5 Beautiful House Museums in London You Must Visit in 2018 – While the National Gallery and the Tate Modern are the most famous attractions in terms of museums, there are others that you need to know and visit this year.
Banqueting House, Whitehall
Once a residence, this opulent hall gives a glimpse at what the largest palace in Europe once looked like. The Banqueting House is the only remaining structure from the Palace of Whitehall, which served as the London residence of the English monarchs from the reign of King Henry VIII until it was destroyed in a fire in 1698.
Charles Dickens Museum
The author lived in this Victorian London home during the mid-19th century. The residence was bought and renovated by the Dickens Fellowship in 1923, and today it displays a portrait of the author, original manuscripts, and even the Court Suit that Dickens wore when he was presented to the Prince of Wales in 1870.
Sigmund Freud moved into this house after escaping Austria in 1938 when it was annexed by the Nazis. The house is small and his office was kept intact, where is possible to see every object still in the place where it was left.
Hampton Court Palace
This stunning residence is famous for being the primary residence of King Henry VIII and still retains much of its original Tudor architecture. The palace was expanded in the late 17th century by King William III, and his Baroque extension contains lavish frescoes, sweeping staircases, among other curiosities.
This Georgian mansion is filled with antique furniture and an impressive collection of paintings, including works by Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Turner. The library, which boasts a pastel ceiling covered with frescoes and decorative carvings, is simply stunning.
Source: Elle Decor