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The Royal Institution

Science Museum · Mayfair
21 Albermarle St, Mayfair, Greater London, W1S 4BS, United Kingdom
Open until 6:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM

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    Purple Frog
    "Visit Faraday's Lab - we're lucky enough to have been inside!"(4 Tips)
    John H.
    "Great lecture theatre impressive history"(3 Tips)
    Victoria A.
    "free wifi"(3 Tips)
    Neil J.
    "Lovely little café too!"(2 Tips)
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  • Senol T.
    Senol Taskin is able to remove himself from the pieces that he writes and look at them with a clean slate, which allows him to see what works and what doesn’t. Read more
    Senol Taskin · December 17, 2015
  • Senol T.
    Senol Taskin has written numerous articles on the subject, including his first published piece. Read more
    Senol Taskin · December 17, 2015
  • Senol T.
    Senol Taskin aims to use his depth of knowledge and broad experiences to shine a new light on the field. Read more
    Senol Taskin · December 17, 2015
  • Marie R.
    Marie Rynkowski · August 4, 2015
  • Iain M.
    The science history in this place is simply awesome. Get a chance to see a lecture here, chances are it will be fantastic. Look out for Bryson Gore, an experimental legend and fountain of knowledge
    Iain Macrae · March 26, 2015
  • Matt C.
    Be sure to leave an hour or so to wander around and look at all the displays. Fantastic place.
    Matt Cooper · December 30, 2014
  • F B.
    Recommend the fish finger sandwich
    F Boyd · November 26, 2013
  • Neil J.
    A magnificent organisation committed to furthering our scientific understanding. To be surrounds by such history is inspiring. Lovely little café too!
    Neil Jones · November 6, 2013
  • Ka-Wai T.
    Interesting place
    Ka-Wai Tsang · October 14, 2013
  • Dan B.
    Wow. A historic venue.. just saw prof stephen hawking lecture here... inspirational
    Dan Bowen · May 2, 2013
  • Adrian H.
    Despite the fact the entrance is very unwelcoming, this place *is* open to the public. There's a great little museum in the basement with Faraday's scientific instruments and such
    Adrian Hon · February 2, 2013
  • Shayan S.
    Wifi password (12/12/11) : u: guest p:Faraday
    Shayan Sanyal · December 13, 2011
  • Kristen D.
    The bar at the Ri is a fab place for a cocktail and a decent bite to eat. In the evenings you can get a lovely platter to share whilst at lunch time they do great British gastro pub style dishes.
    Kristen Dodd · November 9, 2011
  • Londonist
    Best science pub quiz in town. Hosted by Londonist editor M@... ;-) Read more
    Londonist · May 17, 2011
  • Purple Frog
    Visit Faraday's Lab - we're lucky enough to have been inside!
    Purple Frog · April 12, 2011
    It was in the laboratory of the Royal Institution that Michael Faraday made his breakthroughs in research into electromagnetics, leading to the invention of the telegraph and electric generator.
    HISTORY UK · February 10, 2011
  • Victoria A.
    One of London's hidden gems! Fantastic decor and great space for business meetings, free wifi and a fantastic bar
    Victoria Atherstone · October 29, 2010
  • Londonist
    10 chemical elements discovered here; 14 Nobel Prizes. A simply stunning history. But also a very welcoming, modern place with cafe, bar, restaurant and museum if you can get past the stuffy facade.
    Londonist · May 24, 2010
  • John H.
    Great lecture theatre impressive history
    John Horsley · March 24, 2010
  • Jai S.
    The oldest institution in the world but very modern inside. Highly recommend!
    Jai Singh · March 23, 2010
  • Jai S.
    Great quiet venue for meetings. Free wifi and friendly staff. Plus surrounded by some scientific greats!
    Jai Singh · March 23, 2010

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