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London off the beaten path

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London off the beaten path
When you've seen the big attractions you'll want to explore the quirky side of London not everyone sees.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Dennis Severs' House
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Dennis Severs' House

Dennis Severs' House offers a glimpse into 18th-century (Georgian-era) life in England.

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Wellcome Collection
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Wellcome Collection

This museum shows the connection between medicine, art and life.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
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Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

Just around the corner from the world-famous Portobello Road Market stands a unique, Aladdin's cave of retro design and memories - the only museum of its kind in the whole world.Imagine walking through a corridor full from floor to ceiling with the treats that the British have filled their shopping baskets with for the last 150 years. Every corner you turn in the Time Tunnel leads you... More

Just around the corner from the world-famous Portobello Road Market stands a unique, Aladdin's cave of retro design and memories - the only museum of its kind in the whole world.Imagine walking through a corridor full from floor to ceiling with the treats that the British have filled their shopping baskets with for the last 150 years. Every corner you turn in the Time Tunnel leads you into a different decade.You'll see Rimmel cosmetics from the 1890s, First World War Oxo cubes, Mars Bars, Rolos and KitKats from the 1930s, a 1970s Chopper bike and around 12, 000 other items that will open your eyes to the way we shopped.Discover what has made shoppers tick for the last 200 years and surround yourself in the classic designs, vintage adverts and retro stylings that fill our museum.You can even hire the museum and its conference room for your meetings and parties!So whether you visit to awaken childhood memories or to inspire your own designs, we welcome you to the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Bank of England Museum
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Bank of England Museum

This fascinating Museum, located within the impressive walls of the Bank of England, tells the history of the Bank from its foundation in 1694 to the present day. Its unique collections of coins, banknotes and artefacts are supplemented by audio-visual and interactive displays. Visitors can even handle a real gold bar! Exciting new displays and exhibits have been added to the permanent... More

This fascinating Museum, located within the impressive walls of the Bank of England, tells the history of the Bank from its foundation in 1694 to the present day. Its unique collections of coins, banknotes and artefacts are supplemented by audio-visual and interactive displays. Visitors can even handle a real gold bar! Exciting new displays and exhibits have been added to the permanent galleries following a period of renovation. Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Old Operating Theatre
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Old Operating Theatre
Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Guards Museum
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Guards Museum
Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Rolling Bridge
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Rolling Bridge

Every Friday, at midday, the Rolling Bridge uncurls itself to be a footbridge over an inlet on the Grand Union Canal, in the Paddington Basin, and then curls up into a ball giving no clues to its hidden abilities.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: <1 hour
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