Step Back in Time: The Birthplace of Penicillin

Step Back in Time: The Birthplace of Penicillin

Step Back in Time: The Birthplace of Penicillin at Mercure London Hyde Park

Nestled in the heart of London, the Mercure London Hyde Park Hotel not only offers a luxurious stay but also a journey into a pivotal moment in medical history. Just a stone's throw away from our hotel lies the laboratory where Sir Alexander Fleming made a discovery that changed the world: penicillin.

A Discovery That Shaped Modern Medicine

In 1928, Fleming returned from a holiday to find that a Petri dish containing Staphylococcus bacteria had been contaminated with a mould. This accidental encounter led to the birth of penicillin, the world's first antibiotic, which has saved countless lives since its discovery. Fleming's laboratory, part of St Mary's Hospital, has been preserved to commemorate this monumental event and is open to visitors looking to experience the cradle of antibiotic revolution.

A Hotel with History at Its Doorstep

At Mercure London Hyde Park, we take pride in our proximity to such a significant site. Our guests can enjoy modern comforts while being a short walk away from the laboratory where Fleming conducted his groundbreaking work. The preserved laboratory is not just a museum; it's a testament to human ingenuity and perseverance.

Luxury Meets Legacy

Our hotel is a fusion of contemporary luxury and historical charm. With amenities like voice-controlled AI concierge services, an on-site bar, restaurant, and gym, we ensure that your stay is nothing short of exceptional. After exploring the historic laboratory, return to the comfort of your room, equipped with high-speed WiFi, luxurious beds, and Nespresso machines, to reflect on the day's discoveries.

An Invitation to Explore

We invite you to stay at Mercure London Hyde Park and immerse yourself in the legacy of Alexander Fleming. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a medical professional, or simply curious about the origins of one of the most important medical breakthroughs, our hotel is the perfect base for your exploration.

Book your stay with us and experience the perfect blend of history and luxury at Mercure London Hyde Park, where the past meets the present in the most elegant way.

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