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The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History

#30 of 1,360 Nightlife in London
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Awesome place, great drinks and fun

It's a London mandatory stop, not cheap but it's worth it. The staff is amazing, extremely nice and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lisbon, Portugal
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A Collection of the Outre to Revive Palates Jaded by the Usual Tourist Attractions.

There is an awful lot to see & experience in London & for those sated by the tried & tested... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
keith h
Chesham, United Kingdom
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The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History was described in The Fortean Times as having "the most wonderful collection of strange objects ever assembled under one roof, the modern equivalent of some 17th century kunstkammer, a...more
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11 Mare Street, London E8 4RP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a London mandatory stop, not cheap but it's worth it. The staff is amazing, extremely nice and helpful, the cocktails are good and you can enjoy a nice plate of insects if that's your thing. You should definitely save a bit of time to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is an awful lot to see & experience in London & for those sated by the tried & tested museums, markets, pubs, shops etc, I highly recommend a visit here. The museum is situated in an area probably not too high on the list...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank keith h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Revisited with a couple of friends who had never been before and Viktor's collection of everything weird and wonderful from Amy Winehouse's poo to shrunken heads did not fail to amaze. Grab an absinthe based cocktail to round of a freaky experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 January 2019

What an unexpected find this was! If you have an hankering for something a bit different from the norm or you have a fascination for strangeness and like your humour black then this is the place for you. Its the kind of place Harold would...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Iv'e arrived to the museum on a cold evening, with my 17 years old daughter. Took a taxi to get there. On arriving, the unfriendly and long faced bartender asked us to present our id's. As tourists, we didn't have ones, neither did we have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

Every single time I go to London (I used to live there), I make a trip to Viktor's bar and museum, one of the coolest places in London! A fantastic atmosphere, great innovative cocktails, and lots of strange curiosities! A must be! A must see!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 November 2018

Eye-catching old style shop window just a bone's throw from Bethnal Green and Hackney. Excellent cocktails in a cosy street-level bar with good sounds. Go downstairs to the basement (we paid an admission charge) to discover the most incredible collection of all things esoteric and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David L
Reviewed 17 November 2018

Tired of the Tate and Bored of Bar One, then try the Viktor Wynd Museum and Bar. It is most definitely different! Absinthe and Insects are on the menu, and all sorts of goring memorabilia can be found in the museum.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

On arrival was asked if we had a reservation which we hadn’t but there was no need as tables were free. I found it very pretentious & expensive & the so-called cocktails were nothing special, not worth £11-12 that’s for sure. The museum was not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

This was one of my highlights of my trip to London. I was delighted to find somewhere where I felt at home amongst oddities and curiosities. The cocktails were FANTASTIC. The staff phenomenal, we were served by Lorna, I believe, and she was incredibly helpful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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