London is world famous for its amazing array of museums dedicated to everything from science and technology to fine art and natural history.
Our capital’s museums work hard to create engaging, informative and interesting exhibitions for a wide range of visitors each year, and this autumn there is a range of fantastic exhibitions on offer that are well worth a visit.
Read on to discover some of the best museum exhibitions coming to London this autumn and plan your time carefully so that you can visit them all!
Dream on at the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood
The V&A Museum of Childhood is renowned for creating excellent family-friendly exhibitions and this year they’ve gone above and beyond with their ‘Dream On’ Exhibition.
Visitors can expect to be whisked away on an exploration of our relationship with the unconscious and imaginary world through art.
Showcasing dolls that are seemingly bought to life, the exhibition focuses on the idea of inanimate objects coming to life when no one’s around, and there’s also a surreal sculpture created by the children of St. George’s Hospital to enjoy during your visit.
To get there from the Chilworth Paddington Hotel, simply walk down Westbourne Terrace and head to Lancaster Gate Tube Station. From there, take the central line to Bethnal Green and walk to the museum.
The journey only takes 20-minutes in total, so it’s a great place to visit if you have small children with you.
Poppies: Weeping Window at Imperial War Museum
If you’re lucky enough to be visiting London before the 18th November 2018, then you can take in the beautifully poignant spectacle of the weeping window at the Imperial War Museum.
Several thousand ceramic poppies cascading down has returned to the capital as part of their nationwide tour to commemorate the First World War and simply must be seen as part of your visit to London.
The Imperial War Museum is easy to reach from the Chilworth Paddington hotel on Westbourne Terrace. Just head to Paddington Station located a leisurely 3 minutes’ walkway and hop on the Bakerloo line to Lambeth North.
From there, the museum is seven minutes’ walk.
Home Futures at Design Museum
From the 7th November 2018, those with an interest in interior design through the ages can enjoy the Future Homes Exhibition at the Design Museum.
At this engaging exhibition, visitors can enjoy more than 200 objects and experiences tracing the key social and technological aspirations that have driven change in the home.
Take in pasted ideas including the mechanised home and the compact home displayed alongside contemporary phenomena such as connected devices and the sharing economy.
The tube is the easiest way of reaching the Design Museum from the Chilworth Hotel on Westbourne Terrace.
Head to Paddington Station and take either the circle or district lines that run every five minutes and you’ll reach your destination in just over 15 minutes.