London is both a site of great cultural heritage and a hub for all this technologically advanced, leaving lots of options for places to go and things to see for those with an interest in forward-thinking tech. Here are three top attractions for tech-savvy travellers in London…
1.The Science Museum
Often overshadowed by the colossal Natural History Museum and the V&A, both within walking distance of the Science Museum, it is nonetheless this venue which will have the most to offer fans of all things techie. Within the walls of The Science Museum dwell some of the most cutting-edge innovations in London, whether it be in the realms of space exploration, scientific photography or much more besides. The Science Museum has a wide range of activities for technologically-minded children to enjoy, including a 3D IMAX. They also host a series of events known as Science Museum Lates. The events are free to visitors, adults only and cover all sorts of subjects from the latest advancements in wearable tech to notes on technological crime. The latest exhibitions explore the advances currently being made in the area of robotics, and a stunning new gallery explains 400 years of mathematical history.
Entry to the museum is free, though donations are always welcome and certain exhibitions will require a fee to access.
2.Tower Bridge Exhibition
The Tower Bridge exhibition highlights the most famous bridge in the world, exploring its structure, views and glass floor. Whether enjoying the modern exhibitions on offer or paying a visit to the Victorian Engine Rooms, there’s a lot for fans of advancing tech to draw from the experience. In-depth guided tours offer a detailed view of Tower Bridge’s history and heritage, as well as the latest advancements being made to keep the bridge in working order. In addition to a wide range of activities for kids, the Engine Rooms showcase the authentic machinery which once supported this masterpiece of engineering. Tech-savvy visitors can even ask an expert engineer all the questions they have when visiting, to gain a clearer vision of what goes into maintaining such a vast structure in the 21st century.
Tickets start at nominal prices for adults; whereas children under 5s enter free. Advance e-booking is advised to take advantage of additional online savings.
3.London Lectures at the Conway Hall
The London Lectures are a vast series of lectures on all kinds of topics, hosted at London’s Conway Hall. With lectures on everything from climate change and innovations in the food industry, to cosmology and the formation of the universe, detailing the progress of modern astronomical thought. An ideal way to spend a few hours for the techie-minded traveller.
Entry to many of the London Lectures is free, with those requiring payment are usually pocket friendly.