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Hunterian MuseumThe Hunterian Museum within the Royal College of Surgeons boasts a host of enlightening, permanent and temporary, galleries and exhibitions. Housed in the college, the Hunterian Museum collection is open to all and was amassed over four centuries by a cast of colourful characters including John Hunter (1728-1793). It offers a fascinating mix of comparative anatomy and pathology specimens. There are complete skeletons, bones, skulls and teeth, dried preparations, corrosion casts and wax teaching models. Visitors can also examine historical and modern surgical and dental instruments and technologies, as well as paintings, drawings and sculpture. Also within the college, the Wellcome Museums of Anatomy and Pathology are teaching collections, available to qualified practitioners and students of medicine, nursing and related subjects.

 

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Club Quarters Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £115  22% off
61 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A | 3 minutes from Hunterian Museum
Lincoln's Inn Fields is the 4th Club Quarters hotel in London. The hotel is an ideal accommodation choice for business and leisure travellers with close links ... More
 
 
 
Rosewood London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £391  38% off
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 4 minutes from Hunterian Museum
Located in High Holborn, Rosewood London is the most luxurious hotel in the area and is nearby to the capital's main business district and a number ... More
 
 
 
The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £97  38% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 5 minutes from Hunterian Museum
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
 
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Hunterian Museum
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes from Hunterian Museum
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second ... More
 
 
 
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes from Hunterian Museum
After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Hunterian Museum
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Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, Holborn, London WC2A | 2 minutes from Hunterian Museum
A stunning example of Gothic architecture, London's Inns of Court date back to before the 14th century. It is here that barristers train and traditionally practice. ... More
 
 
 
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Museum Of Freemasonry
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes from Hunterian Museum
Aimed at freemasons and non-freemasons alike, the Museum of Freemasonry provides the chances to learn all about freemasonry and its cultural richness. The museum is ... More
 
 
 
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The Store Studios
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
180 The Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes from Hunterian Museum
A creative space and broadcast studios housed in a Brutalist building, Store Studios, 180 The Strand launched in October 2016 with 'The ... More
 
 
 
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 2nd May 2021
Hunterian Museum, Catherine Street, WC2B | 5 minutes from Hunterian Museum
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
Mamma Mia!
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th September 2012 to 19th September 2020
Hunterian Museum, Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from Hunterian Museum
Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the distant memories of carefree days and ...More
 
 
 
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The Woman In Black
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st January 2020 to 27th March 2021
Hunterian Museum, Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from Hunterian Museum
One of the less well-known West End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since 1989 through word of mouth ...More
 
 
 
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Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 2 minutes from Hunterian Museum
This theatre is a major force on the national and international dance scene, with an innovative programme from Sadler's Wells that is keeping London's finger ... More
 
 
 
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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Hunterian Museum
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts on ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from Hunterian Museum
London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on this ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Curiosity Shop
London > Shopping > Shoes
13 Portsmouth Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from Hunterian Museum
16th century shop and literary landmark. With its precarious overhanging upper storey, uneven floorboards, sloping roof and wooden beams, this 16th century building warrants its title as ... More
 
 
 
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Ede & Ravenscroft
London > Shopping > Clothing
93 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Hunterian Museum
Founded in Aldwych in 1689 Ede and Ravenscroft has the rare distinction of being the tailors and robe makers of choice for twelve coronations and holds ... More
 
 
 
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London Silver Vaults
London > Shopping > Gifts and Luxuries
Chancery House 53-64 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from Hunterian Museum
This is a collection of thirty shops containing the largest display of silver under one roof in the world. Also included are high class jewellery and ... More
 
 
 
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Coopers
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
49A Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from Hunterian Museum
Modern European cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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Fields Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 2 minutes from Hunterian Museum
Benugo, the restaurant group set up by Ben Warner in 1998, adds to its London cafe and restaurants opening Fields Bar & Kitchen in place of ... More
 
 
 
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Roka Aldwych
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
71 Aldwych, Holborn, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Hunterian Museum
One of two new Roka restaurants to open in 2014, Roka Aldwych occupies a huge space with over 150 covers both at the bar and in ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from Hunterian Museum
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 5 minutes from Hunterian Museum
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Hunterian Museum
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Hunterian Museum
The largest public square in London, Lincoln's Inn Fields has a rich and varied history. In 1683 it was the site of the public beheading of ... More
 
