Pretty much all of the major museums in London are completely free — free! — which is an absolute gift when you’re on a budget. So I’ve been to a bunch, obviously, because why not?
I kind of figured they’d be lesser, somehow, being free and all, but that’s definitely not the case. The National Gallery, London’s main art museum, has some really impressive art on display.
It’s actually kind of insane that they don’t charge for it.
And I mean, how do you go wrong with an art gallery that has a Ninja Turtle room? Not sure why Donatello wasn’t invited though. I guess that staff is pretty dangerous.
Plus, there’s this painting by Picasso; it’s weirdly similar to Jigsaw from the Saw movies. It seems too close to be coincidental, but who knows.
The Victoria and Albert museum is a nice compliment to the National Gallery — while the National Gallery focuses on paintings, the V&A has a more diverse collection encompassing all areas of art and design.
It’s absolutely enormous. If you wanted, you could easily spend a full day here.
And they actually do have some paintings as well, so whatever you like, you’re probably going to want to check out the V&A.
Plus, as a compliment to the weird side-eye baby I posted about at the Louvre, here’s a weirdly muscular baby:
I’m pretty positive the artist of this painting had never actually seen a baby before. “Hey, babies are super buff, right? That’s why they’re so stocky? Because they’re so jacked? Yeah, I’m going to paint this baby super ripped.”