After four long months of unusual quietness, London’s beloved museums have finally reopened their doors. The Capital is not short of art venues and other fascinating exhibitions, but here are three iconic museums we could visit over and over and should be on your list when in London. If that isn't the perfect Sunday activity, then what is?
Victoria and Albert Museum
As the world’s leading museum in art and design, the V&A – as it is affectionately called – is home to over 2 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity.
Permanent collections are always a must, and this autumn do not miss the temporary exhibition ‘Kimono – from Kyoto to Catwalk’ (until 25th October 2020).
Last but not least, at the heart of the museum is the famous Chihuly Chandelier, made of 1,400 blue and green glass elements. No wonder it is one of the most photographed pieces in the museum.
A landmark venue for the international modern and contemporary art scene, Tate Modern is located within the former Bankside Power Station and is now in the UK’s top three tourist attractions.
Do not miss of one of the highlights of this year, the Andy Warhol Exhibition until 15th November. The major retrospective is the first at Tate Modern in 20 years and includes his iconic images of Marilyn Monroe, Campbell’s soup cans and works never seen in the UK before.
Natural History Museum
Does the Natural History Museum even need introducing anymore? Located in South Kensington, a 15-minute drive from Flemings Mayfair, this stunning building opened its doors in 1881 and is considered a work of art in itself.
Perfectly suited to families, the museum also houses collections including Earth’s treasury, a comprehensive display of minerals, gemstones and rocks. Hintze Hall offers the biggest welcome in London with a 25.2-metre blue whale skeleton.
All of the above museums now operate a pre-booking system, even for free admissions.