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Located in the once abandoned St Mary’s Church, the Garden Museum is where you can learn all other things horticultural, including the history of English gardens and famous gardeners. The museum's churchyard contains a re-creation of a historic knot garden and the graves of many famous people, including six Archbishops. The museum has a coffee shop, and a gift shop selling a range of souvenirs and books.
Tate Britain is a gallery in Millbank, the oldest gallery of Britain's prestigious Tate Gallery grid. Opened in 1897, its edifice is beautiful and palatial with huge columns and stone sculptures adorning the roof. Exhibiting the art of Britain from 1500 till date, the gallery is also known for its support of new and contemporary multimedia artists. The art on display ranges from the Pre-Raphaelite period to the Cubism period. Giacometti, Picasso, Moore, Hepworth and Francis Bacon are among those on display, and the gallery also annually exhibits the artists that are short-listed for the well-known Turner Prize.
The Saatchi Gallery is as eclectic, intriguing and joyful as its owner Charles Saatchi. With past glories such as the discovery of Damien Hirst's 'Formaldehyde Shark', this gallery offers a fantastic opportunity to take a peek at the upcoming, bright and talented artists from the world of the now famous YBAs (Young British Artists). It's best to call before going, as there is not always a special exhibition on. Free admissions for all shows.
The Victoria and Albert Museum celebrates the rich culture of a bygone era. It includes around 4.5 million objects including ceramics, fashion, furniture, glass, metalwork, paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture and textiles. Collections from as far as East Asia, South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Egypt are housed in the V&A Museum. One can explore the world's most comprehensive holding of post-classical European sculpture. The museum frequently holds exhibitions of its collections. And what's more, you could even shop for books, stationery, gifts and jewelry at the museum. After working up an appetite, head to the V&A Cafe for a bite.