London/South Kensington

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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 Museum[edit]

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 Museum[edit]

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 Museum[edit]

Royal Albert Hall[edit]

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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