London, UK, is heaven for art junkies. The vibrant street art scene and spectacular art galleries certainly contribute to this, but it is the city’s many art museums that do the majority of the heavy lifting in this regard. Continue reading to find out which are the ones you should definitely check during your next visit to London.
Those looking for famous paintings and artworks from renowned artists will find that and a lot more at the National Gallery. This is London’s No.1 spot for art enthusiasts thanks to its collection of more than 2,300 paintings dating from the 13th century to the early 20th century. Some of the highlights of its collection include Vincent van Gogh’s “Sunflowers,” Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Virgin of the Rocks,” and Johannes Vermeer’s “Lady Standing at a Virginal.”
The British Museum
Thanks to its impressive collection, the British Museum will qualify as the best museum in any category, so seeing it on the list shouldn’t be a surprise. Its Department of Prints and Drawings has one of the most expansive print room collections in the world, including drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rubens, and Rembrandt, among others. You’ll also find paintings and sculptures from different eras and parts of the world.
Victoria and Albert Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum is considered the largest museum of “applied arts, decorative arts, and design” in the world. It has 145 galleries that cover more than 5,000 years of art from all parts of the world. Here you’ll find Renaissance sculptures, important paintings like Sandro Botticelli’s “Portrait of a Lady Known as Smeralda Brandini,” ancient woodworks, decorative artifacts, and much more.