Things for a Tourist to Do in London

London is one of the largest and most popular European destinations. There are so many attractions in the city, it can be hard to figure out how to squeeze it all in. However, there are ten top attractions in London that are must-sees during your visit.
British Museum
British Museum
British Museum

Explore classic art from around the world at this museum. The collection consists of European, Africa, Asian, and American art. In addition, there are regular special exhibitions.

British Museum
Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3DG
+44 (0)20 7323 8299
http://www.britishmuseum.org/

Tate Modern
Tate Modern
Tate Modern

This museum houses international modern and contemporary art work. The building itself is an artistic journey spanning seven floors along the Thames River. Gallery rooms are themed into categories including: futurism, poetry and dream, and energy and process.

Tate Modern
Bankside
London SE1 9TG
020 7887 8888
http://www.tate.org.uk/modern

National Gallery
The National Gallery
The National Gallery

This British museum boasts and impressive collection of Western European art. The collection includes Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" and and "The Entombment" by Michelangelo. In addition, the National Gallery has fun for the whole family with teen art workshops and storytelling Sundays for those under five.

National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London, WC2N, United Kingdom
+44 20 7747 2885
http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk

The Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum

This museum brings together science and nature. It is a learning experience for all ages. Learn about dinosaurs, the ecology of the earth, and experience the Wildlife Garden.

Natural History Museum
London, SW7 5BD, United Kingdom
+44 20 7334 3922
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/

The London Eye
The London Eye
The London Eye

This is the only way to see London. Experience breathtaking views as you fly on the London Eye, and see sites such as parliament and Big Ben from high above the ground.

The London Eye
Riverside Building
County Hall
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7PB
http://www.londoneye.com

Science Museum
Science Museum
Science Museum

The Science Museum will have your family looking at science in a whole new way. The museum features a large set of galleries that explore medicine, flight, computing, and much more. In addition, enjoy the ever-changing special exhibitions and IMAX 3D movie theatre.

Science Museum
Exhibition Rd
London, SW7, United Kingdom
+44 870 870 4868
http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

Victoria and Albert Museum

Known as the V&A, this museum features collection of ceramics, fashion, furniture, glass, metalwork, paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, and textiles from throughout the world. In addition, there are regular special exhibitions and events.

V&A Museum
Exhibition Rd
London, SW7 2, United Kingdom
+44 20 7942 2000
http://www.vam.ac.uk

Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds London
Madame Tussauds London

Stand side by side with every celebrity, political, sports, world leader, and fashion figure you can imagine at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. It is hard to believe these reproductions are not real.

Madame Tussauds
Marylebone Road
Marylebone, London, NW1 5LT, United Kingdom
+44 870 400 3000
http://www.madametussauds.com/London

The Tower of London
The Tower of London Bridge
The Tower of London Bridge

History is all around you at this London tourist attraction. Constructed after the Norman Conquest in 1066, the tower was used as a palace, prison, and place of execution. It where Queen Anne Boleyn was beheaded as well as other English royalty. Learn all about the history of this special place as you tour it.

The Tower of London
Tower Hill, EC3N 4AB
0871 602 1100
http://www.hrp.org.uk/toweroflondon/

National Maritime Museum
National Maritime Museum
National Maritime Museum

A learning experience of ocean travels awaits you at this museum. Learn about those that traveled the ocean and the ships they voyaged on, time keeping, space, and astronomy. In addition, there are special exhibitions that change regularly.

National Maritime Museum
Romney Road, Greenwich
London SE10 9NF
http://www.nmm.ac.uk

Nicole A. Williams is from Boston, Mass. She currently teaches at Bridgewater State University and Massasoit Community College. Her research interests include web 2.0 technologies, multimodal composing, the construction of space in the composition classroom and political campaign rhetoric. Nicole holds a Master of Arts in rhetoric and composition from Ball State University.