London Motor Museum Dont miss…The new Burger Bus

first_imgLondon Motor MuseumDon’t miss…The new Burger Bus Stop serves gourmet burgers atop a 1960s Leyland bus.If you love cars you must venture out here. You’ll be rewarded with more than 200 glorious collectable vehicles. They range from a 1937 Auburn Speedster and a 1937 Lincoln Zephyr, to cars you might have seen on the big screen and in blockbuster movies – there’s a Bat-Cave which houses both the 1966 and the 1989 Batmobile. What fan could resist?Opening times:Daily 10am – 6pmPrice:Adults £22.50, children 3-15 £20, under 3s freeHow to get there:Outside London so drive or take the train from London Paddington. Journey time is around 20 minutes and trains stop at Hayes and Harlington Station (5 minutes walk to museum) Saatchi GalleryDon’t miss…The Rare Rolling Stones audio tracks are a real goldmine for visiting Stones fans.This private cultural hub in Chelsea spreads across a 70,000sq ft building allowing (as well a contemporary art gallery) a book shop, educational facilities and a restaurant/café. It is currently dominated by Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones, nine thematic galleries with more than 500 original Stones’s artifacts. You need a ticket to the exhibition to enter the gallery space, which normally contains works by challenging Brit Art gurus like Damien Hirst and Jake and Dinos Chapman. The exhibition runs to September 4, 2016.Opening times:Daily 10am – 6pmPrice:Adults £23, children 6-17 £16, under 6s freeHow to get there:On Kings Road in Chelsea, five minute’s walk from Sloane Square tube station and around a 10 minute walk from Victoria tube station Search London hotelsHeading to London? Arm yourself with all the info you need here…Budget places to stay in London: our top pickFind out where and how to bag a bed in some of the cheapest hotels, hostels and campsites in central London.Eating out in London: top 14 restaurantsThe UK capital is one of the world’s leading gourmet hotspots, with everything from street food to triple Michelin-starred restaurants.10 of the best bars and pubs in LondonChoosing where to enjoy your favourite tipple can be a tough choice in this pub-loving city. Don’t worry, we’ve done all the hard drinking for you and come up with our list of the top ten pubs in London.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map London Film MuseumDon’t miss…The Cars of Spectre temporary exhibition (included in the main admission ticket) features Bond vehicles from the eponymous film.This museum is currently exclusively dedicated to The Bond in Motion exhibition. This is the world’s largest official exhibition of James Bond vehicles that feature in the films, so fans of the world’s most famous secret agent will be in their element. Opening times:Monday-Sunday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 7pmPrice:Adults £14.50, children 5-15 £9.50, under 5s free How to get there:A five minute walk from Covent Garden tube station or ten minutes walk from Leicester Square tube stationNational Portrait GalleryDon’t miss…Lovers of Spanish artisti Picasso will want to time a visit between October 6th 2016 and February 5th 2017, when a remarkable array of his portraits will be on display.This striking gallery was founded way back in 1856 with the express purpose of showcasing portraits of famous British people through the ages. Today the collection has risen to more than 200,000 works covering a remarkable time range, from the sixteenth century right through to the present day, including the current Royal family. Fancy getting closer to the royals than this? Go in search of Big Liz at these royal attractions dotted throughout the capital.Opening times:Saturday to Wednesday 10am – 6pm, Thursday and Friday 10am – 9pmPrice:FreeHow to get there:Both Charing Cross and Leicester Square tube stations are around a five minute walk away Natural History MuseumDon’t miss…The exhibits collected by perhaps the world’s greatest ever natural historian, Charles Darwin.This is an epic museum, both in terms of the grand Victorian building (built in 1881) and in the sheer scale of its natural history collection, arguably the world’s finest. To get an even better idea of the scale, consider for a moment that it takes more than 800 staff to run! The collection stretches across more than 80 million items and swirls around botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology, zoology… There’s lots to learn here! Opening times:Sunday to Thursday 9am – 8pm, Friday and Saturday 9am – 9pmPrice:FreeHow to get there:On Exhibition