To get into the British Museum use the back entrance in Montagu Place, two minutes walk from the hotel.
There is so much here. Spend a few hours and then come back on another day. Admission free.
One stop to Holborn, then three stops on the Central Line gets you to Bond Street station, on Oxford Street, near the Selfridges store. Take a short walk, five blocks north,
to Manchester Square where there is the Wallace Collection. This is a mansion filled with most marvellous artworks, furniture, porcelain, armour etc.
Lincoln's Inn Fields, just south of Holborn, is a ten-minute walk from the hotel. Here you find the Sir John Soane Museum. He was an architect. The house
(closed Monday and Tuesday) is full of amazing treasures, including important paintings by Hogarth. Admission free.
Eight stops along the Piccadilly Line you get to the museums at South Kensington: the Victoria and Albert Museum (decorative arts), the Natural History Museum
and the Science Museum. All admission free.
Visit the homes of famous people:
Charles Dickens in Doughty Street (closed Mondays; entry £10, but
less for seniors and groups);
George Frederick Handel in Brooke Street, off New Bond Street (closed Sundays; entry £10);
the Duke of Wellington Museum, his former home at Apsley House, Hyde Park Corner (closed Mondays
and Tuesdays; entry £11);
Dr Samuel Johnson in Gough Square,off Fleet Street (closed Sundays; entry £7); artist
Lord Leighton, whose remarkable highly-decorated Victorian house is in Kensington
(closed Tuesdays; entry £9, or £7 to over-60s),and