London is an incredible city with a culture cultivated over 2,000 years of history since its founding in 49CE by the invading Roman Empire.
Many of the world’s very best museums and galleries can be found here, and most of them are free to enter for all. Don’t miss out on the artistic and cultural side of London, book a room in the Park Grand London Kensington Hotel for a city centre location minutes away from some of the best museums on the face of the earth.
Let’s take a look at the best that London has to offer.
Situated on the banks of the River Thames, Tate Modern is a contemporary art powerhouse- quite literally.
Housed in a former power station, it boasts an extensive collection of modern and contemporary art from renowned artists like Picasso, Warhol, and Hockney. With its iconic Turbine Hall and stunning panoramic views of London, the Tate Modern is a must-visit for art enthusiasts.
One of the world’s greatest museums, the British Museum houses a vast collection of art and antiquities from civilizations across the globe with an expansive collection of more than 6 million artefacts.
From Egyptian mummies to the Rosetta Stone, the museum’s collection spans over two million years of human history. The museum’s magnificent architecture and grandiose galleries make it a captivating destination for art and history lovers.
Located in Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery is home to a remarkable collection of Western European paintings.
It showcases masterpieces by renowned artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, Rembrandt, and Da Vinci. The gallery’s neoclassical building and impressive collection make it a must-visit for art enthusiasts.
The National Gallery can be reached from your hotels near Gloucester Road Tube Station by simply hopping on the Piccadilly Line and heading for Leicester Square.
Victoria and Albert Museum
Known as the V&A, this museum is dedicated to art and design. It houses an extensive range of exhibits, including fashion, sculpture, ceramics, and photography. It is located not far from your wonderful hotels near Hogarth Road, like the Park Grand Kensington.
The V&A is renowned for its comprehensive collection of decorative arts, with items spanning over 5,000 years of human creativity.
National Portrait Gallery
Situated near Trafalgar Square, the National Portrait Gallery focuses on showcasing portraits of historically significant British individuals.
The collection includes portraits of monarchs, politicians, artists, and other notable figures throughout British history. The gallery’s diverse collection offers a fascinating insight into the nation’s cultural heritage.
Comprising two contemporary art galleries located in Kensington Gardens, the Serpentine Galleries host an exciting array of international exhibitions and installations.
The galleries are known for their commitment to showcasing innovative and thought-provoking contemporary art. In addition to the exhibitions, the Serpentine offers various events, including talks, performances, and film screenings.
From your hotels near Earls Court walk up into the heart of Hyde Park, then follow signs for The Serpentine Galleries- it could not be more simple!
So there you have it, the very best cultural offerings you simply cannot miss the next time you are in London.
Make the most of your stay in the city centre and satisfy your inner culture-vulture with some of the best museums and galleries in the world.