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Natural History MuseumThe Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from across the natural world, including insects, fossils and rocks. The Dinosaur gallery is one of the most popular exhibits in the museum, with a giant T. rex, the horned Triceratops and the fossilised skin of an Edmontosaurus. Kids can also try their hand at becoming a scientist through hands-on educational tools, gallery trails and art activities. And if the giant squid and blue whales still haven't awed your kids, take them inside a giant globe representative of the solar system, or bring them to 'The Power Within' where they can feel an earthquake simulation.

 

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The Darwin CentreThe Darwin CentreThe Darwin CentreThe unveiling of the cocoon at the heart of the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum on 15th September is a significant milestone for the well-known scientific centre. This latest development brings the vast building project, begun in 2002, to its final phase - the same year as the 200th anniversary of the great evolutionary theorist. From 12020-05-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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The unveiling of the cocoon at the heart of the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum on 15th September is a significant milestone for the well-known scientific centre. This latest development brings the vast building project, begun in 2002, to its final phase - the same year as the 200th anniversary of the great evolutionary theorist. From 1... More about this event
 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is a highlight of the year at the Natural History Museum, consistently showing fresh perspectives on animals, insects, plants and landscapes. The competition, running for over 50 years, is highly competitive with almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 95 countries. The sh2020-05-26T00:00:00+01002020-05-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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PRICING  £15.50 (Adult), £9.25 (Child), £12.25 (Concession)
DATES  18th October 2019 to 31st May 2020
The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is a highlight of the year at the Natural History Museum, consistently showing fresh perspectives on animals, insects, plants and landscapes. The competition, running for over 50 years, is highly competitive with almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 95 countries. The sh... More about this event
 
Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of NatureFantastic Beasts: The Wonder of NatureFantastic Beasts: The Wonder of NatureDiscover the real life creatures, specimens and artefacts from the Natural History Museum's collection which could just as easily feature in J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts. A partnership between the Natural History Museum, the BBC and Warner Bros. Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature - the museum's most ambitious exhibition to date - recreates r2020-05-26T00:00:00+01002021-01-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Tours > Guided Tours - Museums & Galleries
DATES  22nd May 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Discover the real life creatures, specimens and artefacts from the Natural History Museum's collection which could just as easily feature in J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts. A partnership between the Natural History Museum, the BBC and Warner Bros. Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature - the museum's most ambitious exhibition to date - recreates r... More about this event
 
 

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  22% off
68-86 Cromwell Road, SW7 | 5 minutes from Natural History Museum
Grade II listed building in Kensington and Chelsea offering elegant single, double and family sized rooms. Free high-speed WiFi on unlimited devices. Scoff and Banter serves ... More
 
 
 
100 Queen's Gate Hotel London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
100 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 6 minutes from Natural History Museum
Neighbours with the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum, the 100 Queen's Gate Hotel is in one of London's most ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza London Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £102  26% off
100 Cromwell Road, SW7 | 6 minutes from Natural History Museum
Though it looks like a traditional town-house hotel from the outside, with its attractive pillared entrance and Georgian façade, this hotel is full of modern luxuries, ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Museums nearest Natural History Museum

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Science Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Natural History Museum
The Science Museum in South Kensington houses one of the most comprehensive collections looking at the development of science and industry, and it is all done ... More
 
 
 
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Information Age
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Natural History Museum
A major permanent gallery on the second floor of the Science Museum, open on 25th October 2014, Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World is ... More
 
 
 
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Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 1 minute from Natural History Museum
Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery is the Science Museum 's most ambitious interactive gallery to date. Open from October 2016, the £6 million gallery ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Natural History Museum

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Natural History Museum
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Mathematics: The Winton Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 1 minute from Natural History Museum
The Science Museum 's new gallery, Mathematics: The Winton Gallery , puts the spotlight on a subject often perceived as dry, complex ... More
 
 
 
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V&A Exhibition Road Quarter
London > Attractions > Sights
V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
A new purpose-built underground gallery, magnificent courtyard space and a new entrance from Exhibition Road on the west side of the Victoria and Albert Museum are ... More
 
 
 
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Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Natural History Museum
Built in 1884, in the Italianate Baroque style, the Brompton Oratory is an exact imitation of the Church of the Gesu in Rome and sports some ... More
 
 
 
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th October 2019 to 31st May 2020
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Natural History Museum
The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is a highlight of the year at the Natural History Museum, consistently showing fresh perspectives on animals, insects, ...More
 
 
 
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Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 16th November 2019 to 31st May 2020 - 10am-6pm
Natural History Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 1 minute from Natural History Museum
Thousands of medical artefacts including the world's first MRI scanner, Fleming's penicillin mould, a pianist's prosthetic arm and robotic surgery equipment, as well as specially commissioned ...More
 
 
 
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Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 29th February to 21st June 2020
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
Catwalk designs by Yves Saint Laurent, Star Wars costumes and a Jean Paul Gaultier designed kimono created for Madonna go on display at the V&A in ...More
 
 
 
