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Design MuseumIn 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. Within the collection - which started in 1982 as the pioneering Boilerhouse Project in the V&A - are designs that have shaped the modern world from fashion to furniture, product and graphic design, digital media, transport and architecture. The collections, both permanent and temporary, trace the history of design developments, from the origins of mass production to contemporary works.

 

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Beazley Designs Of The Year 2018Beazley Designs Of The Year 2018Beazley Designs Of The Year 2018The world's first plastic-free shopping aisle, Marvel's Black Panther costumes and an eco-friendly water bottle made by Will and Jaden Smith are among the shortlisted entries for Beazley Designs of the Year. The Design Museum displays 87 nominations across six categories - fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design - from2018-09-20T10:00:00+01002018-09-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Graphic Design
PRICING  £12 (Adults), £9.50 (Concs), £6.50 (Children)
DATES  15th to 23rd September 2018
The world's first plastic-free shopping aisle, Marvel's Black Panther costumes and an eco-friendly water bottle made by Will and Jaden Smith are among the shortlisted entries for Beazley Designs of the Year. The Design Museum displays 87 nominations across six categories - fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design - from... 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 designer2018-09-20T00:00:00+01002018-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Fashion
DATES  10th May to 7th October 2018
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
 
Culture Crawl LondonCulture Crawl London2018-09-28T18:30:00+01002018-09-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Maggies Culture CrawlMaggies Culture Crawl2018-09-28T18:30:00+01002018-09-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Maggies Culture Crawl
Peter Barber: 100 Mile City And Other StoriesPeter Barber: 100 Mile City And Other StoriesIn the first ever exhibition of his work, the acclaimed British architect and urbanist explores the constraints and possibilities presented by London's current housing crisis. The exhibition includes hand-made models, drawings and large-scale photographs, as well as a selection of Barber's sketchbooks.2018-10-20T10:00:00+01002019-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Free EventOn Soon
Peter Barber: 100 Mile City And Other Stories
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:
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Industrial Art and Design
DATES  7th November 2018 to 7th March 2019
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
Home FuturesHome FuturesMore than 200 objects and experiences tracing the key social and technological aspirations that have driven change in the home. Historical notions of the mechanised home and the compact home are displayed alongside contemporary phenomena such as connected devices and the sharing economy.2018-11-07T10:00:00+00002019-03-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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Home Futures
 

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NH Kensington Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  33% off
202-220 Cromwell Road, SW5 | 5 minutes from Design Museum
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  32% off
Wrights Lane, W8 | 5 minutes from Design Museum
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 £77  35% off
380 Kensington High Street, W14 | 8 minutes from Design Museum
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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Alternative Museums nearest Design Museum

Nearest to Design Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Leighton House Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12 Holland Park Road, Holland Park, London W14 | 5 minutes from Design Museum
Leighton House is one of the most opulent museums in London, and its small scale makes it easy enough to explore thoroughly in an afternoon. Located ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Museum of Instruments
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal College of Music Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 18 minutes from Design Museum
The RCM Museum of Instruments was started in 1894 with a donation from Sir George Donaldson. Today it features over six hundred instruments, some of which ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Natural History Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 18 minutes from Design Museum
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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Sights and Attractions near Design Museum

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Design Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Design Museum
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
18 Stafford Terrace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Design Museum
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Holland Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Holland Park Avenue / Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 5 minutes from Design Museum
Small, pretty park in west London. Pretty, petit Holland Park is the ideal location for those wanting to escape the clamour of the city but who don’t ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Design Museum

Near Design Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Now On
Beazley Designs Of The Year 2018
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th to 23rd September 2018
Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | Same location as Design Museum
The world's first plastic-free shopping aisle, Marvel's Black Panther costumes and an eco-friendly water bottle made by Will and Jaden Smith are among the shortlisted entries ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
Azzedine Alaia: The Couturier
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 10th May to 7th October 2018
Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | Same location as 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 ...More
 
 
 
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Dead Quiet
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd Sep, 29th Sep, 6th Oct and 13th Oct 2018 - 1.30pm-4.30pm
Design Museum, Central Library, 12 Phillimore Walk, W8 | 5 minutes from Design Museum
...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Design Museum

Near Design Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Nell's Jazz & Blues
London > Entertainment > Live Music
3 North End Crescent, W14 | 11 minutes from Design Museum
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 Design Museum
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 Design Museum
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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Shopping near Design Museum

The best shops and markets near Design Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Children's Book Centre
London > Shopping > Books
237 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Design Museum
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 Design Museum
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 Design Museum
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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Restaurants near Design Museum

What are the best dining options near Design Museum London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Princess Victoria, Kensington
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
25 Earls Court Road, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Design Museum
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 Design Museum
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Il Portico
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
277 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Design Museum
Italian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Education near Design Museum

Near Design Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Design Museum
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 Design Museum
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 Design Museum
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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Leisure near Design Museum

Design Museum gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Holland Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Ilchester Place, Holland Park, London W8 | 5 minutes from Design Museum
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Design Museum
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 Design Museum
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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Pubs near Design Museum

