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Top 10 London Attractions

Top 10 London Attractions

This Top 10 London attractions list represents London's most visited attractions. They are places of leisure and culture, such as museums, galleries and emblematic buildings with many years of history. The attractions of this list are ranked by popularity criteria, based on the number of visitors. Most of them are entry free.


British Museum

One of the greatest museums in the world, with a collection of more than 7 million objects and free entry! The Egyptian collection is the largest in the world, with exhibitions varying from mummies to the Rosetta Stone. The Greek collection is also a must, with its statues and friezes of the Parthenon.

British Museum Hall
Photo by Guillermo Viciano

Where? WC1B 3DG Find accommodation near the British Museum

Nearest underground stations: Holborn and Tottenham Court Road

Web: britishmuseum.org



National Gallery

Located in the famous Trafalgar Square in London, the National Gallery has a collection of 2,300 works, many of them very important rarities in the history of art, including works of Jan van Eyck, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio, Cézanne, Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh. Admission is free.

National Gallery
Photo by Jacob Surland

Where? WC2N 5DN Find accommodation near the National Gallery

Nearest underground station: Charing Cross

Web: nationalgallery.org.uk



Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum in London is one of three large museums located on Exhibition Road. In addition to the spectacular building, the NHM's collection is impressive - there are over 70 million items! It's a great museum to visit with kids, with the gallery of dinosaurs being a favourite. Admission is free.

Inside The Natural History Museum, London
Photo by Gene Krasko

Where? SW7 5BD Find accommodation near the Natural History Museum

Nearest underground station: South Kensington

Web: www.nhm.ac.uk



Tate Modern

The Tate Modern is a modern art museum and is part of the Tate group, which also includes Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St. Ives, all in England. Installed in the former Bankside power station, on the banks of the Thames, the Tate Modern features important temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. Admission is free.

Tate Modern viewed from Thames Pleasure Boat
Photo by Christine Matthews

Where? SE1 9TG Find accommodation near the Tate Modern

Nearest underground station: Southwark

Web: www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern



London Eye

The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel and one of the largest observation wheels in the world. Inaugurated in 1999 on the banks of the Thames to celebrate the millennium, the London Eye has air-conditioned ovoidal passenger capsules that hold up to 30 people and features a panoramic view reaching 40 kilometres - enough to spot the Windsor Castle. Since mid-January 2015, it has been known in branding as the Coca-Cola London Eye, following an agreement signed in September 2014.

London Eye
Photo by Angelo Domini

Where? SE1 7PB Find accommodation near the London Eye

Nearest underground station: Waterloo

Web: londoneye.com





Science Museum

The Science Museum is located on Exhibition Road. There are major highlights, such as the Apollo 10 space plane, but what attracts visitors to the Science Museum are the great interactive exhibits and the aviation, space exploration and industrial revolution galleries. Admission is free.

Science Museum
Photo by redjar

Where? SW7 2DD Find accommodation near the Science Museum

Nearest underground station: South Kensington

Web: sciencemuseum.org.uk



Victoria and Albert Museum

Closing the museums located on Exhibition Road, the V&A is considered the world's largest museum in decorative art and design. It has 145 galleries showing objects with 5000 years of history. The most popular collections among visitors are Fashion & Jewellery (with a sensational exhibition of hats), Childhood (annex of the V&A), Photography, Furniture and Glass. Admission is free.

The southern entrance of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England
Photo by Diliff

Where? SW7 2RL Find accommodation near the Victoria and Albert Museum

Nearest underground station: South Kensington

Web: www.vam.ac.uk



Tower of London

One of the greatest icons of British history, the Tower of London was the palace of great kings, a place of execution of three queens and also a prison. Nowadays, it is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Guided tours by the Beefeaters will tell you legends like the one of the Ravens of the Tower of London, which protect the tower and the Empire until the present day.

Tower of London viewed from the River Thames
Photo by Bob Collowân

Where? EC3N 4AB Find accommodation near the Tower of London

Nearest underground station: Tower Hill

Web: www.hrp.org.uk/TowerOfLondon



Royal Museums Greenwich

Greenwich houses an interesting museum complex which includes the National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark ship, the Queen's House and Royal Observatory. All offer the chance to dive into the important naval history of the country which was once one of the greatest strengths of the British Empire.

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Photo by Jim Linwood

Where? SE10 9NF Find accommodation near the Royal Museums Greenwich

Nearest underground station: Greenwich

Web: www.rmg.co.uk



Madame Tussauds London

In addition to the numerous wax statues of celebrities large-sized, the famous museum of Madame Tussauds offers some other experiences such as the Chamber of Horrors with an exhibition of waxworks of notorious murderers and other infamous historical figures as well as ancient execution methods and a 4D cinema.

Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams Waxworks
Photo by Nadia

Where? NW1 5LR Find accommodation near Madame Tussauds

Nearest underground station: Baker Street

Web: www.madametussauds.com/london



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