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Art museums

History Museum
“One of the world’s best museums has a kid-friendly attitude and fun children’s audio tours. The Rosetta Stone, the Elgin (Parthenon) Marbles, and the Egyptian mummies are some of the jaw-dropping exhibits. Get activity trails and activity backpacks (weekends and holidays only) from the family center in the Great Court as you enter the museum. (3 restaurants) ages: 4+ tube: Holborn, Tottenham Court, Goodge St., or Russel Square are all within a 5 minute walk. open: Saturday to Thursday 10:00 to 17:30, Friday 10:00 to 20:30. costs: Free.”
  • 529 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.”
  • 455 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Great for a rainy or sunny day. Do not miss the top floor terrace with views over the Thames and St Paul's Cathedral. Walk around Southbank and stop by any of its restaurants. ”
  • 354 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”
  • 484 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
Museum
“The Sherlock Holmes Museum is a privately run museum in London, England, dedicated to the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. It is the world’s first museum dedicated to the literary character Sherlock Holmes. The best example of the living period costume I have come across! Absolutely everyone was in character! After giving the introduction, the butler was asked if Sherlock Holmes was real, and he kindly explained that the museum was there to help build the story. Brilliant experience and highly recommend!!”
  • 94 locals recommend

History museums

Science Museum
“The Natural History Museum is the most iconic and impressive buildings in London. The Museum has a dynamic programme of temporary exhibitions which includes its world-renownded Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. There is also an exciting after-hours events programme which features early morning yoga, silent discos and dinosaur sleepovers. With regular family exhibitions, plenty of interactive activities and action-packed school holiday programmes, there is something for everyone. ”
  • 476 locals recommend
History Museum
“One of the world’s best museums has a kid-friendly attitude and fun children’s audio tours. The Rosetta Stone, the Elgin (Parthenon) Marbles, and the Egyptian mummies are some of the jaw-dropping exhibits. Get activity trails and activity backpacks (weekends and holidays only) from the family center in the Great Court as you enter the museum. (3 restaurants) ages: 4+ tube: Holborn, Tottenham Court, Goodge St., or Russel Square are all within a 5 minute walk. open: Saturday to Thursday 10:00 to 17:30, Friday 10:00 to 20:30. costs: Free.”
  • 529 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.”
  • 455 locals recommend
History Museum
“Fascinating history to be explored in this iconic museum in Elephant and Castle. ”
  • 171 locals recommend
History Museum
“See how the city of London has evolved from empty land in pre-Roman times to the busy city it is today. Free. ”
  • 125 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
“A British Clipper Ship built in 1869. Tea 🍵 trade ship, went all over the word carrying Cargo. ”
  • 143 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.”
  • 300 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
Scenic Lookout
“Wooded hill, good for a stroll with a great view of London. You can walk down the other side into Honor Oak”
  • 18 locals recommend

Historic sites

Monument / Landmark
“THE NAME "BIG BEN" REFERS TO THE CLOCK TOWER'S LARGEST BELL, NOT THE CLOCK OR THE TOWER ITSELF. ”
  • 283 locals recommend
Observatory
“Stand on the world's Prime Meridian, take an awe-inspiring journey through space and discover the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)! Incredible views from an incredibly historic site!”
  • 258 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”
  • 241 locals recommend
Event Space
“Since 1863 Alexandra Park has offered a welcome escape for the population of London living in a rapidly expanding and overcrowded industrial city. On 24th May 1873 the opening was a roaring success but only sixteen days later the Palace was destroyed by fire. A redesigned Palace was built on the same site within two years and opened on 1 May 1875. Boasting a Concert Hall, Theatre, Circus, Racetrack, Boating Lake, extensive dining and catering options – the Park and Palace hosted the latest entertainments on a grand scale. In the contemporary spirit of Victorian social conscience, the Park and Palace also laid on educational shows alongside recreation”
  • 116 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
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
Plaza
“Stop to take pictures by the guards on horseback on the entrance to Buckingham Palace & St James' Park”
  • 31 locals recommend

Libraries

Science Museum
“The Natural History Museum is the most iconic and impressive buildings in London. The Museum has a dynamic programme of temporary exhibitions which includes its world-renownded Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. There is also an exciting after-hours events programme which features early morning yoga, silent discos and dinosaur sleepovers. With regular family exhibitions, plenty of interactive activities and action-packed school holiday programmes, there is something for everyone. ”
  • 476 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“British brutalist estate with art gallery, cinema and theatre/music space. Highly recommend for architecture enthusiasts. Tours are available as well and very good. ”
  • 275 locals recommend
Landmark
“The British Library is the national library of the UK & the largest national library in the world by number of items catalogued. It is estimated to contain 170-200 million+ items from many countries. Nearest tube: Euston. ”
  • 157 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
“Vibrant and historic borough, bursting with great walks, pubs and restaurants. Walk through Battersea Park, along the river, to see the iconic power station or Albert Bridge. Stop for a pint in the Prince Albert or treat yourself to a meal in the Nutbourne, in a converted wharf. (Ask the waiters nicely and they might take you into the cavernous basements that used to keep London's ice, when it came in boats from Scandanavia in the days before refrigeration). ”
  • 7 locals recommend