Museums & Galleries

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Children playing among the fountains at Somerset House
The current Somerset House, a magnificent neoclassical structure built at the end of the eighteenth century as a home for various government departments, especially those linked to the Navy and tax offices, also served as an early home of the...
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Red brick exterior of Tate Modern as viewed from the Millennium Bridge
Perhaps London’s most recognisable modern art gallery, Tate Modern, based in a conversion of the former Bankside Power Station across the Thames from St. Paul’s Cathedral, is home to an international collection of post-1900 art including paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photography.
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The neo-classical facade of London's National Gallery, as seen from Trafalgar Square
The National Gallery possesses more than 2,300 European masterpieces, one of the world’s greatest collections of paintings. Trafalgar Square, seen as the centre of London, was chosen by Parliament in 1831 to be the site of a new gallery which...
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Museum of London Sign
A fragment of a Roman mosaic and a focus on archaeology was the beginning of what has become the Museum of London, an award-winning, interactive, child-friendly space, and home to a collection of seven million objects that span a 10,000-year...
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Paintings on display inside Tate Britain
Millbank’s Tate Britain­, one of four Tate galleries, is home to the national collection of British art from the present day stretching back to Tudor times. “British art” is defined not by nationality alone, but by artist contribution to the...
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Romanesque revival exterior of the Natural History Museum
The architecture of South Kensington’s iconic Natural History Museum, designed by Alfred Waterhouse, is a striking work of art and one of the country’s most impressive Romanesque-style buildings. Sir Richard Owen, in charge of the museum’s natural history collection from...
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Science Museum Entrance
One of three museums on South Kensington’s Museum Lane, the Science Museum’s seven floors focus on history, innovation and advancement in the areas of science, technology, medicine, transport, engineering and media with a global perspective. Existing under its current name...
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London Transport Museum exterior
Situated in the heart of the Covent Garden Piazza, the interactive family-friendly exhibitions and installations of the London Transport Museum delve into more than 200 years of the capital’s transportation history, featuring fascinating human interest stories, original vehicles to explore...
£21 (Adult Annual Pass)
Spotlight on Attractions in Southwark and on London's South Bank
London Eye at night overlooking Parliament
Rise above the Thames in an enclosed glass pod in the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel to enjoy a gently paced 30 minute ride with a 360° view over London, with an especially clear look at the nearby Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace.
Shakespeare's Globe, Globe Theatre showing empty interior
This faithful replica of William Shakespeare’s 1599 original is a working theatre seeking to educate, entertain, and celebrate the impact of the playwright’s work on the world. Find it on London's Bankside, on the south side of the Thames between the Southwark and Millennium bridges.
HMS Belfast ship moored on the Thames
HMS Belfast, permanently moored along the Thames South Bank between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, is a WWII Royal Navy warship, and veteran of Arctic Convoys, the Korean War, and the D-Day landings. Today the ship is a family-friendly floating museum.
London Aquarium Exterior
Situated in the hundred-year-old former Greater London Council building on the South Bank, the capital’s aquarium sits right next door to the iconic London Eye. The attraction is home to more than 500 species of aquatic life from around the world, living in the aquarium's two million litres of water.
Visitors to the Shard in the viewing gallery
At a height nearly twice that of any other viewpoint over London, the unrivalled view from the viewing gallery in the Shard reveal the bends along the snaking Thames and, on a bright and sunny day can stretch for up to 40 miles, spanning 360° across the capital.
Entrance to the London Dungeon
The scariest stories and legends from 1,000 years of the capital’s history are brought to life in the London Dungeon’s immersive 360° sets. In this haunted house style South Bank attraction, visitors come face to face with the likes of Jack the Ripper, Guy Fawkes and Sweeney Todd.