Faraday's Laboratory and Museum  

 
 
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The Royal Institution, Mayfair, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS
 
 
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£1 Adults | 50p conc
 

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The laboratory, where many of Michael Faraday's most important discoveries were made, has been restored to the form it was known to have in 1852. The adjacent museum houses a unique collection of original apparatus arranged to illustrate the more significant aspects of Faraday's contribution to science. The museum is of particular interest to those interested in electricity and magnetism, or cool-looking old scientific kit.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Green Park Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Oxford Circus Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Burlington Car Park
 
2 minutes walk
 
Grosvenor Hill NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn London Mayfair
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £113  42% off
3 Berkeley Street, W1J | 2 minutes from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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Stratton Street, W1J | 3 minutes from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
21 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | Same location as Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
24 Grafton Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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Alan Cristea Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
31 Cork Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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Faraday's Laboratory and Museum, 49 Albemarle Street, W1S | 3 minutes from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 7 minutes from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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16 Albemarle Street, Green Park, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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158 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
16 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 5 minutes from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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41 Farm Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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41 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 2 minutes from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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Royal Academy of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 2 minutes from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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8-10 Dover Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1S | 3 minutes from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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