Museums aren’t usually left out the conversation when you mention London. The city is home to more than 200 art galleries and museums – with many of them, free to visit. It’s a splendid benefit to travelling to this city, and it’s a shame that not many people recognise what a great thing it is for these museums to be free. No other town in Europe boasts such an assortment of historical sites, museums, and art galleries – that are free to visit. So while tourists do appreciate this, city dwellers don’t take nearly as much advantage as they should.
The Science Museum
Found in South Kensington, the Science Museum is the perfect place to visit if you’re visiting the capital as a family. Here you’ll find an RAF Flight simulator, a 3D motion theatre, and many different activities and events. Not too far from the museum, guests will find Kensington High Street – known for its eclectic and opulent stores.
The National History Museum
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. Some of the exhibitions on show include the Coral Reef: Secret cities of the sea and a dinosaur show, which looks into the epic tale of how they came to be.
TATE Modern and Tate Gallery
Both these art galleries uniquely both respectively have contemporary and historical pieces of art on show. Plus, they’re both free to visit. While not everyone is a fan of art in general, something about this place manages to draw tourists in (besides the fact that it’s free to visit).
While you won’t be able to visit all the museums in the city during your time here, these three our four are recommended as your minimum ports of experience. They’ll not only give you a better insight into the story of London, but you’ll be able to appreciate the landscape of this capital city in a way you otherwise wouldn’t. Book your stay at the Piccadilly West End this season and enjoy everything this city has to offer and more.