Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum  

 
 
ADDRESS
St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, Praed Street, London W2 1NY
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Thu 10:00-13:00 | Other times by appointment | Closed public holidays
 
PRICES
£2 (Adults), £1 (Concs, 5-16s), Free (Under 5s)
 

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Alexander Fleming Laboratory MuseumVisit this surprisingly humble laboratory in which Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin. Now restored to the musty, dusty cramped conditions of September 1928, visitors can retrace the unforeseen emergence of a life-saving drug that changed the course of medical history.

A colourful collection of displays and videos retell his discovery. The reconstructed lab is both poignant and hugely authentic, peppered with old-fashioned scientific equipment and furnishings. The museum was opened in 1993 by St Mary’s NHS Trust and is a worthwhile, thought-provoking journey off the beaten track of London’s more customary attractions.

 

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Paddington Tube Station
 
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6 minutes walk
 
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Paddington Railway Station
 
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Marylebone Railway Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
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6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Paddington Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £110  36% off
Praed street, W2 | 2 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Originally built in 1854 - and thoroughly modernised in 2002 and again in 2012 - the Hilton London Paddington is a grand Victorian hotel that's certainly ... More
 
 
 
Hotel Indigo London Paddington
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £95  40% off
16 London Street, W2 | 2 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Bright carpets, coloured glass and funky décor help create a warm welcome at this brand new hotel three minutes walk from Paddington - a useful transport ... More
 
 
 
Norfolk Towers Paddington
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £69  24% off
34 Norfolk Place, W2 | 2 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Fully refurbished in 2014 and a few minutes walk of Hyde Park, this budget hotel is in a great location to explore sights and attractions. The ... More
 
 
 
 
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Museum of Instruments
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal College of Music Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 24 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
The RCM Museum of Instruments was started in 1894 with a donation from Sir George Donaldson. Today it features over six hundred instruments, some of which ... More
 
 
 
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Handel & Hendrix in London
London > Attractions > Museums
25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 24 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Handel & Hendrix in London, a beautifully restored Georgian house in Mayfair, is where the baroque composer George Frideric Handel lived from 1723 until his death ... More
 
 
 
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RIBA Gallery
London > Attractions > Museums
66 Portland Place, Fitzrovia, London W1B | 25 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Opened in 2014, the RIBA Gallery - housed in the Royal Institute of British Architecture - was created by six of the ... More
 
 
 
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Merchant Square
London > Attractions >
W2 | 4 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
A modern development at the heart of Paddington's waterways, Merchant Square is home to shops, restaurants and businesses as ... More
 
 
 
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Subway Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 Edgware Road Subway, Bayswater, London W2 | 5 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Take the pedestrian subway below Edgware Road and Harrow Road and you'll come across a hidden corner of culture in the Subway Gallery. Situated under landmarks ... More
 
 
 
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Paddington Central
London > Attractions >
1A Sheldon Square, W2 | 5 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
A peaceful canal-side new development within walking distance of Paddington Station and Marble Arch, Paddington Central is an 11 acre site, home to big ... More
 
 
 
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Gladiators
London > Events > Sporting Events  Dates: Thursday 14th September 2017
Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum, London, W2 | 4 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Reviving the '90s TV show Gladiators comes to Merchant Square for one day only, challenging you and your friends to 'hang tough' like Jet, Hunter, Wolf ...More
 
 
 
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A Still Life By Chardin
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 12th July to 26th August 2017 - Various Times
Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum, 52-54 Bell Street, NW1 | 7 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Works in a variety of media, exploring the contemporary legacy of the ill-fated Parisian artist, by Audrey Barker, Hanne Darboven, Moyra Davey, Jef Geys, Dan Graham, ...More
 
 
 
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Santiago Sierra
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th July to 26th August 2017 - Various Times
Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum, 52-54 Bell Street, NW1 | 7 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
The provocative artist, known for his politically and socially charged work, presents a solo exhibition featuring a large-scale, site-specific installation....More
 
 
 
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Puppet Theatre Barge
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Opp 35 Blomfield Road, W9 | 10 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
For a completely different kind of theatre experience, hop on board the Puppet Theatre Barge. Launched in 1982, this floating puppet theatre has 50 seats and ... More
 
 
 
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Cockpit Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Gateforth Street, Marylebone, London NW8 | 11 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
A vibrant fringe theatre in Marylebone, the Cockpit Theatre was designed by Edward Mendelsohn and built in 1969-70. Notable as London's first purpose-built theatre in-the-round since ... More
 
