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ExtremesThe Horniman Museum's latest exhibitions takes visitors on an expedition to see how animals and plants survive in extreme heat, cold, dryness and constant darkness or with little oxygen. Extremes features some of the animals that live in these environments and allows the visitors to see films that make them shiver, feel the air-conditioning inside the ostrich's beak, try to keep up with the drinking speed of a camel or see how much fat they have compared with a seal. It mixes hands-on experiences including games and experiments, with films and taxidermy animal specimens.

About Horniman Museum

Victorian tea trader Frederick John Horniman collected specimens and artefacts from his travels around the world in the 1860's. His personal collection became the foundation of the Horniman Museum, which is now housed in a Charles Harrison Townsend-designed building. Horniman's original collection included natural history specimens, cultural artefacts and musical instruments. More about Horniman Museum

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Entertainment near Extremes

Near Extremes
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bussey Building
London > Entertainment >
133 Rye Lane, SE15 | 2 miles from Extremes
Once an industrial powerhouse, one of the premier cricket bat makers in the country and an air raid shelter during the Second World War, the historic ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Peckham Levels
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Levels 1 to 6 Peckham Town Centre Car Park, 95A Rye Lane, SE15 | 2 miles from Extremes
Previously a disused car park, ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jack Studio Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
410 Brockley Road, SE4 | 25 minutes from Extremes
The Jack Studio Theatre (formerly known as Brockley Jack Theatre) is a welcoming 50-seat fringe theatre in Brockley - so welcoming that it won the public ... More
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Sights and Attractions near Extremes

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Extremes
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Horniman Museum
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
100 London Road, SE23 | Same location as Extremes
Victorian tea trader Frederick John Horniman collected specimens and artefacts from his travels around the world in the 1860's. His personal collection became the foundation of ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Horniman Aquarium
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 | Same location as Extremes
The basement aquarium at The Horniman follows a long history of marine life at the museum. Sealife has been on display here since 1903 when the ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Gallery Road, Dulwich Village, SE21 | 23 minutes from Extremes
Designed by London architect Sir John Soane in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world's first purpose-built art gallery and holds one of the most celebrated ... More
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Shopping near Extremes

The best shops and markets near Extremes
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rye Books
London > Shopping > Books
45 Upland Road, SE22 | 23 minutes from Extremes
Lovely local independent bookshop in East Dulwich Rye Books sells fiction, children's books, art and design, and tomes on travel as well as hard-to-find books, gifts ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Moxon's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
149 Lordship Lane, SE22 | 24 minutes from Extremes
This East Dulwich branch of Moxon's fishmongers in Lordship Lane is a friendly shop stocking ethically sourced fish and is regarded as one of the best ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hope and Greenwood
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
20 Northcross Road, SE22 | 24 minutes from Extremes
Excellent ice cream in the summer and a delicious-looking Christmas window in the winter are the kind of thing that make this candy shop a special ... More
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Restaurants near Extremes

What are the best dining options near Extremes London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barcelona Tapas Bar y Restaurante
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
481 Lordship Lane, Dulwich, SE22 | 7 minutes from Extremes
Spanish cuisine. ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Herne Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Forest Hill Road, East Dulwich, SE22 | 16 minutes from Extremes
Sister pub to The Palmerston on Lordship Lane, The Herne Tavern is quite a different offering and is ideally suited to families with its large outdoor ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Babur Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
119 Brockley Rise, Forest Hill, SE23 | 18 minutes from Extremes
North Indian cuisine. Booking advised on weekends. ... More
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Education near Extremes

Near Extremes
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Music Everything Ltd
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Parchmore Place, CR7 | 3.1 miles from Extremes
This popular, affordable music school delivers short and intensive part time courses in music production/technology, sound engineering, vocal techniques and keyboard/guitar/dj skills. They also have studios to ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 3.3 miles from Extremes
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wine and Food Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 3.6 miles from Extremes
It's kind of an evening class, kind of a dinner party... Led by FHM's Kenneth Harry Putt, the WFA wine appreciation classes are based around tasting ... More
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Leisure near Extremes

Extremes gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Peckham Rye Common
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Peckham Rye, SE15 | 27 minutes from Extremes
Peckham Rye combines the Park and Common providing a large green space for sports, sun bathing, families and ducks. Notable aspects include ornamental gardens - ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Crystal Palace Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Thicket Road, Penge, SE20 | 28 minutes from Extremes
Although Sir Joseph Paxton's Crystal Palace - first erected in Hyde Park for the Great Exhibition of 1851 and moved here a couple of years ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Herne Hill Velodrome
London > Leisure >
Burbage Road, SE24 | 29 minutes from Extremes
One of the oldest cycling tracks in the world, the Herne Hill Velodrome was built way back in 1891 and still hosts regular training for local ... More
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Pubs near Extremes

The best pubs near London Extremes.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wood House
London > Nightlife > Pubs
39 Sydenham Hill, SE26 | 15 minutes from Extremes
Located in Dulwich, just next to Sydenham Woods, The Wood House emerged from a major revamp in 2015 with a conservatory-style ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Herne Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Forest Hill Road, East Dulwich, SE22 | 16 minutes from Extremes
Sister pub to The Palmerston on Lordship Lane, The Herne Tavern is quite a different offering and is ideally suited to families with its large outdoor ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Crown & Greyhound
London > Nightlife > Pubs
73 Dulwich Village, SE21 | 23 minutes from Extremes
The Crown & Greyhound in Dulwich Village (also known as 'The Dog') is a large pub - really, it's an amalgamation of two: The Crown and ... More
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Nightlife near Extremes

Extremes clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Champagne + Fromage
London > Nightlife > Bars
10-11 Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 2.7 miles from Extremes
Expanding from their Covent Garden shop into Brixton, Champagne & Fromage, the venture owned by French Bubbles founders, Maud Fierobe and Stefano Frigerio, can be found ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brixton Beach
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Popes Road, Brixton, SW9 | 2.7 miles from Extremes
Each summer, Londoners can enjoy the charms of the seaside without leaving the city at the rooftop Brixton Beach . I nspired by the ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ritzy Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
Brixton Oval, Brixton, London SW2 | 2.7 miles from Extremes
This funky little jazz bar is one of South London's hidden delights. Don't worry about the depressingly empty pub section you can see from the street. ... More
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Meeting venue hire near Extremes

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Extremes.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Laban
London > Business > Venue Hire
Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 3.1 miles from Extremes
Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron went for a shimmering, plastic-clad building when tasked with designing the Laban building, a place where excellence in contemporary ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Old Royal Naval College
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 3.6 miles from Extremes
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gallery Road, SE21 | 23 minutes from Extremes
Designed by London architect Sir John Soane in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world's first purpose-built art gallery and holds one of the most celebrated ... More

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