Four Hot Spots for History Buffs in London
Most of the tourist hotspots at London are free making it the tourism mecca of Europe. If you’re looking to soak some culture while in London the following are your best options when it comes to show events.
Natural History Museum
Head on down to the Natural History Museum for hundreds of exciting exhibits on dinosaurs and other mammals that roamed the earth thousands of years ago. While you’re there, don’t forget to stop by at the Darwin Centre Cocoon and take the self guided tour to watch real scientists at work.
While there is no entrance fee to the Natural History Museum, some exhibition and show events do require you to pay a small fee to enter.
On the banks of the River Thames is Tate Modern, a museum of contemporary art. Here, expect to find exquisite works of art from the likes of Salvador Dali, Warhol, Picasso and many more. Prepare to be awe-struck by both the architecture of this magnificent building, which was once a power station, and the amazing art that lies within its walls. Entrance to the gallery is free but some show events might require you to pay a fee.
The Science Museum at Exhibition Road is thought provoking and interactive, two of the things every science museum ought to be. This also happens to be the most visited science museums in Europe, and with around 15,000 objects on display everyday it’s easy to see why. From Stephenson’s rocket to Apollo 10’s command capsule, find it all here at the Science Museum.
Tower of London
While the tower is known for having a rather grim reputation, once you’re within its walls you will find that it is really not so bad. Once inside, be ready to feast your eyes on the history of this royal palace and the priceless Crown Jewels which has been on display since 2012.