London is one of the world’s cultural centres. On almost every street and corner, there is something cultural to experience. From grand architecture to the diversity of its residents – there is so much happening.
To give you some suggestions, below are the top 10 attractions according to the tourist bureau, Visit London. For more information go to www.visitlondon.com
British Museum - The most visited attraction in London with collections originating from the prehistoric to the modern. Highlights include the Rosetta Stone, the Portland Vase and objects from the Parthenon.
Tate Modern - Situated in a disused power station it houses major works from Picasso and Matisse as well as contemporary pieces, installations and performances.
National Gallery - Located on Trafalgar Square, containing some of the most valued collections in the world. Highlights include works from Botticelli, Van Gogh, and Rembrandt.
Natural History Museum - A gigantic dinosaur skeleton dominates the foyer of this museum. It also holds a life-size model of a blue whale, and has interesting and fun exhibits like the earthquake experience.
The London Eye - An icon for London and an easy reference point on the skyline. A round trip takes 30 minutes and from the top there are amazing views of the city and surrounds.
The Victoria Albert Museum - Celebrating modern and ancient design, this museum is home to over 3,000 pieces. Highlights include sculptures from ancient empires, ceramics, jewellery and fashion.
Madame Tussauds - A fun and surprising attraction with waxwork displays of famous faces. Figures from cinema, politics, music and sport rub shoulders with Her Majesty the Queen.
Tower of London - One of London’s three World Heritage sites. The 900 years of history make for an informative and interesting visit. The key attraction is room containing the Crown Jewels.
National Maritime Museum - Located on the banks of the River Thames in Greenwich, this is one of the world’s leading maritime museums. Models, displays, paintings and trophies from all corners if of the earth come together under the same roof.
Science Museum - Located in a cluster of cultural attractions on “Museum Mile”, this award-winning museum includes a 3D IMAX cinema. The galleries are themed including space, the modern world and energy.