If (like me) you pretend to be a grown-up even though dinosaurs still fascinate you, if you’re a natural sciences geek, or even a Darwinist, you will certainly feel at home in the Natural History Museum.
The Natural History Museum is located in South Kensington, minutes away from the V&A, and like in every other national museum in London its entrance is free. The architecture of the building itself is both imposing and intriguing (although I won’t guarantee that it is of good taste). Before entering, check out the pterodactyl gargoyles on the front of the museum:
The principal attraction of this huge museum (walking around it takes a couple of hours) is without contest the life-size dinosaurs reproduction. The diplodocus displayed in the main hall is particularly massive:
Then, the numerous rooms, filled with stuffed animals, introduce the visitor to the different forms of life on earth, see and air. The marine room with its blue whale reproduction is particularly worth a look. The stuffed elephant is also one of my favourites.
This museum also shows extinct species (there’s even a stuffed dodo!) and weird things that, I think, are meant to educate the audience, but end up being quite disgusting, such as this bird dissection.
Nearest Tube: South Kensington