Last updated November 29th, 2020
The Museum of London is made up of 14 galleries dealing with aspects of life in London over the last 2000 years. This museum has captured them and put together a comprehensive time line of London’s history. The Great Fire of London in 1666 saw the destruction of Medieval London, and with it some parts of the museum. The parts had to be built up from scratch. Admission is free
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Barbican Art Gallery offers a wide variety of exhibitions all year round, several of which are free to enter. They also host music and theatre performances. Please check for details regarding admission fees for entry into some exhibitions.
The Guildhall Art Gallery opened in 1999 and displays 250 works of art alongside smaller temporary exhibitions that explore different themes. Admission fees apply and concessions are available.
St Bartholomew’s Hospital Museum & Archives houses a collection of archived material chronicling the history of one of London’s most famous hospitals.
The ‘Old Lady of Threadneedle Street’ is the national bank of the United Kingdom. The national gold reserves are kept in its vaults. The Bank of England was incorporated by Royal charter in 1694 as in order to finance the war against Louis XIV of France, and was brought under government control only in 1946. The majestic building which it occupies was designed by Sir John Soane, and was built between 1788 and 1833, although it was completely rebuilt between 1924 and 1939. Admission is free.
The Tate Modern Shop has over 10,000 titles focussed on art and and the history of art. There is also a range of postcards, posters, prints and stationery products.
The Tate Modern displays international modern art from 1900 to the present day as well as contemporary works by Surrealists and Dadaists. Furthermore the new gallery has an auditorium and a cafe offering outstanding views across London. Admission is free.