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
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