Arts & Culture in London

From local plays to touring exhibitions, this is where local Airbnb hosts go to get in touch with their creative side.

Locals’ favourite places

1. Tate Modern
735local recommendations
Victoria says “Once collectively known as the Tate Gallery, London's two Tate galleries - Tate Britain and Tate Mod...” ·
2. The British Museum
Great Russell St
543local recommendations
Veronica says “The Museum houses a vast collection of world art and artefacts and is free to all visitors. Admissi...” ·
3. Natural History Museum
Cromwell Rd
480local recommendations
Lux London
Lux London says “The Natural History Museum in London is a museum of natural history that exhibits a vast range of sp...” ·
4. Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Rd
440local recommendations
Victoria says “The Victoria and Albert Museum (aka the V&A) is part of a South Kensington-based group of museums th...” ·
5. Shakespeare's Globe
21 New Globe Walk
203local recommendations
Ryan says “Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique...” ·
6. The British Library
96 Euston Rd
160local recommendations
7. Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High St
223local recommendations
8. Science Museum
Exhibition Rd
296local recommendations
Lux London
Lux London says “The Science Museum is a major museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London. It was founded ...” ·
9. Madame Tussauds London
Marylebone Rd
294local recommendations
Salwa says “Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London with branches in a number of major cities. It was founded ...” ·
10. Tate Britain
271local recommendations
11. Sadler's Wells Theatre
Rosebery Ave
136local recommendations
Sophie says “I love this theatre! One of the world’s leading dance venues, it has a varied programme of internati...” ·
12. Almeida Theatre
Almeida St
118local recommendations
Esther says “Theatre productions at the Almeida are excellent quality and the restaurant isn't too shabby either....” ·
13. O2 Academy Brixton
211 Stockwell Rd
124local recommendations
Lucilla says “Brixton Academy, officially called O2 Academy, Brixton, is one of London's leading music venues, nig...” ·
14. ExCeL London
1 Western Gateway
118local recommendations
Katie says “ExCeL London is an exhibitions and international convention centre. For anyone needing to visit the ...” ·
15. The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
229local recommendations
Simon says “London's No.2 most popular visitor attraction. FREE ENTRY! The crowning glory of Trafalgar Square, L...” ·
16. Arcola Theatre
24 Ashwin St
104local recommendations
Angie says “Eco friendly theatre featuring the newest in green technologies and the best in new British theatre....” ·
17. The Old Vic
The Cut
100local recommendations
Jon says “Former home to Kevin Spacey and the National Theatre, the Old Vic offers big, serious plays, big, se...” ·
18. Dulwich Picture Gallery
Gallery Rd
131local recommendations
Dixie says “17th-and-18th-century European Old Masters excellent exhibitions, and good cafe. Gallery in very pre...” ·
19. Hackney Empire
291 Mare St
98local recommendations
Victoria says “Old style Music Hall Venue with Comedy Pantomime Theatre and Opera. Charlie Chaplin. Stan Laurel and...” ·
20. V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Rd
193local recommendations
Harriet says “The V&A Museum of Childhood houses the UK’s national collection of childhood objects, ranging in dat...” ·
21. Saatchi Gallery
King's Rd
178local recommendations
Nicola says “The Saatchi Gallery aims to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art, presenting work by lar...” ·
22. Roundhouse
Chalk Farm Rd
93local recommendations
Sudhir says “A Classic "steeped in history", this "beautiful" live venue near Camden Town built in 1846 as a rail...” ·
23. National Theatre
Upper Ground
89local recommendations
Phyllis says “Best theatre in town! Three theatres, free music at 6.30 pm in foyer, restaurants, hang out places, ...” ·
24. Imperial War Museum
Lambeth Rd
175local recommendations
Naomi says “Excellent new gallery on World War One. Special exhibitions. Also Holocaust galleries. Free entrance...” ·
25. The Wallace Collection
Manchester Square
103local recommendations
Emme says “The Wallace Collection is home to one of Europes finest collections of works of art, paintings, furn...” ·
26. Geffrye Museum of the Home
136 Kingsland Rd
165local recommendations
Harriet says “To explore the way people lived over the last 400 years a series of period rooms lead visitors on a ...” ·
27. White Cube Bermondsey
Bermondsey St
103local recommendations
Bradley says “The top modern art gallery in London. NOTE: The new (2nd) White Cube is in our neighbourhood on Berm...” ·
28. Horniman Museum and Gardens
100 London Rd
148local recommendations
Emily says “Lovely place to take children. A small natural history museum with beautiful grounds and gardens and...” ·
29. Museum of London
150 London Wall
130local recommendations
Margarita says “The Museum of London documents the history of London from prehistoric to modern times, primarily con...” ·
30. National Maritime Museum
Park Row
128local recommendations
André says “The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London, is the leading maritime museum of the United King...” ·