A walk along Museum Mile provides a fascinating insight into London, past and present. From King's Cross to the River Thames, discover 13 of the city's most extraordinary museums and galleries and their equally diverse collections.
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Queen Elizabeth II, 2002 .
© Wally Fawkes.
St Luke’s Gospel, Lindisfarme Gospels, (detail) AD 710-721.
Aztec Serpent from Mexico, Aztec/Mixtec, 15th-16th century AD, carved wood with turquoise mosaic. © The Trustees of the British Museum.
Jamini Roy, Krsna and Balarama. India,1940s. Tempera on paper. H40 x W68cm, SOAS Collection.
R W Buss, Dickens’s Dream. © The Charles Dickens Museum.
Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1889. © The Samuel Courthauld
Tracey Emin, Baby things, 2008. © Tracey Emin. Photo: © The Foundling Museum.
Anatomical specimens from the Hunterian Collection.
Bernard Picart, The Freemasons, 1736. Engraving.
Galleries at London Transport Museum.
South Drawing Room, Sir John Soane’s Museum.
Image: Jeremy Bentham. Credit: Tony Slade/UCL Creative Media Services.
John Isaacs, I Can’t Help the Way I Feel, 2003. Wax, resin, polystyrene, steel. Wellcome Collection, London.