Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 2DD [map]
Interactive and thought-provoking, the Science Museum is a great place to see, touch and experience science first-hand. From space travel to psychology, there's something for all the family. Free entry.
Bankside, SE1 9TG [map]
The Tate Modern is London's free national museum of modern and contemporary art. See work by Picasso, Rothko, Dali and Matisse for free and check out the latest big installation in the Turbine Hall.
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 2RL [map]
Where can you see ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewellery, metalwork, photographs, sculpture, textiles and paintings? Where else but the V&A, the world's greatest museum of art and design.
Place of Worship
Westminster Abbey, SW1P 3PA [map]
Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains - Westminster Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British history.
Borough High Street, Borough, SE1 9DE [map]
Borough Market's gourmet food market consists of up to 70 stalls selling fish, meats, vegetables, ciders, cheeses, breads, coffees, cakes and patisseries.
Brick Lane, E1 5HA [map]
Brick Lane Market is a large flea market with stalls selling antiques, clothes, bric-a-brack and all sorts of other weird and wonderful things.
Portobello Road, 72 Tavistock Road, W11 1AN [map]
Famous street market with stalls offering everything from fruit and bread to posters, vintage clothes, ceramics and music.
96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB [map]
Open to all visitors, the British Library offers temporary exhibitions, events and a Treasures gallery that displays over 200 items, including Magna Carta, a Gutenberg Bible and lyrics by the Beatles.
41 The Market, WC2E 8RF [map]
Covent Garden's pretty, 19th-century Piazza is home to three bustling markets that sell everything from handbags to crafts.
Camden Lock Place, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AF [map]
Camden Lock is one of London’s most vibrant shopping and entertainment areas. And with live music and comedy venues, café’s and bars it’s a brilliant place.