Otherwise known as “the wall of tragic heroes” is on the list of secrets in things to see in London. The Victorian memorial was created in 1900 by George Frederic Watts in honor to the ones who died selfishly while trying to save others. In 2007 for the first time in 78 years the memorial was updated with a plaque for Leigh Pitt who died rescuing a drowning child.
Location: King Edward Street.
The Royal Institution
For more than 200 years it has been a place of science and discovery. 14 Nobel Prize wins came from inside its walls as well as the discovery of ten chemical elements. The careers of Michael Faraday and Humphry Davy are closely connected with this great institution. The small museum in the basement is always opened to the public free of charge. There you can see interesting contraptions and instruments used in the past and witness the brilliant work done by scientist in the nano-tech lab.
Location: 21 Albemarle Street, W1, 020-7409 2992. Open Mon-Fri 9am-6pm.
The Church of All Hallows
The church dates back to Saxon times even though the current construction was build in the post-war period. Visitors can still see the remains of an 1.000 years old arch. Inside the crypt there is a small museum that includes a model of Roman London and a baptism record from the founder of Pennsylvania – William Penn. Look for it close to the famous Tower of London.
Location: Byward Street, EC3, 020-7481 2928. Open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm.
The museum contains endless series of galleries filled with artifacts from every major civilization on Earth. Everything we can mention about it here would be an understatement, so you’ll have to see it for yourself. We would only recommend visiting the Enlightenment rooms in the east wing who are usually crowd free.
Location: Great Russell Street, 020-7323 8299, WC1.. Open Sat-Thur 10am-5.30pm, Fri 10am-8.30pm