South Kensington & Chelsea

Until 11 Jun 2023
Gilded Bronze Reliquary Bust
The V&A is presenting what is said to be the UK’s first major exhibition focusing on the work of the Renaissance master, Donatello. Part thematic, part chronological, the exhibition features a collection of around 130 objects by Donatello and his...
Until 16 Apr 2023
An example of patterned Kente cloth, a brightly-coloured traditional West African textile.
This exhibition at the V&A is a celebration of the creativity and ingenuity of African fashion, featuring over 250 objects, including over 70 new acquisitions. The exhibition, which includes clothing, textiles, film footage and family photography, is spread over two...
Science Museum Entrance
One of three museums on South Kensington’s Museum Lane, the Science Museum’s seven floors focus on history, innovation and advancement in the areas of science, technology, medicine, transport, engineering and media with a global perspective. Existing under its current name...
Romanesque revival exterior of the Natural History Museum
The architecture of South Kensington’s iconic Natural History Museum, designed by Alfred Waterhouse, is a striking work of art and one of the country’s most impressive Romanesque-style buildings. Sir Richard Owen, in charge of the museum’s natural history collection from...
Kensington Palace Front Exterior
Childhood home of Queen Victoria, and more recently the dwelling of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the elegant Kensington Palace on the western edge of London's Kensington Gardens has been a royal residence for over 300 years. Much of this working Royal Palace including the lavishly decorated State Apartments is open to the public.