With over one hundred free museums and galleries, guests can experience the finest historical insights into London and the rest of the world – for free. Considering that the city is often spoken about in the context of being one of the most expensive cities in the world, this might come as a surprise to many tourists travelling here for the first time.
Whatever the case may be, we wholeheartedly encourage you to take full advantage of the series of museums and galleries in the city. But how can you whittle down your list to just a few of the best museums and galleries for you? We’ll recommend two must visit museums for your visit – because we understand that may not be able to visit as many as you’d like during a short stay.
The TATE Modern is our first choice for an art gallery and isn’t too far away from the popular London Piccadilly hotels. From the Shaftesbury Suites Marble Arch, guests can whisk themselves to this location in just half an hour by train. TATE Modern overlooks the River Thames and some of the famous artists on show include Van Gogh, da Vinci, Botticelli, Constable, Renoir, Titian and Stubbs.
It houses a collection of more than 70,000 artworks. Some of the events that take place here include the Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust, the temptations of Pierre Molinier, and the Revelations: Experiments in Photography.
The National History Museum, without a doubt, is one of the most famous free museums in the city. Offering visitors a delightful view into the animal kingdom, it captures the imagination in a few other museums do.
During your stay, we hope you take the time in your busy schedule to visit these two attractions. The result will be that much of a better understand of art and history in the city. While it’s all well and good to go on the paid attractions, sometimes the free attractions, arguably have more to offer.
So book your stay in London this coming season and take full advantage of the free museums and galleries.