Guide To North West London
need to trek into central London to experience culture
in the capital; the north west end of the city has a lot
to offer those who seek a little entertainment with their
The area is home to some the leading art
galleries in London, namely the Catto Gallery [map] for fine art and the Proud Gallery [map] for contemporary photography. And while these two may
be the stars in the area they are in good company with
a variety of arts spaces in north west London that cater
for the spectrum of artistic expression.
Performing arts also have a place in the area with the Tricycle theatre [map] being the central location for those in search of human
centred art. Musicals, topical dramatic pieces and classic
plays can all be seen at this multipurpose venue.
However it's museums where
north west London really stands out. The area boasts several
dens of antiquities from the populist Madame Tussauds
[map] to the more traditional Hampstead Museum of Local
History [map] .
In addition, well-known people from the area are honoured
with their own museums including Freud [map], Keats [map] and Sherlock Holmes [map] while other museums celebrate subjects as diverse as Judaism and aviation.
Other north west London places however are harder to categorise,
like the 17th century Fenton House [map] in Windmill Hill. Maintained by the National Trust this
historic Merchants House now exhibits a collection of
porcelain and early musical instruments as well as beautiful
With more than you may expect from the leafy villages
of the area, north west London is a great place for culture.
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