Monday, 14 October 2019

Transport for London - Canary Wharf station update

Underground sign

TfL email update

From Sunday 27 October, the ticket machines at Canary Wharf Tube station will be cashless. You will only be able to use debit or credit cards to buy tickets or top up your Oyster card inside the station.

You can still use your Oyster or contactless card or device to pay as you go at the gates. You can also use the TfL Oyster and contactless app to manage your contactless and Oyster cards on the go.

Cash payments can be made at Heron Quays DLR station, about a two-minute walk from the main entrance, or at any nearby Oyster ticket stops.

Sunday, 13 October 2019

V&A - Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk tickets now on sale

Opens 29 February 2020

Don’t miss Europe’s first major exhibition on a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion, both in Japan and the rest of the world.  

With 125 kimono on display, including rare pieces shown for the first time in the UK, discover kimono's sartorial and social significance from the 1600s to the present day.
Advance booking recommended

Chocolate Afternoon Tea & Prosecco for 2 @ 4* Grand Royale, Hyde Park

£24 instead of £49 for a chocolate afternoon tea for two people with a glass of Prosecco each at Grand Royale, London Hyde Park - indulge and save 51%

Hyde Park Afternoon Tea

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Science Museum - Touch down at the Science Museum this half term

Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery

Fuel your imagination this half term

Keep the kids entertained this October and immerse yourself in a world of wonder at the most spectacular interactive gallery in the world.    
With over 50 mind-blowing exhibits, shows and demonstrations to enjoy, Wonderlab is an experience unlike any other.

Science to try at home

Solid or liquid? You be the judge! 

As Halloween is creeping closer, why not become a slime expert?
In a bowl, add the bicarbonate of soda, PVA glue and food colouring and give it a stir. Mix in the contact lens solution until it starts to come away from the bowl. You can also add a small amount of shaving foam and keep stretching it! 
Head down to Wonderlab this half-term to explore even more extraordinary exhibits.

Top Secret: From Ciphers to Cyber Security

Discover the remarkable world of codebreaking, ciphers and secret communications in our must-see, free exhibition.  
If you feel you're ready to become a world class secret agent, our Top Secret Agency is hiring this half term! Put your code breaking skills to the test, explore the wonders of sending secret messages and find out what happened in the case of the missing parrot.

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...Our flight simulators

Have you ever wanted to fly your own jet? Take the controls on Fly 360°, our hands-on flight simulator.  
And for those who aren’t quite old enough yet, there’s still the chance to take off with the Red Arrows 3D

...Another free exhibition

Explore the world of  autonomous machines in this cutting-edge exhibition.
Driverless will give you a unique glimpse into the AI-driven tech that could shape the habits, behaviour and society of tomorrow.   

...our IMAX Cinema

Meet the ISS crew members in an immersive IMAX presentation on one of the biggest screens in the UK.  
A Beautiful Planet provides a truly unique position to witness humanity’s impact on the natural world and develop a deeper connection to the place we call home. 

Elsewhere in the museum

Free gallery, open daily 
From rockets to satellites, probes to landers, this gallery showcases some out-of-this world objects.  
Tuesday 22nd October
Join us to discover the wonders and importance of clean air science in this free, drop in workshop. 
Free gallery, open daily
From pop-up toasters to horse-drawn vacuum cleaners, take a closer look at the development of household appliances.  

V&A Families - Hunt for shapes and patterns across the museum

Celebrate Diwali and take part in October half-term activities inspired by our latest exhibitions Mary Quant and Tim Walker: Wonderful Things, as well as the V&A collection.
Diwali Weekend
12 and 13 October

Celebrate Diwali at the V&A! Join our Diwali Pop-up Performance on Saturday or design your own dyia lamp in Drop-in Design on Sunday.
Pop-up Performance: Welcome to Morris and Co
19, 26 October and 2 November

Step back in time to the Victorian era and enter the workshop of famous designer William Morris.
The Imagination Station
20 – 25 & 27 October & 3 November

Hunt for shapes and patterns across the museum and design your own intriguing pattern book.
Chill & Play Rug
20 – 25 & 27 October & 3 November

Play with shapes and patterns or enjoy reading time. Recommended for younger children or those who need quiet time.
Pop-up Performance: Wendy and the Wallpaper Cat
21 – 25 October

Enter the wonderful world of Wendy and the Wallpaper Cat with playful puppets and marvellous music.
Make-it Workshops
21 – 25 October

Explore patterns and printmaking between Monday and Wednesday. From Thursday to Friday, get creative and design your own illustrated textile panel.
Digital Kids
21 – 25 October

Get creative with technology and design your own fantastical world in this drop-in workshop.
Pop-up Performance: Rock, Pop and Charming
9, 16 and 23 November

Dress up and dance! Celebrate the 1980s music scene in this costume and dance workshop.
Drop-in Design: Masquerade Masks
10, 17 and 24 November

Get inspired by the incredible Ommegang painting in the Europe Gallery and create your own mask design.
October half-term at the
V&A Museum of Childhood
19 – 27 October

Get creative with a series of activities and workshops exploring a healthier, better future for us and our planet.