For tech lovers looking for an enthralling holiday packed with fascinating things to see and do, a trip to London is a must. London is famously a world-capital for scientific and technological advancement through the ages, which means it’s naturally brimming with centuries of information waiting to be explored.
If you’re taking full advantage of one of our luxury London hotels’ special offers, you’ll only be a few Tube stops away from some interesting spots for tech lovers, so get your Oyster Card at the ready, because it’s time to explore.
Visit London in June on any given year, and you’ll be in for a real treat (and we don’t just mean Hyde Park in full bloom). London Tech Week consists of a series of shows, events, talks and conferences where some of the greatest minds in tech today showcase their work. It’s your chance to see what’s in store for the near future when it comes to technological advancement, so don’t hesitate to book your ticket ready for next year.
Gadget Show Live
Great for gadget lovers, the Gadget Show is a British Institution. At the Gadget Show Live, you’ll find all the latest products that are currently being developed and what they’re used for. Just a 20 minute Tube ride from the Chilworth Paddington, we recommend the Gadget Show’s Christmas event. With so many things to see, most of which are available to purchase, it’s more than likely you’ll find the perfect gift for the gadget lover in your life, as well as yourself!
Always a fun way to while away an hour under immense pressure trapped in a room with several of your friends, London boasts some fantastic Escape rooms – many of which are just a short walk from the Chilworth Paddington. High tech puzzles can be found everywhere as long as you choose the right Escape Room, and these can be perfect for families as well as large groups of friends.
Whether you’re a film fanatic or a digital devotee, the Camera Museum is a small-but-mighty hub of all things photographic. View stacks upon stacks of camera equipment from all ages, some dating back to the 1800s with a comprehensive timeline of cameras of all kinds leading right up to present day. Situated on Museum Street, the Camera Museum seeks to preserve the history of film within its humble walls.
Spys! State secrets! Espionage! Bletchley Park has it all. For those who are interested in learning more about where modern computer technology began, set aside a day during your trip to visit Bletchley Park Science and Innovation Centre. Discover the home of England’s wartime code breakers, and walk in the footsteps of some of the world’s most gifted mathematicians who, just a few decades ago, were dedicated to deciphering codes in enemy messages during World War II. Find the place where the famous Alan Turing and his colleagues worked tirelessly to break the Enigma Code, saving countless British lives and bringing an end to the War.