An Art Lover's Guide To London On A Budget
Written by Rochelle:
As one of the greatest cities in the world, it’s no surprise that London has SO much art to see. From controversial street graffiti to museum collections displaying fine art, sculpture, photography, contemporary works and historic pieces, this city has it all. That being said, London can also be frighteningly expensive. But fear not, we have you covered, as we proudly present our favourite FREE museums:
1. Victoria & Albert Museum
Proclaimed as the ‘the world’s leading museum of art and design’, Victoria & Albert Museum is an internationally renowned organisation, showing ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewellery, metalwork, photography, sculpture, textiles and painting! Yep, you may need to keep coming back to see everything in this museum!
Address: The V&A, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2RL
Opening: Daily: 10.00 – 17.45, Friday: 10.00 – 22.00
2. Tate Modern
The Tate Modern is a contemporary art lover’s dream. Based in Bankside and housed in an old power station (pictured), the Tate Modern showcases the best of international modern and contemporary art. And if you need a break from all that art, there are cafes and restaurants, as well as a lunch space where you can bring your own food.
Address: Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Opening: Sunday to Thursday 10.00–18.00, Friday to Saturday 10.00–22.00
3. National Gallery
Founded in the 19th century, the National Gallery is home to over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. You'll see art by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Turner, Renoir, Cezanne and Van Gogh. If you're there in the middle of the day, check out their free lunchtime talks and free concerts.
Address: The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN
Opening: Daily 10am–6pm, Friday 10am–9pm
So there you have it - an art lover’s guide to London on a budget. Do you agree with our list? Did your museum make the shortcut? Comment down below!