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London Attractions: 6 Lesser Known Museums Worth Visiting

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London is indeed filled with amazing and obscure museums, many of which are actually free! Seems a bit shocking? As much as the popular ones, lesser known London museums also deserve your time and effort.

If you want to avoid the crowds that fill out the famous art and historic museums in London, then these less popular ones are indeed worth the visit. Here is a list of the London attractions you need to include in your itinerary:

1. Wallace Collection

 

Even though Wallace Collection is not that famous in London, it is one of the museums that still contain a vast collection of armor, furniture and works of art. In addition to that, this even holds the famous Fragonard’s ‘The Swing’ and ‘The Laughing Cavalier’. What’s great is that this place is free and just a few minutes walk from the very central Oxford Street.

2. Sir John Soane’s Museum

 

This free museum owes its existence to a man that has a passion for collecting. Being an architect of the Bank of England, Sir John Soane designed this house to hold all of his breathtaking collection. If you don’t want to miss the Hogarth’s ‘Rake’s Progress’ and a room with with the extraordinary folding walls so that more painting will be displayed, give Sir John Soane’s Museum a visit.

 3. Leighton House

 

It’s somehow expected that artists have interesting homes, and Leighton House is not exempted from that. This house showcases a stunning Arab Hall, a bit shocking to find one in a London Building, and a wide collection of art by Lord Leighton and his contemporaries.

4. Hogarth’s House

 

After seeing Sir John Soane’s Museum and ‘The Rake’s Progress’, it’s time to venture out of  Central London and visit an artist’s home. Found in the very busy road in Greater London, this home was once owned by the famous satirist Hogarth. Now, it houses many of his works and a pretty garden.

5. Dennis Severs’ House

 

This exquisite house is truly made from labor of love. There was a man that restored this Georgian house as a piece of living history. Just like the other historic London museums, this house is presented as if the 18th-century owners had just stepped out of it. Just like in the past centuries, it’s even lit up by a candle. Since this house has only limited operating hours, better contact them first before setting out.

6. Battle Of Britain Museum
If you’re interested in the Second World War, better make a trek to the outskirts of London. This is one of the museums that tells a story of the world’s first decisive air battle. Along with the very planes that fought during the war, there are interactive displays to give you a first-hand experience of the battle.

London is indeed filled with a variety of historic places! The best part here is having to experience and see them personally, without burning your wallet. What are you waiting for? All you have to do is book one of the London hotels, that has special offers to get a discount, and you’re all set for the tour!

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