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Together with Paris and New York, London is regarded as one of the world’s most important cities for arts and culture. Though some of London’s most famous museums are located on and near Exhibition Road in South Kensington and in the City of Westminster,  there are plenty of museums and art galleries throughout the whole city. London has 8 of the 10 most visited museums in the United Kindom, with three of them – British Museum, Tate Modern, and National Gallery – constantly competing for the top spot. Yet, our suggestion is to also experience some of the newest and most innovative galleries in the city, such as the Serpentine and Sackler galleries in Kensington Gardens, and the brand new Design Museum.
Most of the city’s museum and cultural venues can be easily reached by the famous (and expensive) London Underground (which the locals call “the Tube”, you’ll understand why after traveling in some of its narrow coaches, especially on secondary lines…), if you are planning to use repeatedly the London public transport network (which is very efficient, indeed), we warmly suggest you save some money by buying a discounted travelcard, such as the Oyster card  or the like.

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


museums in London

Barbican Centre – Barbican Art Gallery, London

Barbican Centre – Barbican Art Gallery, London

London - Silk Street
closed on: open every day
The Barbican Centre is a multidisciplinary art center, including theaters and art galleries, and one of the best examples of British Brutalist architecture
British Museum, London

British Museum, London

London - Great Russell Street
closed on: open every day, except January 1, Good Friday and December 24, 25 & 26
The British Museum in London is one of the most important museums in the World, with an exceptional collection of archaeological finds and classic art
Design Museum – London

Design Museum – London

London - 224-238 Kensington High Street
closed on: open daily, except December 24,25 and 26
The Design Museum is a museum in Kensington, London, covering all fields of design, from architecture to graphic design, from fashion to industrial design
Hayward Gallery – Southbank Centre, London

Hayward Gallery – Southbank Centre, London

London - South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road
closed on: Tuesdays
The Hayward Gallery is a gallery of contemporary art in London; part of the Southbank Centre, the gallery is housed in a historic Brutalist-style building
Imperial War Museum London | IWM

Imperial War Museum London | IWM

London - Lambeth Road
closed on: open daily, except December 24, 25 & 26
The Imperial War Museum London is a British museum of history, focusing on conflicts with special attention to people's experience of war and wartime life
Museum of London, Barbican Centre

Museum of London, Barbican Centre

London - London Wall, 150
closed on: open daily, except December 24, 25 & 26
The Museum of London, located at the Barbican Centre, is the main museum dedicated to the history of the city of London from prehistory to the present day
National Gallery, London

National Gallery, London

London - Trafalgar Square
closed on: open every day, except January 1 and December 24–26
Located on Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery in London is one of the world's most famous and most visited museums exclusively dedicated to painting.
National Portrait Gallery, London

National Portrait Gallery, London

London - St Martin’s Place
closed on: open daily
The National Portrait Gallery in Central London is a museum dedicated to portraiture and one of the most popular cultural destinations in Britain
Natural History Museum, London

Natural History Museum, London

London - Cromwell Road
closed on: 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
RA – Royal Academy of Arts, London

RA – Royal Academy of Arts, London

London - Burlington House, Piccadilly
closed on: open daily
The Royal Academy of Arts in London (RA) is a museum on Piccadilly and one of the world's most prestigious institutions devoted to the promotion of the arts
Saatchi Gallery

Saatchi Gallery

London - Duke of York's HQ, King's Road
closed on: open daily
The Saatchi Gallery is a well-reputed contemporary art gallery in Central London, housed in the Duke of York Headquarters palace on King's road
Science Museum, London

Science Museum, London

London - Exhibition Road
closed on: open daily, except December 24, 25 & 26
Founded in 1857, the Science Museum in London is a world-famous museum focused on Science, Medicine, Information technology, and Engineering
Serpentine Gallery

Serpentine Gallery

London - Kensington Gardens
closed on: 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

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

London - Kensington Gardens
closed on: open during exhibitions
The Serpentine Sackler Gallery is a contemporary art center in London, located in the Kensington Gardens, which organizes important temporary exhibitions
Somerset House & Courtauld Gallery, London

Somerset House & Courtauld Gallery, London

London - Strand
closed on: open daily, except December 25. Courtauld Gallery closed until 2020
Somerset House is a well-known contemporary art center and a Neoclassical palace in central London; it also houses the Courtauld Gallery (currently closed)
Tate Britain

Tate Britain

London - Millbank
closed on: open every day, except December 24, 25 & 26
The Tate Britain is a famous museum in Central London presenting British art from the 16th century to the present day, from Van Dyck to Damien Hirst
Tate Modern, London

Tate Modern, London

London - Bankside
closed on: open every day, except December 24-26
The Tate Modern in London is a renowned museum of modern and contemporary art, housed in former power plant redeveloped after a design by architects Herzog & de Meuron
The Photographers’ Gallery

The Photographers’ Gallery

London - Ramillies Street, 16 – 18
closed on: open daily
The Photographers’ Gallery in London is the leading center in the UK exclusively focused on British and international modern and contemporary photography
Victoria and Albert Museum – V&A

