Explore the Rich History of Lancaster Gate: A Guide to its Museums and Galleries


London is one of the most renowned cities for its thriving art and culture scene and with so many galleries and museums, there is always something to spark your curiosity. When in London, make sure to book yourself a stay at the luxurious Park Grand Lancaster Gate, close to some of the best museums and galleries in the city that you can explore on your cultural journey here.

Kensington Palace

Step back in time and explore the magnificent Kensington Palace, a royal residence that has been home to some of the most iconic British royalties for ages. Some of the key themes and exhibits in the museum include social history, fine and decorative art, and more historic royal stuff to explore.  Start your day as you wander through the State Rooms, where you’ll see lavish tapestries, priceless paintings, and royal furniture. Discover the birthplace of Queen Victoria, explore the beautiful gardens, and indulge yourself in a flavoursome afterwards that adds to the regal experience.

Serpentine Gallery

Don’t miss out on the Serpentine Gallery here in Kensington Gardens and immerse yourself in the world of contemporary art. As one of the leading exhibition spaces in London, the gallery hosts a variety of events every year to experience with your family and friends, featuring both emerging and established artists including Ai Weiwei, Olafur Eliasson, and Damien Hirst.

Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum

The Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum is one of the most fascinating places to learn about the history and discovery of Penicillin, the antibiotic that saved millions of lives. Located in St. Mary’s Hospital in London, where Fleming worked as a bacteriologist, this laboratory museum is where Fleming made the iconic discovery. Check out the immersive exhibits on the development of antibiotics and their use that are sure to wake the hidden science lover in you!

Tower of London

Don’t forget to add this historic fortress to your list that has stood guard over London for over 900 years. From royal palaces to prisons to execution grounds, the Tower of London has seen it all. So, visit the legendary tower and learn about its rich history as you see the Crown Jewels, walk the battlements, and explore the dungeons.

P.S. You can even meet the ‘Yeoman Warders’ here, the Tower’s ceremonial guardians.

Winston Churchill War Rooms

Experience the war rooms where Winston Churchill and his team of advisors planned the Allied victory in World War II. This underground bunker, hidden beneath the streets of London, was the nerve centre of the British war effort. Add this place to your list and see the very rooms where Churchill and his staff made critical decisions that changed the course of history and call it a day as you dine at one of the many amazing restaurants near Lancaster Gate.

Whether you are a history aficionado or just looking to explore the art and culture of London, start planning your trip as you book the best London Hotel Packages and make the most of your days in London with these spectacular museums and galleries.