Iconic Galleries & Museums | 4 or 8 hours
London Galleries and Museums Tour | 4 hours or 8 hours
4 hours - visit one museum or gallery
8 hours – choose a combination of two or three stops
The British Library. The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom holding over 150 million items, highlights of which include: the world’s earliest printed book, the Diamond Sutra; an original copy of the Magna Carta; Europe’s earliest printed book, the Gutenberg Bible; a first edition of Shakespeare’s plays; a first edition of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Free entry.
The British Museum. The magnificent British Museum is dedicated to human history and culture. Founded in 1753 it houses one of the world’s great collections of treasures from ancient civilisations and is London’s best loved museum. Highlights include the Great Court, the Rosetta Stone, the Elgin Marbles and the Egyptian Mummies. Free entry.
Museum of London. Discover the history of London at the Museum of London. The Museum of London tells the story of the world’s greatest city and its people. From prehistoric times to the present day and every era in between there are around one million items in the Museum’s core collections. Get an insight into the Black Death and the Great Fire of London and how they’ve shaped the London of today. Free entry.
National Gallery. The National Gallery houses Britain’s greatest art collection – with 2,400 paintings spanning 500 years of European art history including works by Botticelli, Raphael, Rubens, Manet, Van Gogh and Turner. A remarkable building with a spectacular collection of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Dutch masters and impressionists. Free entry.
National Portrait Gallery. The National Portrait Gallery is home to the UK’s largest collection of portraits – from photographs, paintings to sculpture. Portraits feature both famous and less well known Britons. Discover Kings and Queens – from the Tudors to Queen Elizabeth II. Get to know scientists from Sir Isaac Newton to Charles Darwin. Follow the career of Winston Churchill, Britain’s illustrious wartime Prime Minister. Into the photography section to discuss the lives of John Lennon, the Beatles and Tim Berners-Lee – the man who created the world wide web. Free entry.
Natural History Museum. One of the largest museums on London’s Museum Mile, the building houses a collection of 70 million plants, animals, fossils - as well as everyone’s favourite: the dinosaurs. Its Life Galleries are devoted to displays on animal life, while the Earth Galleries explore the natural forces that shape our planet. A wonderful uplifting, life-affirming place. Free entry.
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. For all theatre and writing lovers Shakespeare’s Globe theatre is a faithful recreation of the 16th century theatre - where some of the Bard’s greatest plays were performed. Rebuilt in the 1990s, this is a place of atmosphere and history – both intellectually rigorous and entertaining for the kids. Entry fee payable.
Tate Britain. Tate Britain holds the largest collection of British art in the world – from 1500 to the present day. Here you’ll find masterpieces by Gainsborough, Hogarth, Millais, Whistler, as well as outstanding modern and contemporary artists such as Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, and Damien Hirst. Free entry.
Tate Modern. Self-styled ‘Power House of Art’ housed on seven floors of a huge converted power station, it contains one of the world’s greatest collections of modern art. From Dali to Da-Da and Picasso to Pop-Art. Be shocked by the new. Overcome your fear of abstract expressionism. Or smile at the emperor’s new clothes. Free entry.
Victoria & Albert Museum. This wonderful space houses the world’s biggest collection of decorative arts. From medieval sculpture to jewellery and ceramics this is an exceptional collection of fine arts and design. If you’ve ever been interested in creative thinking and innovation this is the space for you. Free entry.
Chose the galleries you want to visit or combine your visit with a personal London tour.
London Galleries and Museums Tour 4 hours or 8 hours Rates 2013/2014
|Car/Sedan||4/8||up to 3||£330/£475|
|MPV||4/8||up to 6||£370/£525|
|Large MPV||4/8||up to 8||£390/£555|
|Minibus||4/8||up to 12||POA|
Rates are per car/MPV, not per person. They include: your Blue Badge driver-guide; collection and return to your central London hotel (alternatives can be arranged); and all taxes. The rate does not include interior access tickets or meals, unless stated.