The THATMuse blog has content pieces about the actual museums where you’re hunting, but we’ve also amassed plenty of recommendations of what to do in Paris and London apart from your museum time. Check out our “Travelling in Paris & London” category on the blog for pieces from kid-friendly parks, cafes and toyshops to romantic cocktail lounges near our museums.
Have you built up an appetite after a hunt (or looking to fuel up before taking the museum by storm)? Cheyenne Ralston, a past student intern at THATMuse, lived and studied near the British Museum and has a few recommendations on where to grab a quick bite.
Coffee & Cake
Less than 2 minutes away from the British Museum, the simply named Cake Shop is a wonderful place if you are looking to enjoy a hot drink and some pastries. It’s nestled inside a wonderful bookshop, that is a definite plus for the literary inclined. They change their offerings of cakes and pastries often, so come back soon if you want to try something different!
Address: 14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7269 9030
A Traditional Tea Place
Right across the street from the British Museum, Scoff and Banter is the go-to place if you want to enjoy some tried and true British tea and dishes. Visiting for some afternoon tea is a wonderful experience for the whole family, although you might want to book ahead, as it can get quite busy.
Address: 97 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LB
Phone: + 44 (020) 7666 2068
A Taste of Korea, Vegan Friendly!
If you’re not really in the mood for British cuisine, toddle along a little further (less than 5 minutes) to Bibimbab Café for some incredible Korean dishes. Bibimbab also has several vegan and vegetarian options if you have any dietary restrictions.
Address: 37 Museum street, London WC1A 1LP
Phone: 020 7404 8880
Grab a drink
If you’re looking for a good, conventional British pub to get a pint at, the Marlborough Arms is the place for you! Only a ten minute walk from the museum, it has a wonderful atmosphere and some excellent fish and chips if you’re looking for that authentic pub experience.
Address: 36 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7LY
Phone: 020 7636 0120
A Breakfast Bakery
Gail’s Artisan Bakery isn’t only for breakfast, it’s also an absolutely delightful place to grab something to eat before you dive into the behemoth that is the British Museum. Eight minutes away, it offers several yummy pastries and some pretty good drinks too!
Address: 11-13 Bayley Street London WC1B 3HD
Phone: +44 (0)20 7323 2356