Hotels near London museums
London is home to some of the most prestigious and fascinating museums in Europe, many of which are good enough reasons to visit the capital in themselves. The city plays host to an incredibly diverse range of museums covering all sorts of themes, periods, movements and industries. There are over 170 museums for you to choose from, but let’s take a look at a few of the most well-known and within easy distance of 54 Queen’s Gate.
The Victoria and Albert Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum is the largest museum of decorative arts and design in the world. It has a permanent collection of more than 2.27 million objects and was first founded back in 1852, having taken its name from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The museum is located in South Kensington, also home to 54 Queen’s Gate.
The British Museum
The British Museum first opened its doors back in 1759 and was the first ever national museum for public visitors. It specialises in showcasing items found by British explorers like the Parthenon sculptures. There are more than 8 million objects in the collection, and entrance to the main parts of the museum is totally free.
Natural History Museum
The National History Museum is also located in South Kensington. Home to approximately 80 different specimens, it is a world-leading research institution offering a giant model of a foetus, life-size replica dinosaurs and an earthquake simulator to give just a few examples.
Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum features artefacts from conflicts spanning over a century. Visitors can view the permanent galleries as well as temporary displays and pay tribute to those that lost their lives in the Holocaust, which has a permanent exhibition. The museum is home to various documents, photographs, videos, audio recordings, aircraft, vehicles and equipment related to military history.
The Tate Modern specialises in the art of the past century, showcasing works by Andy Warhol, Salvidor Dalí and many more. The museum is based in the former Bankside Power Station and plays host to a wide range of bizarrely inspirational artworks. An epic view of the London skyline can be enjoyed from the members’ bar. The Tate Modern is one of four networked museums, with the others including Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives. Though you will need to buy tickets for the main temporary exhibitions, admission to the collection displays is free.
The London Transport Museum
Located in Covent Garden, the London Transport Museum traces the history of public transport back to the 1860s, playing host to iconic old buses, maps, signs, uniforms, Underground trains, posters and artworks.
Reach the museums of London from 54 Queen’s Gate
Reaching London’s leading museums and galleries from 54 Queen’s Gate is simple, with transport links getting you from A to B in no time at all. We are located in the South Kensington district of the capital, with our hotel being home to 24 elegant bedrooms and a wealth of desirable facilities. To find out more about our hotel or place a booking, call +44 020 7761 4000 or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.