London is a diverse and exciting city with some of the world’s best sights and attractions. Many of London’s top 10 attractions are free, making them affordable places to soak up some culture.
Whether you prefer history or modern art, you’ll find it at one of these must-visit spots.With so much to do, it’s hard to narrow down the long list of reasons to visit, but below you’ll find ten of the best based on the latest visitor numbers.
British Museum (Free Entry)
The world-famous British Museum shows off the works of man from prehistoric to modern times, from around the world. Highlights of the museum tour include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures and the mummies in the Ancient Egypt collection.
National Gallery (Free Entry)
The crowning glory of Trafalgar Square, London’s National Gallery is a huge space jam-packed with Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries. In this iconic art gallery, you can find works by masters such as Van Gogh and Da Vinci.
Natural History Museum (Free Entry)
As well as the dinosaur exhibition, the Natural History Museum boasts a collection of the biggest, tallest and rarest animals in the world. See a life-sized blue whale, a 40-million-year-old spider, and the beautiful Central Hall.
Tate Modern (Free Entry)
Sitting proudly on the banks of the Thames is Tate Modern, Britain’s national museum of modern and contemporary art. Its fascinatingly unique shape is due to it previously being a power station. The gallery’s restaurants offer incredible views across the city.
The London Eye is a major feature of London’s skyline. It boasts some of London’s best views from its 32 carriages; each weighing 10 tonnes and holding up to 25 people. Hop on aboard for a truly breathtaking experience, with an unforgettable perspective of more than 55 of London’s most famous landmarks – all in just 30 minutes! It’s certainly more of an experience on a sunny day, but you can never quite plan for that with British weather.
See, touch and experience the major scientific advances of the last 300 years, and don’t forget the awesome Imax cinema. Entry is free to the Science Museum, but some exhibitions require tickets.
Victoria and Albert Museum
The V&A celebrates art and design with 3,000 years’ worth of amazing artefacts from around the world. A real treasure trove of goodies, you never know what you’ll discover next: furniture, paintings, sculpture, metalwork and textiles; the list seems endless.
Tower of London
Take a tour with one of the Yeoman Warders around the Tower of London, one of the world’s most famous buildings. Discover its 900-year history as a royal palace, prison and place of execution, arsenal, jewel house and zoo! Gaze up at the White Tower, explore the medieval king’s bedchamber and cast your eyes upon the Crown Jewels. You can look, but don’t touch!
National Maritime Museum
Visit the world’s largest maritime museum and see the historic Queen’s House. Who knows what you might uncover.
At Madame Tussauds, you’ll come face-to-face with some of the world’s most famous faces. From Shakespeare to Lady Gaga – you’ll meet influential figures from showbiz, sport, politics and even royalty. Strike a pose with Usain Bolt, get close to One Direction or receive a once-in-a-lifetime audience with Her Majesty the Queen.
So there are some of the most popular attractions in London as of today. There are so many things to do in England’s capital city, and it’s fair to say you’ll be worn out by the end of the day – it’s truly tiring. Make sure you take a look at the hotels with Venere to grab yourself an affordable hotel in close proximity to the attractions. At least in that way, you can recharge your batteries and still be close to all the fun!