The British museum is one of the greatest museums of human history and culture in the world. It obtains an outstanding collection of pre-historical objects illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present. Most notably objects are the Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon and the Portand vase. Entrance to the museum is free.
The impressive Tate Modern is Great Britain’s national museum of modern art. It is the most-visited modern art gallery in the world. It is based in the former Bankside Power Station, in the Bankside area of Central London. The art collection contains among others pieces of art of Matisse and Picasso.
The National Gallery contains the biggest art collection in Europe. Famous paintings of Botticelli, Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Turner and Van Gogh can be seen there. The entrance to the museum is free.
Besides the year-round exhibition of dinosaurs the museum possesses a collection of the world’s biggest and rarest animals. Here you can for example see a life-sized blue whale and a 40 million year old spider. Moreover you can visit the Darwin Center.
The London Eye is one of London’s most important tourist sights. The giant Ferris wheel is situated on the banks of the river Thames. With its height of 443ft it is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe. 3.5 million visitors enjoy the panoramic view over London from the top every year.
See, touch and experience the most significant scientific discoveries of the last 300 years at the Science Museum in London. The museum consists of 40 exhibition areas and 2000 exhibitions containing exhibits you are allowed to touch and play with.
The V&A deals with art and design and contains some of the most impressive artifacts of the last 3.000 years. Ceramic works, furniture, fashion, jewelry, textiles and paintings can be seen here.
At Madame Tussaud’s you can face some of the most prominent people in the world from Shakespeare to Britney Spears.
This historic castle is situated on the north bank of the river Thames. Here you can experience the 900 year old history of the fort with its prison and treasure trove.
This is one of the biggest martime museum in the world. The exhibition contains models, displays, paintings and trophies from all over the world.