THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM is the world's finest museum of the decorative arts, with 145 galleries containing over four million objects, spanning at least 3,500 years of mankind's creativity, including the national collections of sculpture, furniture, fashion and textiles, paintings, silver, glass, ceramics and jewellery.
THE WALLACE COLLECTION includes French 18th-century paintings, miniatures, furniture, Sèvres porcelain, sculpture and gold boxes, unparalleled in quantity and quality outside Paris, together with European and Oriental arms and armour which are among the finest in the world, displayed in an 18th century architectural gem.
NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM is the largest maritime museum in the world, with a collection comprising over two million ships, models, maps, plans, charts and paintings, reflecting the rich history of Britain's explorers and traders, housed in the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich.
LUXURY LUNCH AND DINNER CRUISES down the Thames in the air conditioned splendour of a Bateaux London craft from the Houses of Parliament to the Tower of London, while enjoying the finest cuisine, accompanied by a live band, with dancing afterwards on the Dinner cruise.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY founded in 1856 to collect the likenesses of famous British men and women, is now the most comprehensive of its kind in the world, with nearly ten thousand oil paintings, watercolours, drawings, miniatures, sculptures, caricatures, silhouettes and photographs.
THE QUEEN'S GALLERY AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE houses treasures from the Royal Collection of paintings, drawings and watercolours, furniture, ceramics, clocks, silver, sculpture, jewellery, books, manuscripts, prints and maps, arms and armour, acquired by sovereigns over 500 years.
THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM collections comprise some 68 million specimens, in virtually all groups of animals, plants, minerals and fossils, but it is best known for its Dinosaurs, as robotic technology allows visitors to witness three Deinonychus feed noisily on a freshly killed Tenontosaurus.
THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT are open for guided tours during the summer recess, and on Saturdays throughout the year, including the House of Commons, the House of Lords, and other great State Rooms in the Palace of Westminster, beginning in the Victoria Tower and ending in Westminster Hall.
LONDON DUCKTOURS offer a unique sightseeing experience, as their amphibious vehicles, first used for the D-Day landings, drive past London’s most famous landmarks, before a dramatic launch into the Thames for a ‘cruse’ up the river.
VINOPOLIS World Of Wine Tour takes visitors through Chianti on a Piaggio Vespa, the Australian wine regions on a plane, to a Champagne vineyard, a Roman amphitheatre in Rhone, and across the Andes, with a glass in their hand and free tastings as they go.
SOMERSET HOUSE has now been restored to its full 18th century glory, and houses the Courtauld Gallery of paintings, sculpture and applied art, and the new Embankment Galleries, with exhibitions spanning art, design, fashion, architecture and photography, plus summer outdoor concerts and films.
THE TATE now has two galleries in London, Tate Britain in Millbank is the home of the national collection of British art, including the Turner bequest, and Tate Modern in Bankside houses the collection of international modern art, with a new boat service providing a link between them.
THE NATIONAL GALLERY houses the national collection of Western European painting. It has around 2,300 pictures, including many instantly recognisable masterpieces, and covers every European school of painting from about 1260 to 1900.
THE ROYAL ACADEMY is the oldest fine arts institution in Britain, and its collection includes paintings, sculpture, plaster casts, artists' memorabilia, prints, drawings and architectural designs from the 18th century to the present day.
THE BRITISH MUSEUM is one of the world's greatest cultural institutions, which was founded in 1753 to promote universal understanding through the arts, natural history and science. Housed in one of Britain's architectural landmarks, revitalised with the new central court, the collection is one of the finest in existence, spanning two million years of human history.
THE SCIENCE MUSEUM collection charts the development of western science, technology and medicine from 1700 to the present day, including flight from Leonardo da Vinci to the Apollo 10 Command Module, and William Babbage's wooden Calculating Engine - the original desk top computer.
HISTORIC ROYAL PALACES bring together the London buildings which have provided a backdrop for the drama and pageantry of the British monarchy and are now open to the public, among them the Tower Of London, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court and the Banqueting House
THE LONDON EYE is the biggest observation wheel in the world, and at one and one-third times the height of the dome of St Paul's, it is one of the tallest structures in London. This site provides full information about how the wheel was built and the main points of interest to be seen.
MADAME TUSSAUD'S offers two of London's top attractions combined, so visitors can both mingle up close and personal with the stars on earth, and journey through the stars in the galaxy to see new planets created.
THE LONDON DUNGEON - the world's most chillingly famous horror attraction, brings more than 2,000 years of gruesomely authentic history vividly back to life - and death. Now you can book online and avoid the queue.
THE BIG BUS COMPANY LONDON SIGHTSEEING TOUR offers a Hop-on Hop-off all year round service on 6 routes with over 90 stops, on a traditional open top double decker bus, with commentaries in 7 languages as well as English.