London is considered to be one of the world’s most popular cultural hubs. From grand architecture to the diversity of its residents – the city is a melting pot of culture.
If you want to explore the influence of different cultures in the city, here are the top 10 attractions you can visit, according to the tourist bureau, Visit London. For more information go to www.visitlondon.com.
British Museum – The most visited attraction in London, this museum houses artifacts originating from the prehistoric to modern times. Some of the 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 in Trafalgar Square, it houses some of the most valued collections in the world. Some of the main highlights include works from Botticelli, Van Gogh and Rembrandt.
Natural History Museum – A gigantic dinosaur skeleton dominates the foyer of this museum. It also has a life-size model of a blue whale and interesting and fun exhibits like the earthquake experience.
The London Eye – An icon of London, this has become an integral part of its skyline. A round trip on the wheel takes 30 minutes. From the top, you can admire amazing views of the city and its surroundings.
The Victoria Albert Museum – Celebrating modern and ancient art and sculpture, this museum is home to over 3,000 pieces. Some of the main attractions include sculptures from ancient empires, ceramics, jewellery and fashion pieces.
Madame Tussauds – A fun and surprising attraction with waxwork displays of famous personalities. Not only will you find wax statues of figures from cinema, politics, music and sport rub shoulders but also members of the royal family.
Tower of London – One of London’s three World Heritage sites, the 900 years of history that surrounds the structure is another incentive to visit the site. The key attraction is the 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. You will find models, displays, paintings and trophies from all corners of the world 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 have various themes, including space, the modern world and energy.