Museums/Galleries in London

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Museums/Galleries in London

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Apsley House (Wellington Museum)
Reopened in Spring 2014 after a major refurbishment, the mansion...
Museums / Galleries St. James's and Mayfair
 
Bankside Gallery
Two artistic societies—the Royal Society of Painter–Printmakers...
Museums / Galleries The South Bank
 
Benjamin Franklin House
This architecturally significant 1730 house is the only surviving...
Museums / Galleries, Historic Districts / Sites Soho and Covent Garden
 
British Museum
With a facade like a great temple, this celebrated treasure house...
Museums / Galleries Bloomsbury and Holborn
 
Burgh House and Hampstead Museum
One of Hampstead's oldest buildings, Burgh House was built in...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions, Architectural Sites Regent's Park and Hampstead
 
Charles Dickens Museum
This is one of the few London houses Charles Dickens (1812–70)...
Museums / Galleries Bloomsbury and Holborn
 
Churchill War Rooms
It was from this small warren of underground rooms—beneath the...
Museums / Galleries Westminster and Royal London
 
The Courtauld Gallery
One of London's most beloved art collections, the Courtauld is...
Museums / Galleries Soho and Covent Garden
 
Design Museum
This was the first museum in the U.K. to place everyday contemporary...
Museums / Galleries The South Bank
 
Discover Greenwich
Intended as a kind of anchor point for Greenwich's big three...
Museums / Galleries Greenwich
 
Dr. Johnson's House
Built in 1700, this elegant Georgian residence, with its paneled...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions The City
 
Dulwich Picture Gallery
Famed for its regal Old Master painting collection, the Dulwich...
Museums / Galleries The South Bank
 
England & Co.
This small gallery specialises in new and up-and-coming contemporary...
Museums / Galleries Notting Hill and Bayswater
 
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
West of Hoxton, toward the eastern end of Islington, is this...
Museums / Galleries East End
 
Fan Museum
This quirky little museum is as fascinating and varied as the...
Museums / Galleries Greenwich
 
Fashion and Textile Museum
The bright yellow and pink museum (it's hard to miss) designed...
Museums / Galleries The South Bank
 
Florence Nightingale Museum
Compact, highly visual, and engaging, this museum on the grounds...
Museums / Galleries The South Bank
 
Freud Museum London
The father of psychoanalysis lived here with his family for a...
Museums / Galleries Regent's Park and Hampstead
 
The Garden Museum
This rather unassuming museum was created in the mid-1970s after...
Museums / Galleries, Gardens / Arboretums The South Bank
 
Geffrye Museum of the Home
In contrast to the West End's grand aristocratic town houses...
Museums / Galleries East End
 
Handel House Museum
The former home of the composer, where he lived for more than...
Museums / Galleries St. James's and Mayfair
 
Household Cavalry Museum
Hang around Horse Guards for even a short time and you'll see...
Museums / Galleries Westminster and Royal London
 
IWM London
Despite its name, the cultural venue formerly known as the Imperial...
Museums / Galleries The South Bank
 
Jewish Museum
This fascinating museum tells the story of the Jewish people...
Museums / Galleries Regent's Park and Hampstead
 
Kate MacGarry Gallery
Located on what was once one of the worst slum streets in London...
Museums / Galleries East End
 
Keats House
It was while living in this house between 1818 and 1820 that...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions Regent's Park and Hampstead
 
Leighton House Museum
Leading Victorian artist Frederic (Lord) Leighton lived and worked...
Museums / Galleries Kensington, Chelsea, and Knightsbridge
 
London Canal Museum
This quirky little museum, dedicated to the rise and fall of...
Museums / Galleries Regent's Park and Hampstead
 
London Dungeon
Saved by a keen sense of its own borderline ridiculousness, this...
Museums / Galleries, Amusement Parks The South Bank
 
London Transport Museum
Housed in the old flower market at the southeast corner of Covent...
Museums / Galleries Soho and Covent Garden
 
