The museum's collection spans over 2 million years of human history. Here, you will learn about all the different historical cultures around the world. Some notable objects include: the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies. Admission is free. I found it kind of boring but I'm one of the rare few. It is considered a key museum to visit in London.
Buckingham Palace **
Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen. During the summer, visitors can tour the nineteen State Rooms, which form the heart of the Palace. These rooms are decorated with treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto. If you don't want to pay to take a tour of the palace, Buckingham Palace is great for photo ops. Try to visit at 11:30 am during the Changing the Guard ceremony.
Churchill War Rooms *
Part of the Imperial War Museum, discover the underground headquarters where Churchill and his wartime government directed the course of WWII. Explore the historical rooms that once buzzed with strategies and secrets. You can also visit the interactive Churchill museum. Open everyday.
Design Museum *
Located on the River Thames, the Design Museum presents the world of design with changing exhibitions on fashion, architecture, furniture, graphic, product, transport, and digital design. I loved this museum. If you are interested in any form of design, definitely check it out. Open everyday.
Fashion and Textile Museum
Founded by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes, this museum houses permanent and changing exhibitions exploring elements of contemporary fashion, textiles, and jewelry. It also runs as an academy for students and businesses to take creative courses. Open Tuesday through Sunday.
London Film Museum
The London Film Museum hosts regular film-themed exhibitions. From March 2014-2015, the museum is showcasing "Bond in Motion", displaying the largest collection of official James Bond vehicles. The exhibition also includes models, production art, and props from all the movies. Open everyday.
London Transport Museum
A great family museum to learn how transportation in London began, and how it has evolved to the modern day tube and bus system. This museum takes you on a historical look of London's transportation from an engineering and design perspective. You can view the original artwork from the past underground systems and visually see how the tube once looked through mock recreations. A fun, informative, and interactive museum great for all ages. Open everyday.
Museum of Brands, Packaging, and Advertising *
A great nostalgic museum that will sure bring back some of your favorite childhood memories. Decade by decade, starting with the Victorian era, this museum displays the evolution of brands, packaging, and advertising all the way through present day Britain. With over 12,000 original items, observe the change from motorcars, music and television, to sweets, and household goods. I loved this museum! It is a quaint, little place filled with unique and creative history. If you have time, I highly recommend coming. Open Tuesday through Sunday.
Museum of London
If you are a history buff and want to learn the full history of London, this museum is for you. Here you will learn about prehistoric London ruled under the Romans through the medieval era devastated by civil wars, plague, and fire. Then venture into the Galleries of Modern London and view what life was like during the Victorian times, and finally to life in London today. Admission is free. Open everyday.
Here you can view thousands of Western European paintings form the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Some artists include: Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Renoir, Monet, Cezanne, Van Gogh, and many more. Admission is free. Open everyday.
National Portrait Gallery
Houses the world's largest collection of personalities and faces, from the late Middle Ages to today. Here you can observe kings and queens to musicians and film stars. The collection includes all media, from painting and sculpture to photography and video. Admission is free. Open everyday.
Museum of modern and contemporary art that was formally a Bankside Power Station. Some artists include: Cezanne, Picasso, Pollock, Rothko, Dali, Matisse, Warhol and many more. Admission is free. Open everyday.
Tower Bridge Exhibition
Walk through the interior of the Tower Bridge and learn about the history of the world's most famous bridge and how it works. There are also various exhibits displayed on the walkways situated 45 meters above the Thames River, so great for panoramic views. Open everyday.
Tower of London
Take a tour through the Tower of London and learn the royal history of London as well as the grim reputation as a place of torture and death. Here you can see the Royal Palace and fortress, home to the Crown Jewels. Open everyday.
Victoria and Albert Museum *
An extensive museum of art and design. Representing more than 3,000 years of human creativity. Home to ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewelry, metalwork, photographs, sculpture, textiles, and paintings. Admission is free. Open everyday.
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum & Tour *
If you are a tennis fan, definitely make a trip out here. It is well worth it. Here you can take a tour of the famous Wimbledon stadium and learn the full history behind the club and how Wimbledon has become the most coveted title in tennis. After the tour, check out the museum to learn the history of tennis and relive the past of Wimbledon through old videos of past championship games. Open everyday.