The Future is Here

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 3RD NOVEMBER 2013

ADDRESS
Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, Bankside, London SE1 2YD 
 
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Dates:
24th July 2013 until 3rd November 2013
 
OPENING TIMES
Daily 10am-5.45pm, last admission 5.15pm
 
PRICES
£10.85, NUS £6.50, Members, under 12s free, concs £9.70
 

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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

Located on the banks of the Thames, the Design Museum has two floors and showcases contemporary design in all forms, including fashion, graphic and architectural. There are two main galleries, and the collections trace the history of design developments, from the origins of mass production to contemporary works. More about Design Museum

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Underground Stations

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London Bridge Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Bermondsey Tube Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Surrey Quays Overground Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
Canada Water Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Butlers Wharf
 
2 minutes walk
 
Snowsfields NCP
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Tower Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  37% off
Guoman Tower, E1Q | 4 minutes from The Future is Here
It's the location on the River Thames that give this hotel next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge a wow factor. It's also very ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  28% off
5 More London Place, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Future is Here
This plush, modern hotel south of the historic Tower Bridge is very convenient for exploring London. Just five minutes from the Tube station, it's 10 to ... More
 
 
 
Apex City of London Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £62  42% off
1 Seething Lane, EC3N | 9 minutes from The Future is Here
With Tower of London, London Bridge and St. Paul's just a step away, this hotel has a great location for both business and leisure travellers. It's ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st January 2014
Tower Bridge Exhibition, Tower Bridge, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Future is Here
Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its spectacular ...More
 
 
 
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Tower Of London - Skip The Line Tickets
London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st January 2012
Tower Of London, Tower Hill, EC3N | 6 minutes from The Future is Here
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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The View From The Shard Tickets
London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st February 2013
The Shard, 96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Future is Here
London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the highest public viewing platform in ...More
 
 
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Unicorn Theatre
London > Entertainment >
147 Tooley Street, More London, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Future is Here
This £14 million theatre is the plushest venue for children's plays in the capital. The Unicorn Theatre has two spaces; The Weston Theatre holds 300 people ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Architecture Foundation
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from The Future is Here
Established in 1991, The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture whose programme of events and exhibitions promotes its core belief that architecture enriches ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shunt Vaults
London > Entertainment > Theatres
20 Stainer Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from The Future is Here
The madcap Shunt Theatre company has created London's most unpredictable nightspot in the railway arches beneath London Bridge. Each week's entertainment at Shunt Vaults is curated ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Future is Here

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Future is Here
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Design Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
28 Shad Thames, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Future is Here
Located on the banks of the Thames, the Design Museum has two floors and showcases contemporary design in all forms, including fashion, graphic and architectural. There ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tower Bridge Exhibition
London > Attractions > Museums
Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Future is Here
Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tower Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Tower Bridge Road, Tower Bridge Road, , Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Future is Here
Competing with the London Eye for the capitals most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its spectacular ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Future is Here

The best shops and markets near The Future is Here
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Maltby Street Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Maltby Street, Bermondsey, Southwark, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Future is Here
With Borough Market getting more and more popular, some vendors have opened up shop underneath the railway arches at nearby Maltby Street. More of an informal ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Kernel Brewery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Arch 11, Dockley Road Industrial Estate, Southwark, London SE16 | 6 minutes from The Future is Here
The Kernel Brewery is one of the most successful micro brewers in London and its rise has been meteoric with its beer winning awards and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
KaseSwiss
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
104 Druid Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Future is Here
On Saturday mornings, from 9am to 2pm, Arch 104 on Druid Street is home to KaseSwiss, who sell a great selection of Swiss cheeses, and who ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near The Future is Here London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Blue Print Cafe
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Design Museum, Butlers Wharf, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Future is Here
Take in the views of the river after a trip to the Design Museum while enjoying Jeremy Lee's short but perfectly formed menu. The choices change ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Blueprint Café
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, , Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Future is Here
Take in the views of the river after a trip to the Design Museum while enjoying Jeremy Lee's short but perfectly formed menu. The choices change ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ask! Pizza
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
34 Shad Thames, Butlers Wharf, SE1 | 1 minute from The Future is Here
A good pizza chain. Serves tasty large Italian pizzas, pasta and salads in light spacious restaurants. A reliable and quick meal option.... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Future is Here

Near The Future is Here
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 27 minutes from The Future is Here
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 31 minutes from The Future is Here
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 31 minutes from The Future is Here
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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The Future is Here gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Future is Here
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
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Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 9 minutes from The Future is Here
It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
 
 
 
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Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, SE1 | 10 minutes from The Future is Here
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near The Future is Here

