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

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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
 
 
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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 £126  28% off
3 Berkeley Street, W1J | 2 minutes from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £170  21% off
Stratton Street, W1J | 3 minutes from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £163  39% off
35 Charles Street, W1J | 5 minutes from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
Typically for this aristocratic part of town, a discreet entrance leads to a thoroughly luxurious interior. Muted colours and marble floors give the sense of an ... More
 
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Museums
25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 5 minutes from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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Household Cavalry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Horse Guards, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 14 minutes from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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British Optical Association Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
42 Craven Street, WC2N | 15 minutes from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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Royal Institution of Great Britain
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
21 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | Same location as Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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David Zwirner
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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Picasso: Minotaurs And Matadors
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th Aug 2017 - 10am-6pm
Faraday's Laboratory and Museum, 20 Grosvenor Hill, W1K | 4 minutes from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd May 2017 to 18th February 2018
Faraday's Laboratory and Museum, 16 Denman Street, W1D | 6 minutes from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st to 31st August 2017 - 9am
Faraday's Laboratory and Museum, 203-206 Piccadilly, W1J | 6 minutes from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
8 Argyll Street, Soho, London W1F | 6 minutes from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 7 minutes from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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7-14 Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 8 minutes from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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London > Shopping > Jewellery
24 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
160 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute 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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London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
158 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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16 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 9 minutes from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 9 minutes from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
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Ye Grapes
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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Mr Fogg's
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15 Bruton Lane, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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No. 41
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
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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Dover Street Restaurant and Bar
London > Business > Venue Hire
8-10 Dover Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1S | 3 minutes from Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
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