The best pubs near London Design Museum.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Scarsdale
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23A Edwards Square, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Design Museum
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Abingdon
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
54 Abingdon Road, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 2 minutes from Design Museum
... More
 
 
 
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 5 minutes from Design Museum
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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Nightlife near Design Museum

Design Museum clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Piano
London > Nightlife > Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from Design Museum
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ping
London > Nightlife > Bars
180-184 Earl's Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 7 minutes from Design Museum
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 10 minutes from Design Museum
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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Meeting venue hire near Design Museum

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Design Museum.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kensington Conference and Events Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Design Museum
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kensington Roof Gardens
London > Business > Venue Hire
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Design Museum
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Olympia London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 | 11 minutes from Design Museum
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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Enlightened Design III
Exhibitions | Until 22nd September 2018 

Olympia Exhibition Centre 11 minutes walk from Design Museum

Cutting-edge lighting design by selection of Dutch design studios including Margaret van Bekkum, Marc de Groot, Jacqueline Harberink and Alex ...More

Olympia London: Heritage, Icon And The Future
Exhibitions | Until 22nd September 2018 

Olympia Exhibition Centre 11 minutes walk from Design Museum

A showcase of the iconic venue and its plans for future transformations, working with world-renowned design studio Heatherwick Studio and ...More

Yoo; Creating Communities And Enhancing Environments Through Design
Exhibitions | Until 22nd September 2018 

Olympia Exhibition Centre 11 minutes walk from Design Museum

A showcase of design and place-making over the past 20 years....More

100% Design 2018
100% Design 2018
Business Events | Until 22nd September 2018 

Olympia Exhibition Centre 11 minutes walk from Design Museum

Philippe Starck's prefabricated house, Tesla's solar energy storing Powerwall and Heatherwick Studio's architectural enhancements are all at this year's 100% ...More

 
Diana: Her Fashion Story
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 12 minutes walk from Design Museum

Celebrate the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, in a major exhibition of her dresses, which trace the evolution of ...More

The Outsider
Theatre | Until 13th October 2018 

The Print Room at the Coronet 14 minutes walk from Design Museum

Print Room At The Coronet presents Albert Camus' existentialist masterpiece, adapted for the stage by Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri....More

Design Research Evolution
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2018 

Royal College of Art 17 minutes walk from Design Museum

London Doctoral Design Consortium showcases innovation design research and innovation from smart materials to skateboarding, surveillance and speculative design....More

Square Rounds
Theatre | Until 29th September 2018 

Finborough Theatre 17 minutes walk from Design Museum

Jimmy Walters directs Tony Harrison's drama that explores the devastating effects of technology, the personal demons of the inventors, and ...More

Neon Naked Life Drawing
Exhibitions | On 20th September 2018 

Royal Society of Sculptors 17 minutes walk from Design Museum

Exhibitions & Art, Drawings/Illustration....More

Jose Gonzalez & String Theory
Concerts | On 20th September 2018 

Royal Albert Hall 18 minutes walk from Design Museum

The Argentinian-Swedish singer-songwriter performs with the maverick orchestra....More

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Tom Dixon Shop London
Shopping 

Combining shop, workshop and office under one roof, Tom Dixon's shop in Coal Drops Yard ...More

 
Charming Baker: So It Goes
Exhibitions | From 28th September 

The Vinyl Factory

A student of Central St Martin's, Charming Baker presents bronze sculpture, painting and prints and inspired by life, vulnerability and humanity at The Vinyl Factory. In the past ...More

Ribera: Art of Violence
Ribera: Art of Violence
Exhibitions | From 26th September 

Dulwich Picture Gallery

The first UK show of work by the Spanish Baroque artist and printmaker, Jusepe De ...More

 
Kraft Beer Oktoberfest
Kraft Beer Oktoberfest
Foodie Events | From 21st September 

Mercato Metropolitano

German Kraft, a microbrewery with its roots in Germany, gives us something to look forward ...More

 
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Exhibitions | From 28th September 

Saatchi Gallery

An exhibition for these uncertain times, Black Mirror shows the importance of art when the ...More

 
The Parrot
Drinking 

Actor, DJ and producer Idris Elba is set to ruffle feathers with The Parrot, an intimate cocktail bar within the Waldorf Hilton....More

Bean & Wheat
Bean & Wheat
Dining 

Adam Handling's Bean & Wheat coffee shop and deli in Hoxton houses a craft beer ...More

 
London Transport Museum's Depot Open Weekend - Moving London
London Transport Museum's Depot Open Weekend - Moving London
Tours | From 22nd September 

London Transport Museum Depot

Only open twice a year, London Transport Museum's ...More

 
London Hotels for Art Lovers
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Bespoke art works and Instagram worthy interiors. ...More

 
Thousand Island
Entertainment 

Thousand Island is a new self-contained music venue and late, late night club, in what used to be Upstairs at The Garage on Highbury Corner....More

Sin Gusano
Sin Gusano
Drinking 

It started as a pop up and now Sin Gusano, London's only dedicated agave bar, ...More

 
 
 
 
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