Victoria and Albert Museum – V&A

London - Cromwell Road
closed on: 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

London | Mathematics gallery at the Science museum – Zaha Hadid Architects

London | Mathematics gallery at the Science museum – Zaha Hadid Architects

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

London | Alexandra Palace regeneration by FCB

London | Alexandra Palace regeneration by FCB

The regeneration project of the Alexandra Palace in London by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios includes the conversion of historical BBC Studios into a museum

London | The Switch House and the New Tate Modern 2016

London | The Switch House and the New Tate Modern 2016

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

London | War by the eyes of people | IWM

London | War by the eyes of people | IWM

The new Atrium installation and World War One Gallery by Casson Mann at the Imperial War Museum London, opened on July 2014 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

London | Sackler Gallery by Zaha Hadid

London | Sackler Gallery by Zaha Hadid

The Serpentine Sackler Gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid, is the newest exhibition venue by the Serpentine Galleries in Kensington Gardens, Central London

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Home Future. The Design Museum explores today’s home through the prism of yesterday’s imagination

Home Future. The Design Museum explores today’s home through the prism of yesterday’s imagination

Home Futures - at the Design Museum in London from 7 November 2018 - explores today's home through the prism of yesterday's imagination.

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

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

From 21 April, at the Victoria & Albert Museum, 'Fashioned from Nature' demonstrates that fashion could be creative and sustainable at the same time

London | Matti Suuronen’s Futuro House at Central Saint Martins

London | Matti Suuronen’s Futuro House at Central Saint Martins

A Futuro House, the futuristic abode designed by architect Matti Suuronen in the '60s has landed onto a roof of the Central Saint Martins in London

London | Asif Khan’s Serpentine Summer House 2016

London | Asif Khan’s Serpentine Summer House 2016

For his design for the Serpentine Summer House 2016 program, British architect Asif Khan conceived a sun-responsive curvilinear "tea house" made in timber

London | Yona Friedman – Serpentine Summer House 2016

London | Yona Friedman – Serpentine Summer House 2016

The Summer House in London designed by Yona Friedman for Serpentine Galleries is a modular structure inspired by his seminal project "The Spatial City"

London | Serpentine Summer House 2016 by Barkow Leibinger

London | Serpentine Summer House 2016 by Barkow Leibinger

Barkow Leibinger designed their Summer House in Kensington Gardens, London, for Serpentine Galleries as a round-shaped open structure made of plywood loops

London | Serpentine Summer house 2016 by Kunlé Adeyemi

London | Serpentine Summer house 2016 by Kunlé Adeyemi

The Serpentine Summer House designed by Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi in London is a joyful celebration of the sense and basic components of architecture

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

London | The “8th Continent” at Trafalgar Square

London | The “8th Continent” at Trafalgar Square

The "8th Continent" installation by Luzinterruptus at Trafalgar Square, made of 13,000 illuminated plastic bottles, evokes the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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 | The Eames Office’s design on exhibition

London | The Eames Office’s design on exhibition

The exhibition "The world of Charles and Ray Eames" at the Barbican Art Gallery outlines the career of 2 of the most acclaimed designers of the 20th century

London | “Life on Foot” at the Design Museum

London | “Life on Foot” at the Design Museum

The exhibition "Life on Foot" at the Design Museum in London until November 2015 depicts, by the example of Camper, the fascinating process of making shoes

Serpentine Galleries Pavilions; a history

Serpentine Galleries Pavilions; a history

A history by images of all Serpentine Galleries Summer Pavilions at Kensington Gardens in London, from 2000 (Zaha Hadid) through 2018 (Frida Escobedo)

London | The artist’s “Magnificent Obsessions”

London | The artist’s “Magnificent Obsessions”

London, the exhibition Magnificent Obsessions: the artist as collector at the Barbican Centre invites the visitors to take a dive into collecting obsessions

Lavier’s Fountain at Serpentine Galleries

Lavier’s Fountain at Serpentine Galleries

London. In the ground facing the Serpentine Sackler Gallery there's a large scale fountain made of garden hoses...

London | Wyn Evans at Serpentine

London | Wyn Evans at Serpentine

Until November 9, 2014, the Serpentine Sackler Galleryin London presents an intriguing exhibition of works by the Welsh artist Cerith Wyn Evans

London | Urban Plunge at Roca Gallery

London | Urban Plunge at Roca Gallery

Urban Plunge exhibition , Roca London Gallery by Zaha Hadid: swimming at + Pool in East River NY, House of Water Island Brygge, Copenhagen, London new baths

The London Design Festival at the V&A

The 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

A place called home|London Design Festival

"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 | Serpentine Galleries pavilion 2014

London | Serpentine Galleries pavilion 2014

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

London | Spring Forest in Clerkenwell

London | Spring Forest in Clerkenwell

Spring Forest is a temporary installation realised in 2012 for the yearly London design festival Clerkenwell Design Week by Draisci Studio

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