5 high-tech attractions to add to your 2019 bucket list

Science Exhibit

Regardless of whether you’re a self-confessed science junkie or would much rather be a gaming geek, there are plenty of high-tech attractions that are sure to be of interest on your next visit to London.

With the nation’s capital being an epicentre of all things techy, read on to discover five of our must-see attractions that are within easy reach of our hotels in East London.

Waterloo Imax

As the biggest cinema screen in the whole of Britain, the Waterloo Imax is an attraction in itself and also showcases some of the latest Hollywood blockbusters.

Great for families and tech-lovers alike, you can reach the Imax via Tube from the Montcalm Hotel London in just sixteen minutes using the Jubilee line.

The Science Museum

Literally packed to the rafters with the latest technological innovations, the London Science Museum is a mecca for tech lovers who flock to the popular attraction to check out the latest advancements and exhibitions.

With a calendar of events showcasing everything from the history of electricity that powers our gadgets to space travel, there’s certain to be something for everyone in your group to enjoy when staying at one of our hotels in East London.

Shadwell Basin

Combining technology with a little London history, Shadwell Basin is the world’s last hydraulic pumping station in the world and only ceased operation in 1977.

Since then, it has attracted those with an interest in engineering and technology who can now visit to find out more about this once fully operational station. To get there from the Montcalm Hotel London, take the Tube which takes just under half an hour to reach your destination.

The Museum at the Royal Institution

An excellent museum for those with an interest in the development of technology and the sciences, The Royal Institution has been home to some of the world's greatest scientific minds, and visitors can enjoy discovering how scientists created the world's first ever transformer.

Getting there from our hotels in East London is straightforward, simply take the Jubilee line and you’ll be enjoying everything the Royal Institution has to offer in just under half an hour.


Located underneath the HMV Trocadero centre in Piccadilly Circus, Gamerbase is a gamer’s heaven with the latest gaming tech and retro machines are all available for you to test your gaming prowess on during your visit to London.

Packed full of PCs laptops and consoles, HMV uses this huge space to showcase the latest gaming tech and allows visitors to preview the very newest games and accessories before they hit the market, so it's a great place to visit if you're seriously into your games.

There are also plenty of retro arcade style games to enjoy at the Trocadero Centre, so make sure you take cash to exchange for tokens as soon as you arrive as there’s plenty of gaming gold to be enjoyed during your visit.