The best pubs near London The Future is Here.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Anchor Tap
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Future is Here
Situated on the south side of the Thames in the Tower Bridge Conservation Area, this historic Southwark pub offers a truly traditional English experience. From the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Garrison Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
99 - 101 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from The Future is Here
Oh how we wish we lived in Bermondsey, then we could call this gem of a pub our local. We'd stop in for a regular drink ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Captain Kidd
London > Nightlife > Pubs
108 Wapping High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 12 minutes from The Future is Here
The real magic of Wapping's riverside Captain Kidd pub is outside on the L-shaped patio. The Thames is rather narrow here and so the action seems ... More
 
 
 
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The Future is Here clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
40 Maltby Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
40 Maltby Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 6 minutes from The Future is Here
Under the railway arches on Maltby Street is a food lover's paradise, filled with shops from the likes of St John Bakery, Monmouth Coffee, Kernel Brewery ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hide Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from The Future is Here
Conveniently located on the ground floor of the International Wine & Spirit Centre on Bermondsey Street, a stone's throw from London Bridge, it comes as no ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gong
London > Nightlife > Bars
31 St Thomas Street, SE1 | 10 minutes from The Future is Here
On level 52 of The Shard Gong is London's highest bar. Part of the Shangri-La Hotel, the tallest hotel in Western Europe, Gong takes its name ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Future is Here.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London City Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Future is Here
... More
 
 
 
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Tower of London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Waterloo Block, City, London EC3N | 6 minutes from The Future is Here
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Bridge
London > Business > Venue Hire
Weston Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from The Future is Here
... More
 
 
 

Design Museum events

 
Louis Kahn: The Power of ArchitectureLouis Kahn: The Power of ArchitectureLouis Kahn: The Power of ArchitectureDespite having died penniless and having built relatively little in his lifetime, Louis Kahn (1901-1974) remains one of the most influential architects of the 20th Century. His modernist philosophies and monumental buildings still inspire new generations of architects today, and works such as the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California (1959-65) and21st August 2014Sunday 12th October 2014 Where:
Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
Category: event
Ongoing
Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture
event > Exhibitions
DATES  9th July to 12th October 2014
VENUE  Design Museum 
Despite having died penniless and having built relatively little in his lifetime, Louis Kahn (1901-1974) remains one of the most influential architects of the 20th Century. His modernist philosophies and monumental buildings still inspire new generations of architects today, and works such as the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California (1959-65) and... More about this event
 
Daniel Weil: The Art of DesignDaniel Weil: The Art of DesignDaniel Weil: The Art of DesignArgentine-born, London-based designer Daniel Weil has made a name for himself with art pieces such as the 1981 'Bag Radio' (a deconstructed radio in a clear plastic bag, currently part of the V&A's permanent collection) and his quirky, fully-functioning clocks such as the Clock for an Astronomer (concentric steel circles orbited by balls representi21st August 2014Sunday 31st August 2014 Where:
Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
Category: event
Ongoing
Daniel Weil: The Art of Design
event > Exhibitions
DATES  14th May to 31st August 2014
VENUE  Design Museum 
Argentine-born, London-based designer Daniel Weil has made a name for himself with art pieces such as the 1981 'Bag Radio' (a deconstructed radio in a clear plastic bag, currently part of the V&A's permanent collection) and his quirky, fully-functioning clocks such as the Clock for an Astronomer (concentric steel circles orbited by balls representi... More about this event
 
Designs of the Year 2014Designs of the Year 2014Designs of the Year 2014Now in its seventh year, the Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much anticipated feature of the design calender. Past winners have included the Plumen lightbulb, a folding plug and the 2012 Olympic Torch. In 2014, the 76 nominations include global stars like Zaha Hadid and John Pawson, David Chipperfield and Miuccia Pra21st August 2014Monday 25th August 2014 Where:
Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
Category: event
Ongoing
Designs of the Year 2014
event > Exhibitions
DATES  26th March to 25th August 2014
VENUE  Design Museum 
Now in its seventh year, the Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much anticipated feature of the design calender. Past winners have included the Plumen lightbulb, a folding plug and the 2012 Olympic Torch. In 2014, the 76 nominations include global stars like Zaha Hadid and John Pawson, David Chipperfield and Miuccia Pra... More about this event
 
Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary ThingsExtraordinary Stories about Ordinary ThingsExtraordinary Stories about Ordinary ThingsThe anglepoise lamp is just one of the archetypal designs celebrated in the Design Museum's Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things, a collection display devoted to contemporary design and architecture which opens on 30th January 2013. Everyday items like the anglepoise lamp, the post box, and the London 2012 logo are presented as examples of e21st August 2014Sunday 4th January 2015 Where:
Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
Category: event
Ongoing
Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Industrial Art and Design
DATES  30th January 2013 to 4th January 2015
VENUE  Design Museum 
The anglepoise lamp is just one of the archetypal designs celebrated in the Design Museum's Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things, a collection display devoted to contemporary design and architecture which opens on 30th January 2013. Everyday items like the anglepoise lamp, the post box, and the London 2012 logo are presented as examples of e... More about this event
 
