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Whether you’re embarking on a whistle-stop tour of the capital or a two-week trip, make sure you find time for these eight unmissable attractions that offer a snapshot of London’s unique heritage, culture and incredible cityscape.
A trip to the V&A Museum is an absolute must for any art and design fanatic visiting the city. Get up close to 3,000 years of creativity and 60,000 fascinating objects from across the centuries. The V&A is also home to an abundance of travel-related treasures, such as silk road camel figurines dating back to the 3rd century. This treasure hunt introduces you to treasures you may have otherwise missed, and you’ll get to learn fun facts along the way.
While it’s now the ceremonial home of the Crown Jewels, this 1,000-year-old building has had many incarnations in its lifetime. From a zoo containing exotic creatures in the 13th century to a tower of torture, imprisoning the likes of Anne Boleyn, Guy Fawkes and Sir Walter Raleigh, the Medieval Tower of London is a must-visit for some in-depth insight into British history. Today, some of its traditions are still going strong, including the Ceremony of the Keys, an elaborate ritual of locking up the tower at night. Be guided by one of the Yeoman Warders or legendary Beefeaters on your visit, who will show you around the many attractions, including the Queen’s dazzling collection of jewels, the extensive Royal Armouries and the iconic White Tower – the oldest part of the building.
The British Museum is home to over two million years’ worth of history and offers a glimpse into the complex but fascinating timeline of humanity. Take part in a hunt through the museum for an immersive experience that’s as educational as it is entertaining. Answer questions that are hidden within facts and unravel secrets all about the treasures on display here, from Egyptian mummies to Anglo-Saxon artefacts dating back over 1,500 years.