Travelling can be an enriching and fun experience where you explore and enjoy something new every day but at the same time this experience can get very expensive. Exploring any city can give make you run over your budget. To avoid this, you need some planning before you visit any new city. A little information about a city and how to best utilise your finances there can help you save money and not go over your budget.
If you are visiting London for the first, this blog gives you the right information that helps you save money while fully exploring this happening and buzzing city. London is one of the most unique cities that offers for both its residents and tourists several prime attractions that are free to explore or has a very affordable entry fee. Most of these free attractions are the most sought-after and popular museums of London. Here’s a list of museums that you can explore on a budget in London.
Handel House Museum
Museums in London are an ocean of information, knowledge and learning for tourists, and the Handel House Museum is one such place you must visit. This museum aims to promote knowledge and awareness through the interpretation of the Georgian House. Now a museum, it’s here where Handel loved and composed his music, live performances and more. Handel’s life and his books, pens and other things have been carefully restored and displayed for you to see and explore the glorious history.
Where: 25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HE
Timings: Monday -Saturday 11am to 6pm, Sunday- Closed
Another great museum of London that offers a variety of musical instruments that have been used historically used are displayed here. This museum is close to the Kew Bridge Railway Station. Here you can explore a fascinating range of self-playing instruments and music rolls from which you learn how music was played in the old days. The spectacular displays are arranged over three unique galleries and this place also has a shop, café and a specialist tour guide. Learn how music was captured and the instruments were made in those days.
Where: 399 High Street, Brentford TW8 0DU
Timings: Tuesday and Friday to Sunday: 11am-5pm, Closed on rest of the days.
Old Operating Theatre Museum
Get engaged in the amusing and knowledgeable museum of the old operating theatre. Here you can witness the history of surgeries and operating theatres. Located in the heart of central London, here you can explore how the first operation or surgery was performed and how before the invention of drugs all medicines were made from plants in the Elizabethan period.
Where: 9a St Thomas St, London SE1 9RY
Timings: Tuesday- Sunday: 10:30am- 5pm, Closed on Monday
Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
In this iconic museum you can discover the entire history of Fleming’s Nobel prize winning discovery of the ground-breaking antibiotic, the Penicillin. Here you can see the actual laboratory where it was discovered and developed.
Where: 135a Praed St, Paddington, London W2 1RW
Timings: Monday- Thursday: 10am-1pm
Florence Nightingale Museum
This great museum celebrates the life and work of the most famous nurse of the world. Popularly known as the Lady with the lamp, she was a self-less caretaker of the Victorian world. Florence is still an epitome of nursing services and how her legacy still continues is depicted in this museum. The Museum runs a learning programme for school and families’ activities along with other events and talks.
Where: 2 Lambeth Palace Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7EW
Timings: Monday- Sunday: 10am-5pm
This beautiful museum explores and celebrates British gardens and gardening through its collection, temporary exhibitions, events and garden.
Where: 5 Lambeth Palace Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7LB
Timings: Monday to Sunday: 10:30am to 4:30 or 5:00pm
Where to stay?
To explore these great, budget friendly museums and places easily by booking you stay at the luxurious Montclam Hotel London city.