Best Museums in London
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Once collectively known as the Tate Gallery, London's two Tate galleries - Tate Britain and Tate Modern - comprise one of the world's most important art collections. Opened in 1897 as the basis of ... read more
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The Museum houses a vast collection of world art and artefacts and is free to all visitors. Admission and opening times Free, open daily 10.00–17.30 The Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December an... read more
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The Natural History Museum in London is a museum of natural history that exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of time. Children and adults delight in the fantastic exhibitions,... read more
The Natural History Museum in London is a museum of natural history that exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. It is one of three major museums on Exhibition ... read more
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The Victoria and Albert Museum (aka the V&A) is part of a South Kensington-based group of museums that includes the Natural History Museum and Science Museum. Founded in 1852, the V&A covers close ... read more
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The Science Museum is a major museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London. It was founded in 1857 and today is one of the city's major tourist attractions, attracting 3.3 million visitors... read more
Attracting over 3 million visitors every year, this is one of London's major tourist attractions. A vast treasury of science and invention, famous for its state of the art interactive exhibits.
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With 14 interactive areas, Madame Tussauds London combines glitz, glamour and incredible history with more than 300 stunning wax figures. Walk down the red carpet with Benedict Cumberbatch and John... read more
See the wax works of all the most famous celebrities. Get there early in the morning to beat the queues! You can also get combined tickets for any of Madame Tussauds, London Eye, River Cruise, SEA... read more
Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London with branches in a number of major cities. It was founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud and was formerly known as "Madame Tussaud's
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London's No.2 most popular visitor attraction. FREE ENTRY! The crowning glory of Trafalgar Square, London's National Gallery is a vast space filled with Western European paintings from the 13th to ... read more
Free entry The crowning glory of Trafalgar Square, London's National Gallery is a vast space filled with Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries. Find works by masters such a... read more
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Dulwich Picture Gallery, although a long way from the big galleries in central London, has a very impressive collection and was in fact the world's first purpose built art gallery. The Gallery own... read more
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The V&A Museum of Childhood houses the UK’s national collection of childhood objects, ranging in date from the 1600s to the present day. As well as toys, dolls and games, it has a wealth of object... read more
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The Saatchi Gallery aims to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art, presenting work by largely unseen young artists or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibit... read more
The Saatchi Gallery is a London gallery for contemporary art, opened by Charles Saatchi in 1985 in order to exhibit his collection to the public. Wikipedia Address: Duke of York's HQ, King's Rd, Ch... read more
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Set in a park and heralded by two huge 15-inch naval guns from 1914, this formidable museum looks at the horrors and heroics of modern war. Featuring colossal war machines, including a Harrier “jum... read more
Imperial War Museums (IWM) is a British national museum organisation with branches at five locations in England, three of which are in London. Founded as the Imperial War Museum in 1917, the museum... read more
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To explore the way people lived over the last 400 years a series of period rooms lead visitors on a walk through time from 17th century oak furniture and panelling, past muted Georgian elegance and... read more
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Fantastic local museum with or without children. Free entry to most of the exhibits, entrance fee for the special exhibition and aquarium. Children activities daily during weekends and holidays, m... read more
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The Museum of London documents the history of London from prehistoric to modern times, primarily concerned with the social history of London and its inhabitants throughout time. The museum is locat... read more
The history of London and its people. Free entry. Travel by overground from Honor Oak or Peckham Rye to Whitechapel, then change onto the Westbound Hammersmith and City Line to either Moorgate or ... read more
Fantastic for a history of London from prehistoric times to the present day. Great for children and adults. Located on London Wall, close to the Barbican Centre
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The National Maritime Museum (NMM) in Greenwich, London, is the leading maritime museum of the United Kingdom and may be the largest museum of its kind in the world. The historic buildings form par... read more
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Its new and on the site of the former Commonwealth Institute in Holland Park. Parabola restaurant and a café too. Shop in Kensington High street for top brands. Walk around Holland Park and listen ... read more
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Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John H. Watson lived at 221b Baker Street between 1881-1904, according to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The house is protected by the government due to its
Visit 221b Baker Street, the world's most famous address and the official home of Sherlock Holmes. Take No. 18 bus from the library and you will be at Baker St Station and the museum within 15 mins.
