Explore Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens is home to over 30,000 different species of plants. The gardens are located in South West London and are easily accessible from all parts of the city. If you're interested in nature, then this is a must-visit.
Discover the Tate Britain Museum
The Tate Britain Museum has a wide collection of British art from 1500 to the present day and also houses a cafe and shop. It's the perfect way to spend an afternoon in the capital.
Visit The Saatchi Gallery
After Charles Saatchi donated his collection of mostly American art in 1985, the Gallery was built and has shown works by Andy Warhol, Damian Hirst, Lucien Freud, Tracey Emin, and Donald Judd. Today, the Saatchi Gallery is one of West London's underappreciated gems, and well worth a visit if you are a culture lover staying in the capital.
Find hidden gems at Portobello Road Market
In the late 1800s, Portobello Market began as a fruit and vegetable market with antiques becoming more popular in the late 1940s. More than 100 antique dealers now offer everything from glass and silver to jewellery, books, and gemstones.
Explore the Serpentine Galleries
The two Serpentine Galleries, located across the river from each other in Kensington Gardens, London's Royal Park, feature some of the city's most striking art, architecture, and design. The galleries are free to visit at all times of the year and are popular with culture enthusiasts visiting West London.
Experience Madame Tussauds
No trip to London is complete without a visit to Madame Tussauds, the world-famous waxwork museum. With over 300 life-like figures on display, you're sure to be entertained for hours. The museum is located near Baker Street and is easily accessible from all parts of the city.
Discover the home of Henry VIII at Hampton Court Palace
If you're interested in history, then this is definitely the place for you. The palace was originally built by Cardinal Wolsey in 1514 and has been used as a royal residence by various monarchs ever since. On visits, you can explore Hampton Court Palace’s outdoor spaces and 60 acres of magnificent gardens.
We hope you enjoy our guide to the best cultural things to do in West London and South Kensington! If you have any questions or need recommendations, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at Fraser Suites Queens Gate. We would be happy to help!