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Art museums

History Museum
“British museum is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely sourced during the era of the British Empire. ”
  • 525 locals recommend
Art Museum
“London is blessed with many fine museums, all worth visiting, time permitting. Of all these just a handful stand out as unmissable. V&A is definitely on this list. Its permanent collection displays plenty of priceless exhibits and its special exhibitor are highly sought after ( like those I've visited over the years, from Botticelli Reimagined through Savage Beauty to Dior”
  • 451 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
“Tate Modern observation deck - Tate Modern is a great museum to visit for those interested in art. It is now also home to a top observation deck located on the 10th floor. This is even free to access. From this lookout, you can enjoy views to the East, North and West. As sunset is often across the river this makes it one of the best places to go in London for sunset as well as into the blue hour.”
  • 478 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, in Central London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. (Wikipedia) Address: Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN”
  • 221 locals recommend
History Museum
“Fascinating history to be explored in this iconic museum in Elephant and Castle. ”
  • 171 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The National Portrait Gallery houses a collection of portraits of historically important & famous British people. It was the first portrait gallery in the world when it opened in 1856. Nearest tube: Charing Cross”
  • 115 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 has incredible architecture, in particular in the main hall. Try using a wide-angle lens or a GoPro to get a picture like below.”
  • 469 locals recommend
History Museum
“British museum is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely sourced during the era of the British Empire. ”
  • 525 locals recommend
Art Museum
“London is blessed with many fine museums, all worth visiting, time permitting. Of all these just a handful stand out as unmissable. V&A is definitely on this list. Its permanent collection displays plenty of priceless exhibits and its special exhibitor are highly sought after ( like those I've visited over the years, from Botticelli Reimagined through Savage Beauty to Dior”
  • 451 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
“The National Maritime Museum is a maritime museum in Greenwich, London. The historic buildings form part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, and it also incorporates the Royal Observatory and 17th-century Queen's House. (Wikipedia) Address: Park Row, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 9NF ”
  • 144 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Cutty Sark is a spectacular day out. While you are there have lunch at Greenwich market. Walk through the royal park and visit the maritime museum. Finish up by wandering around the lovely flea market for mementos to take home. ”
  • 142 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 Viewpoint
“The Shard had spectacular panoramic views over London. We recommend going up to 30th floor (or thereabouts) and having drinks and/or food and enjoy the view in comfort and style. Make sure you have proper footwear as you may be turned away”
  • 297 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Great views on a clear day and still within walking but you can also catch a bus”
  • 109 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“If you want to see London, floor to ceiling views, one of the best cities in the world ”
  • 122 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 Viewpoint
“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 Viewpoint
“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 Viewpoint
“Beautiful views and an iconic scene. Plus its a great place to see the sunset.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“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
“Worth to visit, especially during the exhibition times and planetarium shows”
  • 256 locals recommend
Palace
“Beautiful Hampton Court Palace has great history, excellent way to learn about the life of the Palace ”
  • 240 locals recommend
Event Space
“you can see the whole of london and many music events happen at Alexandra Palace including ice skating and shows”
  • 115 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 has incredible architecture, in particular in the main hall. Try using a wide-angle lens or a GoPro to get a picture like below.”
  • 469 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“The Barbican Centre is a performing arts centre in the Barbican Estate of the City of London and the largest of its kind in Europe.”
  • 272 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. ”
  • 156 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
Neighbourhood
“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