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The Crystal

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The Crystal 1 Siemens Brothers Way | Royal Victoria Docks, London E16 1GB, England
+44 20 7055 6400
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

Spent all day attending a conference on 24th October 2018. The building is very good to look at, and the exhibition area was extremely interesting and informative. However, the state of the gents and disabled toilets became progressively worse from mid-morning, and were pretty disgraceful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

We had a trip on the Emirates Air Line and The Crystal is right next to it, so it would be rude not to pop in and it is such a reasonable price. So, this centre is all about sustainability and town planning. It is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

This was an excellent, informative and educational look at how we are shaping the planet through increased urbanisation. It provides some excellent interactive displays on ranking cities across the globe by how 'green' they are on a number of dimensions. It has a home configurator...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We only wanted to have a cuppa of tea but then noticed we could enter the for £4:00 each. We had a very nice time here. Some of the things were not working. But over all work out was fun. And for the future what...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

We visited London for a few days and wanted to find a free and new activity to do with the family. We saw this a thought we would try it. We were so pleased we did. We all entered for free as my husband and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

A place full of information about ecology, technology, society, sustainability, modern state and future prospectives: how to use this knowledge, data possibilities to make our future lives better, cleaner and comfortable; Not only knowlee, but lots of interactive and hands-on tools to help to understand...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Particularly interesting and informative about the future of our world, recycling, greener living, etc. Hands on things for children but just as interesting for adults.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Don't buy a meal here, you will get hardly anything on your plate. The main meal you get is a more like a starter than a main meal. You are being ripped off. A impersonal customer service It is ok to buy small snacks and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We left the Emirates cable car and visited the Crystal. We were with our young daughter so were pleasantly surprised by the interactive exhibitions within the crystal. There was lots of information about renewable energy sources and how some technologies worked. There is a café,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

I had time on my hands whilst in the area and dropped into The Crystal. As other reviews point out, there's a variety of interactive elements around the exhibition which are great for educational purposes. I learnt an interesting fact about the tiny percentage of...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Response from Maja D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I am sure a 7-yr old would love the exhibition and take away whatever she picks up, especially if the accompanying adults give added explanations pitched at her level of understanding. I would think you could easily... More