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Friday, 19 December 2014

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Ripley's Believe It or Not! London

Ripley's Believe It or Not! London Entry from £12.95 (Up to 52% Off) - View Details

Three-Course Italian Meal

Three-Course Dinner, Park Lane

Three-Course Italian Meal With Aperitifs For Two for £39 at Citrus Restaurant, The Park Lane Hotel (Up to 59% Off) - View Details

The Brasserie at The Grosvenor

Afternoon Tea, Grosvenor Hotel

The Brasserie at The Grosvenor Hotel: Afternoon Tea For Two (£19) With Champagne (from £25) (Up to 67% Off) - View Details

£26 for an afternoon tea for 2 with bubbly Elena's L'Etoile

When it comes to lunching in the city, the overwhelming choice can become a bit much. But with today's deal, you can make a great decision, and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea with bubbly at one of the capital's most exciting hotspots...
For just £26, you and a loved one can enjoy a traditional afternoon tea. Enjoy your tiers of finger sandwhiches, mini cakes, scones, pastries and more! Then, wash it down with some tea or bubbly. Sit back and enjoy peerless cuisine, elegant surroundings and friendly service in the heart of Fitzrovia.
Ham Sandwich with Grain Mustard Mayonnaise on White Bread
Scottish Smoked Salmon with Lemon Butter on Rye Bread
Cucumber, Dill and Cream Cheese Roll
Chicken on a Puff Pastry
Duo of Plain and Raisin Scones with Baked Clotted Cream and Strawberry Preserve
Fruit Tart
Bird Nest Meringue with Cream and Strawberries
Chocolate Éclair
White Chocolate Mousse
*Valid Mon- Sun 12:30-17:30. Bookings are being taken from the 15/1/15

£19 for 6 cocktails at GC Soho

GC Soho offers a posh and luxurious setting for guests coming to indulge in some of the simple pleasures of life. A great place for drinks after work, or a meeting place with great company, GC Soho has something special in store for you every night of the week!  View Offer

Massimo Restaurant & Bar, Trafalgar Square

Massimo Restaurant & Bar, Trafalgar Square

3 courses & a glass of Prosecco
£30 per person

Massimo Restaurant & Bar

A simply stunning setting in the 5-star Corinthia Hotel London,Massimo Restaurant & Bar serves refined Italian cuisine. Complement the clean, fresh flavours of your dishes with a Prosecco from the bar, and sample dishes like hand-rolled spaghetti with cod ragu, or roast chicken breast with seasonal vegetables.

Marvel at the majestic interior by award-winning David Collins, filled with suspended glass globes, shimmering marble and rich mahogany surfaces. A glorious retreat in one of London’s most popular areas, Massimo Restaurant & Bar sits 3 minutes’ walk from Embankment Tube Station.
4.2 (based on 103 reviews)
“We booked the £30 set menu deal. It was incredible. Enter and you will receive world class customer service. The glass of prosecco was outstanding…”
Dipesh Patel from London
Sample Menu

A glass of Prosecco on arrival


Pumpkin with burrata cheese & roasted hazelnuts (N)

Homemade spaghetti with cod ragu

Main Courses

Tubular pasta with tomato, mozzarella & basil (G)

Fish stew

Roast breast of chicken with seasonal vegetables


Tiramisu (G)

Fruit carpaccio with lavender panna cotta

Terms and Conditions
Available lunch & dinner Mon - Sat until the 19th March 2015, subject to availability. This offer is not available 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st December 2014 & 1st January 2015. Dishes from a set menu and subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Christmas for families at the Museum of London

hat's on for families this Christmas? 
Step back in time to meet Santa in a traditional grotto in the Museum of London's Victorian Walk or in the Museum of London Dockland's Sailortown.
More holiday highlights
Dickens' A Christmas Carol

The classic London story comes to life in this free family-friendly production on 29 & 30 December at the Museum of London.

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Festive fun at Museum of London Docklands

Find out what sneaky stories a 212 year old building holds with crafting, storytelling, drama and art workshops from 20 December to 3 January.

