London, the capital of England as well as the United Kingdom, is one of Europe’s most influential cities. Over a period of time, it has developed into a mecca for tourists with a preference for the arts and history.
With over 150 theatres in London and 300 art galleries, London’s cultural scene is truly alive and kicking. You could spend a lifetime exploring history and culture in London.
London’s art galleries are among fashion. Kids will love some of the interactive sections in the Science Museum, whilst the Natural History Museum, with its earthquake simulator, collection of dinosaur bones and interactive displays, is sure to keep you entertained. The Museum of London houses interesting exhibits relating to the social and historical side of London, right from the very first Roman settlers. One can also see the Lord Mayor’s ceremonial coach and mock-up the finest in the world. Tate Gallery, famous for its impressionist paintings, is worth a dekko. At the National Portrait Gallery, you get to see the only known portrait of William Shakespeare, while at the Queen’s Gallery. You can witness a selection of paintings from the Queen’s personal collection.
If it’s London museums you want, you will have a hard time deciding where to begin, for they come aplenty here! The most popular museum is arguably the London British Museum, filled with over four million exhibits. The Victoria & Albert museum showcases a large collection of crafts, ceramics, sculptures, textiles and scenes from different periods of history here.
The tradition of London theatres goes back almost 400 years to the globe of Shakespeare. With more than 20 plays opening every week, London is considered the world’s theatre capital. The West End, the Old Vic, National Theatre Co and the Royal Shakespeare Co offer drama for the discerning viewer. Whereas if you want to watch experimental and innovative fringe theatre performances, head straight to one of the pubs and clubs dotting the city’s landscape. So explore art, culture or history in London with Quality Crown Central London Hotels located in the heart of the city.