Children playing among the fountains at Somerset House
The current Somerset House, a magnificent neoclassical structure built at the end of the eighteenth century as a home for various government departments, especially those linked to the Navy and tax offices, also served as an early home of the...
Red brick exterior of Tate Modern as viewed from the Millennium Bridge
Perhaps London’s most recognisable modern art gallery, Tate Modern, based in a conversion of the former Bankside Power Station across the Thames from St. Paul’s Cathedral, is home to an international collection of post-1900 art including paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photography.
The neo-classical facade of London's National Gallery, as seen from Trafalgar Square
The National Gallery possesses more than 2,300 European masterpieces, one of the world’s greatest collections of paintings. Trafalgar Square, seen as the centre of London, was chosen by Parliament in 1831 to be the site of a new gallery which...
Facade of City of London's Guildhall
London’s Guildhall is the complex of buildings that, when its predecessors are included, has served for over 800 years as the administrative headquarters of what is now the City of London Corporation, the local authority responsible for the “Square Mile”....
Paintings on display inside Tate Britain
Millbank’s Tate Britain­, one of four Tate galleries, is home to the national collection of British art from the present day stretching back to Tudor times. “British art” is defined not by nationality alone, but by artist contribution to the...
View of St. Paul's Cathedral from across the Millennium Bridge
The history of London’s Iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral dates back to its consecration in 604. It was destroyed several times through the centuries–by Vikings and by fire twice–before its 1668 redesign by Christopher Wren. It then survived the Blitz, becoming...
£18.00 (Adult)
ZSL London Zoo giraffe enclosure
Open for research and education since 1828, ZSL London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. It is managed by the Zoological Society of London, an international research and conservation charity. The zoo opened to the public in 1847 and...
£35.50 (Adult)
HMS Belfast ship moored on the Thames
HMS Belfast, permanently moored on the Thames between London Bridge and Tower Bridge since 1971, is a WWII Royal Navy warship, the most significant example of her kind today. Constructed in Belfast’s Harland & Wolff shipyard in 1938 (the same...
£23.60 (Adult)
Romanesque revival exterior of the Natural History Museum
The architecture of South Kensington’s iconic Natural History Museum, designed by Alfred Waterhouse, is a striking work of art and one of the country’s most impressive Romanesque-style buildings. Sir Richard Owen, in charge of the museum’s natural history collection from...
Science Museum Entrance
One of three museums on South Kensington’s Museum Lane, the Science Museum’s seven floors focus on history, innovation and advancement in the areas of science, technology, medicine, transport, engineering and media with a global perspective. Existing under its current name...
Current London Exhibitions
Until 11 Jun 2023
Gilded Bronze Reliquary Bust
The V&A is presenting what is said to be the UK’s first major exhibition focusing on the work of the Renaissance master, Donatello. Part thematic, part chronological, the exhibition features a collection of around 130 objects by Donatello and his...
Until 16 Apr 2023
An example of patterned Kente cloth, a brightly-coloured traditional West African textile.
This exhibition at the V&A is a celebration of the creativity and ingenuity of African fashion, featuring over 250 objects, including over 70 new acquisitions. The exhibition, which includes clothing, textiles, film footage and family photography, is spread over two...
Until 12 Mar 2023
Photo of Basket of Apples by Cezanne hanging in Exhibition
This major exhibition of the career of Paul Cezanne presents over 80 paintings, watercolours and drawings from around the world, including 20 never previously shown in the UK.
£22 (regular price)