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The Future is HereA live 'Factory' showing how 3D printing works will be installed at The Future is Here, the Design Museum's group show which looks at how the lines between designers, manufacturers and consumers are becoming increasingly blurred. The exhibition looks at revolutionary changes in manufacturing and technology which mean the end user is involved in the process as never before. Advances in manufacturing mean we can now customise everything from a pair of trainers to dolls, all available to order online at the click of a mouse.

 

About Design Museum

In 2016 the Design Museum moves from is long standing home at Shad Thames to a venue three times the size, the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington High Street. The Grade II* listed building has been transformed by a design team led by John Pawson to include the Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning, 202-seat Bakala Auditorium and a dedicated gallery to display its permanent collection, accessible free of charge. More about Design Museum

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The Future is Here  Form Labs, photo by Andy Ryan  

   
The Future is Here - Form Labs, photo by Andy Ryan

The Future is Here Form Labs, photo by Andy Ryan 


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NH Kensington Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £76  37% off
202-220 Cromwell Road, SW5 | 5 minutes from The Future is Here
This clean, comfortable modern hotel made up of six Victorian houses is a short walk from Earls Court Tube station from where the Piccadilly line can ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London - Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £72  39% off
Wrights Lane, W8 | 5 minutes from The Future is Here
One of the biggest Holiday Inn hotels in Europe, the Holiday Inn London - Kensington was rebranded at the end of 2016 introducing a new open ... More
 
 
 
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £97  22% off
Scarsdale Place, W8 | 6 minutes from The Future is Here
On a quiet residential corner just off High Street Kensington, this high rise hotel benefits from a wealth of shops, restaurants and bars outside its door. ... More
 
 
 
 
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th June to 24th September 2017
The Future is Here, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | Same location as The Future is Here
Designer Hella Jongerius draws on years of research to present Breathing Colour at the Design Museum. The installation-based exhibition explores how colour behaves and looks into ...More
 
 
 
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California
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th May to 15th October 2017
The Future is Here, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | Same location as The Future is Here
A landmark exhibition, California at the Design Museum is the first to examine a state's current global reach. From LSD to iPhones, the ambitious project presents ...More
 
 
 
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An Evening with Ken Follett
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 20th September 2017 - 7pm
The Future is Here, 193 High Street Kensington, W8 | 4 minutes from The Future is Here
Waterstones Kensington are delighted to be joined by international best-selling author Ken Follett as he discusses the eagerly awaited third novel in the Kingsbridge series, A ...More
 
 
 
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Nell's Jazz & Blues
London > Entertainment > Live Music
3 North End Crescent, W14 | 11 minutes from The Future is Here
Nell's Jazz and Blues is a small entertainment and live music venue in West Kensington which can accommodate up to 200 people. For a venue ... More
 
 
 
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The Troubadour
London > Entertainment > Live Music
263-267 Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 13 minutes from The Future is Here
The Troubadour is a lovely little cafe, which hosts an inspiring program of folk, blues, psychedelia and poetry downstairs. It's also the place where Private Eye ... More
 
 
 
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The Troubadour
London > Entertainment > Live Music
265 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 13 minutes from The Future is Here
Kensington's original boho coffee house. Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon played here back in the 60s. Of course, Kensington has changed a ... More
 
 
 
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Design Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
224-238 Kensington High Street, Bankside, London W8 | Same location as The Future is Here
In 2016 the Design Museum moves from is long standing home at Shad Thames to a venue three times the size, the former Commonwealth Institute building ... More
 
 
 
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18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from The Future is Here
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 unchanged ... More
 
 
 
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18 Stafford Terrace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from The Future is Here
For a virtually untouched and immaculately preserved slice of Victorian living, visit Edward Linley Sambourne a delightful museum and one of the few genuine Victorian ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near The Future is Here
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Children's Book Centre
London > Shopping > Books
237 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from The Future is Here
This is a bookshop and a whole lot more, with everything on offer from padded books for tots, through wonderful picture books and on to first ... More
 
 
 
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Non-Stop Party Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
214 Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 3 minutes from The Future is Here
This is a one-stop non-stop shop for all your party needs. From decorations - streamers, banners, pinata and confetti - to luminous novelties and dressing-up ... More
 
 
 
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Hotel Chocolat
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
163 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 5 minutes from The Future is Here
The High Street Kensington branch of Hotel Chocolat has an in-store cafe where weary shoppers can re-charge their batteries with a mug of Liquid Chocolat - ... More
 
 
 
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Parabola
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | Same location as The Future is Here
On the first floor of the Design Museum , Parabola offers seasonal dishes by day, ... More
 
 
 
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Princess Victoria, Kensington
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
25 Earls Court Road, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from The Future is Here
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
35 Earl's Court Road, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from The Future is Here
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ... More
 
 
 
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from The Future is Here
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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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 16 minutes from The Future is Here
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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London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 17 minutes from The Future is Here
LAMDA is among the most famous and prestigious acting schools in the world. It is very hard to be selected for a course here, but almost ... More
 
 
 
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Holland Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Ilchester Place, Holland Park, London W8 | 5 minutes from The Future is Here
Pretty, petit Holland Park is the ideal location for those wanting to escape the clamour of the city but who don't want to travel too far ... More
 
 
 
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The Roof Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from The Future is Here
Although a restaurant, clubbing and event venue, the extraordinary Kensington Roof Gardens are still accessible to the general public during the day if there are no ... More
 
 
 
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London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from The Future is Here
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 Scarsdale
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23A Edwards Square, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from The Future is Here
If pubs were judged by their location and setting, The Scardale Tavern in Kensington would top many lists for this really is quaint London at its ... More
 
 
 
