of York Square, just off the fashionable King's Road, presents its very own plush Santa's Grotto at ...More

 
Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery
Exhibitions | Until 8th January 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from The Big Draw

From the 12th to the 15th centuries, England was internationally famous mainly for one type of ...More

You Say You Want a Revolution: Records & Rebels 1966-70
You Say You Want a Revolution: Records & Rebels 1966-70
Exhibitions | Until 26th February 2017 

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