If you name a list of places visitors have been to in London a popular choice will undoubtedly be the British Museum.
A place dedicated to human history and culture the museum was established in 1753 and opened to the public a few years later.
The museum contains around eight million works and contains items from all continents around the globe documenting the long story of human culture and with no admission fee it is a crucial destination for first-time travelers to the capital.
There are a few options to get to the British Museum by traveling from Paddington Station. It’s a very easy trip to make and visitors would be advised to allow around thirty minutes to arrive at your destination.
The museum is open every day between 10am and 5.30pm except 24th to the 26th of December and January 1st. There are also late night openings on 8.30pm on Friday evenings.
At Paddington Station follow the signs to get the London Underground tube. There are a number of tube stops near the museum including Tottenham Court Road, which takes 18 minutes by tube, and Holborn, which takes 20 minutes by tube. When you reach these tube stops the British Museum is only 500 metres away.
Other tube stops include Russell Square, which takes 22 minutes, and Goodge Street, which take 24 minutes through the London underground service. When you reach either of these tube stops the museum is about 800 meters away.
Alternatively, you can make the 15 minute trip by taxi to the British Museum and if you’re feeling incredibly bold you can walk from Paddington, which takes around 50 minutes to walk the two and a half miles to the museum in Great Russell Street.
London is definitely a city to walk around and feel comfortable with the area so don’t forget to discover the beautiful tree-lined streets surrounding the British Museum.
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