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