Best London Museums for Designers

London has so many amazing museums to explore. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the abundance of options, don’t worry! We’ve selected our favourite museums for designers to gain the most inspiration.

Saatchi Gallery

Duke of York's HQ, King's Rd, London SW3 4RY

Since 1985, Saatchi has established itself as one of the premiere places to showcase emerging contemporary artists. Check out the most exciting up and coming artists before they become global superstars!

Royal Academy of Arts

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

A home for art students, enthusiasts, and visionaries, the Royal Academy of Arts has been the place where art is made, exhibited and debated for over 250 years. It hosts talks, courses, and the world’s oldest and most famous Summer Exhibition every year. 

Victoria and Albert Museum 

Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL

The global destination for art, design and performance, there is something for everyone inside this world of creativity. Their exciting exhibitions sell-out fast, so be sure to check out what’s on in advance!

The Science Museum

Exhibition Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD

An iconic place to indulge your curiosity and celebrate scientific discoveries. Be sure to check out The Winton Gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects!

Somerset House 

Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Somerset House is the home for cultural innovators, connecting creativity and the arts with the wider society. In the spirit of constant curiosity, Somerset House brings together the UK’s largest creative community working globally across art, technology, business, and social enterprise, which is reflected in their astounding exhibitions. 

Design Museum

Kensington High St, W8 6AG

A must‑see for any designer! It’s the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form. 


Silk St, EC2Y 8DS

British architectural treasure and an icon of brutalist architecture with a waterfall and fountains in the courtyard and a hidden tropical oasis. It hosts concerts, exhibitions and film screenings.

PLUS: Visit Barbican’s Conservatory

This mesmerising green space is the second-largest conservatory in London. A hidden tropical oasis in East London you do not want to miss. The conservatory is open on selected days in the week so make sure you book fast!

Tate Modern

Bankside, SE1 9TG

A museum that needs no introduction. It is devoted to increasing the public’s understanding of British art and of international modern and contemporary art.

The Photographers' Gallery

Ramillies St, W1F 7LW

For all those who are passionate about photography, The Photographers' Gallery is the UK's leading centre for the presentation and exploration of photography in all its forms. 


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