 
 
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Marble Arch Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Marble Arch, W1C | 14 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Underbelly Productions, in association with Cameron Mackintosh, presents a pop-up theatre in Marble Arch, specifically ... More
 
 
 
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The Dresser
London > Shopping > Clothing
10 Porchester Place, Bayswater, London W2 | 8 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Eric Clapton regularly donates his clothes to The Dresser. That should give you an idea of the stylish second hand gear available here. High end designer ... More
 
 
 
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Markus Coffee Company
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
13 Connaught Street, Bayswater, London W2 | 8 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Huge sacks brimming over with coffee beans of every different variety decorate the floorboards of this historic establishment. Savour the smells of freshly roasted and ground ... More
 
 
 
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ME & EM
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
21 Connaught Street, Bayswater, London W2 | 8 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Tatler loves this place, Vogue calls them "the loungewear wizards", and Nicola Formby wishes she'd known about ME & EM (previously called the Pyjama Room) when ... More
 
 
 
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Nando's
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
63 Westbourne Grove, Paddington, London W2 | 1 minute from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
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Kioskafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
31 Norfolk Place, W2 | 1 minute from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Inspired by the city-street kiosks of Europe, this small space from Monocle sells 300 newspapers and magazines from around the globe, Allpress coffee and a small ... More
 
 
 
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The Frontline Club
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
13 Norfolk Place, Paddington, Paddington, London W2 | 1 minute from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
The Frontline gets its name from it's attachment to the club above it, formed to support those serving on the frontline, whether through journalism, the diplomatic ... More
 
 
 
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 15 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
 
 
 
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La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 19 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
The Caldesi family first set up a cooking school in Giancarlo's native Tuscany. His 'Return to Tuscany' was captured by BBC cameras and dished up on ... More
 
 
 
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 23 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
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Floating Pocket Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Merchant Square, Paddington, W2 | 3 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
A floating park in the Paddington Basin brings a beautiful green space to a forgotten section of the ... More
 
 
 
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Hyde Park Stables
London > Leisure > Activities
63 Bathurst Mews, Paddington, London W2 | 8 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Hop on a steed and trot your way through one of London's most central parks, courtesy of those lovely equestrian types at Hyde Park Stables. The ... More
 
 
 
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The Landmark Spa & Health Club
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Landmark Hotel, 222 Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London NW1 | 11 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
The spa in the basement of the Landmark London hotel is small but spoiling with luxury ESPA treatments and the use of the 15-metre swimming pool. ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10a Strathearn Place, Paddington, London W2 | 6 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
High up on a wall, behind the counter of this opulent, smart Victorian pub is a clock dated 1864. A framed copy of the Sun newspaper ... More
 
 
 
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The Green Man
London > Nightlife > Pubs
308 Edgware Road, W2 | 6 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Taking previously run down neighbourhood pubs and preserving them by adding backpacker hostels to the upper floors, PubLove operates six leased pubs across London. The ... More
 
 
 
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The Windsor Castle
London > Nightlife > Pubs
27-29 Crawford Place, Marylebone, London W1H | 7 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Certainly one of the oddest and most patriotic pubs in London, The Windsor Castle is more a museum to the essence of old-fashioned Englishness than a ... More
 
 
 
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The Dog House
London > Nightlife > Bars
62 Seymour Street , W1H | 11 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Located beneath Italian restaurant Bernardi's . The Dog House is a playful basement cocktail bar that serves classic and modern Italian cocktails as well as Negroni, ... More
 
 
 
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Westbourne House
London > Nightlife > Bars
65 Westbourne Grove, Bayswater, London W2 | 15 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Boasting an elegant design, this large venue is a popular place for perusing the long and imaginative cocktail list. Westbourne House is more of a bar ... More
 
 
 
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Sisu
London > Nightlife > Bars
535 Oxford Street, W1C | 15 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
A rooftop where you can get Negronis on tap in Scandinavian-inspired surrounds, Sisu takes over the fourth floor spot overlooking Oxford Street where Notch popped ... More
 
 
 
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The Wallace Collection
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London W1U | 18 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
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Kensington Palace
London > Business > Venue Hire
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | 20 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 1040 people.... More
 
 
 
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Royal Geographical Society
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 21 minutes from Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 1034 people.... More
 
 
 
 
 

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