Oh, London. Center of everybody’s dream. London is has a huge variety of attractions, historical, contemporary, fashion, literature, music, theatre, business, and last but not least, tourist attractions.
Starting with tourist attractions, most surprisingly for London being a world city and one of the best tourist destinations for all budgets, luxury … down to budget tourist accommodation available,…. many of the London’s best tourist attractions are FREE for visitors. Amazing.
London’s Top 10 tourist attractions
- British Museum. This museum hosts just the best range of objects that will fascinate and tickle the imagination of young and old. You can find artifacts from around the world from prehistoric to modern times. Does that mean there are dinosaurs there on display??? Take a look and find out… It’s free.
- Tate Museum. One of the world’s most important museums. It is Britain’s national museum of modern art and hold very important expositions of world famous contemporary artists. It is located in an iconic former power station. Unique. Worthy of a visit. And best of all, your visit to the permanent collection will be free.
- National Gallery. The London National Gallery holds one of the world’s greatest collection of European paintings from 1250 to 1900.
- Natural History Museum. Ah,… you guessed it right! THIS is the museum where you can find the infamous dinosaurs in London. The museum houses the collection of the biggest, tallest and rarest animals in the world. And yes, it is FREE!
- EDF Energy London Eye. This is still the world’s highest observatory wheel with spectacular views over London. Yes, there’s an entry fee, but it’s worth it for most of us!
- Science Museum. Another free museum with over 40 galleries and 2000 hands-on objects. Must go with the kids. So fun!
Victoria & Albert Museum. This museum could be called a celebration of art and design, with collections of ceramics, furniture, fashion, sculpture and a lot more. This museum also has free entry.
- Madame Tussauds. Paid, but world famous. Madame Tussauds London houses famous faces from the worlds of showbiz, sport, politics and royalty. A fun visit for a rainy day.
- National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory. The last of the free tourist attractions I have here for you is this museum which let’s you discover seafaring and stargazing. It’s in Greenwich.
- Tower of London.
This tower represents more than 900 years of history and includes the Crown Jewels! It’s on the list of Unesco’s World Heritage Sites.
- Note: the museums with free entry usually only offer free entrance to the permanent exhibitions, whereas special exhibitions tend to be paid.
(Note: selection of London’s top tourist sites is based on actual visitors in 2010, as recorded by the UK TFL government)