Backtrack the history of mankind discovering the best museums in London traveling by city taxi!

Everyone knows that London is home to the world’s top museums. Most of them are free and the rest are charging just a small fee, worth paying. If you are in the mood for a tour, just book in advance your city taxi and save your energy for a day of learning. Here are our top picks for you, get ready to be immersed.

1.The National Gallery- Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

Founded in 1824, The National Gallery is home to over 2300 works of art. The museum is a must-visit place while in London, as no description can make it justice. You do not have to be an art lover to have a mind-blowing experience, but if you are one, prepare to be thrilled. You will be pleased to find several famous paintings, as well as less known canvas. Here are a few of the world-renowned works of art at The National Gallery:

  • Mars and Venus- Sandro Botticelli
  • Virgin of the Rocks- Leonardo da Vinci
  • The Entombment- Michelangelo
  • Boy Bitten by a Lizard- Caravaggio
  • Venus and Adonis- Titian

 

2.The Natural History Museum- Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

Explore a brilliant resource of history and science, by visiting The Natural History Museum, founded in 1754. Even though it houses over 80 million specimens, only a small part will ever go on exhibit. If you are trying to understand where we are coming from, or you just want to learn about the natural world, this is a great place to start. Main highlights of The Natural History Museum:

  •  Dinosaurs Gallery
  • The Cocoon
  •  Darwin Center
  • The Canopy Ceiling
  • The Permanent Vault Gallery

 

3.The British Museum- Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

An astonishing place dedicated to the world, from the world, the museum has been founded in 1753. It is one of the world’s greatest and oldest galleries, where you will get immersed in another world. Book a city taxi and uncover over two million years of mankind history, through over 7 million objects and artifacts on display. Here are a few of the world-known objects at The British Museum:

  • Rosetta Stone
  • An Elephant- Rembrandt
  • The Elgin Marbles
  • Egyptian Mummies
  • Sutton Hoo Mask

 

4.Madame Tussauds- Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LR

Not really a museum, Madame Tussauds is more an exhibition of real-life-like wax figures that can impress anyone. Dating back in 1835, it has its headquarters in London, but there are smaller museums in several other cities around the world. Some wax figures that you can admire at Madame Tussauds in London are:

  • Elizabeth II
  • Donald Trump
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Freddy Mercury
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Madonna
  • Cristiano Ronaldo

 

5.Pollock’s Toy Museum- 1 Scala Street, London W1T 2HL

If you want to step back in time for a trip down to memory lane, Pollock’s Toy Museum is the place you have to visit. Located in Fitzrovia, a city taxi provided by London Transfer Minicabs will take you there from any point. Even though a toy’s museum, the place is not recommended for small children. When visiting Pollock’s Toy Museum, make sure you won’t miss:

  • The 4000 years old Egyptian clay mouse
  • The Victorian nursery
  • The Four Jolly Clowns
  • The Zoetrope
  • The ‘Pearly kings and queens’ dolls

 

6.Victoria&Albert Museum- Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Founded in 1852, Victoria&Albert Museum has a collection of more than 2.27 million items, organized in 145 galleries, displayed over 7 floors. Being the world’s greatest museum of arts and design, there are on display works of art from South and East Asia, Europe, Islamic culture, and much more. There are many overwhelming collections, including Architecture, Fashion, and Jewellery, Sculpture, Ceramics and more. Some notable works of art at V&A Museum are:

  • Neptune and Triton- Gian Lorenzo Bernini
  • Pair of Platform Shoes- Vivienne Westwood
  • The Flowers of the Fields of France- a dress worn by Queen Elizabeth II
  • Mantua- the Court dress
  • The Miraculous Draught of Fishes- Raphael

7.Museum of Brands- 111-117 Lancaster Road, Notting Hill, London W11 1QT

Established in 1984, The Museum of Brands is unique in the world. With over 15000 objects on display, it presents the history of brands from the Victorian era to modern times. If you are interested in social history, marketing and packaging, this is the right place where you can learn from the past.

 

8.National Maritime Museum- Park Row, London SE10 9NF

Officially opened in 1937, by King George VI, The National Maritime Museum is the largest of its kind in the world. It houses over 2 million items, including nautical works of art. Some of the most interesting objects, not to be missed while there:

  • Nelson’s Trafalgar Coat
  • The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I
  • The Battle of Trafalgar- JMW Turner’s
  • Angle clock-  Tompion
  • HMS Bounty medical almanac

 

Please note that this is just a humble guide intending to show you another side of London. Book a city taxi and get to visit as much as you can. London has over 250 registered art institutions, how many did you get to visit?