London/South Kensington

The area of South Kensington includes such great attractions as the Royal Albert Hall and the museums of Exhibition Road.

Exhibition Road Museums (SW7)Edit

Natural History MuseumEdit

The Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road, London. SW7 5BD (The museum can be accessed from Exhibition Road.)

Telephone number inside UK: (020) 7942 5000

Telephone number outside UK: +44 20 7942 5000

Nearest tube station: South Kensington

There are some 70 million items in the NHM's life and earth science collections. There are five main collections: Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology and Zoology.

The museum opened in 1881.

Science MuseumEdit

Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London. SW7 2DD (0870) 870 4868

Nearest tube station: South Kensington

This is one of the best museums in the country, with something for everyone (especially kids). Entry is free (except for a few special exhibitions) and the museum is open all week. There are thousands of exhibits to explain how the world around us works. Some of the highlights include:

  • The Wellcome Wing - you can see how you will look in 20 years time, explore genetics, and what life may be like in the future.
  • Space - see the moon landings, a space craft, and asteroids
  • Motionride Simulator - an amazing 20-minute simulator (currently a Harrier jump jet).

V & A MuseumEdit

Royal Albert HallEdit

Kensington Gore, London. SW7 2AP (0870) 870 4868

Nearest tube station: South Kensington or High Street Kensington

An excellent venue for classical music. The Hall hosts the annual Proms festival.

The Royal Albert Hall

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Last modified on 28 May 2009, at 00:50