The streets of London are steeped in history. Exhibits from all eras in all places are just moments away from Hotel Xenia and La Terrazza, so the world really is at your fingertips. Travel through time marvelling at millions of artefacts across London’s museums, and imagine what life must have been like for those who used them. Beyond history, there are museums in London dedicated to nature, design, art and hundreds of other sub-cultures and niches; all you have to do is find them!

The British Museum

Showcasing one of the finest collections of antiquities in the world, The British Museum contains more than 13 million artefacts from ancient history around the globe. Admission is free to all visitors to the museum and tickets to special, seasonal exhibitions can be booked in advance online. 

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s leading museum of Art and Design. The Victoria and Albert Museum (or the V&A as it is known amongst Londoners) is situated in South Kensington set over almost13 acres, containing 145 galleries spanning 5,000 years of art and related artefacts. Exhibits include ceramics and glass, textiles and costumes, silver and jewellery, ironwork, sculpture, prints, and photos. This is one of our Concierge Team’s top picks for all visitors to London! 

Natural History Museum

Research institution and a fabulous museum, the Natural History Museum on the Cromwell Road is a world leading visitor attraction and science centre. As the most visited natural history museum in Europe, welcoming over five million visitors each year, the museum is a must during your trip to the capital. The Museum offers a dynamic programme of temporary exhibitions which includes its world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

Design Museum

The Design Museum now housed on the edge of Holland Park is a slick, contemporary museum dedicated to design’s role in everyday life. The museum’s permanent collection is complemented by an uninterrupted program of special exhibitions, and within walking distance to Hotel Xenia and Evoluzione, it’s a crucial pit stop for anyone with an eye for recent technology or contemporary aesthetics.