Fashion FabulousFashion FabulousA family designing workshop.26th August 2014Tuesday 26th August 2014 Where:
Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
Category: event
On Soon
Fashion Fabulous
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Tuesday 19th and Tuesday 26th August 2014 - 10am-10.45am
VENUE  Design Museum 
A family designing workshop.
Ingenious InventionsIngenious InventionsA family workshop based on inventions.26th August 2014Tuesday 26th August 2014 Where:
Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
Category: event
On Soon
Ingenious Inventions
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Tuesday 19th and Tuesday 26th August 2014 - 11am-11.45am
VENUE  Design Museum 
A family workshop based on inventions.
Radical RoomsRadical RoomsA chance to create your ideal room.26th August 2014Tuesday 26th August 2014 Where:
Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
Category: event
On Soon
Radical Rooms
event > Kids Events
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Tuesday 19th and Tuesday 26th August 2014 - 12noon-12.45pm
VENUE  Design Museum 
A chance to create your ideal room.
British Sign Language ToursBritish Sign Language ToursTours available: Victoria Revealed and the King's Apartments.7th September 2014Sunday 7th September 2014 Where:
Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
British Sign Language Tours
event > Tours | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 7th September 2014 - 2pm-3pm
VENUE  Design Museum 
Tours available: Victoria Revealed and the King's Apartments.
John Lewis: How We Live TodayJohn Lewis: How We Live Today8th September 2014Sunday 21st September 2014 Where:
Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
Category: event
On Soon
John Lewis: How We Live Today
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Graphic Design
DATES  8th to 21st September 2014 - 10am-5.45pm
VENUE  Design Museum 
Designers in ResidenceDesigners in ResidenceDesigners in ResidenceEach year, the Design Museum holds its Designers in Residence exhibition giving visitors the chance to see the work of young designers at the beginning of their careers. The annual show is the culmination of a year-long programme which supports and nurtures up-and-coming designers. The show includes specially created new work from the year's finali10th September 2014Sunday 4th January 2015 Where:
Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
Category: event
On Soon
Designers in Residence
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Graphic Design
DATES  10th September 2014 to 4th January 2015
VENUE  Design Museum 
Each year, the Design Museum holds its Designers in Residence exhibition giving visitors the chance to see the work of young designers at the beginning of their careers. The annual show is the culmination of a year-long programme which supports and nurtures up-and-coming designers. The show includes specially created new work from the year's finali... More about this event
 
 

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Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things
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Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

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The anglepoise lamp is just one of the archetypal designs celebrated in the Design Museum's Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things, ...More

 
Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture
Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture
Exhibitions | Until 12th October 2014 

Design Museum

Despite having died penniless and having built relatively little in his lifetime, Louis Kahn (1901-1974) remains one of the most ...More

 
Designs of the Year 2014
Designs of the Year 2014
Exhibitions | Until 25th August 2014 

Design Museum

Now in its seventh year, the Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much anticipated feature ...More

 
Daniel Weil: The Art of Design
Daniel Weil: The Art of Design
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2014 

Design Museum

Argentine-born, London-based designer Daniel Weil has made a name for himself with art pieces such as the 1981 'Bag Radio' ...More

 
Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 21st August 2014 

Tower Bridge Exhibition 2 minutes walk from Design Museum

Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points ...More

 
Books About Town: Riverside Trail
Books About Town: Riverside Trail
Kids Events | Until 15th September 2014 

City Hall 3 minutes walk from Design Museum

This summer you can find 50 Books About Town benches dotted around London - an inspired idea and ...More

 
The Ring Cycle Plays
Theatre | Until 31st August 2014 

The Scoop at More London 3 minutes walk from Design Museum

The Richard Wagner librettos of Viking mythology are adapted by Lisa Kuma for a month of free theatre performed by ...More

The Scoop at More London Free Festival
The Scoop at More London Free Festival
Theatre | Until 26th September 2014 

The Scoop at More London 3 minutes walk from Design Museum

The Scoop at More London, next to City Hall, is a huge open air amphitheatre next to the Thames, making ...More

 
Tower Of London - Skip The Line Tickets
Tower Of London - Skip The Line Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 21st August 2014 

Tower Of London 6 minutes walk from Design Museum

With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of ...More

 
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red
Exhibitions | Until 11th November 2014 

Tower Of London 6 minutes walk from Design Museum

888,246 ceramic poppies, each representing a British and Colonial military fatality during the First World War, fill the dry moat ...More

 
 
 
 
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