Perception is fundamental to who we are and how we experience life. But how much can we actually trust our senses? A scientific, philosophical and creative approach to this question will invite you on a journey into your inner and outer experiences of the world. 👀
Haitian Vodou Ritual Dance Workshop
Are our Brains Broken? Cognitive bias and the neurodiverse spectrum
The Politics of Perception: winning the battle in a post-truth society
Reverse Your Taste
Enter the Floral Brain
20 Minutes of Action
Brain Tingles: Touch, sound and personal attention
Walk through time and explore artworks from 1545 to the present day.
A chronological display of Britain’s greatest artists, taken from the collection. Instead of designated themes or movements, the display is is arranged by decade, so you can see an array of art made at any one moment.
This year there’s a bigger rink for your skating enjoyment, early morning weekend skate sessions, plus a new food offering with the addition of a kid’s menu. ⛸ ❄️ 👩❤️💋👩 👪 ❤️
Prepare to be swept away by the seasonal atmosphere as the stunning 1040m² ice rink. Skate against a backdrop of one of the greatest palaces on earth – Henry VIII’s historic home, Hampton Court Palace. The open-air ice rink epitomises the very best in festive fun.
Be transported to one of the country’s most scenic skating settings, with spectacular views of the Thames-side Tudor palace. Located in front of the palace, our stunning ice rink offers something for everyone, from novice to expert.
The perfect way to welcome in the winter with family and friends.
Take in the cultural sights and sounds of HYPER JAPAN, taste some Japanese eats and of course, get your hands on unique Christmas gifts! 🇯🇵 ⛩
Your one-stop experience for all things Japanese in London. Take in the festive atmosphere with family and friends, and share your passion for J-culture!
Learn about Japanese traditional culture, and enjoy live performances from various artists. Savour everything from sake to sushi and sweets. Try crafts or watch martial arts. Learn some Japanese, or get travel advice about your trip to Japan!
Featuring Clapham Common’s first outdoor Ice Rink, Backyard Cinema’s Winter Night Garden, Plonk Golf, a Fairground, a Roller Disco, a Special Family Christmas Show, a Market filled with creations from independent designers and various themed bars. 🎡 🍹 🍺 👪 💋 👩❤️💋👨 ⛸ ❄️
Spiegeltent will host cabaret, bingo, club nights, kids raves, brass bands, Mexican wrestling, choirs and the Mimi & The Mountain Dragon family Christmas show. Expect a completely different festive experience.
Street Feast are curating all the food and drink, showcasing a sensational selection of street food from some of London’s best traders.
Enjoy classic ice skating at London’s most iconic historical landmark as a backdrop – you’re actually in it with views of the River Thames and The Shard! As you glide around the rink, take in the magic and ambience of the castle it really is a unique and unforgettable setting. ⛸ ❄️ 🏰 🇬🇧 👪 👩👧 💑
There’s something for everyone whether you are a novice or an expert, new this year try the early morning sessions – perfect for little skaters and families, leading into picturesque afternoons and bustling evenings.
New for this year, Tower of London Ice Rink has two early morning sessions at 9am and 10am on Saturdays and Sundays and daily from December 18. With little penguin skate aids available to lend a helping hand, they’re great for novices and young children, and they’re open to all ages.
Skate & Prosecco Ticket
Add extra sparkle to the festive skating experience with a glass or fizz. The Tower of London Ice Rink is offering the special ticket which includes an ice skating session and a mini bottle of Prosecco in the Café Bar for £22 – a fabulous idea for a date or mates’ night out and the views are just beautiful.
We Are Family
Skating at Tower of London Ice Rink is a fantastic fun day out for all ages so take all the family and create special festive memories! It doesn’t matter whether you’ve never been on the ice before – the little penguins are there to help! – or you’re an expert, everyone will love it.
There’s a discounted family ticket too, priced £42 for two adults and two children, or one adult and 3 children.
A burlesque show with live sets from DJ Scarlett Lapidus. Expect an evening of entertainment that sparkles!
The performance will be courtesy of The It Girls, hugely talented female performers, dancers, musicians, vocalists and DJs. The It Girls’ signature show involves an exciting dance routine consisting of three glamorous dancers, backed by a stunning female DJ, complete with live saxophone and electric violin. Supported by a professional creative team of choreographers and stylists, The It Girls mesmerise audiences with the sexy yet sophisticated beauty of their modern cabaret act.
At 1.30am, DJ Scarlett Lapidus will hit the decks, keeping you dancing till 3am. Scarlett’s DJ music style is heavily influenced by all things disco, combining 90’s/80s remixes, R n’B, old time classic soul and funk right through to Chicago House. With original mixes and vocals on request, she curates every set and sound to bring an event to life. Scarlett has recently been rated in Tatler as one of the female DJ’s to watch.
Enjoy a delicious cocktail from the specially designed menu in partnership with Stolichnaya or take advantage of a bar package available exclusively for the evening.
The It Girls’ signature show involves an exciting dance routine consisting of three glamorous dancers, backed by a stunning female DJ, complete with live saxophone and electric violin.
Supported by a professional creative team of choreographers and stylists, The It Girls mesmerise audiences with the sexy yet sophisticated beauty of their modern cabaret act.
To celebrate the launch of Dirty South, a new restaurant and bar launching in Lewisham, Other Side Fried will take over the kitchen to offer Londoners the chance to get their hands on #100FREEBURGERS every day for a week. 🆓 🍔
Dirty South is a laid-back pub and restaurant located in the heart of Lewisham. Originally an iconic music venue that closed in 2011 following the London riots, Dirty South has re-opened for business and is dedicated to bringing quality food and drink to Lee High Road, seven days a week. The Dirty South Bar offers a selection of craft beers, fine wines and tempting cocktails.
Chicken street food favourites Other Side Fried will be the first in a series of rotating local street food stars to take up a residency with Dirty South. The fried chicken Kings will take over Dirty South, bringing their dirty done proper fried chicken.
200 hours of content will be streamed during the three weeks, including live studio discussions, animations, pre-recorded videos and roundtable debates with leading thinkers.
Contributors will share what they think is in store for the future of the economy. While watching you can chip in with your thoughts and questions, or you can even choose to run an event of your own – the stage can be yours!
Accessing the DIF is simple: all you need is a computer or mobile and an internet connection.
Explore the present and future of architecture, fashion, digital and more. Discover over 60 global projects which have been nominated for this year’s awards.
Now in its 10th year, the exhibition brings together over 60 global projects across six categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport – featuring film, virtual reality, audio and objects representing the breadth and variety of this year’s designs.
See the original Pussyhat, symbolising women’s solidarity in protest of President Donald Trump’s sexist remarks and the Refugee Nation Flag, created to represent stateless athletes at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Be transported to 1920s France with the help of VR goggles, to explore rooms featuring furniture by Pierre Chareau, the great Art Deco architect.
Nominated by renowned academics, critics and designers, each project has been recognised for its outstanding contribution to design.
The public vote is now open. Explore each category below and cast your vote! A jury of industry experts will decide on the overall award winners in January 2018.