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The Geological Society

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Enter via the door opposite Fortnum & Mason and be prepared for a realm of inspiration. Greeted by... read more

Reviewed January 26, 2019
London, United Kingdom
The World’s First Geological Map

Unless you’ve read the MAP THAT CHANGED the WORLD, you would never know that Behind the green... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
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Reviewed January 26, 2019

Enter via the door opposite Fortnum & Mason and be prepared for a realm of inspiration. Greeted by the delightful lady on reception, we enquired if we could view the "Map that changed the world". The charming lady immediately obliged and pulled back the curtain...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Unless you’ve read the MAP THAT CHANGED the WORLD, you would never know that Behind the green velvet curtain lies the world’s first geological map! Have you ever read a book that sent you on an adventure? The Map That Changed the World by Simon...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

London is filled with artifacts that hold great historical significance, objects like the Rosetta Stone that helped to unlock the secrets of Ancient Egypt. William Smith's map of the geology of England gave birth to the science of geology, so it definitely qualifies. But unlike...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed February 20, 2016

Step in for a moment to see William Smith's map. Peak in the library too. Just politely ask the receptionist to see THE MAP. It is a real look on the academic clubs that spun science forward in London for three centuries.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Gehrig S
Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Geological Society is a whole load of fun! The world famous library holds a huge amount of books and publications of all things geology from the last 2 centuries. They also hold a huge collection of geological maps from around the globe anyone is...More

Date of experience: October 2014
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Set beside some of London's best parks and home to
world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed
thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of
London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is
haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is
vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic
streets will reveal that Michelin stars and
chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even
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