Museums & Galleries
- British Museum Supreme collection of international artefacts and an inspiring testament to human creativity over seven millennia.
- Tate Modern A feast of modern and contemporary art, housed within a transformed riverside power station.
- National Gallery One of the world's great art collections.
- Natural History Museum A cathedral to the natural world.
- Victoria & Albert Museum Eclectic collection of decorative arts in what is affectionately known as 'the nation's attic'.
- Museum of London The history of the city entertainingly explained and on display.
- Geffrye Museum A fascinating journey through British living rooms from the 17th century onwards.
- Sir John Soane’s Museum The atmospheric home of the 19th-century architect showcasing his collection of art and antiquities.
- Shakespeare's Globe As much as you'll ever need to know about the Bard and his work.
- London Transport Museum Everything from horse-drawn omnibuses to the still-under-construction Crossrail project.
- Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History Highly eclectic collection of strange and disturbing ephemera.
- Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret Delve into the pre-anaesthetic, pre-antiseptic days of medicine.
- Kenwood Spectacular collection of art from the 17th to 19th century in an equally wonderful setting.
- Guildhall Art Gallery Eclectic City of London collection above a Roman amphitheatre.
- Courtauld Gallery Arguably the best collection of Impressionist art in London.
- Whitechapel Gallery A groundbreaking gallery that continues to challenge with excellent exhibitions.
- Saatchi Gallery Cutting-edge, ultra-cool shrine to contemporary art.
- The Photographers’ Gallery Photography as an art form in a splendid building.
- Dennis Severs' House A quirky time capsule that sends you back to an 18th-century Huguenot house.
- Charles Dickens Museum The Victorian novelist’s only London house.
- 18 Stafford Terrace A comfortable middle-class Victorian family brought back to life.
- Apsley House No 1 London: home to the Iron Duke of Wellington for 35 years.
- Leighton House Byzantine gem on the cusp of Holland Park.
- Red House Arts and Crafts designer William Morris' charmingly decorated home.
- Imperial War Museum Devoted to Britain's military history, with a must-see WWI section.
- Churchill War Rooms The nerve centre of Britain's war effort during WWII.
- Science Museum Spellbinding A to Z of gizmos, devices, contraptions and thingamabobs.
- Design Museum Devoted to the role of design in everyday life.
- Museum of London Docklands The story of the river and the trade that made London prosper.
- Fan Museum Tortoiseshell, ivory, bony, feather and paper fans in all their glory.