Five Top Museums In London
Planning your UK holiday nearly always includes London. The reason is most overseas flights either land here from America and other countries through out the world.
The main reason is that nearly all tourists love to visit here at least once en route to their final destination. Many holiday makers are a little over awed by the busy streets and driving on the left hand side of the road usually with a stick car.
Automatic vehicle are limited as most Brits drive manual cars. Anyone wishing to book an automatic for their up and coming trip will be best to book as far into the future as they can imagine. The rental costs are slightly hirer but are certainly worth paying for to give you reassurance when driving on the UK roads.
The nearest motorway to Heathrow would be the M4 OR M25 depending on which direction you are heading to reach your holiday destination. Sometimes holiday makers are happy to spend some time in the capital city to visit some of the historical sites or museums to give them a few days to get over their jet lag.
You may wish to collect your car after you have visited London to avoid heavy traffic and any congestion charge that may apply.
SEE ALSO: Car Hire in London with Blue Wheels
Some good museums to visit in London are:
Imperial war museum
Natural history museum
London transport museum
The first four places have a free entry system with payment for any special exhibit on show at the time you visit. This exhibition is generally housed in a specially cut off part of the museum and the staff or guides will be on hand to point you in the right direction.
Imperial war museum:
This war museum is located in the South East of the city not far from London Waterloo railway station or Lambeth North underground station. There is free admission into this museum with the opening times being from 10 in the morning till 6 in the evening. This will give you a great insight into the first world war with great exhibits showing planes, tanks and bunkers reliving life during the second world war.
One of three museums located in the Kensington area which can be easily reached by underground to High Street Kensington. The area is close to Hyde Park which is a fabulous way to spend the day wondering through the park looking for the Princess Diana Fountain and the Peter Pan statue or take a boat ride around the lake before heading over to the museum.
There are a number of different floors to this museum with lots of hands on exhibits which makes this building so appealing to children of all ages. The top floor has a science centre which will get young minds racing and thinking outside the box. There are lots of other exhibits which include planes, boats and computers of a by-gone era.
Natural history museum:
The NHM can be found close to the science museum and V&A Museums in South Kensington. Again the easiest way to reach here is by London Underground stop at the High Street entrance. There is an underground walk way which shows directions to each of the museums and is clearly signed posted.
The museum itself has lots of interesting exhibits of fossils and dinosaurs. On the website there are lots of different apps which you can download for your visit which gives an insight into what is on at the museum including a day in September 2014 where 300 scientists meet and try and complete over 200 experiments in the evening.
The BM is opened until 530pm each night from 10 in the morning. The museum can be found close to the Euston Railway Station or several different underground stops close by are Tottenham Court Road or Holborn. From any of the locations there is a short walk to Great Russell Street which is where the museum is located.
Here you will find interesting exhibits about Ming Dynasty to mummies to cars to Japanese Art and how Germany viewed WW1. This and many more interesting facts and exhibits on display for you to showcase.
London transport museum:
This is a fascinating museum which explores the transport net work in and around around London. You will find the museum ideally located in Covent Garden Piazza which is close to Covent Garden area which is breath taking if you have never been to this neck of the woods before when visiting London. The opening hours are until 6 with kids going free at the moment and adults paying just over £10 for a visit.
There are plenty of great opportunities to relive the transport modes of early years London with horses and carts being the prime mode of getting around.
Great pieces of the transport puzzle dating back to the 1800 and 1900's which children and adults would be really interested in to read and look over old photographs.
There are lots more to see in the London. This will give you a little insight in what the centre has to offer.