 
 
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Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 3 minutes from Hunterian Museum
Launched in November 2013, the Sense Spa at Rosewood London is a sanctuary within central London. With Rosewood being an award-winning signature spa brand, visitors can ... More
 
 
 
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Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 7 minutes from Hunterian Museum
Inspired by the skills and techniques of the Ottoman Empire's barbers, Ted's Grooming Room provides a sanctuary for men seeking the perfect shave. With ... More
 
 
 
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Edgar Wallace
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Hunterian Museum
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The Castle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26 Furnival Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 5 minutes from Hunterian Museum
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Cittie of Yorke
London > Nightlife > Pubs
22 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 5 minutes from Hunterian Museum
Although the site of the Cittie of Yorke has been home to a public house since the 15th century, it has been housed in many different ... More
 
 
 
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Charles Merser & Co.
London > Nightlife > Bars
44 Essex Street, Sign of the Post and Hound, WC2R | 4 minutes from Hunterian Museum
Once a bustling trade in the streets of 17th century London, rum blending houses were non-existent in the capital for over a hundred years. But ... More
 
 
 
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The Parrot
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Waldorf Hilton, WC2B | 5 minutes from Hunterian Museum
Actor, DJ and producer Idris Elba is set to ruffle feathers with The Parrot, an intimate cocktail bar within the Waldorf Hilton. It's all very A-list ... More
 
 
 
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Scarfes Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
252 High Holborn, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 5 minutes from Hunterian Museum
Named after the cartoonist Gerald Scarfe (whose characterful illustrations adorn the bar's walls), Scarfes Bar is a shining beacon in the otherwise lacking High Holborn area. ... More
 
 
 
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Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
Treasury Office, Holborn, London WC2A | 2 minutes from Hunterian Museum
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Hunterian Museum
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
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Two Temple Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Hunterian Museum
With its castle like façade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As well ... More
 
 
 
 

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The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 27th March 2021 

Fortune Theatre 5 minutes walk from Hunterian Museum

One of the less well-known West End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 2nd May 2021 

Duchess Theatre 5 minutes walk from Hunterian Museum

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Hidden London: The Exhibition
Hidden London: The Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2021 

London Transport Museum 6 minutes walk from Hunterian Museum

Experience an 'abandoned' Tube station and discover stories about Churchill in the Blitz at the London Transport Museum's exhibition, Hidden ...More

 
Future Engineers
Future Engineers
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2020 

London Transport Museum 6 minutes walk from Hunterian Museum

Explore the world of transport engineering in the Future Engineers gallery, a permanent display at the London Transport Museum since ...More

 
Hello, Dolly!
Hello, Dolly!
Theatre | Until 6th March 2021 

Adelphi Theatre 9 minutes walk from Hunterian Museum

Multi Olivier and BAFTA Award winning Imelda Staunton plays meddlesome socialite turned matchmaker Dolly Levi, taking the title role in ...More

 
The Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Egypt
Theatre | Until 31st October 2020 

Dominion Theatre 12 minutes walk from Hunterian Museum

With new musical numbers and lavish sets, The Prince of Egypt brings a glittering production based on the Dreamworks film ...More

 
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Theatre | Until 24th January 2021 

Palace Theatre 12 minutes walk from Hunterian Museum

From the 36,000 retweets Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling got when she announced the ...More

 
Life of Pi
Life of Pi
Theatre | Until 4th October 2020 

Wyndham's Theatre 12 minutes walk from Hunterian Museum

Based on one of the best-loved works of fiction, Yann Martel's Man Booker Prize winning novel, Life of Pi is ...More

 
Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival
Theatre | Until 27th September 2020 

Underbelly Festival 13 minutes walk from Hunterian Museum

The unrivalled Underbelly Festival presents over 70 shows for five months of comedy, cabaret and children's shows. In a temporary ...More

 
The Boat Show Comedy Club
Comedy | On 26th September 2020 

Tattershall Castle 13 minutes walk from Hunterian Museum

London's floating comedy club reopens with politically astute Irish stand-up Andrew Maxwell, Eshaan Akbar and MC Thanyia Moore....More

 
 
 
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