London’s vibrant cultural scene is as exciting as it gets. One neighbourhood that stands out for its artistic charm in the capital city is Barbican. Nestled in the heart of London, Barbican offers a unique blend of modern architecture and culturally rich institutions making it an ideal starting point for your London trip. Book the amenity-rich and centrally located Barbican Rooms Hotel, to embark on an adventure through history with these iconic spots near you!
Step back in time and explore over a hundred years of modern and contemporary art at Tate Modern. From the extraordinary works of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse to the latest immersive installations, you are sure to find something to inspire you at Tate Modern.
Head to Tate’s iconic Turbine Hall, a vast space that has hosted some of the most ground-breaking artworks of our time. In the Natalie Bell building, see artists experiment and explore new ideas. In the Blavatnik building, delve into the historic underground tanks, where several performances and innovative video works come to life. After a day of art-gazing, relax at your opulent hotel Near Barbican, within easy reach of the gallery.
From marvelling at the exquisite artworks showcased at the Guildhall art gallery to wandering through the Guildhall library and remnants of London’s Roman amphitheatre, there’s so much history to discover here, all free of cost!
In addition to this, a visit to the City of London Police Museum has in store an intriguing array of artefacts backed by the city’s policing history, along with intriguing stories and unsolved cases waiting to be unravelled. Make sure not to miss the awe-inspiring Guildhall Great Hall, which represents medieval London’s architectural grandeur.
The National Gallery
Discover a treasure trove of paintings at the iconic National Gallery near Barbican. It is home to a collection of masterpieces by renowned artists like Van Gogh, Titian, Rembrandt, and Turner. Established in 1824, this iconic gallery offers free admission and is known to welcome over two million visitors annually.
As of today, the museum’s collection now has over 2,300 incredible artworks, ranging from medieval masterpieces to famous French impressionist paintings. Here, you can immerse yourself in an extensive selection of artworks spanning from the mid-13th century to 1900, all for free.
The Charles Dickens Museum
The Charles Dickens Museum offers a unique glimpse into the past, as you explore this fascinating museum, formerly a residence of the legendary English novelist. Take a stroll through the meticulously curated rooms adorned in the style of early Victorian décor.
The museum features some of Dickens’s personal belongings, portraits, manuscripts, and letters. In fact, it’s worth noting that this is where he penned some of his most beloved novels, like “Oliver Twist.” The knowledgeable staff here will give you insights into Charles Dickens’s life as you are on this captivating journey learning about London during that time. Make your exploration worthwhile with your luxe hotel in London city, only minutes away from this fascinating museum.
These world-renowned art galleries and museums near the Barbican meeting rooms, are perfect for all kinds of trips if you are a budding artist or simply looking to explore London city’s rich history.