5 Cities to Visit Before They Dissappear

Earth has some magical and truly unique places that we all have to visit once in our lifetime. Unfortunately, some of these iconic locations are on the edge of disappearing due to peoples´ behavior and climate change.

Of course, they will not disappear overnight but approximately around 50 to 100 years. It would be recommended that you visit them the next 5 to 10 years, while they still remain in a good condition and can be enjoyed.

1. Venice

venice-3183168_1280

One of the most romantic and beautiful places you have to visit. However, US scientists report that Venice is sinking five times faster than Italian scientists think. Is no secret that almost every afternoon, the water levels rise and the city fills with water while you see tourists walking around the city barefoot, especially during the warm months of the year.

2. Maldives

maldives-666122_1280

An exotic holiday destination, ideal to visit during the summer. But the waters around the island have been constantly getting warmer and rising. It has been predicted by the UN Environmental Program that the Maldives could be the first island to sink. The government wants to invest in making the island carbon neutral by 2020 in an attempt to save the island and its people.

3. Seychelles

seychelles-3746207_1280

No doubt this is an amazing destination for a vacation, even though the water keeps on rising. Locals say there was much more land available for tourists a few years back. Now, with each year passing the water comes closer to the shore, leaving less land free. It is believed that in 50 to 100 years all corals will die and the beaches will vanish.

4. Machu Picchu

machu-picchu-43387_1280

A must see destination with millions of tourists visiting each year. And here is where the problem lies. The volume of people visiting is causing damage to the Inca City, with everything being slowly worn down in the site. That is why the Peruvian government and UNESCO only allow 2,500 visitors per day.

5. Great Barrier Reef

heart-reef-1649218_1280

One of the most travelled and famous destinations that you have to visit in your lifetime. The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is one of the seven wonders of the natural world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sadly all the pollution, cyclones and hot temperatures are threatening its coral life, as 93% of the reef has already been affected by bleaching.

Advertisements

10 Things to do in Budapest for FREE

The main reason most people visit Budapest is its thermal baths. Ηowever, when you take a break from them, you can´t but explore the rest of the city. Budapest is rich in insane views since it has a lot of high points. It is very easy to explore and enjoy the city without spending a dime.

1. Gellert Hill View

On your way to Citadella, stop at Gellert Hill for the most picturesque view in all of Budapest. Take a moment and embrace the view. This monument will be specifically appreciated by photography lovers.

budapest-2227017_1280

2. Margaret Island

A great place to unwind and become one with nature. The perfect time to visit would be during spring, fall or summer when the weather is very good and you can fully enjoy the park.

Inside you can find the Music Fountain, canteens, cafes, bike renters, the city´s zoo, a Japanese and Rose garden and many more sights.

fountain-594619_1280

3. Cross the Bridges

There are 4 gorgeous and big bridges in the centre of the city that unite Buda with Pest. Going towards all the famous sightseeing, you will see all of them and cross them on foot or public transportation. The chain bridge must be walked through during the day and at night.

chain-bridge-111329_1280

4. Free Walking Tour

Who doesn´t love a free tour in a beautiful city? Someone that knows the ropes and history and will be able to give you more insight on the history and sights of Budapest.

There are two tours daily, at 10.30 and 14.30. You do not need to make a booking, but you need to be on time. Private tours are also available, but for a charge. Visit the official free walking tour website for all tour options and choose the one that best fits you.

person-2742024_1280

5. Museum Lovers

Budapest has numerous interesting museums that are mostly come with a fee. However, during Hungarian national holidays (March 15; August 20; October 23) some of the city´s top museums open their doors for free.

So you might want to consider planning a trip during these dates if you want to take advantage of free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts, the Hungarian National Gallery, the Hungarian National Museum and the Museum of Hungarian Agriculture.

budapest-2705310_1280

6. Budapest by Evening

Budapest is beautiful at all times of the day. But when the evening comes and the sun is about to set, it is truly an amazing time. The view is breathtaking and you get that cosy feeling of warmth.

There are so many people walking along the Danube with the sunset. Everything looks far prettier and it comes to be one of the best moments of being in Budapest.

danube-2043113_1280

7. Parliament Scenery

When was the last time you saw a sight, museum, monument, city that left you in owe. The Hungarian Parliament has that effect on people.

When you visit it in the morning, you can see all the beauty from both its sides and admire the detail in this gorgeous architectural building.

However, at night it can leave you speechless. By many, it is considered to be one of the most stunning things to see in Europe.

budapest-2134868_1280

8. Explore Kosponti Vasarcsarnok (central market)

A market which the locals appreciate and visit daily. You can find anything from souvenirs to fresh produce.

As you enter, you will find all the local kiosks, where most Budapest citizens buy their vegetables, fruits and other products every day. However, on the second floor, you will find it filled with tourists, since it is the floor with all the souvenirs.

market-hall-1531434_1280

9. Fisherman´s Bastion

One of the top attractions in Budapest. You can access from Buda Castle, feet, or by bus. Its unique fortification and lookout towers, provide a stunning view of the city.

A truly unique and gorgeous sight. The architecture is so different from everything else you see in Budapest with hundreds of tourists visiting on a daily basis.

