In London, there are countless historical and modern attractions and sights – from the London Eye to the National Gallery and Tower of London. And since the free admission to many popular attractions, London is a paradise for culture lovers. Choose among London’s top attractions.
We list them in order of popularity on (based on number of visitors in 2007) and the London Eye (2005) and Madame Tussauds (2000) based on the latest available data.
The stunning British Museum shows human services from prehistoric to modern times. The collections were gathered from around the world. The most famous exhibits include the Rosetta Stone, sculptures from the Parthenon and the Portland Vase.
The impressive Tate Modern is the national museum of modern art in Britain. In the former Bankside Power Station Gallery, housed on the banks of the Thames displays major works by Matisse and Picasso as well as contemporary work, exhibitions and installations.
The National Gallery houses one of the world’s greatest collections of European painting. The paintings from 1250 to 1900 include works by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Turner, Cezanne and Van Gogh.
Natural History Museum
In addition to the permanent dinosaur exhibition, the British Natural History Museum boasts a collection of the biggest, tallest and rarest animals in the world. Do not miss the life-size Blauwalmodell, the 40 million year old spider, the earthquake simulator and an Elefantenvogelei.
The London Eye
The London Eye is a major feature of the London skyline. It is the highest observation wheel in the world, and offers passengers spectacular views of over 55 of London’s most famous landmark – in just 30 minutes.
See, touch and experience the major scientific achievements of the last 300 years at the largest museum of its kind in the world. The Science Museum has over 40 galleries and 2000 hands-on exhibits. Do put yourself in the Wellcome Wing in the future, visit the IMAX cinema and virtual reality simulator.
The Victoria & Albert Museum
The Victoria & Albert Museum celebrates art and design in any form. It is home to amazing artefacts from 3,000 years of many of the most interesting cultures in the world. Find out what amazing objects from the fields of ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewelry, photography, sculpture, textiles and paintings here zusammegetragen.
At Madame Tussauds you will get some of the most prominent personalities in the world. From Shakespeare to the Dalai Lama, the most influential figures in history and politics are immortalized in wax. But also a lot of prominent people from show business is here: Sing with Kylie; strike a penalty with Rooney or assume the a-lifetime audience with Her Majesty the Queen.
The Tower of London
Let yourself be guided by one of the Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London, one of the most famous fortified buildings in the world. Explore the 900-year history as a royal palace and fortress, prison and execution, mint, arsenal, zoo, and repository of the crown jewels.
National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum is one of the greatest maritime museums of the world containing models, displays, paintings and trophies from every continent. Children have fun in the “All Hands” gallery and to test for the professional ship simulator its seaworthiness.