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If you're looking to take advantage of our Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Offer at Grange St Paul's, you should check out all the culture that's right on our doorstep! We're right in the heart of some of the most famous galleries and museums in the world and you'll find fascinating artefacts, exhibitions and curios in every one.
With so many museums and art galleries near St Paul's, where do you start? Within a 20 minute walk of Grange St. Paul's you can find...
From the windows of our prestigious Grange St Paul's Hotel you'll see the colourful lights of the Tate Modern, the national collection of modern and contemporary art. Built on the site of Bankside Power Station and opened in 2000, the Tate is the celebrated home of modern art.
Featuring exhibitions from new and established modern greats, films, performances and tours, there's always something going on at the Tate Modern. This summer, be mesmerised by the kaleidoscopic paintings of the international female artist, Fahrelnissa Zeid or enjoy a fascinating retrospective of sculptor Alberto Giacometti.
The City of London, as an institution, has collected an opulent collection of art over the years. And you'll find it all at the Guildhall Art Gallery, near the Guildhall off Gresham Street. Particularly rich in Victorian art and ranging from Pre-Raphaelites to depictions of London's colourful past, the Gallery offers hours of exploration into some sensational art.
Just off Cheapside and Bank Tube Station, you'll find the venerable Bank of England Museum. Discover the history of the first true national Banking establishment, its buildings, and the people who have shaped it over more than 300 years.
The new polymer £10 note, which features author Jane Austen, will be issued this summer. In celebration, the Bank of England Museum will feature a special exhibition that explores the Bank of England’s literary connections and appearances over the last three centuries.
Hop across to the south side of the Thames to discover one of the most enchanting art galleries near St Paul's. Bankside Gallery is home to the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and features the very best in contemporary water-based media. Championing the work of new and established artists, the Bankside Gallery plays host to leading art competitions and exhibitions.
This July, the Bankside Gallery is showcasing Laurel Holloman's exploration of the world of flora in her Fertile Ground exhibition.
The Barbican Centre is Europe's biggest multi-arts venue, playing host to a diverse range of music, art, dance, film, theatre and creative learning events. From Grange St Paul's, you can find this famous venue on the other side of London Wall, just north of the hotel. Whether you're looking for a cinema experience, theatrical performance or art gallery near St Paul's, the Barbican Centre is the place for you.
If your tastes are more macabre, why not visit the site of the most notorious medieval prison? You'll find the Clink Prison Museum near St Paul's, just across the river in Southwark.
Discover the scandalous truth of The Clink through a hands-on experience, with the opportunity to handle torture devices, explore archaeological artefacts, and to hear all the tales of torment and misfortune of the inmates of the infamous prison.
As well as being a wonderfully preserved 300 year old townhouse, Dr Johnson's House is also a charming museum near St Paul's, a hidden gem nestled in amongst a maze of courts and alleys. Dr Johnson's House was once the abode of Samuel Johnson, creator of the famous Dictionary of the English Language.
Today, the House is open to the public, with a wide range of exhibitions for the literary mind, as well as a research library and collection of works and curios related to Johnson. This summer, the ‘Collecting Johnson’ exhibition explores the popularity of collecting memorabilia, Johnsoniana, and the preservation of the memory of the great figures from society.
There's more to the Globe than the plays - you can discover the rich history of the famous theatre and the great Bard himself. Available all year round, you can explore the history and secret workings of this working theatre and take a step into the past with colourful stories of the 1599 Globe, of the reconstruction process in the 1990s, and of how the ‘wooden O’ works today as an imaginative and experimental theatrical space.
Even if Shakespeare plays aren't your thing, there is so much to discover about Elizabethan London and the life and times of England's most famous playwright.
If you don't fancy rushing around visiting all of these wonderful art galleries and museums, why not visit the Museum of London, which features 9 galleries under one roof! The Museum of London is located a stone's throw from Grange St Paul's Hotel.
The Museum of London's nine galleries and exhibitions unearth the history of the city that's under your feet. From the ancient and rich lives of its native people to the City now and its future, take a walk through time at the London Museum.
Take advantage of our Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Offer during your stay in London and enjoy the rich culture and history of the city for a great price. Check availability for rooms at Grange St Paul's Hotel, located in the heart of the most exciting city on Earth.