London has some of the finest collections in the world. Enjoy a visit with your own personal guide to show you the highlights and put it all in context. Options include:
The National Gallery
houses one of the world's finest collections of western
art from C14th to 1900. Explore it with us and see the history
of western art unfold before your eyes! Around the corner is the
National Portrait Gallery, a fascinating glimpse into the history
of Britain through portraiture.
the world’s most popular modern art gallery, wonderfully housed
in a redeveloped 1950s power station. From there take a special
Tate boat up-river to visit the ‘sister’ gallery, Tate Britain,
which features British art from C15th-present day. Alternatively
enjoy our Southwark or St Paul’s Cathedral tours.
The British Museum
celebrates world culture including the Parthenon Marbles, Egyptian
Mummies & the Rosetta Stone. See the exquisite findings from the
C7th ship burial in England and find out how Assyrian carvings
redefined ideas on the origin of high art. There's even something
to delight Harry Potter fans!
and Albert Museum, is the world's greatest collection
of decorative art and design. Explore the British Galleries, a
comprehensive collection of British design and art from 1500 to
1900, plus the amazing cast courts and Raphael’s cartoons for
the Sistine Chapel.
The Wallace Collection
features famous paintings, ceramics, arms, armour and furniture
in a fine London mansion with a courrtyard restaurant. One of
Foundling Museum and Dickens’s House Visit the
Museum in tribute to the work of Captain Thomas Coram and find
out the connection with the painter William Hogarth, the composer
George Frederick Handel and the writer Charles Dickens, whose
London home nearby is now a museum. See where Dickens lived with
his wife and beloved sister-in-law, furnished as it would have
been during his lifetime. Hear more about Dickens life and the
experiences which he included in his novels. Why not extend your
tour to include the Handel House museum as well?
Let us introduce you to the many treasures in London's small, specialist collections that even many Londoners don't know of. Mention your own particular interests or let us suggest some of our favourites. This could include the Garden Museum, the Museum of Childhood, the Hunterian Museum of medical curiosities and Sir John Soanes Museum, the architect's specially designed home crammed with his extraordinary collection of objects.