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The Civic Gallery

A platform to showcase local artistic and creative talent, The Civic Gallery is as an opportunity for local artists to exhibit their work to the public in the Civic Reception of Kensington Town Hall.

 

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Saatchi Gallery

Founded in 1985 to bring contemporary art to as wide an audience as possible by providing an innovative platform for emerging artists to show their work. The Gallery has hosted 15 out of the top 20 most visited exhibitions in London over the last five years, and has more followers on social media than any other museum in the world. Entry to all Saatchi Gallery’s exhibitions is free.

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Natural History Museum

<div class='contentField'><p>The museum’s collections promote the whole of the natural world, but for most visitors it’s about the dinosaurs.</p> <p>Image © Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London [2018]. All rights. reserved</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Cromwell Road, Kensington, London SW7 5BD</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="http://www.nhm.ac.uk/">Read more</a></div>

V&A

<div class='contentField'><p>The world's greatest museum of art and design, with collections including ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewellery, metalwork, photographs, sculpture, textiles and paintings.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.vam.ac.uk/">Read more</a></div>

Kensington Place

<div class='contentField'><p>201 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 7LX</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="/explore-kensington-and-chelsea/kensington-place" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div>

Science Museum

<div class='contentField'><p>Reknowned for its interactive galleries and inspirational exhibitions, with over 15,000 objects on display, including the Apollo 10 command capsule and Stephenson’s Rocket.</p> <p>Image Mathematics The Winton Gallery, Science Museum, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects,&nbsp; © Nick Guttridge</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Exhibition Road, Kensington, London SW7 2DD</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/">Read more</a></div>

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

<div class='contentField'><p>Reveals how we lived and shopped from Victorian times to the present day – packaging, ads, fads and fashion.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>111-117 Lancaster Rd, London W11 1QT</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="http://www.museumofbrands.com/">Read more</a></div>

Design Museum

<div class='contentField'><p>European Museum of the Year 2018, this is the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from architecture and fashion to graphics, product and digital design.</p> <p>Image <font color="#000000">© </font><span lang="EN" style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><font color="#000000">Gareth Gardner</font></span></span></p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.designmuseum.org">Read more</a></div>

Kensington Palace

<div class='contentField'><p>A royal palace since 1760, it was the birthplace of&nbsp;Queen Victoria and she&nbsp;lived there until her accession in 1837. Diana, Princess of Wales, lived in part of the private apartments and her sons live here now.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p><span class="widget-pane-link" jsan="7.widget-pane-link" jstcache="676">Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX</span></p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace/">Read more</a></div>

National Army Museum

<div class='contentField'><p>A leading authority on the British Army and its impact on society past and present.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Royal Hospital Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4HT</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.nam.ac.uk/">Read more</a></div>

Leighton House and Sambourne House

<div class='contentField'><p>Leighton House and Sambourne are two extraordinary artists houses in our borough. Explore its unique interiors, collections and join the events programme for all. Reopening dates will be announced soon!</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>12 Holland Park Rd, Kensington, London W14 8LZ</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/museums/">Read more</a></div>

18 Stafford Terrace

<div class='contentField'><p>Originally the family home of ‘Punch’ magazine cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne this is a unique example of a late Victorian townhouse with almost all of its original furniture and fittings.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, W8 7BH</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/subsites/museums/18staffordterrace1.aspx">Read more</a></div>

Royal Court Theatre

<div class='contentField'><p>Specialises in new work by innovative authors and regularly gets rave reviews. It has a large café bar underneath Sloane Square that’s open to non-theatre goers.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Sloane Square, Chelsea, London SW1W 8AS</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://royalcourttheatre.com/">Read more</a></div>

Chelsea Theatre

<div class='contentField'><p>Closed for refurbishment until 30 September 2019. Part of the World’s End estate, this small theatre is dedicated to fostering new voices, Live Art and community workshops, activities and events.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>7, World's End Place, Chelsea, London SW10 0DR</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="http://www.chelseatheatre.org.uk/">Read more</a></div>

Print Room Coronet Theatre

<div class='contentField'><p>Presents theatre, dance, concerts, art exhibitions and a variety of multidisciplinary collaborations.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>103 Notting Hill Gate, Kensington, London W11 3LB</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.the-print-room.org/">Read more</a></div>

Drayton Arms Theatre

<div class='contentField'><p><span lang="">Professional fringe venue above the Drayton Arms pub.</span></p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>153 Old Brompton Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0LJ</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.thedraytonarmstheatre.co.uk/index.php">Read more</a></div>

Finborough Theatre

<div class='contentField'><p><span lang="">This tiny fringe theatre rediscovers forgotten plays and premiers new work.</span></p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>118 Finborough Rd, Kensington, London SW10 9ED</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/">Read more</a></div>

Gate Theatre

<div class='contentField'><p>Located over the Prince Albert pub, in Notting Hill Gate this is London's only producing theatre dedicated to international work.</p> <p>Image Effigies of Wickedness production © Helen Murray</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>11 Pembridge Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 3HQ</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.gatetheatre.co.uk/">Read more</a></div>

SPID Theatre

<div class='contentField'><p>SPID (Social Political Innovative Direct) is an award winning youth charity specialising in high quality community art on council estates.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Kensal House Community Rooms, Kensal House Estate, Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5BQ</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="http://spidtheatre.com/">Read more</a></div>

Playground Theatre

<div class='contentField'><p>The Playground Theatre offers the latest drama, musical theatre, stand up comedians, festivals and performing arts.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="http://www.theplaygroundtheatre.london">Read more</a></div>

Kyoto Garden

<div class='contentField'><p>A gift from the city of Kyoto, this tranquil kaiyushiki, or stroll garden, features a koi carp pond, a waterfall and stone lanterns set in a Japanese-style landscape.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Holland Park, Holland Park Ave, Kensington, London W11 4UA</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/parks/holland-park">Read more</a></div>

Holland Park

<div class='contentField'><p>Holland Park contains areas of woodland, a Japanese garden, the Ice House Gallery, a sculpture garden, Holland Park Theatre. It is home to Opera Holland Park, and the <a href="https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/environmentandtransport/ecology.aspx">Ecology Centre</a>, which runs events and activities for children and young people.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Ilchester Pl, Kensington, London W8 6LU</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/parks/holland-park">Read more</a></div>

Kensington Gardens

<div class='contentField'><p>In the gardens of Kensington Palace you will find the famous Peter Pan statue and the <a href="https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/kensington-gardens/things-to-see-and-do/diana-memorial-playground">Peter Pan themed playground</a> with a pirate ship and beach, created in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>London W2 2UH</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/kensington-gardens/about-kensington-gardens">Read more</a></div>

Chelsea Physic Garden

<div class='contentField'><p>The oldest botanic garden in London, it houses around 5,000 medicinal, herbal, edible and useful plants.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Curators House, 66 Royal Hospital Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4HS</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/">Read more</a></div>

Brompton Cemetery

<div class='contentField'><p>A celebration of the high tide of the British Empire and commercial prosperity. It contains memorials to the great and the good including more Victoria Cross holders than anywhere else in the world and over 2,000 Chelsea Pensioners, and is a haven for wildlife.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Fulham Rd, Kensington, London SW10 9UG</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/brompton-cemetery">Read more</a></div>

Kensal Green Cemetery

<div class='contentField'><p>This was the UK’s first purpose built cemetery. It was designed as park with graveled carriage drives and smaller paths to stroll along, and contains many ornate mausoleums.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>Harrow Rd, London W10 4RA</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="http://www.kensalgreen.co.uk/">Read more</a></div>