Wednesday, 11 April 2012

The Science Museum - Staggering and Free

The World in Colour
The Science Museum
Real Cars Stacked
The Science Museum is simply staggering! there is so much to see and its free to get in. It is spread over four floors so allow yourself plenty of time and there is plenty to interest all ages. Who can fail to be impressed by the cars stacked up the walls or the Apollo rocket engines. The Harrier plane hovering above your head or the worlds weather systems changing the globe as you watch. Go it is amazing and for £5 you can experience a 4D rocket show. There can be queues to get into the Museum so go early and if you want to appreciate it all go more than once. I love the old computers that filled up a whole room but were less powerfull than todays mobile phones. The jet engines, replica of the moon landing and steam engines are all not to be missed.  I stayed at the hotel below because it is very near the Science Museum. The British Museum is close by as is Harrods and the Royal Albert Hall. I am not sponsored to write about either the Museum or the hotel these are my own opinions.  I would normally stay somewhere cheaper but as I was planning to visit the Museums which are free to get in staying close was a treat. It also allowed an early start to beat the queues that start to build from from 9am.

The Radisson Vanderbilt Hotel is situated in South Kensington and is only minutes away from the Royal Albert Hall. The hotel is a warren of Edwardian passageways and polished wood, leather chairs and good service. Finding your room for the first time can be a daunting task and verges on annoyance. The room itself was clean comfortable and quiet, I had requested a twin room and it was on the second floor. The room was at the front of the hotel and overlooked the main road. Breakfast was a buffet which had a huge selection and waiters served tea and coffee, times allowed a weekend lie in (7.30 till 10). The Times newspapers were left on low coffee tables and deep leather settees encouraged you to linger,  read and chat. The hotel is everything you would expect and the location is very convienient with a tube station just across the road. I paid £75.00 pppn but weekends are more expensive.

  • 020 7761 9000 Vanderbilt Hotel

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