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Sightseeing and landmarks in Greater London

Art museums

Art Museum
“The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design with a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. The Museum stands as a testament to the work of its namesakes, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and their commitment to bring 19th century London into the modern age.”
  • 458 locals recommend
History Museum
“A museum of the world, for the world. Discover over two million years of human history and culture. Some of the world-famous objects include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, priceless objects from China.”
  • 530 locals recommend
Art Museum
“London’s best contemporary art gallery has plenty of interactive activities for kids. It’s inside the former Bankside Power Station and younger kids can run around the vast Turbine Hall. Kids aged 3 and older can sketch their own masterpieces at the Bloomberg digital drawing bar and then have their art projected onto the gallery’s walls. The Sonic Trails app is especially designed to take kids on sound journey through the gallery, while the Tate Kids Collection Case is a scavenger-hunt-like exploration of the Materials and Objects display. (1 restaurant) ages: 3+ tube: Blackfriars of Southwark open: Daily 10:00 to 18:00 costs: Kids under 12 get free access to all exhibitions; adults pay for special exhibitions only”
  • 485 locals recommend
Art Museum
“An amazing collection of Modern art much of which can be accessed for free.”
  • 355 locals recommend
Art Museum
“A stunning collection of 2300 paintings. Free tours everyday at 11:30 and 2:30. Kid-friendly audio tours are available for £1 or can be downloaded in advance. Family audio tours and special weekend events such as story-telling. (2 restaurants) ages: 4+ tube: Charing Cross or Leicester Square. open: Saturday to Thursday 10:00 to 18:00, Friday 10:00 to 21:00 costs: Free”
  • 223 locals recommend
History Museum
“Fascinating history to be explored in this iconic museum in Elephant and Castle. ”
  • 171 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Take a train to London Bridge, then change for a train to Charing Cross. You can now explore Trafalgar Square, the National Portrait Gallery. You are also close to the theatre zone, Buckingham Palace, and Chinatown.”
  • 118 locals recommend
Art Museum
“They sometimes have very interesting exhibitions as well (like Stanley Kubrick and his creative design process of film making). So worth checking out what's on.”
  • 132 locals recommend

History museums

Science Museum
“The Natural History Museum in London is a natural history museum that exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. It is one of three major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, the others being the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.”
  • 479 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design with a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. The Museum stands as a testament to the work of its namesakes, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and their commitment to bring 19th century London into the modern age.”
  • 458 locals recommend
History Museum
“A museum of the world, for the world. Discover over two million years of human history and culture. Some of the world-famous objects include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, priceless objects from China.”
  • 530 locals recommend
History Museum
“Fascinating history to be explored in this iconic museum in Elephant and Castle. ”
  • 171 locals recommend
History Museum
“500 years of maritime history packed into one fantastic space. Hands-on exhibits make it fun for younger kids but this is definitely an all-ages attraction. Battles and boats galore plus free themed talks. (2 restaurants) ages: 3+ tube: Maze Hill or Cutty Sark (DLR) open: 10:00 to 17:00 costs: Free”
  • 146 locals recommend
History Museum
“Just to learn about London History in a easy and interesting way. Not boring at all. Great for all. A MUST.”
  • 126 locals recommend
History Museum
“Great spot in the Heart of Historic Greenwich and close to Thames Walk and historic foot tunnel under the river”
  • 146 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“The London Dungeon is a uniquely thrilling attraction that will whisk you way back to the capital's most perilous past. See, hear, feel and (ahem!) smell the chillingly amusing characters of the 'bad old days' as they come to life before you. Will you lose yourself in fear or in mirth? It’s exciting, fun and scary!”
  • 55 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Scenic Lookout
“The tallest building in the UK, from their viewing gallery you have unparalleled views of London.”
  • 301 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Great views on a clear day and still within walking but you can also catch a bus”
  • 109 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Great sunset or sunrise spot! you can get in for free without booking between 7-10am and after 6pm during the week! ”
  • 125 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Not for the faint hearted, climbing all 311 steps and 61 metres of Monument is well worth it for the view. Built between 1671 and 1677, Monument was built to honour all those that died in the Great Fire of London on the 5th September 1666. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“The Shard, also referred to as the Shard of Glass, Shard London Bridge and formerly London Bridge Tower, is a 95-story supertall skyscraper, designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, in Southwark, London, that forms part of the Shard Quarter development.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“A breathtaking view of the city of London, a park where it is perfect to walk, well a large bar to eat or have a drink, there are public services and many banks to sit and contemplate the views. Prefect to go as a family. 100% recommended.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Beautiful views and an iconic scene. Plus its a great place to see the sunset.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“The best park in North London, offering unrivalled views across the whole city, as well as the beautiful Alexandra Palace itself. Has an ice rink, children's park, soft play, a garden centre and food & drink options. Farmers Market on a Sunday.”
  • 15 locals recommend

