The Regency House Hotel is situated in the very heart of Central London, and as such it is very close and accessible to all of London’s top museums and galleries. Visitors to the area are spoiled for choice as to which to visit first!
Just around the corner of this most popular of Oxford Street hotels is the British Museum, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, and the Sherlock Holmes Museum. The British Museum is one of the world’s oldest museums, and it is home to a mind-bogglingly vast collection. Highlights include the Egyptian mummies, the Elgin Marbles, the Rosetta Stone, the Sutton Hoo burial haul, and Lindow Man. Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum has for decades been one of London’s premier tourist attractions, with wax collections including the Hollywood elite, Bollywood, sporting icons, royalty and cultural icons, rock stars, world leaders, and the famous Chamber of Horrors.
The Sherlock Holmes Museum on Baker Street is a small and privately run museum, located in the very house in which the fictional detective resided between 1881 and 1904. Visit to step back in time to Victorian London.
No visitor to London should miss the top museums and galleries for which the city is most famous. These include the National Gallery, which is located at Trafalgar Square and houses more than two thousand works of portraiture by some of the world’s most famous classic and modern artists. For those who prefer more contemporary, edgy art, the Tate Modern is a London institution. Situated in the old Bankside Power Station building, this gallery showcases a vast collection of modern art, including sculpture and eclectic installations by luminaries including Matisse, Constable, Francis Bacon, Warhol, Rothko and Millais.
The Victoria and Albert Museum showcases applied arts from around the world, with items dating across several centuries that include costume, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, glass, sculpture and paintings. The Natural History Museum is a fantastic day out for families, the highlight for children being the authentic dinosaur skeletons. The Science Museum and Library of Science, also located in South Kensington, showcases an array of science and technology based materials. Collections include Medical and Veterinary History, Agriculture, Cosmos and Culture, Science in the 18th Century, and the future.
There are a variety of other popular and important museums in London, which are well worth a visit. The Wellcome Museum, the Churchill War Rooms, the National Maritime Museum, the Imperial War Museum, and the Design Museum are just a few of those to consider when planning your London itinerary from Central London hotels near Covent Garden - best located of all is the Regency House Hotel.