What to see in London

London museums, monuments, churches, and other top attractions

Suggested ItinerariesNot only is London home to some of the world's greatest museums—the antiquities of the British Museum, the Old Masters of the National Gallery, the contemporary greats in the Tate Modern, the globe-spanning decorative arts in the V&A—but all of those biggies are absolutely free of charge!

On the other hand, they do charge admission to the major churches. Go figure. 

 
Activities, walks, & excursions tours
London tourism info links

Tips

Get the London Pass

This sightseeing pass (with an optional transport add-on) looks frighteningly pricey at first—but then again, so are many of the top sights it covers, and for many visitors it will save you money.

Also, it lets you skip the ticket lines at a few of the best sights where the queues can be quite long.

There are far more details (and strategies for getting the most out of it) on our London Pass page, but in brief: If you plan to hit at least three of London's major sights in one day (or four over two days)—say, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, a Thames cruise, and Windsor Castle—it will save you money. » more

Leverage those freebies

London is chock-a-block with free sights—including some of the world's top museums. Enjoy! » more