Some of the world's most famous art is housed in London - here is our guide on where to see it! You may not know all the pieces by name but once you see them you are likely to recognise them. There is lots of famous art in London - new and old, however, our selection is featuring on the old with pieces ranging from the 15th to the 19th Century!
The National Gallery houses some of the world's most famous art, with visitors coming in from all over to see pieces from artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Due to the large selection of famous art on display here; it is likely you will recognise some of the paintings even if you aren't an art fanatic.
Location: Covent Garden (Central London)
Nearest Station: Leicester Square & Charing Cross
The Tate Modern is a must stop for any art lover, is a refreshing look at the most recent performances and artworks. As it names explains, this museum has modern and contemporary art pieces and is the largest of these types of collections in the world. Allow yourself to discover the newest trends in this gallery but also view classics such as ‘Ophelia’ by John Everett Millais which is based on a scene in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Location: Westminster (Central London)
Nearest Station: Pimlico or Vauxhall
Founded in 1753 - The British Museum is known for housing some of the oldest objects in the world. The museum contains the Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies among various other artefacts spanning over two million years of human history.
Location: Holborn (Central/North London)
Nearest Station: Russell Square & Holborn
This museum is set on the edge of the picturesque Hampstead Heath. It is not in Central London but by visiting somewhere slightly further out of the city you get the benefits of the ‘house’ being set on 112 acres of glorious parkland.
Location: Hampstead Heath (North London)
Nearest Station: Highgate