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Information AgeA major permanent gallery on the second floor of the Science Museum, open on 25th October 2014, Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World is the biggest and most ambitious gallery within the museum and features over 800 objects. Divided into six zones, each representing a different information and communication technology network, Information Age includes many remarkable objects and tells the stories behind them. Here you'll find Thomson's original galvanometer used to receive the first telegraph messages sent across the Atlantic between President Buchanan and Queen Victoria in 1858; the original Marconi radio transmitter that made the first public broadcast in 1922 with the famous words 'This is 2LO calling', announcing the arrival of the BBC and the birth of British broadcasting; and two of the world's fastest supercomputers from the 1960s.

 

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Paddington Railway Station
 
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Union Car Parks
 
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Chelsea Cloisters Pure Parking
 
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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £177  33% off
13 Harrington Road, SW7 | 4 minutes from Information Age
With 33 open plan, one, two and three bedroom apartments, Cheval Harrington Court offers exceptional home living within the heart of South Kensington. The newly refurbished ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  41% off
41 Queen's Gate Gardens, SW7 | 4 minutes from Information Age
Ideally located in London's affluent and fashionable Kensington area, the Grange Strathmore Hotel is an elegantly restored London townhouse, combining Victorian splendour with modern day luxury. ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  22% off
68-86 Cromwell Road, SW7 | 5 minutes from Information Age
Formerly home to the Vanderbilt family, this grand Victorian townhouse with an imposing frontage is now part of the Radisson brand. Located on the bustling Cromwell ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Museums nearest Information Age

Nearest to Information Age
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Science Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Information Age
The Science Museum in South Kensington houses one of the most comprehensive collections looking at the development of science and industry, and it is all done ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | Same location as Information Age
Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery is the Science Museum 's most ambitious interactive gallery to date. Open from October 2016, the £6 million gallery ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Natural History Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Information Age
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Information Age
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Mathematics: The Winton Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | Same location as Information Age
The Science Museum 's new gallery, Mathematics: The Winton Gallery , puts the spotlight on a subject often perceived as dry, complex ... More
 
 
 
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V&A Exhibition Road Quarter
London > Attractions > Sights
V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 3 minutes from Information Age
A new purpose-built underground gallery, magnificent courtyard space and a new entrance from Exhibition Road on the west side of the Victoria and Albert Museum are ... More
 
 
 
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Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Information Age
Built in 1884, in the Italianate Baroque style, the Brompton Oratory is an exact imitation of the Church of the Gesu in Rome and sports some ... More
 
 
 
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th October 2017 to 9th September 2018
Information Age, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Information Age
The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is a highlight of the year at the Natural History Museum, consistently showing fresh perspectives on animals, insects, ...More
 
 
 
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Sensational Butterflies
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 29th March to 16th September 2018
Information Age, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Information Age
From chomping caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Natural History Museum comes alive at summer with the arrival of the tropical butterfly house on the museum lawn. ...More
 
 
 
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Prom 54: Ivan Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra (I)
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 22nd August 2018 - 7.30pm
Information Age, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 5 minutes from Information Age
Ivan Fischer conducts the Budapest Festival Orchestra, with soprano Anna Lucia Richter, to perform Enescu's Suite No 1 - Prelude A L'unisson, Bartok's Music For Strings, ...More
 
 
 
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Near Information Age
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Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Information Age
The huge IMAX screen - ten times bigger than the average screen - at the Science Museum is one of the few places in London where ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Information Age
The Royal College of Music is the school where Gustav Hoilst, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Benjamin Britten, James Galway, Joan Sutherland and Ralph Vaughan Williams learnt their ... More
 
 
 
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Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Information Age
The Cine Lumiere is a shining beacon for all fans of European and World cinema. Attached to the Institut Francais, its programme is varied and intelligent, ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Information Age

The best shops and markets near Information Age
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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Information Age
In true French style, this chic cheese shop piles its wares high and stinking, with no fridges, or glass barriers to stop customers getting in for ... More
 
 
 
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Gilding the Lily
London > Shopping > Florists
Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Information Age
Superior florist directly opposite South Kensington Tube Station. They sell flowers to the great and good of this area and as you might expect, this means ... More
 
 
 
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Moxon's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 Bute Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Information Age
Fishmonger Robin Moxon is regarded as one of the best suppliers of fish in London and is all too familiar with early morning trips to Billingsgate ... More
 
 
 
