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  • Shaun B
    London, UK2 contributions
    After 2 decades in London, we were motivated to visit this museum after watching The Essex Serpent. The location is very convenient (London Bridge) and the museum (with the amazing exhibition currently on in the herb garret) is SO much more than we anticipated! It was all so wonderfully thought-provoking, captivating, and atmospheric that I am adding it to my top list of fun things to do for visiting tourists. Hats off to the staff as well, who went above and beyond to be helpful - offering to take pictures of us in the operating theatre, recommending great poses etc. Their assistance was part of what made the visit so thoroughly enjoyable. The only downside is the insanely head-pounding loud headache-maker of a club sited immediately up against it. Why ever a council would give permission to site such a loud club next to the museum is beyond me. It definitely detracts from the ambience and it is so loud that the gentleman running the gift shop shut the door to spare me the noise while shopping. Such a great space deserves better.
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • Keliset
    Nottingham, UK186 contributions
    Went to see the new Exhibition of the work of Kyõsai, a 19th century humorous painter from Japan. I loved it, and his irreverent depictions of imaginative life and times in Japan, were such a joy to see! His wonderful water colour scrolls of, demons, ghosts, warriors, frogs, monkeys, cats, and naked men, were such a delight, even delving into humorous soft porn category...but tasteful!
    There were very good books, scrolls and postcards of Kyõsai 's work on sale in the RA shop too.
    Written 29 May 2022
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  • C E
    Birmingham, UK103 contributions
    Not been here to see a film for many years, so was excited to see how much it has changed. The screen I was in (NFT 3) was comfortable and clean and staff were helpful. The ability to book online and have an e-ticket was much appreciated. The bar where I waited to meet a friend after the movie was very pleasant and not overpriced. Reasonably good wine list and I think they probably do cocktails as well. A good place to catch up with friends whether seeing a movie or not. We did not eat here however.
    Written 21 January 2022
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  • BRod22SCC
    London, UK90 contributions
    Have attended talks here, but think their exhibitions and bookshop really set it out from the rest and showcases the variety of the architecture world.

    We visited the 'Forms of Industry' and 'Architectural adventures in mass media' exhibitions'. The first a more delicate comparison of photographic biopsies of industry - like half a container ship, almost Damien Hirst style! The latter an intro to virtual reality and history of architecture's inherent links to forms of communication.

    Both were free, accessible and intriguing - everything here seems to project a curation from people fascinated in their work, without being over indulging. The building and area add to this feeling of course. A great place to bring teenage nieces/nephews in considering career ideas I would imagine - or for general interest in the build environment for others.
    Written 15 March 2020
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  • Master Jonjon
    London, UK344 contributions
    LOCATION. Nearest Overground station: Hoxton or Cambridge Health, with the farm right in the middle.

    If you’re walking from Cambridge Heath, step west along Hackney Road for around seven minutes. The farm will be on your right inside Haggerston Park.

    If you’re coming from Hoxton, can also consider visiting the Geffrye Museum of the Home. It’s closed at the moment for renovation; official website shows an expected opening in Spring 2020.

    LONDON’S FARM SCENE. If you’re interested in animals but got stuck inside M25, there are many city farms / mini zoos that might satisfy your needs. The Vauxhall City Farm is obviously very conveniently located, while Isle of Doggers can also consider the Mudchute Farm. The latter has the added benefit of a splendid view of Canary Wharf buildings behind the pigs and geese. And they both got llamas.

    I’ll reserve the Hanwell Zoo, which is in the middle of a forest, to those who’s willing to get lost for thirty minutes through woods and bees.

    ANIMAL INTERACTION. The ducks and chicks are on the same side as you. An urban horror story if you’re over and over a city person! So be prepared for close encounters, and don’t come with a false sense of security.

    Sooner or later, you’re also find convenience holes here and there. A goat has jumped out from one of these and started following me before heading to his next destination.

