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8-14 Talbot Square, London, EN, GB, W2 1TS

  • Phone: (44) 20 72626699
  • Fax: (44) 20 77233233
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»St Mary's Hospital

Established in the year 1845, St Mary's Hospital became operational in the year 1851. It is one of the last voluntary health centers to have been set up. Till the year 1998, St Mary's Hospital administered the St Mary's Hospital Medical School of the University of London. Post 1998, it collaborated with Imperial College London, and later with Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. Nobel Prize winner Alexander Fleming, noted for its penicillin discovery has been an alumni of St Mary's Hospital. Also, fourth in line to the throne, Prince Harry, was born here in the year 1984.  

Praed Street
London, W2 1NY

»Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum

In 1928 a young Scot named Alexander Fleming made a chance discovery which was to prove one of the most significant medical advances of the last century. Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum in the archives of St Mary's Hospital sits on the actual site of the laboratory where Fleming made his discovery of penicillin. It features an exhibition, a reconstruction of his working environment and a video which narrates the extraordinary story. Amazingly, the scientific community ignored Fleming's work for more than a decade before a group of chemists in Oxford came up with a way of purifying penicillin. Fleming's perseverance eventually earned him a Nobel prize, and the rest, as they say, is history.  

Praed Street
London, W2 1NY

»Great Western Railway War Memorial

Great Western Railway War Memorial pays a tribute to Great Western Railway employees who laid down their lives during World War I. The memorial's stonewook has been designed by Thomas S. Tait, a noted architect while the bronze sculpture is a work by Charles Sargeant Jagger. Viscount Churchill unveiled the monument in the year 1922 on Armistice Day. The memorial depicts a soldier. To its left is a sculpted edifice of an anchor and ropes and this depicts the navy. To its right, you can see a flying eagle, much akin to the RAF badge. 

Praed Street
London, W2 1RH

»The Rolling Bridge

An award-winning and a one of its kind structure in the whole world, the Rolling Bridge was built in 2004 as a pedestrian bridge meant to span an inlet of the Grand Union Canal at Paddington Basin. During the design stage, it was also necessary to ensure that bridge opened to allow the boat moored in the inlet to sail in and out. Thus was born this unique curling structure, the brainchild of Heatherwick Studio. The bridge opens by slowly and smoothly curling until it transforms from a conventional, straight bridge, into a circular sculpture which sits on the bank of the canal.

35 North Wharf Road
London, W2 1PE

»Swan Inn

A happening pub by the Bayswater Road, the Swan Inn dates back to many centuries. It was first called Saracen’s Head, as per sources. It’s a popular spot with tourists and passers by. Run by Fuller’s Brewery it was a favorite joint of stage coaches en route to London. The pub offers various home-cooked meals, storming up gastronomical sensations everyday. The cask ales are one Swan Inn’s specialty. Check website for more information on this historical place serving in the contemporary style.

66 Bayswater Road
London, W2 3PH

»Italian Gardens

These regal water garden is located in Kensington Gardens and were created as a gift from Prince Albert to his wife Queen Victoria.

off Bayswater Road
London, W2 3PH

»Peter Pan Statue

In a shady grove by the Long Water in Kensington Gardens stands a statue of one of English literature's favorite characters, Peter Pan. He is balanced in bronze on a stylized tree stump, accompanied by fairies, mice, rabbits and squirrels. Commissioned by his creator, JM Barrie, in 1912, and erected under the cover of darkness on 1st of May of the same year, this beautiful statue has been popular with visitors ever since. The Kensington Gardens Office can be reached at +44 300 061 2000 for any queries.

Bayswater Road
London, W2 2UH

»The Arch by Henry Moore

This modern arch sculpture by artist Henry Moore is one of Kensington Garden's hidden gems after being moved to its original Garden location in 1996.

North Bank of the Long Water
London, W2

»London's Smallest House

London's Smallest House has seen a lot since its inception in 1805. Crammed between two buildings, this tiny house was nearly destroyed by bombs in 1941 and is now a part of the Tyburn Convent which is located nearby. It is more of an alley from the front door to the first floor and doesn't have much room for anything else except a small bathroom. Mr Lewis Grant Wallace was its only tenant.

10 Hyde Park Place
London, SW1A 1LN

»The Long Water

Hyde Park's beautiful recreational lake, The Long Water was created at the orders of Queen Caroline in the year 1730. The Long Water is the narrow and long west half of this lake, called Serpentine. Five fountains flank the lake's northern end. These fountains feature classical sculpture and statuary and this area is called Italian Gardens. George Frampton has designed the bronze Peter Pan sculpture on The Long Water's western bank, which is hidden deliberately in vegetation. The Long Water is also a bird sanctuary and has significant populations of the breeding waterfowl.

West Carriage Drive
London, W2 2UH

»West London Synagogue

The West London Synagogue opens its doors to one and all, to engage in the activities of the Jewish community. The synagogue plays hosts to various cultural programs that can help promote Jewish culture as well as strengthen community bonds. Their worship service is filled with music which can be enjoyed by people of all faiths and various communities. This place also hosts the Open Arts Cafe: a monthly event that nurture creativity in the community. Check the website for latest updates.

33 Seymour Place
London, W1H 5AU

»Norwegian War Memorial

This memorial is dedicated to Britain and its troops from the Norwegian Navy as a thank you for their support during World War II.

off Serpentine Road & West Carriage Drive
London, W2 2UH
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