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Things to do in London UK

Updated on May 9, 2012

London UK attractions

There are so many fun things to do in London UK and it is a challenge to choose the best sightseeeing attractions to make the most of your time when you are in London city. London is the capital city of United Kingdom. London is one of the world's most exciting cities to explore as a tourist as it has such a vast history. Some of the things to do in London UK include British museum, Tate modern, natural history museum, national gallery, tower of London, EDF energy London eye, St. Paul's cathedral, national maritime museum, science museum, Victoria and Albert museum and Madame Tussauds.

List of things to do in London UK:

British museum, London
British museum, London

1. British museum:

British museum is one of the things to do in London and is the world's greatest museums of human history and culture. It is located in great russell street, London. The museum houses some of the greatest treasures such as Egyptiam mummies, Assyrian and Elgin marbles. The interior of the museum features nearly ninety galleries. Some of the popular exhibits include treasure from Egypt, Greece and Rome. Other departements in this museum include Africa, America, Oceania, coins and medals, Asia, Sudan, middle east, antiquities, prints and drawings. They have free eye opener tours and lasts for 40 minutes each. You can choose from 15 different tours. They deliver the tours in plain english and makes the visitors easy to understand. The museum is free for all the tourists. They have various foods and shops inside the museum. It is open from 10.00 to 17.30.

2. Tate modern:

Tate modern is located in Bankside, London
Tate modern is located in Bankside, London

Tate modern is a modern art gallery located in Bankside, London, UK. It is the former bankside power station and hosts modern art collection and temporary exhibitions. Temporary exhibitions offers something new with every visit for guests. The gallery has plenty of modern art from Pablo Picasso, Thomas Struth and Damien Hirst. Some of the exhibits include photos, paintings, sculptures and films. It attracts 4 millions visitors every year. They have art activities for kids every saturday and sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Admission is free for all the visitors.

Guided tours: They have free guided tours and lasts no longer than 45 minutes. Audio tours is available in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian.

  • Poetry and dream on level 3 - 11 am
  • Materials and Gestures on level 3 - 12 pm
  • States of flux on level 5 - 2 pm
  • Ideas and object on level 5 - 3 pm

3. National gallery:

National gallery is situated in Trafalgar square, London
National gallery is situated in Trafalgar square, London

National gallery is located in Trafalgar square, London and is one of the world's greatest collections of western European paintings from the 13th to 19th centuries. Some of them include Leonardo da Vinci, Van Gogh, Rubens, Cezanne and Turner. They also have special exhibitions, videos and lectures. Holiday events is available for kids and adults. Free guided tours every day from 11.30 am to 12.30 and 2.30 to 3.30 pm. Free admission for visitors. They open daily from 10 am to 6 pm and fridays 10 am to 9 pm.

4. Natural history museum:

Natural history museum is on Cromwell road, London
Natural history museum is on Cromwell road, London

It is located at Cromwell road, London, UK. It has astounding collections of dinosaurs galore including a full size diplodocus skeleton, fossils, Drawin's pet tortoise and child friendly exhibitions. The museums features various exhibitions and other events. It is open everyday from 10.00 to 17.50. Free entry for all the visitors.

5. EDF energy london eye:

EDF energy London eye
EDF energy London eye

EDF energy London eye offers a amazing view of London and is one of the world's largest observation wheel with 32 capsules takes almost 30 minutes. It weighs nearly 10 tonnes and holds upto 25 people. You can get amazing views and famous landmarks such as Buckingham palace and Trafalgar square. It is located on the banks of the river Thames, London. Admission cost for adults is £18.90. With every paid ticket, you can get access to London eye 4D.

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Science museum, Exhibition road, London
Science museum, Exhibition road, London

6. Science museum: Science museum is another things to do in London. It houses interactive exhibits and IMAX 3D cinema and is located in exhibition road, London. It has huge collections of biochemistry, meterology, astronomy and photography. They have some special activities for kids and children. Admission is free and open daily from 10.00 to 18.00. The museum is adjacent to natural history museum.

7. Victoria and Albert museum:

Victoria and Albert museum
Victoria and Albert museum

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It has a awesome collection of fine and applied arts that spans nearly 3000 years of art, jewellry, design, sculpture, photos, fashion and textiles. Some of the highlights in this museum include Medieval Renaissance galleries, British galleries and jewellry galleries. Also they have temporary exhibitions and events. The museum is open from 10.00 to 17.00 daily and fridays from 10.00 to 22.00. Admission cost is free.

8. Madame Tussauds:

 Madame Tussauds is located in Central London
Madame Tussauds is located in Central London

Madame Tussauds is a major tourist attraction and is located in central London. It is home to life-sized wax works. Some of the famous people and celebrities in wax such as US president Barack Obama, celebrities including Rihanna and sporting stars like David Beckham. Admission cost is £28.80 for adults and children £24.60. Always check the website for online savings.

9. National maritime museum:

National maritime museum
National maritime museum

You can get a chance to explore Britain's seafaring history. Some of the important holdings in this museum iclude maritime art, cartography, ship models, astronomy, manuscripts and scientific instruments. It has both the permanent and changing exhibitions over 3 floors. Admission to the museum and Astronmy centre at the royal observatory is free.

10. Tower of London:

Tower of London, UK
Tower of London, UK

Tower of London is the world famous historic landmark and is 1000 years old fortess of England. It has home to prisoners, kings, zoo and now displays the Crown jewels. It is located in Tower hill, London. General admission cost for adults £18.00 and children £9.50

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 5 years ago from Cardiff

      I love the Tate Modern and the V&A we always visit both when we go.