The British Library with its 14 million books is the second world’s largest library. Past and future are perfectly blended: books, manuscripts, journals, newspapers, magazines, sound and music recordings, videos, play-scripts, patents, databases, maps, stamps, prints, drawings are available in digital and print formats. The British Library hosts important items: Magna Carta (1215), Shakespeare's First Folio (1623) and Codex Sinaiticus (c.350)
To get here from Budget Guest House you can walk for circa 5 minutes.
The British Museum is one of the main landmarks in London where you can discover in its permanent collection eight million works such as the Turquoise serpent, the Rosetta stone, the Parthenon sculptures, the Mosaic of Christ and the Assyrian Lion Hunt reliefs.
The British Museum is conveniently located in the north of Covent Garden, on Great Russell Street.
To get here from Budget Guest House take the Piccadilly (Journey time approximately 3 minutes).
4.7 million visitors per year make the Tate Modern the most visited modern art gallery in the world. Only at the Tate Modern you can see for free the prestigious works of international artists: Matisse, Picasso, Rothko, Dalí, Pollock, Warhol and Bourgeois, etc. If you would love to discover more about twentieth-century art and artists try the Interactive zone where you can read books, watch movies and play games.
To get here from Budget Guest House take the Victoria and Jubilee Lines (Journey time approximately 20 minutes).
The art museum displays circa 2,300 paintings from 1250 to 1900 which includes Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Turner, Renoir, Cezanne and Van Gogh. Plan in advance your visit, at the National Gallery you can see new paintings every month, catch a free talk on art, take a 60 minutes tour of the collection and watch movies.
To get here from Budget Guest House take the Victoria and Bakerloo Lines (Journey time approximately 12 minutes).
National History Museum
It’s one of the most exciting and interactive museums in London.
The National History Museum displays in total more than 70 million specimens: 55 million animals, 9 million fossils, 6 million plant specimens, 500,000 rocks and minerals, 3,200 meteorites, 17 million insect and 3 million plant specimens. All permanent galleries are free, only temporary exhibitions are chargeable.
To get here from Budget Guest House take the Piccadilly Line (Journey time approximately 16 minutes).
The EDF Energy London Eye is the tallest ferries wheel in Europe (135 metres). Since 2000, year of its launch, it has greeted more than 39 million visitors.
London Eye offers breathtaking views of the city. All included in the thicket price you can also experience 4D sensory effects: you can feel the wind, snow and floor shaking.
To get here from Budget Guest House take the District Line (Journey time approximately 12 minutes)
Victoria and Albert Museum
Welcome to world’s greatest museum of decorative art and design with a collection of more 4.5 million objects. At the Museum there are several things to do, you can admire baroque, gothic, medieval, modernism, neo-classicism, renaissance and surrealism styles or attend interesting courses about art, take part of the free daily tours and creative activities. Victoria and Albert Museum is also an alternative location where you can chitchat with your friends while you are eating or drinking at the restaurant.
To get here from Budget Guest House you can walk for circa 10 minutes or take the Piccadilly Line (Journey time approximately 15 minutes).
In London it’s the only place where you can find international stars “living” under the same roof; Rihanna, Obama, Queen Elisabeth, Madonna and many other celebrities are ready to take a picture with you. Madame Tussauds contains 300 wax figures, is divided in six interactive zones where customers can enter the Big Brother diary room, watch movies made by Aardman animations, sing and dance. For those who love the danger the Chamber is the only gallery where serial killers skulk.
To get here from Budget Guest House you can take the Piccadilly and Jubilee Lines (Journey time approximately 5 minutes).
The museum covers five different floors where 300,000 objects of technology and science, from the past to the future, are displayed. The ground floor comprehends vehicles and space exploration. The first floor is dedicated to food, gas, structural metals and communications. On the second floor you can increase your knowledge about nuclear power, printing and computing. The third floor looks at photography and optics with electricity and the last two floors explore the science of medicine. Admission is free but you would like to go to the IMAX theatre or be involved in exciting simulator rides extra charge will be applied.
To get here from Budget Guest House you can walk for circa 10 minutes or take the Piccadilly Line (Journey time approximately 12 minutes).
Luxury, glamour and uniqueness are the key concepts that you can find at Harrods. The British department store is huge; it covers seven floors and 330 departments, only here you can buy expensive clothes, eat in the finest restaurants, drink the best wine, all in the same department. Guided by the motto “All Things for All People, Everywhere”, Harrods satisfies all shopping lovers’ needs. The famous department store offers to fashion victims a special programme known as “By Appointment”, you can book a personal shopper who will help you with all your requests, with no limits to your fashion desires.
The best time to visit Harrods is in the evening, when 11,500 light bulbs illuminate it, making the atmosphere more magic.
To get here from Budget Guest House you can take the Piccadilly Line (Journey time approximately 13 minutes).
300 shops, restaurants, bars, cafés, hotels are the main elements that make Oxford Street the busiest shopping street in Europe. Most shops open at 10 am until 07pm with late nights on Thursday. Oxford Street is well known for its three department stores as Selfridge, Debenhams and House of Fraser. Please, visit the website for the latest promotions.
To get here from Budget Guest House you can take the Piccadilly line (Journey time approximately 5 minutes).