Historic sites

Monument / Landmark
“If you walk to the river you can see Big Ben in about 15 minutes. You walk directly parliament if you cross Westminster bridge ”
  • 284 locals recommend
Observatory
“You wîll not regret a hike up to the top of Greenwich Park. Sitting next to the General Woolf statue lies the Royal Observatory and a museum which charts the history of time. The views over the Royal Naval College and the Queen’s House sre stunning. The bend in the River Thames can be seen and there are views of The Shard, The London Eye and St Paul’s Cathedral. You may like to stand with one foot on either side of the Greenwich Meridian, to be found at this spot.”
  • 259 locals recommend
Palace
“Home of King Henry VIII this wonderful Tudor palace and gardens on the side of the River Thames is a delight to visit”
  • 243 locals recommend
Event Space
“Alexandra Palace is a venue which holds many concerts and sporting events. The World Darts Championship is held yearly and many concerts and other events. The park itself is lovely for a walk at all times of the year and the views of London are the best around.”
  • 118 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Famous 19th-century triumphal arch from which the entire district gets its name!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This is the bunker where English prime minister Churchill, during world war two directed his actions against Hitler. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Lots of famous people are buried in this 19th Century cemetery. Check the website for tours”
  • 48 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Fantastic park and stately home with play park, cricket pitch, wooded areas, river... Take a 15-minute cab.”
  • 47 locals recommend

Libraries

Science Museum
“The Natural History Museum in London is a natural history museum that exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. It is one of three major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, the others being the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.”
  • 479 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“The Barbican Centre lures fans of serious culture into a labyrinthine arts complex, part of a vast concrete estate that also includes 2,000 highly coveted flats and innumerable concrete walkways. TimeOut says it's 'the UK's leading international arts centre'. My ultimately favourite part is the Conservatory.”
  • 277 locals recommend
Landmark
“Free library containing the Magna Carta and handwritten Beatles lyrics on some 400 miles of shelves. Great place to work.”
  • 158 locals recommend
Science Museum
“If you're curious about medicine and all things medical. Exhibitions on at the moment are Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic (until 15th Sept) and Misbehaving Bodies (running until Jan)”
  • 65 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Shipping container, pop-up start-ups hub, with cluster of global street food restaurants and cafes.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Church
“There's a public Library next to Canada Water station that has events for families. It's a beautiful building inside and out, and has a cafe and a theatre space too.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Library
“Design is very special and a must for those interested in architecture and design”
  • 18 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Battersea is a really exciting neighbourhood with new things popping up all over the place. Our particular favourites are long wintry walks through Battersea park, picking up a coffee in the Pear Tree Cafe, or wondering into Chelsea over the beautifully lit up bridge for a look around the shops, or having brunch, dinner and drinks at one of the many excellent restaurants/bars at the Power Station. The Power Station also has a boutique cinema, a mini golf, a Spin studio, a Weekend market with food and crafts, and access to River Buses that will take you along the river into the City!”
  • 8 locals recommend