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London Olympics 2012 - List of Top 10 London Tourist Places

Updated on April 5, 2012

3. British Museum

Biritsh museum is one for most visited tourist place in London. If you are in London, you should definitely spare some time to visit one of the best museum in he world. I am talking about London's British museum. British museum is one for the biggest museum in the world and consist of huge number of artifacts which are rare to find in other part of the world.


British museum in London
British museum in London

It gives you a unique and education tour of world history and rich cultural diversity.It was founded in 1753 from the collections of Sir Hans Sloane. Some of world famous artifacts include the Rosetta Stone, sculptures from the Parthenon, the Sutton Hoo and Mildenhall treasures and the Portland Vase. Admission is free on all days from 10:00 AM to 17:30 hrs. However to see various exhibitions, you need to be a member for which you need to pay annual fee or buy a ticket. If you are travelling to London, you will not like to miss visiting this world famous museum especially if you are travelling with children.

Adress, Map and Ticket Information for British museum:

Address:

British Museum,

Great Russell Street,

London, WC1B 3DG


Website: http://www.britishmuseum.org


Ticket Details:

General admmision to the museum is free. However for some of the exhibitions, you will need to have a membership for which you will need to pay yearly fee.

Current yearly fee: £36 pounds.

For more details, please visit the museum website provided above.

British National Gallery
British National Gallery

4. National Gallery

If world class paintings excites you the you should definitely visit National Art Gallery. National Gallery shows Western European painting from as early as 1250 to late 1900. You can see world class paintings by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Turner, Renoir, Cezanne and Van Gogh. There are special exhibitions, lectures, video and audio-visual programmes, guided tours and holiday events for children and adults. One thing to observe here is that most of the museum mentioned in this hub are free to visit and are world class. No one will like to miss various London museums considering the rick artifacts, scurptures and paintings and how educative they are.

Adress, Map and Ticket Information for National Gallery

National Gallery,

Trafalgar Square,

London,

WC2N 5DN


Opening Times:
Daily 10:00am-6:00pm. Friday 10:00am-9:00pm


Closing commences 5 minutes before time stated. Free admission to the collection and some special exhibitions. Charge for major loan exhibitions

Tickets and fees:
No fee or ticket required


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