Access by public transport
The museum is well connected to Tottenham Court Road, Holborn, Russell Square and Goodge Street stations that are all part of London Underground.
A major landmark of Central London is the National museum in Trafalgar Square that instantly captivates art patrons. It came to life with procurement of 38 pictures by the British Government that formerly under ownership of a wealthy banker John Julius Angerstein. The collection was placed in Pall Mall, from where it was relocated to the current location in Trafalgar Square. Currently it is a home to renowned works like Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait, Velázquez's Rokeby Venus, Turner's Fighting Temeraire and Van Gogh's Sunflowers. Works in gallery are arranged in nearly chronological order. Along with free entry, this landmark is connected by buses and London underground.
Victoria and Albert Museum:
A treat for art patrons is the Victoria and Albert Museum. Situated in area called Albertopolis in district of Royal Borough and Chelsea, it houses finest collectibles centred upon decorative arts and design. Its establishment dates back to 1857, when it was called the South Kensington Museum. Present name was conferred in 1899, after laying foundation stone of new buildings along Exhibition and Cromwell roads. Spanning across an estimated area of 12.5 acres land with nearly 145 galleries, it is a home for holdings of ceramics, glass, textiles, costumes, silver, iron work, jewellery, furniture as well as drawings and photographs that are regarded as largest and most widespread on a global scale. This museum has been venue for various scenes in movies like Tinker Tailor, Soldier Spy, Hugo and Trance being the recent.
Collection in the museum is split into four departments namely Asia, furniture, textiles and fashion, sculpture, metalwork, ceramics and glass with further sub division into sixteen display areas.
An ornament on the south bank of the River Thames is a giant Ferris wheel that offers astonishing bird's eye views of the city. Formerly owned by British Airways, it is currently under the ownership of EDF energy. Standing tall a height of 443 feet, it was inaugurated by then Prime Minister Tony Blair in 31 December 1999, and holds the record of being the most popular paid tourist attractions in the United Kingdom. Visitors can be seated in its 32 sealed and air-conditioned ovoidal capsules that are powered by electric motors. With a capacity of 25, each of the capsule is an indicative of London Boroughs.
Majority of the landmarks in London are well served by public transit system with quick and prompt services. In order to avail a service, you need to reach its designated arrival/departure spot and possibly be faced with long ticket queues. Also, the possibility of unpredictable crowd cannot be denied. Furthermore, certain systems may not be large group or kid friendly. These instances can be addressed by London taxis that allow you a luxury of private vehicle for a pickup from your preferred location as well as safe luggage handling.