Best Museums in London

Locals’ favourite places

1. Tate Modern
735local recommendations
2. British Museum
Great Russell St
543local recommendations
3. Natural History Museum
Cromwell Rd
480local recommendations
VanZyl says “The Natural History Museum in London is a museum of natural history that exhibits a vast range of sp...” ·
4. Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Rd
440local recommendations
5. Science Museum
Exhibition Rd
296local recommendations
Lux London
Lux London says “The Science Museum is a major museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London. It was founded ...” ·
6. Madame Tussauds London
Marylebone Rd
294local recommendations
Salwa says “Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London with branches in a number of major cities. It was founded ...” ·
7. The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
229local recommendations
Simon says “London's No.2 most popular visitor attraction. FREE ENTRY! The crowning glory of Trafalgar Square, L...” ·
8. Dulwich Picture Gallery
Gallery Rd
131local recommendations
Dixie says “17th-and-18th-century European Old Masters excellent exhibitions, and good cafe. Gallery in very pre...” ·
9. V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Rd
193local recommendations
Harriet says “The V&A Museum of Childhood houses the UK’s national collection of childhood objects, ranging in dat...” ·
10. Saatchi Gallery
King's Rd
178local recommendations
Nicola says “The Saatchi Gallery aims to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art, presenting work by lar...” ·
11. Imperial War Museum
Lambeth Rd
175local recommendations
Naomi says “Excellent new gallery on World War One. Special exhibitions. Also Holocaust galleries. Free entrance...” ·
12. Geffrye Museum of the Home
136 Kingsland Rd
165local recommendations
Harriet says “To explore the way people lived over the last 400 years a series of period rooms lead visitors on a ...” ·
13. Horniman Museum and Gardens
100 London Rd
148local recommendations
Emily says “Lovely place to take children. A small natural history museum with beautiful grounds and gardens and...” ·
14. Museum of London
150 London Wall
130local recommendations
Margarita says “The Museum of London documents the history of London from prehistoric to modern times, primarily con...” ·
15. National Maritime Museum
Park Row
128local recommendations
André says “The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London, is the leading maritime museum of the United King...” ·
16. Design Museum
224-238 Kensington High St
116local recommendations
17. Sherlock Holmes Museum
221b Baker St
109local recommendations
Denise says “Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John H. Watson lived at 221b Baker Street between 1881-1904, according to...” ·
18. Serpentine Gallery
98local recommendations
Ally says “You're only 10 minutes from the glorious Hyde Park. Wander through the lush lawns and head to The Se...” ·
19. William Morris Gallery
Forest Rd
75local recommendations
Nadya says “The William Morris Gallery is the only public gallery devoted to the life and legacy of William Morr...” ·
20. National Portrait Gallery
St. Martin's Pl
91local recommendations
Daniel & Marsio
Daniel & Marsio says “An incredible collection of important and famous portraits. A wonderful permanent collection of pain...” ·
21. Museum of London Docklands
Hertsmere Rd
78local recommendations
Katy says “The Museum of London Docklands is a museum on the Isle of Dogs, that tells the history of London's R...” ·
22. HMS Belfast
73local recommendations
Fernando says “HMS Belfast is a museum ship, originally a Royal Navy light cruiser, permanently moored in London on...” ·
23. South London Gallery
65-67 Peckham Rd
91local recommendations
Andrew says “I don't really understand most contemporary art.... So I personally wouldn't really go here for the ...” ·
24. Sir John Soane's Museum
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields
68local recommendations
Margarita says “The Soane Museum is the incredible house of Sir John Soane, one of the greatest English architects (...” ·
25. Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Rd
58local recommendations
The London Residents Club
The London Residents Club says “Sir Henry Wellcome, a pioneering 19th-century pharmacist, amassed a vast and idiosyncratic collectio...” ·
26. Fulham Palace
Bishop's Ave
56local recommendations
Mariana says “Fulham Palace is truly beautiful. Originally a country retreat for London's bishops, the current bui...” ·
27. Royal Academy of Arts
50local recommendations
Digibed_ says “Timed tickets to buy on line. After the bustle of Piccadilly a quiet museum. Visit the Summer Exhibi...” ·
28. Brunel Museum
Railway Ave
41local recommendations
Nainesh says “Within the original engine house in Tunnel Road, SE16, this permanent exhibition commemorates the wo...” ·
29. Charles Dickens Museum
48 Doughty St
41local recommendations
Charlotte & Conor
Charlotte & Conor says “The only surviving house of Charles Dickens in London. Now a museum recreating the house as it was w...” ·
30. Fashion and Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey St
39local recommendations
Bradley says “Cutting edge centre for contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery in London founded by iconic Bri...” ·