For the duration of this summer’s Olympic Games Exhibition Road, London’s cultural heartland, will host a nine day cultural celebration.

Organised in conjunction with the Exhibition Road Cultural Group, of which the Royal Albert Hall is a member, the Exhibition Road Show is a festival for all ages and tastes; for music fans and art lovers, science aficionados and fashionistas, foodies and bookworms and will run from Saturday 28 July to Sunday 5 August.

Exhibition Road is bordered by several museums including the V&A, the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum.

If you’re heading to a BBC Proms event, or just in the area, then check out the great activity going on down Exhibition Road, just around the corner from the Hall!

What’s on

Organisers are promising a landscape of wonder to be unfolded throughout the festival, including:

  • A trio of public art commissions including Slovakian artist Tomàš Libertiny, who creates sculptures inhabited by living bees
  • Live music performances from the likes of Patrick Wolf, Bishi and Eliza Carthy
  • Dance and acrobatic contributions on Exhibition Road from dance troup The Exhibitionists
  • Short stories celebrating the creative legacy of Exhibition Road from some of our leading authors
  • Science workshops and discussions, including the opportunity to see a handmade particle accelerator in operation
  • Vintage board games
  • A Royal Gala Ball ballroom event, as well as a celebration of British elegance from the V&A Museum
  • A delicious and eclectic selection of top quality street food

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Exhibition Road is the main road between the Royal Albert Hall and South Kensington station:

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