The Victoria and Albert Museum celebrates the rich culture of a bygone era. It includes around 2.27 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.
The British Museum is one of London's top tourist attractions, as well as a major scholarly resource. Its collection was bequeathed to the nation in 1753, and the museum's distinctive Greek Revival structure was constructed during the 19th Century. The collection expanded massively during the heyday of the British Empire, leading to the museum's reputation for acquiring from sources all over the globe, leaving it with over 8 million objects. The displays cover about 5.5 hectares (14 acres) making it impossible to see everything in one visit. The famous Rosetta Stone, Assyrian Reliefs, Parthenon Marbles and the vast Egyptian collection are a few of the British Museum's most well-known exhibits.
The National Gallery is a magnificent Georgian edifice on the northern side of Trafalgar Square that houses a massive collection of Western European art. Started in 1838, you can find the works of master Leonardo Da Vinci in the Sainsbury wing of the gallery, alongside Botticelli and Bellini. The west wing contains works by Titian, Michelangelo and Raphael, the north wing contains works by Rubens, Rembrandt and Caravaggio, and the east wing contains works by Seurat, Canaletto, Degas and Monet. A portable audio guide is available in six different languages.
Explore the natural history of the planet Earth, from the prehistoric era to the present day, at one of London's most visited museums. In 1881, the Natural History Museum moved to its present venue. Designed by Alfred Water house, this building is now one of London's most beautiful and recognized museums. The halls house more than 300 years worth of collections, with over 80 million specimens. Broadly divided into Life and Earth galleries, the museum provides much more than can be seen in a day, and your feet will get tired before your brain does. Let your kids run wild among dinosaur skeletons, erupting volcanoes and life-size constructs of blue whales - it's unlikely they'll ever forget their first visit here.
The Royal Opera House is even more impressive than ever. The period building has been restored to its original glory and continues to be the one of the largest opera and ballet venues in London, showcasing the works of the Royal Ballet, Royal Opera and ROH Orchestra. Expect famous tenors, famous ballerinas and famous audience members as part of the revamped program. You can even take in the stunning architecture without going to a show; the entrance hall and exhibitions are open for viewing and backstage tours are also offered.
The Lyceum Theatre was built in the 1700s, so it's a golden oldie in terms of London theaters. The theater holds just over 2000 people. In the 1970s this theater provided a platform for various popular musicians like Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Police, Bob Marley, and others. In the 1990s Jesus Christ Superstar, and Oklahoma! were performed here. Since 1999, this theater has been home to the Lion King musical.
Originally known for its post war farces, the theatre was accordingly called 'The Whitehall Farces'. The name then changed to 'The Whitehall Theatre' and is now Trafalgar Studios at the Whitehall Theatre. Since then the theater has put on a variety of performances that range from plays to musicals, but today remains committed to intelligent drama and intelligent musicals. The theater seats 480 people but has no wheelchair access. There are no dining facilities but there is a main bar and a smaller one in the foyer of the theater. The theater is currently on lease to the Oxford Stage Company so this respected company produces the majority of shows. (Call +44 844 871 7627 for more.)
Canada House is located in London and currently serves as a historic house museum and the office of the High Commission of Canada to the United Kingdom. The construction began during 1827 and the house was officially inaugurated in 1925. You can see prominent Greek Revival architecture in its construction and the authentic Canadian furniture and maple flooring adds on to the aura. This architectural marvel is made of Portland stone and also houses various exhibitions related to historical and contemporary art. The house has its name in various national registers and was designed by the architect who designed the famous British Museum.
One of the city's prime venues, 8 Northumberland first opened its doors to the public in 1874, closing down in the year 1887. The venue then reopened in 2010, and since then has been luring art lovers from across the country and the globe. Located within close proximity to local transportation, this elegant venue hosts private as well as corporate events including weddings, parties, private dining, fashion shows, award nights, conferences and meetings in huge numbers.
With branches across the globe, Raindance has carved a niche for itself in the hearts of cinema lovers, and its London post is no different. The center provides many courses related to film making, and also organizes a number of seminars for those who wish to establish a career in cinema. In addition, there are two rooms available on hire at this location of Raindance. Both the rooms come equipped with modern acoustics, projectors, light fixtures and high-definition cameras.
British Optical Association Museum is one of the oldest museums of its genre in the world. Inaugurated in 1901, the museum has almost 16,000 collectibles on display which describes the history of Ophthalmology. They have a huge collection of visual aids, spectacles, rare catalogs and other equipment's used in the field of optics. The museum is managed by the British Optical Association.