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The Future Starts HereA blockbuster spring exhibition, The Future Starts Here sees the V&A look at the power of design in the making of the world tomorrow. Bringing together groundbreaking technologies and drawing upon international research, it will showcase a picture of a rapidly advancing future. A display of more than 100 items will explore how such objects can impact the body, the home, politics, cities and the planet. Objects on display include portraits generated by DNA, a chargeable shirt that can power a smartphone, items printed by the world's first zero gravity printer, and a global seed bank that could be used to prevent loss of plant species in the event of a crisis. From smart appliances to artificial intelligence and new projects from the likes of Google and Apple, this is a glimpse into the future.

 

About Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and manufacturers. Today it houses over 4 million items spanning centuries and hundreds of cultures. The stunning collection covers European, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Islamic artefacts ranging from ceramics, glass, metalwork and sculpture to costume, armour, weaponry and furniture. More about Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

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Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
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Victoria Railway Station
 
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Union Car Parks
 
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Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £366  36% off
15 Cheval Place, SW7 | 5 minutes from The Future Starts Here
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The Future Starts Here, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from The Future Starts Here
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 17th December 2018 - 7.30pm
The Future Starts Here, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 7 minutes from The Future Starts Here
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th and 17th to 21st Dec 2018 - Various Times
The Future Starts Here, 87 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 7 minutes from The Future Starts Here
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Future Starts Here
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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Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from The Future Starts Here
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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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from The Future Starts Here
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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London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as The Future Starts Here
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V&A Exhibition Road Quarter
London > Attractions > Sights
V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | Same location as The Future Starts Here
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Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Future Starts Here
Built in 1884, in the Italianate Baroque style, the Brompton Oratory is an exact imitation of the Church of the Gesu in Rome and sports some ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from The Future Starts Here
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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Gilding the Lily
London > Shopping > Florists
Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Future Starts Here
Superior florist directly opposite South Kensington Tube Station. They sell flowers to the great and good of this area and as you might expect, this means ... More
 
 
 
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The Library
London > Shopping > Menswear
268 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 5 minutes from The Future Starts Here
Some of the younger contemporary designers feature here including Alexander McQueen, YMC, Dryshod and Fake. This shop gets our 'Editor's Choice' rosette for its quirky mix ... More
 
 
 
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London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
The Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | Same location as The Future Starts Here
Providing the chance to enjoy a quintessentially British experience within one of London's most beautiful buildings, Benugo has partnered with the Victoria and Albert ... More
 
 
 
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Dorsia - London
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Future Starts Here
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Kulu Kulu
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
39 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Future Starts Here
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from The Future Starts Here
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 15 minutes from The Future Starts Here
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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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 16 minutes from The Future Starts Here
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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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Future Starts Here
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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Space NK
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
40 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 10 minutes from The Future Starts Here
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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Cadogan Place Gardens North and South
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Cadogan Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 11 minutes from The Future Starts Here
A private space a short walk from Sloane Square and Knightsbridge, Cadogan Place Gardens is a long rectangular site with Pont Street dividing a smaller north ... More
 
 
 
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35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 6 minutes from The Future Starts Here
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 7 minutes from The Future Starts Here
Affectionately referred to as "the Cod", this Knightsbridge boozer-come-gastropub has acquired a reputation for serving high quality, modern food in no-fuss, sleek surroundings. If you do ... More
 
 
 
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Builders Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
13 Britten Street, Chelsea, London SW3 | 11 minutes from The Future Starts Here
This popular, basic pub serves some really great food. Everything is cooked on the premises from proper ingredients and the smell that drifts out of the ... More
 
 
 
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 7 minutes from The Future Starts Here
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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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from The Future Starts Here
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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Harvey Nichols, Fifth Floor Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 12 minutes from The Future Starts Here
The Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Bar is a London institution, a place to have a ... More
 
 
 
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as The Future Starts Here
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Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from The Future Starts Here
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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Royal Geographical Society
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from The Future Starts Here
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The Royal College Of MusicThe Royal College Of MusicA performance by student musicians.2019-01-11T18:30:00+00002019-01-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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The Royal College Of Music
The Royal College Of MusicThe Royal College Of MusicA performance by student musicians.2019-01-18T18:30:00+00002019-01-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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The Royal College Of Music
Christian Dior: Designer of DreamsChristian Dior: Designer of DreamsChristian Dior: Designer of DreamsThe largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever staged in the UK on the House of Dior, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams displays over 500 objects and 200 rare Haute Couture garments. It's the biggest fashion exhibition staged at the Victoria and Albert Museum since Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in 2015. Haute couture gowns, accessories, fas2019-02-02T00:00:00+00002019-07-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
PRICING  £20-£24
DATES  2nd February to 14th July 2019
VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
The largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever staged in the UK on the House of Dior, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams displays over 500 objects and 200 rare Haute Couture garments. It's the biggest fashion exhibition staged at the Victoria and Albert Museum since Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in 2015. Haute couture gowns, accessories, fas... More about this event
 
Mary QuantMary QuantMary QuantFollowing on from Christian Dior and Balenciaga, both the subject of fashion forward V&A exhibitions, the spotlight falls on a designer who is closer to home, Mary Quant. A household name in the 1960s, Mary Quant was a byword for high hemlines and pelmet sized miniskirts. With over 200 garments and accessories, including unseen pieces from the desi2019-04-06T00:00:00+01002020-02-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Furniture & Textiles
PRICING  £12
DATES  6th April 2019 to 16th February 2020
VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
Following on from Christian Dior and Balenciaga, both the subject of fashion forward V&A exhibitions, the spotlight falls on a designer who is closer to home, Mary Quant. A household name in the 1960s, Mary Quant was a byword for high hemlines and pelmet sized miniskirts. With over 200 garments and accessories, including unseen pieces from the desi... More about this event
 
 

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