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Most Famous Museums and Design Centers in London

National Gallery, London


The National Gallery is one of London’s most important museums. It has an impressive collection of paintings covering the period between 1260 and 1900. You’ll find the oldest paintings such as works by Giotto, Jan van Eyck, Titian, Michelangelo, Rubens, VanDyck, Rembrandt and Caravaggio, Van gogh, Seurat and Renoir.


Opening hours: Daily 10am – 6pm Friday 10am – 9pm

Tate Modern, London


Tate Modern has an excellent collection of modern art, from 1900 until now. Since its opening in 2000 it has become one of Londen’s most popular museums.


On the first floor, Turbine Hall, guests will find specially commissioned works that change from year to year. On the next level, a small exhibition space profiles changing works of contemporary artists. On level 3, galleries include Abstraction, Expressionism, and Abstract Expressionism, and guests will view masterpieces by such artists as Matisse, Monet, Kapoor and more.


Level 4 houses temporary exhibits while level 5 zeroes in on such movements as Cubism, Futurism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Constructivism, and Conceptual Art. Artists displayed here might include Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, and Roy Lichtenstein.

Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday, 10.00–18.00 Friday – Saturday, 10.00–22.00 The Ey exhebition

Paul Klee: 16: October 2013- 9 March 2014

Natural History Museum 


The Natural History Museum in London is a museum exhibiting a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history.


The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 70 million items within five main collections: botany,entomology, mineralogy, palaeontology and zoology.
The museum is particularly famous for its exhibition of dinosaur skeletons and ornate architecture — sometimes dubbed a cathedral of nature — both exemplified by the large Diplodocus cast which dominates the vaulted central hall.


Open every day 10.00 – 17.50 Last admission 17.30

Design Museum


Design Museum is a museum by the River Thames near Tower bridge  in central London. The museum covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design.


One of the world’s leading museums of design, fashion and architecture, the Design Museum has a constantly changing programme of exhibitions combining compelling insights into design history with the most exciting innovations in contemporary design.


Permanent Collection
Design Mart until 28 January
Alan Flectcher:
fifty years of graphic work until 18 FebruaryDesignin Modern Britain until 4 March

Opening hours: 10am-5.45pm Last admission 5.15pm

Business Design Centre 



Situated in fashionable Islington, the Business Design Centre is London’s most stylish exhibition centre in the UK , playing host to over 80 exhibitions and 250 conferences every year. We are also the permanent home to over 100 businesses who occupy the offices & showrooms around the perimeter of the centre on 3 floors.


Upper Street Events is a division of the BDC and owns, organises and creates innovative consumer and trade exhibitions. It has been running events for over 20 years and has an outstanding reputation within events industry through shows such as London Art Fair, Country Living Fairs and more recently Gadget Show Live.




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