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Curious cases and code breaking at Christmas

London is full of mysteries. Join us for free activities inspired by Sherlock Holmes from 27 December to 4 January at the Museum of London.

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A Bear Called Paddington continues

Catch our small exhibition at the Museum of London celebrating the beloved bear and the ways his story has been told, from first edition to the latest film.

Partner promotion
Potted Sherlock!

All sixty Sherlock Holmes stories retold in eighty elementary minutes! This delicious romp through the canon of Arthur Conan Doyle is fabulous fun for the whole family. Playing at the Vaudeville Theatre from 8 December - 11 January 2015.

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Today's London Picture Gallery - 19/12/2014

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Wonderland rides...
Photo: Wonderland rides...

Royal Albert Memorial in Kensington Garden...
Photo: Royal Albert Memorial in Kensington Garden...

Winter of lights
Photo: Winter of lights

warm colors of London sunset...

Great silhouette of major London's landmarks!
Photo by Megan
Photo: Great silhouette of major London's landmarks!
Photo by Megan

London scenery! #Brixton #sunrise
Photo: London scenery! #Brixton #sunrise

London Foreign Currency Exchange Rates 19/12/2014

Today's Foreign Currency Exchange Rates - Central London Bureau De Change
Photo: Awesome view of Big Ben from Trafalgar Square! #sunset
Photo by Ruth V. Kakogiannos

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Museum of Brands - Make your Christmas Merrier, with a trip to the Museum

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We'd like to wish all of our followers a wonderful festive season. Why not come down and discover Christmases past? See our displays of toys and edible treats through the ages. During the holidays our opening hours change slightly, here they are for your convenience. We hope to see you soon...
Monday 22nd December, 11am - 5pm
Tuesday 23rd December, 11am - 5pm
Saturday 27th December, 11am - 5pm
Sunday 28th December, 11am - 5pm
Monday 29th December, 11am - 5pm
Tuesday 30th December, 11am - 5pm
Wednesday 31st December, 11am - 5pm
Friday 2nd January, 10am - 6pm
Normal hours resume…

NEW Annual Ticket

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new Annual Ticket. The new ticket will offer the opportunity to visit the Museum’s extensive consumer history collection with unlimited access for a twelve month period, from the date of purchase. It makes an ideal gift for anyone with an interest in design, history, advertising and marketing. Email Us to purchase one today.
Last Minute Christmas Gifts 
You’ll find some amazing Christmas gifts in our Museum Shop this December!!!
Pop by this weekend to stock up on those last minute stocking fillers. With retro and Christmas inspired gifts you can select from branded souvenirs, vintage replicas and many other fun items. You can combine your visit with a hot drink and mince pie from our café and a visit to the Museum collection.

NEW Prices for 2015

Our admission prices are changing! As a small independent museum with charitable status, the majority of our funding comes from admissions. To ensure we can further the work of the Museum in the coming years, we are changing our admissions costs on 1 January 2015. We look forward to welcoming you to the Museum soon. Find out more.

Serpentine Galleries - Season's Greetings from the Serpentine

British Museum - What's on for families this winter

What’s on for families at the British Museum

Christmas holidays

This month the Museum takes a starring role in the film Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, which was filmed on location at the British Museum, and is in cinemas from 19 December. To celebrate the release, you can explore the Museum with this new free app. This Christmas break there’s so much to enjoy at the Museum including special exhibitions and events. Under 16s go free to all exhibitions and kids also eat free in our Gallery Café. Plus, be inspired by German street art in our holiday drop-in activities in the Samsung Centre. The Museum is closed 24–26 December and 1 January. Find out more about planning your visit to the Museum including the huge range of free trails and backpacks available at the Families Desk in the Great Court.

