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Great Exhibition Road Festival

The Great Exhibition Road Festival is returning to South Kensington on 18-19 June 2022.

Explore the trailblazing ideas, people and communities that are changing our world with a weekend of free events for all ages celebrating science and the arts in South Kensington. 

Join us this summer as Exhibition Road is transformed into a huge festival to explore the extraordinary. Celebrate London’s trailblazing innovators, scientists, artists and designers and the everyday heroes who inspire us all.

Safety and wellbeing

In line with Government guidance, we are adopting a ‘be sensible and stay safe approach’ to the recent lifting of pandemic restrictions.

We ask everyone to respect other visitors’ space and those wishing to wear a face covering when moving around the festival are encouraged to do so. Face coverings will be available at the information tents. Please do not attend the event if you feel unwell.

Hand sanitisers will be available at workshop stations and information tents, and there will be enhanced cleaning measures in place. 

Photography notice

Photography and filming will take place at the Festival and attending means you consent to this material being used for publicity purposes. If you do not wish to consent, please pick up a red sticker as you enter your event and wear it at all times.

Getting here

The Festival will be held on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London, SW7 2AZ and in surrounding venues

To see where Great Exhibition Road Festival events are happening, please download the Festival map. 

Download the Festival Map 2022 (pdf)

By London Underground

The nearest Tube station is South Kensington, about a five-minute walk from Exhibition Road. It services the District and Circle lines. Piccadilly line trains will stop here again from 1 June 2022. South Kensington station is not step-free.

Gloucester Road station is about a 12-minute walk from Exhibition Road. It services the Piccadilly, District and Circle lines. This station has a lift but is not step-free.

Use the Transport for London Journey Planner to find the quickest route to the festival. Follow Transport for London's Coronavirus safe travel guidance.

By bus

Several bus routes stop close to Exhibition Road, check the Transport for London website for more details.

By bicycle

There are cycle racks on Exhibition Road. The nearest Santander Cycle Hire docking stations are outside the Natural History Museum’s Exhibition Road entrance and on Thurloe Place, near South Kensington Tube station.

By car

Parking around Exhibition Road is limited, so we recommend using public transport to get to the Festival. See our accessibility pages for information on disabled parking.


We are working hard to make sure the Festival is accessible for all. Find out more about accessibility. 

Explore at Home

Join us for a celebration of science and the arts throughout the year in our digital programme of livestream events, talks, creative workshops and more. 

See what's on this month on the Explore at Home web pages and on the Festival Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

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