The urban frenzy of London can be perfectly captured when traversing around its major districts, where one can catch a glimpse of towering skyscrapers, exceptional department stores, impressive shopping malls and chic boutiques. A key feature that stands out when exploring the city is the remarkable architecture, which can be traced back to centuries ago. From Victorian to Edwardian style, the buildings reflect a range of diverse architectural influences, each having their own story and distinguishing characteristics.
Most travellers are drawn to the city with a keen interest to explore its string of museums. Among its most popular is the Florence Nightingale Museum, which is palpably dedicated to the historical figure, Florence Nightingale.
Florence Nightingale is an iconic personality in England and notable English nurse, credited for her exceptional work in nursing all through the Crimean war. A devout Anglican, she became a nurse in belief that it was God’s destiny for her and strove to improve the standard of nursing in military schools. This museum was built to narrate her inspiring story, which celebrates her work for introducing modern nursing to England.
It is built around three major sections, which includes the Gilded Cage, the Calling and Reform and Inspire. The Gilded Cage recounts the story of her Victorian childhood and the effort she made to fight against the domineering social norms and conventions that existed during the time. The Calling depicts her time in the military hospital and how she coped with the crisis of inefficient nursing care given to the injured. Described to be inspiring and dramatic, it is this section that portrays the beginning of her journey. The Reform and Inspire represents the health reform campaign that was spearheaded by Florence Nightingale.
Ascott Mayfair London offers a selection of London serviced apartments for the international traveller in search of a London accommodation. Staying in such a Mayfair serviced apartment offered by the residence will grant guests easy access to a number of the city’s major attractions.