There has never been a better time to visit the Museum of London. Situated on London Wall - named after just one fascinating aspect of London’s history and culture - the Museum of London is full of artefacts and treasures which tell the story of London’s diverse and tumultuous past.
A perfect addition to your visit, many of the best London hotel packages would recommend the Museum of London as a must-visit attraction. Here’s what you’ll find when you stop by.
Votes for Women
The centenary of the passing of the 1918 Representation of the People Act is a big cause for celebration and reflection, and most towns and cities throughout the UK are commemorating it. London is perhaps more entwined with the suffrage movement than most places in Britain. The Museum of London, just a 15 minute walk from Montcalm Hotel in London City will have events to mark the occasion throughout the year.
A collection of paraphernalia once owned by the most famous suffragettes of the time are on display, such as Emmeline Pankhurst’s medal and Louise Eates’ pendant. As well as this, the museum offers the chance to walk in the footsteps of the Suffragists and discover what life was like for women in the early 20th century. A bus tour also shows key locations in the suffrage movement.
One of the best parts of these exhibitions and tours is that they’re completely free and available for all the family to attend.
The nation’s capital is notorious for its murky past and stories of crime being conducted under the cover of darkness, but perhaps there’s a brighter story of London’s nightlife to tell. London Nights is an exhibition at the Museum of London which serves to curate and illuminate stories from London’s infamous nightlife.
The exhibition features portraiture, documentary, conceptual photography and film from over 50 artists exploring the city at night and highlights the more delicate, picturesque and beautiful scenes which can be found in the city of London after night falls. Works are taken from more than 100 years’ worth of media from the late 19th century to the present day, some never seen before.
Yes, it’s exactly what you’re thinking and it’s just as disgusting, yet intriguing, as it sounds. The Fatberg was discovered in Whitechapel in 2017 - luckily a good distance from the Montcalm Hotel, London City - and serves as a (rather hideous) reminder of the effect a crowded city full of people can have on the environment. Weighing 130 tonnes and at just over 250 metres long, the fatberg was found blocking a sewer and is one of the largest of its kind.
As well as viewing one of the few remaining pieces of the Fatberg, you can discover more about how it formed and what goes into maintaining it. The exhibit is open to all to visit; but we recommend only those with the strongest stomachs attend.