The capital of Great Britain, London is one of the most beautiful cities of the world. London is one of the major global cities of the world. The City has great influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion and the arts of the world.
London is a great tourist destination, with four world heritage sites and numerous iconic landmarks such as Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the British Museum and the National Gallery, and the London Eye amongst its many attractions.
London is famous for its museums and art galleries. The City is home to some of the world famous museums. Some of the famous museums of London are listed below.
The British Museum: Situated north of Covent Garden, on Great Russell Street, and just east of Oxford Street's main shopping drag, the British Museum is one of the best museums of the world. It is the world's largest museum offering an extensive collection of over 200,000 objects.
Sir John Soane's Museum: It is a miniature British Museum. Sir John Soane's Museum offers a great collection of Hogarth prints. The museum can be visited thru one of walks that include the Inns of Court and the Masonic Temple.
The Natural History & Science Museums: Located on Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, the Natural History & Science Museums is one of the major tourist attractions of London. The museum offers a collection of over 300,000 items, such as Stephenson's Rocket, Puffing Billy, the first jet engine, etc.
The Victoria and Albert Museum: Located on the corner of Cromwell Gardens and Exhibition Road in South Kensington, west London, The Victoria and Albert Museum is a huge museum of culture. Often, abbreviated as the V&A, the museum specializes in applied and decorative arts.
The Imperial War Museum: The Imperial War Museum Lambeth, London, featuring military vehicles, weapons, war memorabilia, a library, a photographic archive, and an art collection of 20th century and later conflicts, especially those involving Britain, and the British Empire. The Museum also has several other branches in the United Kingdom.
The National Maritime Museum (NMM): Based primarily in Greenwich adjacent to Greenwich Park, The National Maritime Museum is the leading maritime museum of the United Kingdom. Created under the National Maritime Act of 1934, the NMM offers a wide and varied collection of exhibits relating to Britain's extensive naval heritage.
The Geffrye Museum: Located in Shoreditch, East London, The Geffrye Museum is named after Sir Robert Geffrye, former Lord Mayor of London. The Museum is devoted to British furniture, textiles, paintings and decorative arts.
The Museum of Garden History: Located in the deconsecrated parish church of St Mary-at-Lambeth adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the south bank of the River Thames in London, The Museum of Garden History offers a great collection comprising three main categories; tools, ephemera and a library.
The Horniman Museum: Based in Forest Hill, South London, The Horniman Museum is specializes in anthropology, natural history and musical instruments and has a collection of 350,000 objects. The museum was designed by Charles Harrison Townsend.
The Museum of London: Located in a 1970s building close to the Barbican Centre, approximately 10 minutes' walk north of St Paul's Cathedral, The Museum of London documents the history of London from the Palaeolithic to the present day.
Madame Tussaud's London: Located on Marylebone Road, London, Madame Tussaud's is a famous wax museum set up by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud. The museum has branches in Amsterdam, Las Vegas, New York City, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Some of the other museums of London include Bruce Castle Museum, Buckingham Palace, Canada House Gallery, Charles Dickens Museum, Cartoon Museum, Freud Museum, Handel House Museum, National Army Museum, and Transport Museum.