London has an exceptional selection of 13 museums all located over a square mile, but if you’re pushed for time, which ones are worth a visit?
With each museum being dedicated to a particular topic, it really does depend on your area of interest. If you’re staying with us at the Park Grand Kensington, you’re within easy reach of them all so to help you decide, here are a few of our favourites located on Museum Mile.
Remember, the Tube can get you all over the city quickly, so you’ll still be able to squeeze in one of our Indian afternoon tea experiences during your visit too!
The London Transport Museum
If you’ve got a few hours to spare after enjoying an Indian afternoon tea London, then the Transport Museum should be your first stop.
Ideal for visitors of all ages, there are plenty of interactive exhibitions and life-sized methods of transport for you to hop aboard and enjoy during your visit.
Based in Covent Garden, you can easily reach the Transport Museum from the Park Grand Kensington by one of London’s most iconic methods of getting around, the Tube network.
The Charles Dickens Museum
If you’re a literature lover enjoying one of our London hotels romantic packages, then it’s well worth setting aside an hour to visit the Charles Dickens Museum.
Step back in time to the author’s former home in London and browse a collection of letters, pictures, first editions, furniture, memorabilia and lovingly restored rooms.
To get there from the Park Grand Kensington, take the Piccadilly tube line, and you’ll be there in just over half an hour, giving you more time to immerse yourself in his literary greatness.
One of London’s many free museums, the Wellcome Collection features a unique fusion of science, medicine, life and art exhibitions that challenge how we think about health.
Perfect for health-conscious couples making a weekend or mid-week trip to the capital, the ever-changing calendar of talks and events is ideal for those with an interest in physical health and wellbeing plus, it’s the only museum of its kind in the city.
The British Library
A must-visit museum for history buffs, there are plenty of important exhibitions to see during a visit to the British Library. For those who are a little short on time, highlights include the iconic Magna Carta document, handwritten lyrics from the popular band The Beatles and even Leonardo da Vinci’s notebook are just a few of the amazing artefacts you’ll find at this famous museum.
To get there from the Park Grand Kensington, head to the Tube station on Russel Square and take the Victoria line to St. Pancras which will get you to the library in just under thirty minutes.
When you arrive, the British Library is just a short stroll away, so you’ll have ample time to peruse some of the institution’s impressive and historic collections.