If you love visiting museums a trip to London will be right up your street as there are so many to choose from, many of which are world-renowned and attract millions of visitors every year.
Whether you want to browse art at the Tate Modern or learn about various different specimens from our past at the Natural History Museum, there’s something for everyone in London. While many of the museums in London are well-known and popular year round, there are a number of smaller scale places that you may not have heard of but are just as interesting and worthy of a visit.
If you’re planning a trip to London, why not get off the beaten track and visit some museums that you probably haven’t known before? The good news is that after a day spent exploring new spaces, it’s easy to head back to your room at the Park Grand London Paddington and relax in sublime comfort.
Ready to get started? Try our pick of some of the best London museums you’ve probably never visited.
136 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8EA
This museum is situated in Shoreditch and offers a fascinating exploration of home life and the way that people live, starting from 1600 and journeying right up to the modern day. It’s easy to spend an afternoon browsing the stunning collections on display here, most of which illustrate the ways that homes have been used and furnished over the last 400 years. The exhibits reflect the changes in society and behaviour as well as in style and taste. Wander through period rooms decorated with 17th-century oak furniture and be sure to take time to visit the period gardens and the walled herb garden for a winter walk.
After a day spent learning how our ancestors lived, head back to your room at one of our London hotels near Paddington where you can be sure that a comfortable bed and gorgeous bathroom will be waiting for you. Spend the night relaxing and prepare for another day of museum exploring tomorrow or head out on the town for dinner, drinks and perhaps a show.
V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9PA
The V&A is the largest museum of its kind in the world and is committed to exploring the lives and experiences of children. There’s a tonne of interesting stuff to see here so you could easily make a day of it. Be sure to check out the clothing collection, which has over 6000 garments and accessories worn by children from birth through to their teenage years. There is also a number of fascination collections and games and toys, showing how children from different eras would have fun.
After a day spent learning about history and perhaps revisiting your own childhood, it’s an easy trip back to the Park Grand London Paddington.
Churchill War Rooms
Clive Steps, King Charles, Westminster, London SW1A 2AQ
Interested in war and politics? Visit the Churchill War Rooms then, where you will be able to learn about the legacy and life of Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. Listen to extracts from his iconic wartime speeches, read letters he exchanged with his wife Clementine and see personal objects that he used throughout his life. Be sure to check out the display as well, which explores his complex relationship with the Middle East.