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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

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £81  23% 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  42% 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
 
 
 
Hilton London Olympia Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  26% off
380 Kensington High Street, W14 | 8 minutes from The Future is Here
Though it is designed for visitors to the nearby Olympia Exhibition Centre, there are plenty of other reasons to stay at the Hilton Olympia, not least ... More
 
 
 
 
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th March to 12th August 2018
The Future is Here, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | Same location as The Future is Here
Taking the global financial crash of 2008 as its starting point and looking at the unsettled decade since, Hope to Nope explores the different ways political ...More
 
 
 
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Azzedine Alaia: The Couturier
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 10th May to 7th October 2018
The Future is Here, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | Same location as The Future is Here
A major new exhibition at the Design Museum, Azzedine AlaĆÆa: The Couturier explores the career and creative process of the famed couturier and shoe designer. Before ...More
 
 
 
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Opera Holland Park
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 29th May to 28th July 2018
The Future is Here, Holland Park, Holland Park, London W8 | 5 minutes from The Future is Here
The annual Opera Holland Park is a highlight of summer in London, when the temporary structure of Holland Park Theatre is erected in West London's Holland ...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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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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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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K Spa at K West Hotel
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
K West Hotel & Spa, Richmond Way, W14 | 16 minutes from The Future is Here
Book in for some freeze-thaw action at the K Spa at K West Hotel, an oasis of calm in a stylishly modernised former BBC office block ... 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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Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018Taking the global financial crash of 2008 as its starting point and looking at the unsettled decade since, Hope to Nope explores the different ways political messages have been conveyed in the past ten years. The graphic message in the Barack Obama "Hope" poster by artist Shepard Fairey gives this Design Museum exhibition its title. It stands out a2018-05-25T00:00:00+01002018-08-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Graphic Design
PRICING  £12
DATES  28th March to 12th August 2018
VENUE  Design Museum 
Taking the global financial crash of 2008 as its starting point and looking at the unsettled decade since, Hope to Nope explores the different ways political messages have been conveyed in the past ten years. The graphic message in the Barack Obama "Hope" poster by artist Shepard Fairey gives this Design Museum exhibition its title. It stands out a... More about this event
 
Azzedine Alaia: The CouturierAzzedine Alaia: The CouturierAzzedine Alaia: The CouturierA major new exhibition at the Design Museum, Azzedine AlaĆÆa: The Couturier explores the career and creative process of the famed couturier and shoe designer. Before his untimely death in November 2017, the museum had worked closely with AlaĆÆa to plan this major exhibition. Following his passing, the unique exhibition will go ahead as the designer2018-05-25T00:00:00+01002018-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
Category: event
Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Fashion
DATES  10th May to 7th October 2018
VENUE  Design Museum 
A major new exhibition at the Design Museum, Azzedine AlaĆÆa: The Couturier explores the career and creative process of the famed couturier and shoe designer. Before his untimely death in November 2017, the museum had worked closely with AlaĆÆa to plan this major exhibition. Following his passing, the unique exhibition will go ahead as the designer... More about this event
 
HomeHomeThe Design Museum concludes 2018 with an exhibition about the idea of Home. A place where people engage with design in the most important aspects of their lives, homes are rapidly developing thanks to economic and technological forces. Unaffordable prices, the spread of connected devices and the sharing economy are further developing the concept of2018-11-07T00:00:00+00002019-03-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Industrial Art and Design
DATES  7th November 2018 to 7th March 2019
VENUE  Design Museum 
The Design Museum concludes 2018 with an exhibition about the idea of Home. A place where people engage with design in the most important aspects of their lives, homes are rapidly developing thanks to economic and technological forces. Unaffordable prices, the spread of connected devices and the sharing economy are further developing the concept of... More about this event
 

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Azzedine Alaia: The Couturier
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Exhibitions | Until 7th October 2018 

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Exhibitions | Until 14th July 2018 

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Dame Elisabeth Frink, Sir Anthony Caro, Sir Antony Gormley and almost every leading British sculptor features in this free exhibition ...More

 
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Concerts | On 25th May 2018 

Royal Albert Hall 18 minutes walk from The Future Is Here

Pop and soul originals courtesy of the Clydebank-born lead singer of Wet Wet Wet, in support of his new album, ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 28th June 2018 

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From chomping caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Natural History Museum comes alive at summer with the arrival of the tropical ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 9th September 2018 

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

 
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More than 200 original illustrations celebrating the nature on our shores. Items from the museum's collection will explore the many ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2019 

Science Museum 18 minutes walk from The Future Is Here

We don't mean to scare you but superbugs kill close to 700,000 people a year globally. In free exhibition Superbugs: ...More

 

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