The extraordinary history of London and the world is revealed in the city’s world-class museums and galleries. Many of London’s largest museums and galleries are free to enter, providing a fabulous experience for visitors and residents alike.
Check out our listing highlighting some of the main free museums and galleries in London.
A treasure trove of British and world artefacts and history. One of the world’s most important museums.
Area: Bloomsbury. Address: Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. MAP
One of the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance, including its dedicated Theatre Performance space. The beautiful building is also an attraction in itself.
Area: South Kensington. Address: Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL. MAP
London’s home of science and technology, featuring award-winning exhibitions and iconic objects.
Area: South Kensington. Address: Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD. MAP
A world-class visitor attraction and a leading science research centre in London, housed in an extraordinary Victorian building.
Area: South Kensington. Address: Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD. MAP
Britain’s premiere gallery for art, featuring a collection of over 2,300 works, including many iconic paintings and art from van Eyck, Velázquez, Turner, Van Gogh and more. .
Area: West End. Address: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN. MAP
The National Gallery houses an incredible collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people. Currently closed for renovation, re-opening in 2023.
Area: West End. Address: St. Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE. MAP
Housed in the old Bankside Power Station, Tate Modern is one of the world’s most popular art galleries, packing a huge collection of modern art from Britain and around the world.
Area: Southbank. Address: Bankside, London SE1 9TG. MAP
The original Tate gallery, Tate Britain is a national gallery of British art and international art.
Area: Pimlico/Westminster. Address: Millbank, London SW1P 4RG. MAP