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London Natural History Museum

Explore the wonders of the natural world for free in this fascinating museum. Learn about dinosaurs, creatures of the deep, our planet’s interior and much more.

Examine dinosaur skeletons, see animal specimens that are hundreds of years old and experience a simulated earthquake at the London Natural History Museum. Inside this magnificent Victorian terracotta building is a vast collection of items and interactive exhibits that cover the biology and geology of our planet.

The museum is divided into different colored zones, each one concentrating on a different aspect of life on Earth. One of the most popular attractions is the collection of dinosaur skeletons in the Blue Zone. Look at the first Tyrannosaurus rex fossil ever found and the skull of a Triceratops. Walk past the enormous animatronic T. rex and watch how it reacts to human “prey.” Elsewhere in this zone observe fossils and skeletons of extinct animals, including the saber-toothed cat.

Head over to the Red Zone to learn more about the natural forces that shape our planet. Look at film footage, play interactive games and step into the earthquake simulator. There are also casts of victims of the Mount Vesuvius eruption that destroyed Pompeii.

Inside the Green Zone, find a live ant colony and a life-size model of a termite mound. See the mineral collection, which includes a 635-kilogram (1,400-pound) iron meteorite that fell in Argentina. Go over to the Aurora Collection, an exhibit of almost 300 naturally-colored diamonds.

Visit the Darwin Center in the Orange Zone, which hosts more than 28 million insect specimens and a 28.3-feet (8.6-meter) giant squid. The area features glass windows through which you can observe the museum’s scientists at work. In the center’s egg-shaped Cocoon building are many centuries-old biological specimens, including some that came back with Charles Darwin on HMS Beagle.

The London Natural History Museum is easy to get to by public transport. It is on numerous bus routes and is a short walk from the nearest Tube station, South Kensington. Street parking in the area is limited and expensive. The museum is open daily, except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and admission is free.


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Baden-Powell House, 65-67 Queens Gate, London, England
     
    2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Cromwell Road and Natural History Museum. Victoria and Albert Museum and Kensington High Street are also within 10 minutes. Gloucester Road Underground Station is only a 4-minute walk and South Kensington Underground Station is 7 minutes.

    Merit Kensington Hotel ¥9,201
    Merit Kensington Hotel

    Merit Kensington Hotel

    12 Penywern Road, Earls Court, London, England
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in London City Centre, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Stamford Bridge Stadium and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Hyde Park. Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus are also within 6 mi (10 km). Earl's Court Station is only a 3-minute walk and West Brompton Underground Station is 6 minutes.

      Eden Plaza Kensington Hotel ¥5,112
      Eden Plaza Kensington Hotel

      Eden Plaza Kensington Hotel

      68-69 Queens Gate, South Kensington, London, England
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Natural History Museum, Science Museum, and Imperial College London. Hyde Park and Harrods are also within 1 mi (2 km). Gloucester Road Underground Station is only a 4-minute walk and South Kensington Underground Station is 6 minutes.

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        Brit Hotels London Court

        Brit Hotels London Court

        194-196 Earls Court Road, London, England
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cromwell Road and Kensington High Street. Natural History Museum and Kensington Gardens are also within 1 mi (2 km). Earl's Court Station is only a 5-minute walk and West Brompton Underground Station is 9 minutes.

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          Cromwell Rd, London, England
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars
            The Exhibitionist Hotel ¥20,811
            The Exhibitionist Hotel

            The Exhibitionist Hotel

            8-10 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London, England
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Natural History Museum and Imperial College London. Royal Albert Hall and Harrods are also within 15 minutes. South Kensington Underground Station is only a 4-minute walk and Gloucester Road Underground Station is 6 minutes.

              Beautiful 4 Bedroom House in South Kensington
              Beautiful 4 Bedroom House in South Kensington

              Beautiful 4 Bedroom House in South Kensington

              Cromwell Road, London, England
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in London City Centre, this apartment building is steps from Natural History Museum and Cromwell Road. Victoria and Albert Museum and Imperial College London are also within 10 minutes. South Kensington Underground Station is only a 5-minute walk and Gloucester Road Underground Station is 5 minutes.

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                The Ampersand Hotel

                The Ampersand Hotel

                10 Harrington Road, London, England
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Natural History Museum, Hyde Park, and Royal Albert Hall. Harrods and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital are also within 1 mi (2 km). South Kensington Underground Station is only a 2-minute walk and Gloucester Road Underground Station is 7 minutes.