A vast repository of the world’s cultures, with entire sections devoted to Egyptian, Greek, and Middle Eastern artifacts, as well as the piece which united them all, the Rosetta Stone. The British Museum also includes the largest collection of mummies outside Egypt and the Elgin Marbles. A definite highlight of a trip to London. Temporary exhibitions are invariably excellent and meticulously researched. Admission is free.
+44 20 7323 8000
Saturday-Thursday 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
At the address made famous by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s mysteries is The Sherlock Holmes Museum. The museum is actually between 237 and 241 Baker’s Street, but bears the number 221B. It is open every day except Christmas Day.
+44 20 7224 3688
Open Daily 9:30 am–6:00 pm
The Wallace Collection is a museum featuring 15th to 19th century art and known especially for 18th century paintings. Admission is free. The top floor is dedicated to paintings and furniture, whereas the lower floor has an impressive display of armor and weaponry. Due to Lady Wallace’s strict request, the collection has undergone little change since she occupied the house in 1897.