The Sherlock Holmes Museum is a privately run museum in London, England, dedicated to the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes
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Small but perfectly formed, the Serpentine Gallery sits in the middle of Hyde Park. The gallery's free exhibitions showcase international modern and contemporary art by world-famous artists such as... read more
You're only 10 minutes from the glorious Hyde Park. Wander through the lush lawns and head to The Serpentine Gallery.
The Serpentine Long water and it's Galleries are among London's most popular venues with a beautiful park and stunning sunrises and sunsets. Gallery showing modern and contemporary art
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The William Morris Gallery is the only public gallery devoted to the life and legacy of William Morris: designer, craftsman, socialist... explore the internationally-renowned collections of the Wil... read more
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The exhibitions are brilliant enough. But on Thursday & Friday nights, the gallery is open until 9pm with a drinks bar, guided tours, & a DJ providing a lovely soundtrack as you wander the halls. T... read more
An incredible collection of important and famous portraits. A wonderful permanent collection of paintings and photographs of famous and historical figures. Lectures, talks, audio guides, family ent... read more
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The Museum of London Docklands is a museum on the Isle of Dogs, that tells the history of London's River Thames and the growth of Docklands. The museum opened in 2003 in grade I listed early-19th... read more
In September 2012 a new permanent slavery exhibition opened to the public at the Museum of London in Docklands. The capital was once the fourth largest slavery port in the world. The curators are u... read more
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HMS Belfast is a museum ship, originally a light cruiser built for the Royal Navy, currently permanently moored on the River Thames in London, England, and operated by the Imperial War Museum.
HMS Belfast is a museum ship, originally a Royal Navy light cruiser, permanently moored in London on the River Thames and operated by the Imperial War Museum.
Permanently moored on the River Thames, this ship is Europe’s only surviving World War II cruiser. In service until 1965, it’s now a reminder of Britain’s naval heritage.
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The Soane Museum is the incredible house of Sir John Soane, one of the greatest English architects (responsible for designing the Bank of England, Palace of Westminster etc), who built and lived in... read more
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Fulham Palace is truly beautiful. Originally a country retreat for London's bishops, the current building dates back to 1495 and inside there's a small museum, a Tudor courtyard, well run restauran... read more
Although The Palace is situated in the park, it is also very interesting in it's own right. The Walled Garden the history of the Bishop of London. You can also walk through the park to the Fulham f... read more
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The Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is an art institution based in Burlington House on Piccadilly in London. It has a unique position as an independent, privately funded institution led by eminent artis... read more
Walk through the gates off Piccadilly to the Annenberg Courtyard and into the Royal Academy of Arts. Founded in 1768, it's home to an ever-changing programme of exciting, blockbuster exhibitions. H... read more
Timed tickets to buy on line. After the bustle of Piccadilly a quiet museum. Visit the Summer Exhibition, a mix of artwork and architecture. The ticket costs 12 pounds. It’s worth the visit!
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Within the original engine house in Tunnel Road, SE16, this permanent exhibition commemorates the world's first subaqueous tunnel built by Sir Marc Isambard Brunel assisted by his son Isambard Kingdom
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Here stands the Charles Dickens Museum, which is situated in the only former London home of Charles Dickens to remain intact (he lived in 15 different places in London!). Charles Dickens moved here... read more
The Charles Dickens Museum is an author's house museum at 48 Doughty Street. It occupies a typical Georgian terraced house which was Charles Dickens's home from 25 March 1837 to December 1839
The only surviving house of Charles Dickens in London. Now a museum recreating the house as it was when the author lived here. Exhibits letters, furniture and personal items.
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Founded by fashion designer Zandra Rhodes, this appropriately vibrant orange and pink museum is the flagship attraction in Bermondsey Street. There is no permanent collection, just a sole changing ... read more
Cutting edge centre for contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery in London founded by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes.
Founded by fashion designer Zandra Rhodes, this small museum stages a wide range of temporary exhibitions and also has a nice café.