6. Natural History Museum, South Kensington
The Natural History Museum is a beautiful and inspiring museum that has over 80 million items on display. The museum specialises in botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology and zoology.
There is also a world-class research centre and important pieces in the museums permanent collection, like specimens collected by Charles Darwin, dinosaur skeletons and an extensive library.
If art is more of your forte than natural history, not to worry, because the Natural History Museum is ideally located next door to the Victoria & Albert Museum, London’s most stunning art institution.