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T.rex Grill
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 1 minute from Information Age
The Natural History Museum invites visitors to dine with the dinosaurs at its new restaurant, T.rex Grill. Located in the museum's Fossil Way, the new ... More
 
 
 
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Ognisko Polskie
London > Restaurants > Eastern European restaurants
55 Prince's Gate, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Information Age
Polish cuisine. Booking advised. Separate room for parties. Tables on patio. Dress smart casual. ... More
 
 
 
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Dorsia - London
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Information Age
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Information Age
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Information Age
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
 
 
 
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 16 minutes from Information Age
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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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Information Age
Downstairs from LA Fitness (keep going past the people who look like they're about to die on the running machines) you'll find G-Spa. A world away ... More
 
 
 
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Space NK
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
40 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 13 minutes from Information Age
The Knightsbrige branch of Space NK in Hans Crescent, right next to Harrods, is especially appealing - not only does it sell desirable toiletries, chic ... More
 
 
 
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London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 14 minutes from Information Age
An excellent members archery club that shoots in the grounds of Kensington Palace in summer and in Pimlico in winter. Archery is a totally satisfying sport, ... More
 
 
 
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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Information Age
Bar ... More
 
 
 
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The Duke of Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
148 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW5 | 10 minutes from Information Age
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 10 minutes from Information Age
Affectionately referred to as "the Cod", this Knightsbridge boozer-come-gastropub has acquired a reputation for serving high quality, modern food in no-fuss, sleek surroundings. If you do ... More
 
 
 
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Information Age clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 6 minutes from Information Age
The guys behind Boujis, Raffles and Mahiki - Jake Parkinson-Smith, Carlo Carello, Piers Adam and Fraser Carruthers - offer a party place ... More
 
 
 
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 10 minutes from Information Age
Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ... More
 
 
 
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Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 12 minutes from Information Age
Opposite Kensington Palace, an area not known for its nightlife, Hyde Kensington cocktail bar has a drinks list by world ... More
 
 
 
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Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Information Age
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Information Age
Conference facilities can accommodate for up to 2450 people.... More
 
 
 
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The Great Hall, Imperial College
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Information Age
One of London's largest academic venues, the Imperial College London has a portfolio of more than 200 meeting and seminar rooms. Its largest conference room, The ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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IVF: 6 Million Babies Later
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Exhibitions | Until 2nd November 2018 

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The Science Museum celebrates 40 years of IVF with its major new exhibition, IVF: 6 Million Babies Later. Exploring the ...More

 
Superbugs: The Fight For Our Lives
Superbugs: The Fight For Our Lives
Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2019 

Science Museum

We don't mean to scare you but superbugs kill close to 700,000 people a year globally. In free exhibition Superbugs: ...More

 
Life in the Dark
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Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Natural History Museum 1 minute walk from Information Age

A new exhibition at the Natural History Museum, Life in the Dark explores how different breeds of animals thrive without ...More

 
Sensational Butterflies
Sensational Butterflies
Kids Events | Until 16th September 2018 

Natural History Museum 1 minute walk from Information Age

From chomping caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Natural History Museum comes alive at summer with the arrival of the tropical ...More

 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017
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Exhibitions | Until 9th September 2018 

Natural History Museum 1 minute walk from Information Age

The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is a highlight of the year at the Natural History Museum, consistently ...More

 
Fashioned From Nature
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Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2019 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 3 minutes walk from Information Age

The latest in a series of major fashion exhibitions at the V&A, Fashioned from Nature looks at the complex relationship ...More

 
The Future Starts Here
The Future Starts Here
Exhibitions | Until 4th November 2018 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 3 minutes walk from Information Age

A blockbuster spring exhibition, The Future Starts Here sees the V&A look at the power of design in the making ...More

 
Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up
Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up
Exhibitions | Until 4th November 2018 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 3 minutes walk from Information Age

The Victoria and Albert Museum's major fashion exhibition for 2018 puts the spotlight on Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and her ...More

 
Prom 54: Ivan Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra (I)
Concerts | On 22nd August 2018 

Royal Albert Hall 5 minutes walk from Information Age

Ivan Fischer conducts the Budapest Festival Orchestra, with soprano Anna Lucia Richter, to perform Enescu's Suite No 1 - Prelude ...More

Tomma Abts
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Exhibitions | Until 8th September 2018 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 10 minutes walk from Information Age

Acrylic and oil paintings from the 2006 Turner Prize winner....More

 

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