The good news is that many of London’s top attractions are free. These include the British Museum, the Tate Modern and The National Gallery, home to Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’, Cezanne’s ‘Bathers’, Rubens’ ‘Samson and Delilah’ and over 2,300 other masterpieces.
However, where there is an entry fee, the experience is well worth it. Take the V&A Museum, for example, where you’ll find the world’s best collection of art and design, spanning a period of 3,000 years. During the year, the V&A runs an impressive programme of exhibitions, tours, lectures and events. One of the current highlights is the stunning exhibition that celebrates the life and style of David Bowie.
And who wouldn’t fancy a peek inside the palace? The city’s most famous residence, Buckingham Palace, opens its state rooms and gardens to the public from late July until the end of September.
The Houses of Parliament, formerly the Palace of Westminster, have been the seat of the British Government since the 16th century. As well as the striking architecture, including the famous clock tower, nicknamed ‘Big Ben’, visitors will enjoy seeing politicians in action, as well as parliamentary current discussions.
And from one architectural gem to another…St. Paul’s Cathedral, constructed between 1675 and 1710, and designed by Sir Christopher Wren, is one of the most recognisable sights in London. Built to replace the original St. Paul’s, which was destroyed in the Fire of London, it remains a potent symbol of the resilience and strength of the people of this city.
Top 10 Attractions
2. Tate Modern
4. London Eye
10. Science Museum