If there’s one thing London is good at, it’s its attractions. You’d need a couple of weeks, at least, to tick everything off your must-visit list, but if you have time restrictions and you need to limit what you can see, there are some sights that top to-do lists over, and over, again.
* The British Museum is nigh-on incredible. From the moment you walk through the main doors, you’ll be wowed by the enormous domed ceiling, with exhibitions ranging from prehistoric to modern day life. It is here where you’ll find the Rosetta Stone, ancient Egyptian mummies and, until the 22nd June, a huge (and mega impressive) exhibition dedicate to the life and times of the Vikings.
* The Natural History Museum is iconic, mainly due to the towering Diplodocus that dominates the main foyer. There’s also a 40m year old spider and a life-size blue whale!
* The National Gallery, in Trafalgar Square, is home to some true masterpieces from artists including Renoir, Van Gogh and Da Vinci.
* The Tate Modern can be found in a disused power station and is home to some incredible pieces of modern and contemporary art from Gaugin right through to Damien Hirst.
* Situated next to the Natural History Museum, the V&A Museum is home to some super collections, ranging from furniture and fabrics to metalwork, some up to 3000 years old.
* Perfect for kids, the Science Museum is full of interactive displays and exhibitions that small (and bigger) hands will love to get involved in. It’s also home to a fab IMAX cinema.
* The London Eye may be one of the more recent attractions to be added to London’s must-see list, but the views of the city’s skyline that it provides means that it’s well and truly up there with the best of them. A ride takes around 30 minutes, but in that time you’ll see all of the major landmarks that London is so famous for.
* Madame Tussauds is home to some astounding waxwork figures that resemble their real-life equivalents almost perfectly. From the Royal Family to some of your favourite stars of the film and music industries and influential figures through history, a visit to this fab collection, housed in the old Planetarium, is definitely one to see.
* The London Dungeon is one of the more macabre attractions that London possesses, but it remains as one of the most popular places for visitors to see. Not only will you learn about the city’s sordid past, from Guy Fawkes to Jack the Ripper, but you’ll do so in true, bloodthirsty fashion.
* If you need your fix of history, head for the Tower of London, where you could take a tour with one of the Yeoman’s, eye up the Crown Jewels and learn about the past use of the tower, including how it was used as a prison in the olden days.
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