Road, a short walk from South Kensington tube station British Museum Don’t miss…It’s worth paying to see Sunken cities, Egypt’s lost worlds, a temporary exhibition that explores two sunken ancient cities until November 27, 2016.This is the biggie for every visitor to London, not just museum geeks. Here you’ll see artifacts spanning the eons of time, from Egyptian mummies to Roman remnants, including the deeply contentious Elgin Marbles (Greece wants them back) and the Lewis Chessmen (Scotland wants them returned north). Catch them before they go! The grand Neoclassical building is itself magnificent. Allow a whole day or visit twice.Opening times:Daily 10am – 5.30pmPrice:FreeHow to get there:Ten minutes walk from the east end of Oxford Street, or Russell Square, Holborn and Tottenham Court Road tube stations National GalleryDon’t miss…Handily the gallery’s website lists ‘30 Highlight Paintings’, which is a great way to, er, frame your visit.Quite simply one of the world’s great art galleries. This is the sort of mind-blowing artistic oasis where you bring someone who “doesn’t like art” and they are so impressed that they never want to leave again! There are over 2,300 works to check out, from Titian and Michelangelo, through to Rembrandt and Rubens with all stops in-between in one of the world’s artistic powerhouses. If you are an art buff, you’ll need more than one visit.Opening times:Monday-Sunday 10am – 6pm, Friday 10am – 9pmPrice:FreeHow to get there:On Trafalgar Square. Charing Cross and Leicester Square tube stations are both a five minute walk away London Transport MuseumDon’t miss…The London by Design season runs until the end of 2016, showcasing how design has influenced London’s transport over the last 100 years.This is a must for lovers of planes, trains and automobiles. It’s all here, from double-decker buses to tubes, covering the fascinating history of transport in all its forms over the decades in brilliant detail. Fun for kids and big kids alike.Opening times:Monday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 6pm, Friday 11am – 6pmPrice:Adults £17, Children under 17 freeHow to get there:A five minute walk from Covent Garden tube station or ten minute’s walk from Leicester Square tube station Tate ModernDon’t miss…Always check what is on in the Turbine Hall, the scene of some of the most striking temporary installations in London.One of the most remarkably staged London galleries, housed spectacularly in an old power station on the South Bank. There is all sorts of avant garde audio visual art to explore and engage with as you walk up through the multiple floors, enjoying sweeping river and city views as you pass works by twentieth century greats like Dali, Duchamp, Warhol and Hockney. End on the top floor, in the bar overlooking the Thames. For more food and drink spots with spectacular views of London, check out these skyscraper bars and restaurants.Opening times:Sunday to Thursday 10am – 6pm, Friday-Sunday 10am – 10pmPrice:FreeHow to get there:Southwark tube station is the closest (a five minute walk away), but we recommend a slightly longer walk from St Paul’s tube station as you get to cross the Thames on the Millennium Bridge with the dramatic museum building right in front of you Science MuseumDon’t miss…The brand new Information Age gallery, which showcases over 200 years of innovation in information and communication technology.Since the cornerstone of this Victorian dame was laid by the monarch herself, this museum has been the fulcrum of the science world. Today it’s home to more than 300,000 exhibits, with highlights including Stephenson’s pioneering rocket train and the world’s first jet engine. More modern collections focus on the development of DNA and medical science. Opening times:Sunday to Thursday 9am – 8pm, Friday and Saturday 9am – 9pmPrice:FreeHow to get there:On Exhibition Road, a short walk from South Kensington tube RelatedTop 10 attractions in the UKFrom ancient stone circles and castles built on siege and turmoil, to dramatic modern museums and reinvented industrial sites, nowhere in the world showcases such diverse tourist appeal as the UK. Where to start? We’ve put together 10 must-go UK attractions you should squeeze in on a visit to Blighty.10 of the best museums and art galleries in New YorkNew York does not disappoint when it comes to cultural attractions, from independent neighbourhood galleries to massive Neoclassical temples dedicated to history. Even better, many are free or have a pay-what-you-wish policy. 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