Guide to... Tourist Attractions in London

London has some of the most popular tourist attractions in Europe if not the world. There are lots of family friendly tourist attractions in central London particularly for families interested in educating their kids with entry to some of the best museums and art galleries in the world available for free.

Popular tourist attractions like the Buckingham Palace, London Eye, and the London Aquarium are hardly worth mentioning they are so ubiquitous in London guides so our guide to London tourist attractions is more focused on niche places and secret places you may not have heard of.

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The Library and Museum of Freemasonry
Library and Museum of Freemasonry

The Library and Museum of Freemasonry, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ

Library, artefacts and regalia of FreemasonryRead more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Religious & Masonic Museums Queen Street

The Magic Circle
Magic Circle Museum

The Magic Circle, Centre for the Magic Arts, 12 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD

Magic tricks, props, posters, artefacts, open by appointmentRead more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Magic Museums

The Shard
The Shard

2 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG

Irvine Sellar, The Shard’s developer and joint owner, had an ambitious vision to create an architecturally striking...Read more

Explore Sightseeing Tourist Attractions Eating Restaurants

The Showroom
The Showroom

The Showroom, 63 Penfold Street, London, NW8 8PQ

Contemporary art galleryRead more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Galleries

Twickenham Museum
Twickenham Museum

Twickenham Museum, 25 The Embankment, London, TW1 3DU

Local historyRead more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Local History Museums

Type Museum
Type Museum

Type Museum, 100 Hackford Road, London, SW9 0QU

Collection of typesetting equipment and artefacts, currently[when?] not open to the publicRead more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing TV, Music & Media Museums

UCL Institute of Archaeology
Institute of Archaeology Collections

UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY

Part of the University College London, open by appointment only, prehistoric ceramics and stone artefacts, Classical...Read more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Archaeology Museums

University College London
UCL Art Museum

University College London, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Part of the University College London, exhibits in the Strang Print Room (South Cloisters)[20]Read more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Galleries

University College London
UCL Geology Collections

University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Part of the University College London, rocks, minerals, fossils on display in the Rock Room, limited opening hours[21]Read more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Natural History Museums

Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia
Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia

Upminster Tithe Barn Museum of Nostalgia, Hall Lane, London, RM14 1AU

Artefacts of rural domestic and agricultural lifeRead more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Local History Museums

Upminster Windmill
Upminster Windmill

Upminster Windmill, The Mill Field, Saint Marys Lane, London, RM14 2QL

19th century windmill, exhibits on its historyRead more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Milling Museums

Valence House Museum
Valence House Museum

Valence House Museum, Becontree Avenue, London, RM8 3HT

Local history, archaeology, maritime and fishing industry, artRead more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Local History Museums

Valentines Mansion
Valentines Mansion

Valentines Mansion, Emerson Road, London, IG1 4XA

Country house with recreated Victorian kitchen and Georgian rooms, contemporary art exhibits, 18th-century gardensRead more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Historic Houses

Victoria & Albert Museum
Victoria & Albert Museum

Cromwell Road, Kensington, London, SW7 2RL

The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million...Read more

Sightseeing Museums Tourist Attractions Kensington

Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum
Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum

Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum, 10 South Access Road, London, E17 8AX

The museum is due to become the Lea Valley Experience, pioneering achievements in road, rail, air and sea transport...Read more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Transportation Museums

Wandle Industrial Museum
Wandle Industrial Museum

Wandle Industrial Museum, London Road, London, CR4 3UD

Industries along the River Wandle, including flour and textile mills[22]Read more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Industry Museums

Weiss Gallery
Weiss Gallery

59 Jermyn Street, London, SW1Y 6LX

The Weiss Gallery is the leading dealer in Tudor, Stuart and North European Old Master portraiture, and it is a...Read more

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Westminster Abbey Museum
Westminster Abbey Museum

Westminster Abbey Museum, 20 Deans Yard, London, SW1P 3PA

Royal and other funeral effigies, religious artefactsRead more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Religious & Masonic Museums

Part of Westminster Abbey

White Cube
White Cube

25-26 Masons Yard, London, SW1Y 6BU

White Cube Bermondsey opened in October 2011 and is the largest of all the gallery's sites, incorporating more than...Read more

Explore Sightseeing Galleries Tourist Attractions St James's Mason's Yard

Whitewebbs Museum of Transport
Whitewebbs Museum of Transport

Whitewebbs Museum of Transport, Whitewebbs Road, London, EN2 9HW

Cars, trucks, motorcycles, model railway[24]Read more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Transportation Museums

Whitford Fine Art
Whitford Fine Art

6 Duke Street St James's, London, SW1Y 6BN

Whitford Fine Art is one of London's leading international Art Galleries, specialising in French and British 20th...Read more

Galleries Tourist Attractions St James's Shopping Duke Street St James's

Wiener Library
Wiener Library

Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DP

Exhibits of art and history from its collections about the Holocaust and genocides around the worldRead more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Military Museums Cultural Museums

Willow Gallery
Willow Gallery

40-41 Duke Street St James's, London, SW1Y 6DF

Willow Gallery first opened in Weybridge during the late 1980s, dealing in British and European 19th century...Read more

Explore Galleries Tourist Attractions Duke Street St James's St James's

Wimbledon Windmill
Wimbledon Windmill Museum

Wimbledon Windmill, Windmill Road, London, SW19 5NR

19th century windmill, exhibits on its history and other windmillsRead more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Milling Museums

World Rugby Museum
World Rugby Museum

World Rugby Museum, Twickenham Stadium, 200 Whitton Road, London, TW2 7BA

Rugby union history and the England national rugby union team, players, memorabilia, history of Twickenham StadiumRead more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing Sports Museums

Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths
Goldsmiths' Centre

Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, 42 Britton Street, London, EC1M 5AD

Changing exhibits of contemporary jewellery and silversmithing, operated by the Worshipful Company of GoldsmithsRead more

Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing

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Blue Plaques in London

Henry Fielding Blue Plaque - Henry Fielding 1707-1754 novelist lived here
Samuel Romilly Black Plaque - Sir Samuel Romilly Knt, Solicitor-General 1806 occupied chambers here 1778-1791
Elizabeth II Green Plaque - On this site at 17 Bruton Street stood the townhouse of the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne where Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, later to become Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, was born on 21 April 1926. In commemoration of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee Year 2012
George Frederic Watts Plaque - In memorium George Frederic Watts
Stratford Brushed Metal Plaque - This post box has been painted gold by Royal Mail to celebrate Stratford as the home of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Michael Ventris Blue Plaque - Michael Ventris 1922-1956 architect and decipherer of Linear B script lived here

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