Attractions in London

Attractions near the venue

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

The Natural History Museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 80 million items within five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, palaeontology and zoology. The museum is a world-renowned centre of research specialising in taxonomy, identification and conservation. Many of the collections have great historical as well as scientific value, such as specimens collected by Charles Darwin. The museum is particularly famous for its exhibition of dinosaur skeletons and ornate architecture.

The Science Museum is the most visited science and technology museum in Europe. There are over 15,000 objects on display, including world-famous objects such as the Apollo 10 command capsule and Stephenson’s Rocket.

The Royal Albert Hall is one of the world’s most famous stages. Opened by Queen Victoria in 1871, the Hall hosts over 360 events which include classical music, jazz, world music, circus, rock, pop, opera, dance, comedy and tennis.

Hyde Park is one of the greatest city parks in the world. Covering 142 hectares and with over 4,000 trees, a large lake, a meadow and ornamental flower gardens, there’s a good chance you’ll forget you are right in the centre of London.

Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens in London. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century, and is the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.
The State Rooms are open to the public.

The Royal College of Music Museum preserves and displays an internationally renowned collection of more than 1,500 items including musical instruments, portraits, sculptures, photographs and engravings related to music.

Coincide events

The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics will be held on June 25-28, 2016 in London, before Eurohaptics 2016. The Symposium will be held at the Royal Geographical Society located next to Imperial College London South Kensington Campus. website

The UK Robotics Week. The focus of this week-long series of events and activities, to be held annually during the last week of June, is to shine a spotlight on the UK’s technology leadership in robotics and autonomous systems, and to engage the nation’s schools, colleges and universities in developing the digital skills needed to drive the UK’s future economy.

The students of Innovation Design Engineering and Global Innovation Design Show (Dyson School of Design Engineering). This event celebrates the work of the second year postgraduate students as they finish their MA & MSc double masters course – jointly held between the Royal College of Art and Imperial College’s Dyson School of Design Engineering. Featuring a diverse assortment of projects this final show is a celebration of the creativity, technical thought and design processes of the students, many of whom will go on to become creative and technical leaders of their fields.
WHEN: Exhibition open to public: 10am – 6pm, Wednesday 6th – Thursday 7th July 2016 and 10am – 3pm, Friday 8th July 2016
WHERE: Imperial College Main Entrance – Exhibition Road.

City of London Festival, 20 June – 8 July, 2016. Enjoy everything from orchestral concerts and intimate chamber recitals in some of London’s historic buildings rarely open to the public, to jazz gigs in skyscrapers..

Euro 2016, UEFA European Football Championship is scheduled to be held in France (Paris and other cities) from 10 June to 10 July 2016. France is easily reachable by train from London (2h30). Semi-finals and final are scheduled for July 6, 7 and 10.

Wimbledon Championships 2016, a Grand Slam tennis tournament is scheduled for 27 June – 10 July 2016 in London, UK. The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly known as “Wimbledon”, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and is widely considered the most prestigious.