An Afternoon in London for Tech Lovers

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London is a suitably high-tech city, so there’s lots to see and do for tech-lovers visiting the UK’s capital. Whether you’re looking for attractions off the beaten track or simply want to explore the best tech London has to offer, here’s our guide to things to see and do in London…

Browse the Science Museum

This should be a must-see for anyone interested in finding out more about how we reached the modern area of technology. Of interest to techies, there’s a permanent exhibit at the museum dubbed ‘The Information Age’, which explores and celebrates the last 200 years of technological advancement. Within this state of the art venue there’s also plenty more opportunities to immerse yourself in the best and brightest of technology from the early years right up to today. The museum is easily accessible for guests staying at our hotels near Shoreditch.

Head to a Gamer’s Paradise

If your techie drive is of the gamer variety, then heading to London means you’ll have a whole world of gamer locations at your fingertips. London is very fond of gamer bars and arcades filled with vintage games, so you’ll have plenty to choose from during your stay in M by Montcalm Shoreditch rooms. From those dedicated solely to gaming, to pubs and bars with basements filled with everything to keep a gamer entertained, feel free to take your pick and spend some time browsing until you find your ultimate destination.

See some Digital Art at the V&A

Sometimes art can downright techie too. In fact, the Victoria and Albert Museum houses a large collection of digital art perfect for browsing while you stay at our hotels near Shoreditch. The museum itself is devoted to design in many forms, and is one of the most popular venues in London. The digital art collection is a particularly fascinating blend of old and new, showcasing some very impressive works within this relatively modern art form.

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Kickback in Your Hotel Room

While it might not sound like the most ‘techie’ thing to do, the rooms at the M by Montcalm offer something a little different, allowing you to stay forever connected to the digital world via our free WIFI. You can also help transform the room into your own customised oasis of calm using the in-room tablet, helping to control everything from the curtains to the lighting to ensure everything’s to your liking. For tech-lovers staying in the city, accommodation doesn’t get much better than that.

Visit the Royal Institution

Offering a heady blend of talks, lectures and events for all ages, the Royal Institution also has some particularly interesting content centred around science genius Michael Faraday and other great minds who have helped the world advance its technological capabilities over the years. There’s even a series of short courses available if you feel like delving deep into new ideas – and plenty of places to grab a snack while you look around.