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What's on

The borough normally hosts a number of  internationally renowned events, from Chelsea Flower to Notting Hill Carnival. While many have been cancelled this  year, a number of events are going ahead in the autumn with Covid-19 measures in place.

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Open House London

For one weekend each September 800+ buildings of architectural interest across London open their doors giving free access, walks, talks and tours. 

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Open House London
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Chelsea Flower Show

Held annually in late May this is the world’s most famous flower show. It’s the fashion show of gardening, an 11-acre display of flowers and show gardens.

Chelsea Flower Show
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Investec Opera Holland Park

A unique opera company that presents an open air summer season under a temporary canopy in Holland Park.  Around six different operas are presented every season. Many are famous classics, but the company often stages less well known works.

Image: Anne Sophie Duprels as Zazà and Joel Montero as Milio in Opera Holland Park 2017 production of Zazà © Robert Workman for Opera Holland Park 

Investec Opera Holland Park
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Notting Hill Carnival

Every August Bank Holiday since 1966, the streets of Notting Hill have come alive with music and dancing, in one of London’s most exciting events. Notting Hill Carnival is Europe’s biggest street festival, and is second only to Rio de Janiero worldwide.

Notting Hill Carnival
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Investec Opera Holland Park

<div class='contentField'><p>A unique opera company that presents an open air summer season under a temporary canopy in Holland Park. &nbsp;Around six different operas are presented every season. Many are famous classics, but the company often stages less well known works.</p> <p>Image:&nbsp;Anne Sophie Duprels as Zazà and Joel Montero as Milio in Opera Holland Park 2017 production of Zazà © Robert Workman for Opera Holland Park&nbsp;</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="http://www.operahollandpark.com/">Read more</a></div>

Chelsea History Festival

<div class='contentField'><p>A celebration of history with 35 events over five days centred around Royal Hospital Road.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.chelseahistoryfestival.com/">Read more</a></div>

Chelsea Flower Show

<div class='contentField'><p>Held annually in late May this is the world’s most famous flower show. It’s the fashion show of gardening, an 11-acre display of flowers and show gardens.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><p>The Royal Hospital, Chelsea</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chelsea-flower-show?gclid=CjwKCAjw2rjcBRBuEiwAheKeL_q7zmMomlKQG25OgSa6bAMT_uVY3fyw37JcOnZy_1DV3qeCYqYbGhoCdAkQAvD_BwEshowspr%40rhs.org.uk">Read more</a></div>

Discover South Kensington

<div class='contentField'><p>Find out what's on in all the museums and institutions in Exhibition Road.</p> </div><div class='contentField'><a href="https://www.discoversouthken.com/">Read more</a></div>