Lord's Cricket Ground & Museum
The spiritual home of this most English of games and the headquarters...
Museums / Galleries, Sports Regent's Park and Hampstead
 
Madame Tussauds
One of London's busiest tourist attractions, this is nothing...
Museums / Galleries Regent's Park and Hampstead
 
Maureen Paley Gallery
Inspired by the DIY punk aesthetic and the funky galleries of...
Museums / Galleries East End
 
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
This extraordinary little museum, rather like a curated garage...
Museums / Galleries Notting Hill and Bayswater
 
Museum of London
If there's one place to absorb the history of London, from 450,000...
Museums / Galleries The City
 
National Gallery
Standing proudly on the north side of Trafalgar Square, this...
Museums / Galleries Westminster and Royal London
 
National Maritime Museum
From the time of Henry VIII until the 1940s Britain was the world's...
Museums / Galleries Greenwich
 
National Portrait Gallery
Tucked around the corner from the National Gallery, the National...
Museums / Galleries Westminster and Royal London
 
Natural History Museum
The ornate terracotta facade of this enormous Victorian museum...
Museums / Galleries Kensington, Chelsea, and Knightsbridge
 
Old Operating Theatre Museum
This rare example of a 19th-century operating theater, the oldest...
Museums / Galleries, Hospitals The South Bank
 
The Queen's Gallery
Technically speaking, the sovereign doesn't "own" the rare and...
Museums / Galleries Westminster and Royal London
 
Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
Six floors of the weird, the wacky and the downright bizarre...
Museums / Galleries St. James's and Mayfair
 
Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House was built in 1664, with later Palladian additions...
Museums / Galleries St. James's and Mayfair
 
Royal Mews
Fairy-tale gold-and-glass coaches and sleek Rolls-Royce state...
Museums / Galleries Westminster and Royal London
 
Saatchi Gallery
Charles Saatchi, who made his fortune in advertising, is one...
Museums / Galleries Kensington, Chelsea, and Knightsbridge
 
Science Museum
This, one of the three great South Kensington museums, stands...
Museums / Galleries Kensington, Chelsea, and Knightsbridge
 
Serpentine Gallery
Overlooking the large stream that winds its way through Hyde...
Museums / Galleries Kensington, Chelsea, and Knightsbridge
 
Sherlock Holmes Museum
Outside Baker Street station, by the Marylebone Road exit, is...
Museums / Galleries Regent's Park and Hampstead
 
Sir John Soane's Museum
Sir John (1753–1837), architect of the Bank of England, bequeathed...
Museums / Galleries Bloomsbury and Holborn
 
Somerset House
In recent years this huge complex—the work of Sir William Chambers...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions Soho and Covent Garden
 
St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Paul's is simply breathtaking, especially since the scaffolding...
Museums / Galleries The City
 
Tate Britain
The stately neoclassical institution may not be as ambitious...
Museums / Galleries Westminster and Royal London
 
Tate Modern
This spectacular renovation of a mid-20th-century power station...
Museums / Galleries The South Bank
 
Tower Bridge
Despite its medieval, fairy-tale appearance, Britain's most iconic...
Museums / Galleries, Bridges / Tunnels The City
 
Tower of London
Nowhere else does London's history come to life so vividly as...
Museums / Galleries, Castles / Palaces The City
 
V&A Museum of Childhood
A treat for children of all ages, this East London outpost of...
Museums / Galleries East End
 
Victoria & Albert Museum
Known to all as the V&A, this huge museum is devoted to the...
Museums / Galleries Kensington, Chelsea, and Knightsbridge
 
Wallace Collection
Undergoing refurbishment of its Great Gallery in 2014, this exquisite...
Museums / Galleries Regent's Park and Hampstead
 
White Cube Gallery
When the United Kingdom's highest-profile commercial gallery...
Museums / Galleries The South Bank
 
Whitechapel Art Gallery
Founded in 1901, this internationally renowned gallery mounts...
Museums / Galleries East End
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