As the UK’s hub of technology and science, London is home to all kinds of amazing attractions that showcase the world’s greatest discoveries. Kids love to explore these places and uncover the weird and wonderful world of science.
If you’re planning a family trip to the Montcalm Hotel and you’re bringing along a little scientist, you’ll be spoilt for choice by all of the incredible attractions that are within easy reach of our hotels in Central London. Here are a few of the must-see places to put on your itinerary.
Exhibition Road, London
The first stop on your science tour of London should always be the Science Museum. Your kids will gasp with excitement as they enter the vast hall and admire all of the incredible exhibits. Take a stroll around the ground floor and check out the giant mechanical wheels as you and your little ones learn about the history of the industrial revolution. Step into the future as you explore the upper level and browse the collection of cutting edge robotic technology. The Science Museum is a must see if you’re soon to be visiting the Montcalm Hotel.
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road, London
Take your kids on an adventure through time from the plains of Africa to the sub-zero temperatures of the Arctic as you stroll through the beautiful halls of the Natural History Museum. If your little ones are interested in natural sciences or you’re trying to teach your toddlers about the animals of the world, there’s no better place to be. With millions of ancient artefacts, detailed models and natural treasures, a trip to London’s biggest museum is a learning experience that you and your family will never forget. Be sure to look out for evening tours to experience something even more magical.
Regents Park, London
London’s famous zoo is home to all kinds of weird and wonderful creatures from around the globe. As you explore the exhibits, your kids will get to learn about their favourite animals and the habitats they came from. Tigers, giraffes, penguins, turtles and tropical fish are just a handful of the incredible species you’ll discover at the London Zoo. More than just an animal sanctuary, ZSL is the oldest scientific zoo in the world, which means you’ll have plenty of opportunities to teach your kids more about the natural world around them.
Euston Road, London
What does it mean to be human? That’s the question that inspired the foundation of the Wellcome Collection. The insightful exhibits at this unique museum explore all aspects of the human body and give you and your kids a chance to learn more about how it works. With a wide collection of scientific artefacts, medical equipment and artwork, there’s plenty to discover. The collection includes rare additions such as Charles Darwin’s walking stick, a miniature gastrointestinal camera and mummified body from Peru. Science lovers will really get a kick out of the Wellcome Collection.