Special exhibitions

Under 16s go free to all of the Museum’s special exhibitions but require you to book a free ticket. Family exhibition guides are available, full of fun ways to explore.
Explore a golden age in China’s history when the Ming dynasty emperors sent ships as far as India, Arabia and East Africa. Many of the spectacular objects on display have only been excavated in the past ten years and have never been seen outside China.
Supported by BP
Now extended until 19 Apr 2015
Using the latest technology, this exhibition reveals hidden secrets to build up a picture of the lives of eight people who lived in ancient Egypt and Sudan.
Sponsored by Julius Baer
Technology partner Samsung
Until 25 Jan 2015
This exhibition examines 600 years of German history in the context of the fall of the Berlin Wall – from art by Dürer and Baselitz to Meissen porcelain, Bauhaus design and even a VW Beetle!
Sponsored by Betsy and Jack Ryan

20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31 Dec
2, 3 & 4 Jan, 11.00–16.00
Be inspired by German art and design in this digital workshop and create your own ‘street art’ – a piece of digital graffiti or design your own VW Beetle. Suitable for ages 5+
Free, just drop in
Sat 10 Jan, 11.00–16.00
Use mobile devices to explore the Egyptian galleries and learn more about preparing for the afterlife. Can you collect everything you need for the perfect afterlife?
Free, just drop in
You can enjoy free workshops for families and young people every weekend in the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre.
Under 5s and their parents and carers can discover the Museum’s collection together through playful and multisensory activities.
Thu 29 Jan, 12.30–14.00
Come and join us for a gallery based session all about Korea. A relaxed chance for under 5s and their carers to explore, touch, listen to, look at and smell Korean culture. Stay for as long as you want as we investigate bowls, scrolls and boxes!
Free, just drop in
With this new under 5s backpack, take Alfred the lion on a trip around the Museum, discover and explore using light, colours, sound and texture. The backpack can be used in any area of the Museum so you can create your own unique adventure.
Available free from the Families Desk in the Great Court (weekends and Camden school holidays 10.30–15.00).

Science Museum - Exciting new exhibition inspiring future engineers

Engineer Your Future - now open!
We were honoured that HRH The Prince of Wales visited the Museum yesterday to officially open our new exhibition Engineer Your Future.

Visit to put your problem solving skills to the test and be inspired by engineering with fun interactive gaming and digital experiences that bring to life the skills engineers use every day.

Come face-to-face with real objects from the cutting-edge engineering that’s changing the world we live in and explore fascinating stories from women and men who work in the field today.
Download and play
Today's engineers
Rugged Rovers 

Check out our brand new game created especially for the exhibition! Can your rover jump gaping canyons and cross treacherous boulder fields? See if you can solve the problems of crossing a challenging alien landscape.

Compete against your friends at the Museum, play onlineor download to play on the go!
Meet the engineers who are shaping our world

Explore our selection of engineers’ profiles to discover different options in engineering careers – from fuelling the future to creating movie visual effects.
Take a look at our hand-picked links for information, activities and guidance that will help you discover more about engineering. Get inspired with some interactive activities, or find out how to kick-start a career in engineering.

This Christmas...
Visit over the holiday season to enjoy our daily programme of festive activities and events...
IMAX Theatre
Interactive show
Mysteries of the Unseen World 

Did you know 32 million bacteria cover every square inch of our skin? See them up close in our 3D IMAX film, which allows you to see things that are too fast, too slow, too small or invisible to the naked eye.

Watch the trailer >>
Festive Physics

Find out how reindeers fly, why you might not like Brussels sprouts and what makes crackers crack.

All this and much more in this funny and exciting Christmas show.
Snow and Tell

Come along and get crafty! Use your skills to make a unique snowflake to take home with you.

Discover cool snow facts and take part in our snowflake-making challenge. 
Science Museum Store at Bluewater 

Visit our Store at Bluewater to get your hands on an amazing range of gifts and gadgets. We'll be running free science demos throughout the day to keep the kids entertained. Open until 31 December.
Science Night

Give the perfect Christmas gift for a science fan with our special overnight event for 7-13 year olds featuring exciting hands-on workshops, science shows, and a sleepover among the amazing exhibits, followed by a tasty breakfast and a breath-taking film in our IMAX Theatre.

Now booking!