Set your sights on the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum on your next trip to London

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Denise León, Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum, CC BY-SA 3.0

London is one of the most famous cities in the world, and for good reason too. It is the capital of the United Kingdom, which also means that it happens to be the capital of the British Empire, making it a very significant place. Due to this it is a renowned tourism destination and has many choices of luxury accommodation such as Berjaya Eden Park London Hotel one of the many hotels Bayswater London has to offer.

Within London, one of the most overlooked significant places you could discover is St.Mary’s Hospital. There are many reasons why this hospital is remarkable, but perhaps the most prominent one is the fact that it was the birthplace of Penicillin thanks to the efforts of Sir Alexander Fleming.

After discovering the antiseptics of the time; were killing more soldiers than they saved, he came to St. Mary’s Hospital to conduct research into a more functional method of treatment, which led to his accidental discovery of Penicillin. This landmark discovery has saved millions of lives, and continues to do so presently.

The museum currently showcases the Fleming Museum, which once served as his laboratory. It has since been perfectly renovated and showcases all the equipment that was used to aid in his discovery. Visitors will also receive a video presentation which will detail the events that took place leading to Fleming’s landmark finding, as well as the incredible impact it had and continues to have on modern human civilisation.

Various souvenirs and reading material are also for sale within the museum since one would definitely be intrigued by the story that the museum contains. If you ever find yourself in the great city of London, it would only be a shame to miss out on seeing this historically significant destination.


Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+

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