5 things to do this weekend around Kensington

June 8, 2018

Running out of ideas on what to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Ashbourne is located in a prime location in London, with various events happening around the college over the summer! Here are 5 things we think you would enjoy doing this weekend:

 

  1. GARDEN HISTORY TOURS

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Take a FREE walking tour around the gardens and grounds of Kensington Palace. Learn about the surprising facts and stories about the royal family. Make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes and have your camera ready for some nice shots!

Garden History Tours

 

    2.  SENSATIONAL BUTTERFLIES

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Get up-close with hundreds of beautiful butterflies and moths. Watch their fascinating behaviour from a caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly. The seasonal butterfly sanctuary is located in the National History Museum, in South Kensington. Tickets cost £5.85 and free for members.

National History Museum

 

    3. BIKE RIDE

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Take a bike ride from Kensington Gardens to South Kensington with a Santander bike. You can hire a bike from as little as £2. There’s no need to book or be a Santander customer. You just need a valid debit card. This is the best way to explore Kensington and take in it’s natural beauty.

Santander Bikes

 

   4. HOPE TO NOPE: GRAPHICS AND POLITICS

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Discover how graphic design and technology have played a pivotal role in dictating and reacting to the major political moments of our times. Expect internet memes about President Donald Trump, posters which were used in recent protests around the world and graphic messages of political conflict. The highly-rated exhibition is located at the Design Museum and is bound to bring out the activist side in you. Tickets are £12 and free for members.

Hope to Nope

 

5. CHELSEA FARMERS MARKET

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Have some delicious street market food at the Chelsea farmers market, located next to the Saatchi Gallery. The closest tube station is Sloane Square. The market is opened on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.