    LABELLING. The sheep are in the donkey’s ring and pigs are in the sheep’s. So use common sense before consulting the display boards.

    CLOSING RITUAL. The farm closes at 4pm. And here comes the best part. Come fifteen minutes before then and staffers will start opening the gates. Hop after hop, the horses and donkeys and goats will return to their barns, unguided.

    An impressive back and forth of loaded words and desperate entreating will ensure if any part of the process has failed gracefully. On my day a horsey has stopped walking right in front of her barn. And let’s just say – what follows is hilarious.

    The hare and the guinea pigs are fairly well-hid. See if you can find them.
    Written 27 October 2019
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  • WriteAllAlong
    UK579 contributions
    Unfortunately closed to the public at present, The Senate House of the University of London is worth seeing. Just of the sublime Russell Square in Bloomsbury (have a drink in the cafe' there), The enormous Art Deco Senate House is at the centre of the UCL/SOAS/Birkbeck complex. It's a classic of the style; make sure to notice the elaborate lamps and the caps on the drainpipes.
    This was where Eric Blair (nom de plume George Orwell) worked for the Ministry of Information during the war. His frustration with the work and with "B.B." - as the minister in charge, Brendan Bracken, was known - fuelled his ideas for "1984". The building was the model for the Ministry of Truth and "B.B." became Orwell's "Big Brother"....
    I didn't see the slogans ( "WAR IS PEACE," "FREEDOM IS SLAVERY," and "IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH." ) on the building, though🤔
    Written 23 September 2020
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  • F E R N
    London, UK347 contributions
    The History in this Medicinal collection is outstanding, my favourite part was finding Sir Joseph Banks's original Fire Place from one of his stately Homes,.

    Check it out
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Amanda O
    2 contributions
    I first learned of this library and exhibitions when starting a new job and seeing posters in a nearby train station. Lock down being on-and-off and my work hours having to be quite fluid, it has taken me around a year to actually make the short walk here. I managed to secure a slot in the middle of the day for the 'Death Marches - Evidence and Memory' exhibition. I am so glad I managed to work my day around this event. The exhibition was small but still informative. Funds are still neded to help with ongoing research into srories that should never have been (or ever should be) forgotten. There is still a lot we don't know about these people, their lives and/or deaths, but the work continues. A wonderful gem of a place overlooking Russell Square. Working over at the nearby hospital, I am conscious of the precautions in place with respect to invection control, and the staff here cannot be faulted! Displays and the visiting public very well set out, no real possibility of tripping over each other here. I will certainly be back - maybe for longer once Corronavirus restrictions are no longer deemed nescessary.
    Written 22 May 2021
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  • Mark
    3 contributions
    I visited on a Sunday and took an excellent guided tour, which explained the history of the sloop, how it was converted into a Livery Company HQ and its service during the second World War. Especially interesting are that it served as an escort on conveys and fired the hedgehog anti-submarine projector.
    I thoroughly enjoyed the interactive experience of steering the ship on the convoys (it’s not just for kids). The digitally reconstructed engine room presentation is excellent and provides a clear explanation of how oil fired boilers produce steam to drive the turbines which turn the ships propellers. There was also an interesting exhibition on the Lascars (Asian Seafarers), which was supported by an informative video.
    The guide, staff and volunteers were knowledgeable and friendly and helped to make this a very enjoyable visit.
    The ship is close to Temple tube station. You should check opening times before visiting as it is presently open only on Sundays and Mondays (April to October 2022).
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • John B
    St Helens, UK127 contributions
    I had read about the Institute and thought it was a centre for German culture. While it does host German movie showings it is primarily a language school and not ( as I had assumed ) a German tourist information agency..
    Written 19 July 2019
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  • MrsKlein
    Glastonbury, UK26 contributions
    Hidden away on 5th Floor-- National Poetry Library. You can join and borrow, or just browse the books and magazines -- peace, joy!
    Written 12 February 2012
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