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Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Natural History Museum
The huge IMAX screen - ten times bigger than the average screen - at the Science Museum is one of the few places in London where ... More
 
 
 
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Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
The Cine Lumiere is a shining beacon for all fans of European and World cinema. Attached to the Institut Francais, its programme is varied and intelligent, ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
The Royal College of Music is the school where Gustav Hoilst, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Benjamin Britten, James Galway, Joan Sutherland and Ralph Vaughan Williams learnt their ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Natural History Museum
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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
In true French style, this chic cheese shop piles its wares high and stinking, with no fridges, or glass barriers to stop customers getting in for ... More
 
 
 
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Moxon's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 Bute Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
Fishmonger Robin Moxon is regarded as one of the best suppliers of fish in London and is all too familiar with early morning trips to Billingsgate ... More
 
 
 
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Gilding the Lily
London > Shopping > Florists
Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
Superior florist directly opposite South Kensington Tube Station. They sell flowers to the great and good of this area and as you might expect, this means ... More
 
 
 
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T.rex Grill
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | Same location as Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum invites visitors to dine with the dinosaurs at its new restaurant, T.rex Grill. Located in the museum's Fossil Way, the new ... More
 
 
 
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Apero Restaurant & Bar, The Ampersand Hotel
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
2 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
Found in The Ampersand Hotel, Apero Restaurant and Bar is where South Kensington meets the Mediterranean. With blue Spanish tiled floors, exposed brickwork and caramel leather ... More
 
 
 
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Dorsia - London
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Natural History Museum
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Education near Natural History Museum

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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Natural History Museum
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Natural History Museum
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
 
 
 
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 17 minutes from Natural History Museum
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
 
 
 
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Natural History Museum gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Natural History Museum
Downstairs from LA Fitness (keep going past the people who look like they're about to die on the running machines) you'll find G-Spa. A world away ... More
 
 
 
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Bamford Wellness Spa Brompton Cross
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
104 Draycott Avenue, SW3 | 8 minutes from Natural History Museum
A luxurious spa, complete with a space for yoga and three treatment rooms Bamford Wellness Spa Brompton Cross is a centre for relaxation where you ... More
 
 
 
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Space NK
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
40 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 13 minutes from Natural History Museum
The Knightsbrige branch of Space NK in Hans Crescent, right next to Harrods, is especially appealing - not only does it sell desirable toiletries, chic ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Natural History Museum.
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The Duke of Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW5 | 9 minutes from Natural History Museum
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Natural History Museum
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 10 minutes from Natural History Museum
Affectionately referred to as "the Cod", this Knightsbridge boozer-come-gastropub has acquired a reputation for serving high quality, modern food in no-fuss, sleek surroundings. If you do ... More
 
 
 
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Natural History Museum clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 5 minutes from Natural History Museum
The guys behind Boujis, Raffles and Mahiki - Jake Parkinson-Smith, Carlo Carello, Piers Adam and Fraser Carruthers - offer a party place ... More
 
 
 
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BOTTLES Chelsea
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
100 Draycott Avenue, SW3 | 9 minutes from Natural History Museum
Following on from its successful Old Spitalfields Market wine bar, launched in 2018, BOTTLES in West London opened a ... More
 
 
 
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 10 minutes from Natural History Museum
Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Natural History Museum.
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Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Natural History Museum
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 2450 people.... More
 
 
 
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The Gore Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
190 Queen's Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Natural History Museum
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Driverless: Who is in control?
Driverless: Who is in control?
Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2020 

Science Museum 1 minute walk from Natural History Museum

With continuous development of new technology, the concept of a robot-driven society is getting closer and closer. But just how ...More

 
Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2020 

Science Museum 1 minute walk from Natural History Museum

Thousands of medical artefacts including the world's first MRI scanner, Fleming's penicillin mould, a pianist's prosthetic arm and robotic surgery ...More

Renaissance Watercolours: from Durer to Van Dyck
Renaissance Watercolours: from Durer to Van Dyck
Exhibitions | Until 20th September 2020 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 4 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

This spring, the V&A explores the development of watercolour painting during the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery with its ...More

 
On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100
On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100
Exhibitions | Until 6th February 2021 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 4 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

In 2020, the V&A celebrates the significant contribution that the Royal Academy of Dance has made to the development of ...More

 
Bags: Inside Out
Bags: Inside Out
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2021 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 4 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

From Margaret Thatcher's iconic handbag to Queen Mary's World War II gas mask, the V&A puts history's most famous bags ...More

 
Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk
Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk
Exhibitions | Until 21st June 2020 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 4 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

Catwalk designs by Yves Saint Laurent, Star Wars costumes and a Jean Paul Gaultier designed kimono created for Madonna go ...More

 
Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers
Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers
Exhibitions | Until 26th July 2020 

Design Museum 18 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

With strobe lighting and a soundtrack by Laurent Garnier, Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers at the Design Museum ...More

 
Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street
Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street
Exhibitions | Until 4th December 2020 

Design Museum 18 minutes walk from Natural History Museum

Looking at their role as both a style statement and a high-tech fitness accessory, the Design Museum puts trainers in ...More

 

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