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165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5HD
 
 
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Dana CentreThere 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 we've heard of whose sole purpose is to get adults involved in scientific debate. On a number of evenings each week the doors of the Dana Centre open for a wide range of events designed to spark your interest in science, technology and culture. These take diverse forms, from more traditional talks and fiery debates, to less conventional events such as stand-up comedy, multimedia experiences and interactive experiments. Most of the events are free but it's a good idea to phone ahead and reserve tickets. In addition to the 150-seat auditorium there's a pleasant little cafe-bar which makes a great spot for a cheap bite to eat, or to discuss what you've seen over a coffee or a beer. Sometimes you wish you were back at school learning new things every day and discussing them. Well, the Dana Centre gives grown-ups a chance to do just that. Intelligent, inspiring debate in entertaining form.

 

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Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
South Kensington Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
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Union Car Parks
 
7 minutes walk
 
Young Street NCP
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Grange Strathmore Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  22% off
41 Queen's Gate Gardens, SW7 | 3 minutes from Dana Centre
Ideally located in London's affluent and fashionable Kensington area, the Grange Strathmore Hotel is an elegantly restored London townhouse, combining Victorian splendour with modern day luxury. ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  26% off
68-86 Cromwell Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Dana Centre
Formerly home to the Vanderbilt family, this grand Victorian townhouse with an imposing frontage is now part of the Radisson brand. Located on the bustling Cromwell ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza London Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  39% off
100 Cromwell Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from Dana Centre
Though it looks like a traditional town-house hotel from the outside, with its attractive pillared entrance and Georgian façade, this hotel is full of modern luxuries, ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 3 miles from Dana Centre
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
 
 
 
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Out of the Bloom
London > Education > Evening Classes
89/91 Bayham Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 3.3 miles from Dana Centre
Unique and innovative workshops teaching flower arranging and floristry with monthly, weekly or daily workshops. This is a really enjoyable art form that allows its students ... More
 
 
 
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 10 minutes from Dana Centre
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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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 17 minutes from Dana Centre
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, Battersea, London SW11 | 24 minutes from Dana Centre
The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
 
 
 
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London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 30 minutes from Dana Centre
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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The Wider Earth
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd October to 30th December 2018
Dana Centre, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 2 minutes from Dana Centre
Unveiling the Natural History Museum's brand new theatre, located in the Jerwood Gallery, The Wider Earth is an award-winning drama about the story of young Charles ...More
 
 
 
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Colin Ford Lecture
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 14th December 2018 - 5pm-6.30pm
Dana Centre, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 6 minutes from Dana Centre
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Guy Barker's Big Band Christmas
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 14th December 2018 - 7.30pm
Dana Centre, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 6 minutes from Dana Centre
A mixture of jazz classics, unearthed treasures and Christmas oddities that'll put a swing in your step as the festive season kicks off, from Count Basie ...More
 
 
 
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Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Dana Centre
The huge IMAX screen - ten times bigger than the average screen - at the Science Museum is one of the few places in London where ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Dana Centre
The Royal College of Music is the school where Gustav Hoilst, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Benjamin Britten, James Galway, Joan Sutherland and Ralph Vaughan Williams learnt their ... More
 
 
 
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Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Dana Centre
The Cine Lumiere is a shining beacon for all fans of European and World cinema. Attached to the Institut Francais, its programme is varied and intelligent, ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Dana Centre
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Natural History Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Dana Centre
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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Science Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Dana Centre
The Science Museum in South Kensington houses one of the most comprehensive collections looking at the development of science and industry, and it is all done ... More
 
 
 
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Information Age
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Dana Centre
A major permanent gallery on the second floor of the Science Museum, open on 25th October 2014, Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World is ... More
 
 
 
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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Dana Centre
In true French style, this chic cheese shop piles its wares high and stinking, with no fridges, or glass barriers to stop customers getting in for ... More
 
 
 
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Moxon's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 Bute Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Dana Centre
Fishmonger Robin Moxon is regarded as one of the best suppliers of fish in London and is all too familiar with early morning trips to Billingsgate ... More
 
 
 
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European Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
123 Gloucester Road, Soho, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Dana Centre
Well stocked bookshop selling books for European languages and literature, serving Londoners since 1964. Useful for all learners and readers of all ages, and includes ... More
 
 
 
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T.rex Grill
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 2 minutes from Dana Centre
The Natural History Museum invites visitors to dine with the dinosaurs at its new restaurant, T.rex Grill. Located in the museum's Fossil Way, the new ... More
 
 
 
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Apero Restaurant & Bar, The Ampersand Hotel
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
2 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Dana Centre
Found in The Ampersand Hotel, Apero Restaurant and Bar is where South Kensington meets the Mediterranean. With blue Spanish tiled floors, exposed brickwork and caramel leather ... More
 
 
 
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Starbucks
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
17 Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Dana Centre
The ubiquitous Seattle based coffee shop can unsurprisingly be found all over London. Thanks to its market saturation policy, branches resemble the Capital’s buses by always ... More
 
 
 
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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes from Dana Centre
Downstairs from LA Fitness (keep going past the people who look like they're about to die on the running machines) you'll find G-Spa. A world away ... More
 
 
 
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London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 13 minutes from Dana Centre
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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Space NK
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
40 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 15 minutes from Dana Centre
The Knightsbrige branch of Space NK in Hans Crescent, right next to Harrods, is especially appealing - not only does it sell desirable toiletries, chic ... More
 
 
 
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The Duke of Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW5 | 9 minutes from Dana Centre
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 11 minutes from Dana Centre
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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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 11 minutes from Dana Centre
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 6 minutes from Dana Centre
The guys behind Boujis, Raffles and Mahiki - Jake Parkinson-Smith, Carlo Carello, Piers Adam and Fraser Carruthers - offer a party place ... More
 
 
 
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Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 10 minutes from Dana Centre
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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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 12 minutes from Dana Centre
Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ... More
 
 
 
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Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Dana Centre
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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The Gore Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
190 Queen's Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Dana Centre
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The Great Hall, Imperial College
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Dana Centre
One of London's largest academic venues, the Imperial College London has a portfolio of more than 200 meeting and seminar rooms. Its largest conference room, The ... More
 
 
 
 

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Natural History Museum 2 minutes walk from Dana Centre

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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Set against a turbulent backdrop of social upheaval and war between 1900 and 1918, the exhibition explores the huge influence ...More

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Science Museum 2 minutes walk from Dana Centre

This autumn, the Science Museum hosts blockbuster exhibition The Sun: Living With Our Star. The biggest ever exhibition to be ...More

 
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Superbugs: The Fight For Our Lives
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Science Museum 2 minutes walk from Dana Centre

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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Exhibitions | On 14th December 2018 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 6 minutes walk from Dana Centre

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Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2019 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 6 minutes walk from Dana Centre

The latest in a series of major fashion exhibitions at the V&A, Fashioned from Nature looks at the complex relationship ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 24th February 2019 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 6 minutes walk from Dana Centre

Embracing the current renaissance in Videogames, the V&A presents a major new show this September. The first show to fully ...More

 

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