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Museum of London

#46 of 1,515 things to do in London
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Address: 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7001 9844
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Step inside the Museum of London for an unforgettable journey through the...

Step inside the Museum of London for an unforgettable journey through the capital’s turbulent past. Discover prehistoric London, see how the city changed under Romans and Saxons, wonder at medieval London and examine the tumultuous years when London was ravaged by civil wars, plague and fire. Then venture into the Galleries of Modern London where you can walk the streets of Victorian London, take a stroll in recreated pleasure gardens and marvel at the magnificent Lord Mayor’s Coach.Free entry. Open Monday to Sunday, 10am - 6pm. Closed 24-26 December.

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Fascinating insight into the history of london

Surprisingly, entrance is onfirst floor - took us a while to figure out how to get in. Really helpful staff, all semed to enjoy their jobs. Enjoyed time lines. plenty to see, will... read more

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Surprisingly, entrance is onfirst floor - took us a while to figure out how to get in. Really helpful staff, all semed to enjoy their jobs. Enjoyed time lines. plenty to see, will return as a lot to take in one visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited here last week for a gala dinner awards evening in conjunction with the ASAP conference I was attending and it was superb. Hostess and catering staff in particular must applaud you all, very efficient from the complimentary prosecco on arrival through to the 3-course meal which was perfectly timed in between courses. A great evening had and fabulous venue... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Though not on our top 10 . . . or even 20 top things to do in London, we were glad we visited. The museum is well laid out and very interesting. And we were surprised by the quality of the food in the cafe. It is a great place for a light lunch. We also encourage people to walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love this museum it everything London. So interesting and lots to see for all ages. This is my favorite museum for contents. Natural History for the beautiful building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are several museums on the west side of London situated right next to each other. This is one of them, along with the Natural history on the way to Kensington gardens. The museum houses exhibits of humanity’s brilliant innovation and imagination and how it has shaped and revolutionized humanity’s advancement for science and day to day life. For examples,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good mixture of old-school exhibits with excellent multi media exhibits set out chronologically. My kids have been a few times and have enjoyed it each time - especially the fossil sessions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed this museum. It's free, which already makes it great, but it also has a great variety of really neat artifacts. I personally really loved the setup of an old street with lots of little stores! It was really cool and interesting to see how streets would have looked. Would definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recently read a negative review about the Santa's Grotto on Tripadviser and felt compelled to put forward a different experience. The Experience was very easy to book on the Museums website, not expensive at £9 and easy to find. Most importantly, the Grotto itself was well decorated and the kids get to spend a long time with Santa. If... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This us a great Museum for children, with lots of hands on/interactive experiences. We visited the Great Fire of London exhibition and my six year old granddaughter and I both enjoyed it. However, our visit to Santa was a real disappointment - there was a Dickensian walk but it was not decorated for Christmas. We waited behind a rope to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I allowed 3 hours for this visit but it wasn't enough time. A fascinating display of London's past. Easy to walk around with helpful staff, a cafe if you need a break and best of all - its free

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From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
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