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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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Designs of the Year 2016Designs of the Year 2016Designs of the Year 2016The Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much anticipated feature of the design calendar. And in 2016 there's an added sense of anticipation as the museum moves into its new Kensington home. Nominees this year include the last David Bowie album cover, the recently completed Tate Modern Switch House by Herzog & de Meuron a2016-12-04T00:00:00+00002017-02-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art
PRICING  £10 (Adults), £7.50 (Students / concessions)
DATES  24th November 2016 to 19th February 2017
The Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much anticipated feature of the design calendar. And in 2016 there's an added sense of anticipation as the museum moves into its new Kensington home. Nominees this year include the last David Bowie album cover, the recently completed Tate Modern Switch House by Herzog & de Meuron a... More about this event
 
Beazley Designs Of The YearBeazley Designs Of The YearThe ninth annual celebration, showcasing the cutting-edge of architecture, fashion, products, transport, graphics and digital design, with references ranging from Tate Modern's Switch building to the artwork for David Bowie's Black Star album.2016-12-04T10:00:00+00002017-02-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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Beazley Designs Of The Year
The Making Of The Design MuseumThe Making Of The Design MuseumThe photographer Koto Bolofo documented the conversion of the building and this display shows the process.2016-12-04T10:00:00+00002017-02-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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Free EventOngoing
The Making Of The Design Museum
Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex WorldFear and Love: Reactions to a Complex WorldFear and Love: Reactions to a Complex WorldOne of three opening exhibitions at the Design Museum in its brand new Kensington home presents eleven newly commissioned installations by OMA, Hussein Chalayan and a handful of the world's leading designers and architects. Fear and Love explores the issues that define our time, including networked sexuality, sentient robots, slow fashion and settl2016-12-04T00:00:00+00002017-04-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop
PRICING  £14 (Adults), £10.50 (Students / Concessions), Free for members
DATES  24th November 2016 to 23rd April 2017
One of three opening exhibitions at the Design Museum in its brand new Kensington home presents eleven newly commissioned installations by OMA, Hussein Chalayan and a handful of the world's leading designers and architects. Fear and Love explores the issues that define our time, including networked sexuality, sentient robots, slow fashion and settl... More about this event
 
 

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NH Kensington Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £76  36% 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
 
 
 
Kensington Close Hotel & Spa
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £63  25% off
Wrights Lane, W8 | 5 minutes from Design Museum
In 2012 Kensington Close Hotel & Spa completed a £40m renovation and extension project in celebration of their Golden 50th Birthday. This includes over 700 ... More
 
 
 
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £60  29% off
Scarsdale Place, W8 | 6 minutes from Design Museum
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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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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

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Designs of the Year 2016
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th November 2016 to 19th February 2017
Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | Same location as Design Museum
The Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much anticipated feature of the design calendar. And in 2016 there's an added sense ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Beazley Designs Of The Year
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th November 2016 to 19th February 2017 - 10am-5.45pm
Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 | Same location as Design Museum
The ninth annual celebration, showcasing the cutting-edge of architecture, fashion, products, transport, graphics and digital design, with references ranging from Tate Modern's Switch building to the ...More
 
 
 
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Life Drawing In Leighton's Grand Studio
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 13th December 2016 - 1pm-4pm
Design Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, W14 | 5 minutes from Design Museum
Open to artists of all levels, the session will consist of a mixture of short exercises and longer poses, with reference to the work on show, ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Design Museum

Near Design Museum
Odeon Kensington
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
263 Kensington High Street, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Design Museum
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AM Qattan Foundation Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
226 Cromwell Road, Kensington, London SW5 | 5 minutes from Design Museum
A peaceful foundation, the AM Qattan Foundation Centre focuses on helping Palestinians by giving them somewhere to explore and self-develop freely, all with confidence and encouragement. ... More
 
 
 
Holland Park Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Holland Park, Holland Park, London W8 | 5 minutes from Design Museum
Situated in the middle of Holland Park, every summer the temporary structure of the Holland Park Theatre is erected. The home of Holland Park Opera is ... 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?
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Kensington and Chelsea Student Support Section
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Town Hall, Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Design Museum
Student support ... More
 
 
 
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Design Museum gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Club Kensington
London > Leisure > Fitness
201 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Design Museum
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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
 
 
 
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The Roof Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Design Museum
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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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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Design Museum clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Live Lounge
London > Nightlife > Bars
183 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Design Museum
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Babylon at the Roof Gardens
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Design Museum
Richard Branson's rooftop restaurant-come-nightclub at Kensington Roof Gardens is a favourite with the glam girls of Kensington, who can be seen at all hours sipping cocktails ... More
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Design Museum.
Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington
London > Business > Venue Hire
Scarsdale Place, High Street Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Design Museum
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
 

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The celebrated actor discusses her life and career....More

Bauer Brothers Art Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 26th February 2017 

Natural History Museum 2.57 miles from Design Museum

Botanical and zoological drawings and paintings by the accomplished natural history artists and brothers who worked in the first half ...More

Images Of Nature
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Natural History Museum 2.57 miles from Design Museum

Historic prints, watercolours and paintings of the natural world, which span 350 years, hang alongside modern images created by scientists, ...More

Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Seasonal | Until 8th January 2017 

Natural History Museum 2.57 miles from Design Museum

The Natural History Museum's annual icing-over of its gardens kicks off again from 27th October. The 1,000 square ...More

 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016
Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2017 

Natural History Museum 2.57 miles from Design Museum

Swarming mayflies, ethereal killer whales and curious foxes are among the creatures captured on camera at this year's Wildlife Photographer ...More

 
Longest Reign
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 2.85 miles from Design Museum

A film installation celebrating key moments in the lives of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II, from the milestone coronations, ...More

One Nine Two Seven
Theatre | Until 18th December 2016 

Evans & Peel Detective Agency 3.31 miles from Design Museum

Theatre, Variety Show....More

Beazley Designs Of The Year
Exhibitions | Until 19th February 2017 

Design Museum 3.38 miles from Design Museum

The ninth annual celebration, showcasing the cutting-edge of architecture, fashion, products, transport, graphics and digital design, with references ranging from ...More

Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World
Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World
Exhibitions | Until 23rd April 2017 

Design Museum 3.38 miles from Design Museum

One of three opening exhibitions at the Design Museum in its brand new Kensington home presents eleven newly commissioned installations ...More

 
Designs of the Year 2016
Designs of the Year 2016
Exhibitions | Until 19th February 2017 

Design Museum 3.38 miles from Design Museum

The Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much anticipated feature of the design calendar. And ...More

 
 
 
 
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