We scientists travel around a fair bit. But all too often, we fail to venture beyond the conference centre or, at best, head straight for the ‘must see’ tourist attractions in the given city. Wouldn’t it be good if there was a guide to scientific culture for all the world’s big science cities?
Well, this map of London is a first footstep in that direction. We’ve started mapping all the museums (red), institutions (green), universities (turquoise), publishers (purple), business locations (yellow), and plaques (blue) related to science. There are still a few to add (particularly with reference to the final three categories), but it’s ready for a play. Let us know in the comments what we’ve missed. (Note, also, that purely medical museums/institutions are omitted for the sake of clarity – there are just too many of them in London.)
View Science In London in a larger map
For other cities: we’d love to build up a collection of these maps. So, a call to action. If you want to share the scientific wonders of your own city, speak up in the comments. These maps are easy to put together in Google Maps, but we’ll be happy to talk you through it if you’re new to the software. As well as providing a handy resource, you’ll no doubt find out a fact or two about the history and culture of your own city – never a bad thing.