Here’s Your First Glimpse At London’s Brand New Science Gallery

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Science Gallery London opens in September – but we’ve got a sneaky look inside…

There are already plenty of ways to get your intellectual fix in London, but we’re always delighted to see another one arrive. This September, London is getting a brand new science gallery, and it’s called… Science Gallery London. Hmmm. They’re scientists, not writers, alright? Anyway, the name isn’t as important as what’s inside – and what’s inside is the small matter of a whole new way to think about science and the world around us.Science Gallery

You see, Science Gallery London is quite unlike anything else we have in the UK. In essence, this place is part science museum, part art gallery, all in the pursuit of inspiring new ways of thinking about global issues. Artists have been employed to make scientific issues more accessible and engaging, by creating innovative installations and displays. It’s being launched in partnership with Kings College London, who’ll bring the science. The artists provide the pizzazz, and you just need to bring a healthy dose of curiosity.Science Gallery

You don’t even need to bring money, because Science Gallery London is happily free to attend. They throw open the doors on September 21st, and you’ll find it on a plum site right next to The Shard. First up is an exhibit called HOOKED, which will explore the science behind addiction, whether that be to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, or social media. Definitely one to get excited about. In the immortal words of Breaking Bad‘s Jesse Pinkman: “yeah, science!”

Location: Great Maze Pond, SE1 9TL. Nearest station is London Bridge. See it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: TBC. Science Gallery London opens on September 21st, 2018.
Entry: free! (See more free things to do in London.)
More information: on their website.

Alex Landon

Alex Landon

Although Alex spent most of his life in Somerset and Durham, London is (almost) in his name, so he relocated to the capital and fell in love with it. Now going by the moniker 'Secret Landon', you'll find him eating all of London's street food, lost in a bookshop, or shouting at his beloved ice hockey team, the Minnesota Wild.