London Galleries and Museums
The hotel is within walking distance to London’s best museums and art galleries.
The British Museum is the oldest public museum in the world, comprising of 94 galleries of collections that span more than two thousand years of world history and culture with 8 million objects in the collection. The museum also includes the British Library.
The Museum boasts a fast selection of eateries from the Court Restaurant serving cuisine from around the world to the plenty of court cafes for a well-earned rest during your Museum visit.
Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century and once was home to Queen Victoria and latterly Princess Diana. Today it is the official residence of The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Kent and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. The State Rooms are open to the public
The National Gallery with over 2,300 paintings in the Collection, there are hundreds of reasons to visit the Gallery – from getting into great art with Leonardo da Vinci to Vincent van Gogh where you can learn about art and get inspired by the life, death, passion and beauty of every painting that tells a story. The Gallery also comprises of a cinema and live music concerts weekly, an arts shop for exclusive gifts, specialist books and prints of every painting and great places to eat around the gallery.
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 70 million items within five main collections: Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Paleontology and Zoology. The museum is a world-renowned centre of research, specializing in taxonomy, identification and conservation. The Natural History Museum Library contains extensive books, journals, manuscripts, and artwork collections linked to the work and research of the scientific departments. Access to the library is by appointment only.
The museum is particularly famous for its exhibition of dinosaur skeletons, and ornate architecture — sometimes dubbed a cathedral of nature — both exemplified by the large Diplodocus cast which dominates the vaulted central hall.Saatchi Gallery
Opened by Charles Saatchi in order to exhibit his collection to the public. The gallery located on Kings Road occupies 70,000 sq ft. aiming to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art, presenting work by largely unseen young artists or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK. In this effect, the gallery also operates as a springboard for young artists to launch their careers - it’s a must see.Serpentine Gallery
The Serpentine Gallery is an art gallery in Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, central London. It focuses on modern and contemporary art. The exhibitions, architecture, education and public programmes attract approximately 750,000 visitors a year. Admission is free. Established in 1970 and housed in a classical 1934 tea pavilion, it takes its name from the nearby Serpentine Lake.Tate Modern Gallery
The Tate Modern Gallery is an incredible destination for modern and contemporary art enthusiasts, part of a complex of four state museums: Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Tate St. Ives and Tate Modern. This is the largest collection of international 19th and 20th century works in the world. Tate Modern’s permanent collection is exhibited on the building’s third and fifth floors, while the second and fourth floors house the temporary exhibitions.
Visitors to the Tate Modern and Tate Britain can take advantage of the special boat service that runs between Tate Modern and Tate Britain, along the Thames. Victoria & Albert Museum
The Victoria & Albert Museum South Kensington is the world's greatest museum of art and design, with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. Discover 3000 years' worth of amazing artefacts from many of the world's richest cultures including ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewellery, metalwork, photographs, sculpture, textiles and paintings. Exhibited in 11 km of galleries by country of origin or by technique and medium, which are all continuously updated.
The V&A was the first museum in the world to incorporate a restaurant. The museum café is still located in the spectacular original halls known as the Refreshment Rooms, which were decorated by Morris, Paynter and Gamble, the most influential English artists of the late nineteenth century.The Whitechapel Gallery
The Whitechapel Gallery – the artists’ gallery for everyone. For over a century the Whitechapel Gallery has premiered world-class artists from modern masters such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Frida Kahlo to contemporaries such as Sophie Calle, Paul Noble, Thomas Struth, Sarah Lucas and Mark Wallinger.
With beautiful galleries, exhibitions, artist commissions, collection displays, historic archives, education resources, inspiring art courses, Cafe/Bar and Bookshop, the Gallery is open all year round, so there is always something free to see.
Gagosian Gallery is a contemporary art gallery owned and directed by Larry Gagosian. In thirty years Gagosian has evolved into a global network with sixteen exhibition spaces in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Paris, Rome, Athens, Geneva, and Hong Kong, designed by world-renowned architects including Caruso St John, Richard Gluckman, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, Selldorf Architects, and wHY Architecture.
White Cube Bermondsey opened in October 2011 and is the largest of all the gallery's sites, incorporating more than 58,000 sq ft of interior space.
The building, which dates from the 1970s, was renovated and designed by London and Berlin-based architects Casper Mueller Kneer and includes three major exhibition spaces as well as private viewing rooms, office space, a warehouse, an auditorium and a bookshop.
The 'South Galleries' provide the principal display area for White Cube's expanding programme of exhibitions and three smaller galleries, known collectively as the 'North Galleries', are used for an innovative series of shows.
The Design Museum
This Kensington based museum covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. The museum operates as a registered charity, with all funds generated by ticket sales aiding the museum in curating new exhibitions.
Entrance is free to the museum's permanent collection display, "Designer Maker User".