From your hotel room at Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, you can see the white majesty of the Tower of London. This ancient fortress, prison and menagerie is home to The Crown Jewels and many other exciting attractions. But The Crown Jewels aren’t the only gems to be found in the heart of London. This capital is full of art, antiquities and cultural distractions that can't be missed.
Within just twenty minutes walk of Tower Bridge, you'll find so much to see and do. Here are just a few of our favourite art galleries and museums that are right on our doorstep.
Royal London Hospital Museum
The London Hospital (now The Royal London Hospital) has cared for the residents of East London since 1740. The archive and museum collections document some of the fascinating patients, nurses and doctors who have passed through its doors, as well as the hospital's history from its earliest days. Discover the story of Joseph Merrick, the famous Elephant Man, who took up residence in the Hospital in 1886 after a harrowing journey home from the continent.
Visit the museum to find out more about the hospital’s history, its role in the development of modern medicine, and its famous residents and patients.
The famous scourge of London Scratchwood Services, the HMS Belfast is one of the most striking riverside attractions on the Thames. This decommissioned cruiser saw action on D-Day, the Korean War and Singapore and is now a popular museum. Climb aboard this floating curio and discover the history of this famous warship and the conflicts it was involved in. Experience what life was like for the crew at sea and learn all about naval life.
In 1827, Isambard Kingdom Brunel made history by organising the world's first underground concert party. A minor achievement in the wake of Brunel's other world-changing accomplishments, but upon these hallowed grounds, in the oldest tunnel in the Underground, lies a museum dedicated to the greatest engineering dynasty.
The Brunel Museum is a unique experience, celebrating the interpretation of music and theatre alongside great marvels of engineering. As well as learning the history of Brunl and his legacy, you can enjoy unique artistic and theatrical performances in the tunnels beneath the city.
Dubbed the 'artist's gallery for everyone', Whitechapel Gallery is a touchstone for contemporary art and plays a central role in London’s cultural landscape. In the past it has hosted world-class artists from modern masters such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Frida Kahlo to contemporaries such as Sophie Calle, Paul Noble, Thomas Struth, Sarah Lucas and Mark Wallinger.
Founded in 1901, the Whitechapel has been bringing contemporary art to the people of East London for over a century. Today, it showcases rare collections and exclusive modern exhibitions that capture our world, our relationships and the nature of the self.
At the end of Brick Lane, you'll find London's premier home of underground art. Featuring artists that are influenced by society’s prevailing subcultures where there are few rules and anything is possible, Stolenspace captures the modern diversity and eclectic beauty all around us. Explore art in a totally new way at Stolenspace Gallery and its unique collections and exhibitions.
With so much to see and do in London, it's impossible to do it all in one day. So book your stay at Grange Tower Bridge hotel today and take advantage of our Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Offer. Make Grange hotels your destination after a day of exploring some of London's top treasures.