STAY IN Apartment Hotels near the British Museum
Where do you even start with the British Museum? One of the most iconic museums in the world, it houses a truly staggering number of unique, significant and fascinating historical items. From Egyptian mummies to Saxon gold, the museum’s collection spans thousands of years of world history, culture and learning.
The world’s first national public museum, it was founded in 1753 to serve all “studious and curious persons”. Admission is (and has always been) free to keep its treasures accessible to all, and as a result it’s a hugely popular choice for visitors, with around six million curious minds discovering its secrets every year. The museum is split into geographical, historical and themed regions covering everything from ancient dynastic China to the wonders of the Middle East.
All that learning will definitely make you hungry, so be sure to check out the Court Cafe and the Great Court Restaurant to refuel.