London is the capital and largest city of England, and the largest city of Western Europe and the European Union, situated on the river Thames. It is a true international capital of culture, music, education, politics, commerce and finance. London is the most visited city in the world among international tourists and has the world's largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic.

London contains 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Tower of London, The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, The Palace of Westminster and Maritime Greenwich. The city is also home to many important museums, galleries and libraries, including the British Museum, the Natural History Museum, the National Gallery, Tate Modern and the British Library.

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London is the capital and largest city of England, and the largest city of Western Europe and the European Union, situated on the river Thames. It is a true international capital of culture, music, education, politics, commerce and finance. London is the most visited city in the world among international tourists and has the world's largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic.

London contains 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Tower of London, The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, The Palace of Westminster and Maritime Greenwich. The city is also home to many important museums, galleries and libraries, including the British Museum, the Natural History Museum, the National Gallery, Tate Modern and the British Library.

There are 229 museums in London.

To see and do in London

Discover the best museums in London.

Exhibitions in London

These exhibitions are on display in London.

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Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care
01Jan

Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care

Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, the Wounded exhibition will illustrate some of the remarkable medical responses and innovations of the war through the personal...
The City is Ours
02Jan

The City is Ours

In this interactive exhibition, see how and why cities are changing and what urban communities around the world are doing to improve city life. Look at what data has to tell us about the urbanisation...
Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell
07May

Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell

A rare opportunity to see stunning paintings, pastels, and drawings by leading French Impressionist Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas The Burrell Collection holds one of the greatest collections of Degas’s...
Age of Terror: Art since 9/11
28May

Age of Terror: Art since 9/11

Featuring 50 works of art including film, sculpture, painting, installations, photography and prints, many of which will be exhibited publicly in the UK for the first time, Age of Terror: Art since 9/...

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