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London is one of the world’s leading capitals of arts and culture, and its many outstanding museums testify it.
Though some of London’s most important museums are located on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, and in the City of Westminster, there are plenty of museums and art galleries throughout the entire city; indeed, London has 8 of the 10 most visited museums in the United Kingdom, with three of them – British Museum, Tate Modern, and National Gallery – constantly competing for the top spot. If you have some time, our suggestion is also to visit some of the city’s newest and lesser-known cultural venues, such as the Serpentine and Sackler galleries at Kensington Gardens, and the recently-opened Design Museum.
You can get to most of the city’s museums and cultural venues by the efficient, yet quite expensive, London Underground (which the locals nickname “the Tube”, if you travel in some of the narrow old coaches still is service on some secondary lines you’ll understand why…); therefore, if you plan to use the London public transport network frequently, we suggest to save some money and buy one of the various discounted travel cards available, like the popular Oyster Card.

Cover image, the National Gallery main facade on Trafalgar Square; photo © Riccardo Bianchini / Inexhibit


museums in London

Natural History Museum, London

Natural History Museum, London

London - Cromwell Road
closed: open daily, except December 24, 25 & 26
The Natural History Museum in London is one of the world's largest science museums; founded in 1756, it is housed in a Victorian building on Exhibition Road
Serpentine Gallery, London

Serpentine Gallery, London

London - Kensington Gardens
closed: open during exhibitions
The Serpentine Gallery at the Kensington Gardens, London, is one of the most important contemporary art centers and exhibition venues in the United Kingdom
Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London

Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London

London - Kensington Gardens
closed: open during exhibitions and events
The Serpentine Sackler Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in Kensington Gardens, London, refurbished and expanded by Zaha Hadid Architects
Tate Modern, London

Tate Modern, London

London - Bankside
closed: open daily, except December 24-26
Tate Modern is a museum of modern and contemporary art in central London housed in an iconic building complex designed by Herzog & de Meuron architects
Victoria and Albert Museum – V&A

Victoria and Albert Museum – V&A

London - Cromwell Road
closed: open daily, except 24, 25 & 26 December
The V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum in London is Britain's largest museum exclusively focused on decorative arts, architecture, design, and fashion

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London | The renovated V&A Museum by Amanda Levete Architects

London | The renovated V&A Museum by Amanda Levete Architects

In June 30, 2017 has been unveiled to the public the renovated Victoria and Albert Museum in London designed by AL_A, Amanda Levete Architects

Mathematics Gallery, Science Museum London – Zaha Hadid Architects

Mathematics Gallery, Science Museum London – Zaha Hadid Architects

On December 8, 2016, the Science Museum in London opened a new permanent exhibition dedicated to mathematics, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects

London – Alexandra Palace’s Regeneration by Feilden Clegg Bradley

London – Alexandra Palace’s Regeneration by Feilden Clegg Bradley

The regeneration of the Alexandra Palace in London by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios also converts the historical BBC Studios into a museum

London 2015, building Herzog & de Meuron’s New Tate Modern

London 2015, building Herzog & de Meuron’s New Tate Modern

The New Tate Modern in London, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, opens on June 17, 2016 after an architectural expansion and a complete exhibition redesign

London | The Darwin Centre phase 2

London | The Darwin Centre phase 2

The Darwin Centre phase II with it famous Cocoon, designed by C. F. Møller Architects, is a spectacular addition to the Natural History Museum in London

The World War One Gallery at IWM London by Casson Mann

The World War One Gallery at IWM London by Casson Mann

The new Atrium Installation and World War One Gallery by Casson Mann at the Imperial War Museum London, and a preview of the WW2 gallery

Everyone can make art at the Tate Modern!

Everyone can make art at the Tate Modern!

Bloomberg Connects, an ensemble of interactive digital projects supported by Bloomberg, is active from September 2013 at the Tate Modern in London

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Is fashion sustainable? ‘Fashioned from Nature’ at the V&A Museum

Is fashion sustainable? ‘Fashioned from Nature’ at the V&A Museum

The exhibition 'Fashioned from Nature' at the Victoria & Albert Museum investigates how to make fashion creative and sustainable at the same time

London | Serpentine Pavilion 2016 by BIG – BJarke Ingels Group

London | Serpentine Pavilion 2016 by BIG – BJarke Ingels Group

London. The 2016 Serpentine Summer Pavilion at Kensington Gardens by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group is based on a “warped” brick wall.

Strange and Familiar: Britain through the eyes of photographers

Strange and Familiar: Britain through the eyes of photographers

Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers, at the Barbican Gallery, is a visual investigation on 7 decades of British life

The cycling revolution – Design Museum London

The cycling revolution – Design Museum London

Will two wheels change our future? 'Cycle Revolution' at the Design Museum London depicts the world of cycling, its vehicles, social behaviours and tribes

London – Rain interactive by Luzinterruptus

London – Rain interactive by Luzinterruptus

The installation Rain Light by Luzinterruptus at the Totally Thames festival in London is made of 3000 self-lighting condoms filled with blue water

London | Urban Plunge at Roca Gallery

London | Urban Plunge at Roca Gallery

Urban Plunge exhibition at the Roca London Gallery London: Swimming at + Pool in East River NY, House of Water Island Brygge in Copenhagen, and London's new baths

The 2014 London Design Festival at the V&A

The 2014 London Design Festival at the V&A

The Victoria and Albert museum houses various exhibitions connected to the 2014 London Design Festival, we present here three interesting installations

A Place Called Home, London Design Festival 2014

A Place Called Home, London Design Festival 2014

"A place called home" is the landmark project of the 2014 London Design Festival features 4 houses by Jasper Morrison, Studioilse, Patternity, Raw Edges

London | 2014 Serpentine Galleries Summer Pavilion by Smiljan Radic

London | 2014 Serpentine Galleries Summer Pavilion by Smiljan Radic

The Serpentine Galleries temporary Summer pavilion 2014 at Kensington Gardens in London, a fiberglass shell designed by the Chilean architect Smiljan Radic

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