A pretty good bet is that if you are vacationing in a London hotel, you’re also fairly close to a famous museum. It’s almost a sure thing, due to the fact that London is home to a variety of well-known museums.  Many of the world’s most stunning artifacts are contained in London museums. While many invaluable antiquities have been returned to country of origin, museums in London still feature some incredible collections and exhibits. So there should be no surprise that travelers prefer to stay in areas in the vicinity of museums to view the collections.

Tate ModernAttractions vary from the grand British Museum which houses the famed Egyptian Hall and magnificent sculptors to Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. For a more personal glimpse into earlier times, a tourist should consider making a convenient stop at the Sherlock Holmes Museum, Florence Nightingale Museum, and the Freud Museum.  The gems of the South Kensington area are the Victoria and Albert Museum, which also offers quite a few tourist activities and the expertly-managed first-rate hotels. The National Army Museum, National Maritime Museum, and Natural History Museum are all excellent choices of enjoyment for history lovers.

Should you enjoy the thrill of visiting a scary and creepy place, the options are to explore the Clink Prison Museum, the Tower of London where  beheading, hangings and tortures occurred, Jack the Ripper Walk, which reenacts the killer’s fatal acts, and lastly the London Dungeon. The genuine art lover will surely take pleasure in the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Tate Britain Gallery, Tate Modern Gallery, and the National Gallery.

Whatever your personal preference turns out to be, a museum should be within walking distance from the world class hotels in London and even the moderately priced ones. Another convenience are the many tube stations to get you from point “A” to areas more removed from the hustle and bustle. Don’t stay in the museums all day and night due to London’s great nightlife. The possibilities are endless when you go to a museums or two in the day then make it to one of the popular theaters.

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