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The Abingdon
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
54 Abingdon Road, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from The Future is Here
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 5 minutes from The Future is Here
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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Piano
London > Nightlife > Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from The Future is Here
If you ask your friends about this place, not many will know. It's not wildly off the beaten track either, situated directly opposite High Street Ken ... More
 
 
 
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Ping
London > Nightlife > Bars
180-184 Earl's Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 7 minutes from The Future is Here
We can't help but feel that Boris Johnson would approve of Ping, a cavernous venue which serves cocktails, pizzas and ping pong (or whiff whaff if ... More
 
 
 
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Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 10 minutes from The Future is Here
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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Kensington Conference and Events Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from The Future is Here
Kensington Conference and Events Centre, Just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington Underground Station, Kensington Chelsea and Events Centre is a highly adaptable, purpose-designed ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Roof Gardens
London > Business > Venue Hire
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from The Future is Here
An oasis high in the sky above Kensington High Street, the Roof Gardens comprises one and a half acres of themed gardens. These gardens surround an ... More
 
 
 
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Olympia London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 | 11 minutes from The Future is Here
Times have changed since the Olympia first flung open its doors to the public on Boxing Day 1886 for the Hippodrome Circus, with the promise of ... More
 
 
 

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Hella Jongerius: Breathing ColourHella Jongerius: Breathing ColourHella Jongerius: Breathing ColourDesigner Hella Jongerius draws on years of research to present Breathing Colour at the Design Museum. The installation-based exhibition explores how colour behaves and looks into shapes, materials, shadows and reflections. Through a series of phenomenological studies and experiences, it questions whether we appreciate how colour shapes what we see 2017-09-20T00:00:00+01002017-09-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  28th June to 24th September 2017
VENUE  Design Museum 
Designer Hella Jongerius draws on years of research to present Breathing Colour at the Design Museum. The installation-based exhibition explores how colour behaves and looks into shapes, materials, shadows and reflections. Through a series of phenomenological studies and experiences, it questions whether we appreciate how colour shapes what we see ... More about this event
 
CaliforniaCaliforniaCaliforniaA landmark exhibition, California at the Design Museum is the first to examine a state's current global reach. From LSD to iPhones, the ambitious project presents the idea that California has pioneered many tools of personal liberation. Starting in the 1960s, it charts the journey from the counterculture to Silicon Valley's tech culture through pol2017-09-20T00:00:00+01002017-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
Category: event
Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Art and Antiques
DATES  24th May to 15th October 2017
VENUE  Design Museum 
A landmark exhibition, California at the Design Museum is the first to examine a state's current global reach. From LSD to iPhones, the ambitious project presents the idea that California has pioneered many tools of personal liberation. Starting in the 1960s, it charts the journey from the counterculture to Silicon Valley's tech culture through pol... More about this event
 
Maggie's Culture Crawl LondonMaggie's Culture Crawl LondonCommunity & Lifestyle, Charity/Fundraising Event.2017-09-29T18:00:00+01002017-09-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
Category: event
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Maggie's Culture Crawl London
Designs of the Year 2017Designs of the Year 2017Designs of the Year 2017The Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much-anticipated feature of the design calendar and, now in its 10th year, will bring together 60 projects in 2017. Nominees this year include a glass extension added to a disused fire station by Zaha Hadid Architects, functional 3D printed products created for the home, a collabor2017-10-18T00:00:00+01002018-01-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
Category: event
On Soon

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art
PRICING  £10 (Adults), £7.50 (Students / concessions)
DATES  18th October 2017 to 28th January 2018
VENUE  Design Museum 
The Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much-anticipated feature of the design calendar and, now in its 10th year, will bring together 60 projects in 2017. Nominees this year include a glass extension added to a disused fire station by Zaha Hadid Architects, functional 3D printed products created for the home, a collabor... More about this event
 
Beazley Designs Of The YearBeazley Designs Of The YearAn exhibition of innovative and contemporary design from the past year in the categories of Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport.2017-10-18T10:00:00+01002018-01-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
Category: event
On Soon
Beazley Designs Of The Year
Ferrari: Under the SkinFerrari: Under the SkinFerrari: Under the SkinThis autumn, the Design Museum marks the 70th anniversary of Ferrari with a major new exhibition. Ferrari: Under the Skin provides a behind-the-scenes look at the design, manufacturing and engineering of the iconic car brand. Created in collaboration with Ferrari, it will take a journey through the car's 70 years, bringing together early design mod2017-11-15T00:00:00+00002018-04-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
Category: event
 

event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Motor Shows
PRICING  Adult £18, concession £13.50, child £9
DATES  15th November 2017 to 15th April 2018
VENUE  Design Museum 
This autumn, the Design Museum marks the 70th anniversary of Ferrari with a major new exhibition. Ferrari: Under the Skin provides a behind-the-scenes look at the design, manufacturing and engineering of the iconic car brand. Created in collaboration with Ferrari, it will take a journey through the car's 70 years, bringing together early design mod... More about this event
 
The Design Museum MarketThe Design Museum MarketDesigners / Makers bring 50 leading contemporary designers to the museum for a three-day market just in time for Christmas.2017-12-01T12:00:00+00002017-12-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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Hella Jongerius: Breathing Colour
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Leighton House Museum 5 minutes walk from The Future Is Here

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

 
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Business Events | Until 23rd September 2017 

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The commercial cornerstone event of The London Design Festival, 100% Design is a vast showcase for more than 400 architects, ...More

 
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Royal College of Music 18 minutes walk from The Future Is Here

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With a gigantic blue whale skeleton replacing Dippy the Dinosaur in the Natural History Museum's Hintze Hall, the museum is ...More

 

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