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national portrait gallery london

LONDON | The National Portrait Gallery opened in 1856 and was the world’s first gallery to deal exclusively in portraits. The gallery houses portraits of historically important and famous British people, with artworks being selected based on the subject of the painting rather than the artist. The collection includes paintings, sculptures, photographs and

national gallery london

LONDON | The National Gallery is an art gallery that’s open to the public free of charge, and contains a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the middle ages to 1900. The gallery was founded in 1824 and contains works from artists such as da Vinci, Turner, Van Gogh,

tower of london

LONDON | The Tower of London is one of those most recognisable of tourist spots in London, and is well worth a visit regardless of the sort of travel that you are into. Officially named Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, the old castle dates back to

natural history museum london

LONDON | The Natural History Museum is a museum of natural history with a collection of 80 million items within five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology and zoology. The Red Zone of the museum deals with the changing history of the Earth, the Blue Zone deals with dinosaurs, mammals,

mam sham london

LONDON | Mam Sham is the love child of best pals and foodie lovers Maria K Georgiou and Rhiannon Butler. The pair specialise in creating quirky immersive supper club experiences around London, blending good food with art, music, comedy and general tomfoolery. We at The City Lane were fortunate enough

somerset house london

LONDON | Somerset House is one of our favourite cultural institutions in London, with a wide variety of captivating exhibitions and events throughout the year. Located between the Strand and the Thames, the original Somerset House was designed in the neoclassical style, and has a fascinating history. Originally built in 1547 for

V&A museum london

LONDON | The Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum is the world’s largest museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million pieces. Established in 1852, the museum covers 12.5 acres and over 5,000 years of art. The oldest buildings are built in the Victorian style of architecture,

museum of brands packaging and advertising notting hill

LONDON | The Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising is one of London’s more obscure museums, focusing on consumer culture in Britain from Victorian times to the present day. The museum features over 12,000 items from the private collection of founder Robert Opie, along with several items that have been loaned

LONDON | Tate Modern is one of the largest museums of contemporary and modern art in the world, and holds the national collection of British art from 1900 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art. It’s located in the former Bankside Power Station, and is worth visiting for

london's best rooftop bars summer

LONDON | Summer, glorious summer! The sun is out and Londoners are finally emerging from their annual winter hibernation. We’re suddenly social people again, ready for day drinking all weekend or working outside in the sun from Monday to Friday. If there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that Londoners know