London is home to many of the best artists and poets down through the centuries. It offers the visitor a magnificent overview of British history and heritage, from its busy streets and waterways to the historical buildings, monuments, and bridges. London is famous for its outstanding museums and galleries, royal palaces, monuments, quaint squares and peaceful green parks. Visitors delight by the excellent shops, and exciting nightlife.
London Museums And Galleries Travel Guide
You will find plenty of amazing museums throughout London. Keep in mind that museum hours vary, and sometimes from high and low seasons, so check them out before visiting. Of course there is the massive British Museum in Bloomsbury, the Imperial War Museum in Southwark and the London Underground Museum in Covent Gardens among the most popular.
1. Bank of England Museum
Bartholomew Lane London EC2R 8AH (Bank Tube) Mon – Fri 10 am to 5 pm
This museum, as you’d expect, gives you the story of money, money, money and you’ll find out many fascinating facts about the currencies of the world especially the UK.
2. Bramah Tea and Coffee Museum
The Clove Building, Maguire St (Butlers Wharf) 5 mins walk over Tower Bridge from Tower Hill Tube) Mon – Sun from 10am – 6pm daily.
You will enjoy finding out everything you ever wanted to know about the tea and coffee in the England – fascinating.
3. Science Museum
South Kensington. Telephone +44 (0) 870 870 4868
Nearest Tube Station is South Kensington and then a bit of a stroll (plus any number of buses too). Opening hours 10 am to 6 pm daily
If you are travelling with children, this Museum is a must but do plan to spend a day (at least) as they’ll be totally immersed in the many very clever interactive exhibits.
Admission to the Museum is free but there is a charge for some of the special temporary exhibits, IMAX, etc.