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Sherlock Holmes, the worlds greatest fictional detective, lived at 221b Baker Street, according to his books, between 1881-1904, and you can actually visit his home, because 221b Baker Street has been converted into The Sherlock Holmes Museum. With the BBC series starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes, the Hollywood Blockbusters with Robert Downey as Sherlock and the American series that moves Sherlock to New York and has Lucy Liu as a female Dr Watson, Sherlock Holmes has never Read more [...]
The Museum of London is the world’s largest ‘urban history’ museum. It charts the fascinating and often dramatic ways in which the capital has transformed from Bronze Age settlement to modern-day metropolis. Highlights include a reconstruction of a Roman kitchen and a cell from the infamous Newgate prison, but the museum continues to be forward-looking, and is currently collecting items which represent London’s diversity and the impact of the 2012 Olympic Games.
London's Design Museum is a must-visit for all design enthusiasts. Every aspect of design imaginable is represented here, from industrial design and architecture to graphic design, fashion and furniture. The museum’s permanent collection (currently under review) offers a history of modern design since the dawn of mass production while temporary exhibitions showcase the work of internationally-celebrated artists and hotly-tipped newcomers alike. Read more [...]
You don’t have to be a train or bus spotter to find this place fascinating – although lovers of all things locomotive will not be disappointed. As well as a fine collection of historic modes of transport used in London throughout the years – including buses, trams, trains, bicycles, horse-drawn carriages and even sedan chairs – the London Transport Museum also goes to great lengths to underline the ways in which the city’s constantly changing transportation needs have left their mark Read more [...]
The Victoria and Albert Museum is Britain's national museum of art and design. It has a magnificent permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Including ceramics, furniture, metalwork, jewellery and fashion, ranging from the renaissance through art deco to contemporary. The Victorian and Albert Museum , named after Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert, possesses the world's largest collection of post-classical sculpture. It also has a large collection of art from South Asia, Read more [...]
These are London’s top ten museums.
1. British Museum
2. National History Museum
3. Science Museum
4. V&A Museum
5. National Maritime Museum
6. London Transport Museum
7. The Museum of London
8. The Design Museum
9. Museum of Childhood
10. Imperial War Museum
Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Greenwich World Heritage Site, this is the world's largest maritime museum. Whats more admission is free. The National Maritime Museum has the most important holdings in the world on the history of Britain at sea comprising more than two million items, including cartography, manuscripts including official public records, ship models and plans, scientific and navigational instruments. It also has a huge art collection and its British portraits collection Read more [...]