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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
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
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
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.
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
if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.