We suggest you visit both in the morning and at night, when the view of the Parliament across is breathtaking.

budapest-992508_1280

10. Palace of Arts

St. Stephen´s Day, is a national Hungarian holiday that occurs on the 20th of August of each year.  This long anticipating festival takes place in Mupa, the city’s biggest concert hall. During the day, you will see jazz concerts and many other performances that end with a firework show.

budapest-2800164_1280

20 Things to do for Free In Berlin

Berlin is one of the best cities to visit in Europe, due to its history, incredible architecture, insane nightlife and diversity. There are a lot of things you can do on a daily basis, but there are also many free choices.

Berlin has a relaxed vibe that lets you unwind and enjoy the city on your own pace. Whether you choose to spend your day in a park or go to a festival, you will most certainly have a great time.

Museum Island 

One of the most beautiful places to visit in Berlin is by far the Museum island. The architecture and the grand buildings will catch you by surprise and will definitely impress you. If you wish, you can also visit the museums. They are usually not free of charge or during special exhibitions and events, but they are all free every Thursday from 18:00 to 22:00.

img_20181114_140847_653

Free Your Stuff Berlin

A Facebook page, which you can enter after being accepted. You have no idea what you can find in there for free. From new and modern furniture to antiques and electric devices. And Yes!!! All Free! Just nice people giving them away!! But be quick. Once an item is published, it is usually gone within seconds.


Flea market bargains

All of them are open during the weekend and the good thing is you might be lucky enough and find hidden treasures. Right now, there are 8 flea markets all over Berlin, each one with different sorts of items, waiting for you. Some of the most popular flea markets are the ones located in Boxhagener Platz, Bode Museum and Mauerpark.

books-1644060_1280

Help The Homeless

It is a great way to help the less fortunate and meet some really good and kind people. Visit the Homeless Veggie Dinner on Facebook and join these wonderful people that gather once every month and cook for the homeless.


Admire the view from the top of Reichstag

Touring Reichstag is completely free, but you have to wait in line to book the time and day you want to visit.  Online you can only book a tour for the German Parliament. In order to visit the glass dome, you have to go outside Reichstag and book tickets in the designated booth. You might wait for 1,5 hours in line, but you will be rewarded with the view.

There are audio tours also for free in many languages. As you move around Reichstag, the audio automatically detects in which part of the dome you are standing and gives you the history of the buildings in front of you.

berlin-971799_1280

Meetup for all

Meetup is a very popular website in Berlin, which offers seminars, conferences or simply meetups on all industries. From IT to business, as well as meetings to only meet people and network or even practice your German language skills with others. Most of the events are free, with some of them requiring a small fee or a donation.


Visit the Charlottenburg Palace

Even though you have to pay to enter the Palace, the gardens around are free. You have access to every part of the outside area and is truly worth it.

The beautiful gardens surrounded by a lake, make it a very special place to visit, especially during spring and summer.

berlin-2149380_1280

Learn German

Yes, learn German for free. And it is getting better. Do so while having a drink and relaxing. How? By joining the events of Deutch für Dich. Visit their facebook website to find the timetable (levels, times and places) and just go have a drink and learn some German.


Explore Tiergarten

It can take you up to 4 hours to explore Tiergarten. Yes, it is huge. Yes, it is beautiful! Yes, it is nature at its best!! While exploring the area, you will come across palaces, lakes, gardens, and sights. In the middle of it all is the Column of Victory.

It makes for a great choice no matter the weather. Even though the park is quite big, there are many maps that show you your current location and what is around. Extra tip!!!  Get on the underground tunnels around the Victory Column and find the wall that changes when you touch it.

img_20181105_110211_585

Let loose at Tempelhofer Feld

It used to be an airport. You can imagine how big it is. It closed in 2008. Now, is a national park. It is a great area to go cycling or skateboarding. Even better, you can hang out with friends and have a barbeque or a picnic. What is great for your kids, is that you can let them go crazy and run around for as long as you want.


Go swimming in a lake!

Berlin might not have sea, but thankfully it has a lot of pools and lakes, most of them being easily accessible by public transportation. What makes the lakes special is that they have beaches. Oh yes! They give you the much-needed feeling of being in the sea.

lake-1835343_1280

Picnic time & Barbeque 

When the weather allows it, go for a picnic like a true Berliner. Choose any park you want, such as Tiergarten, Mauerpark, Victoria Park or the Tempelholfer Park. Pack your food and beers and enjoy your time on a hot day.

If that is not your scene, then you can always gather with some friends and have a barbeque. Be aware, that there are certain parks that allow you to grill (Tempelhofer Feld, Monbijoupark, Stadtpark Lichtenberg, Görlitzer Park, Volkspark Friedrichshain, Mauerpark, Schlesischer Busch). When at the park, look for the signs that you show you in which part of the park you are allowed to grill. And even then, you must always put out your fire and throw your trash.

alcohol-1853380_1280

Free events

The go-to website for most Berliners to find out all events that happen in Berlin during this month. They are way more than you might think, but thankfully you can find all of them right there. From astronomy to dance learning events. You can also check Facebook for the biggest events, such as concerts, festivals and art galleries.


Get the Chills in the Holocaust Memorial

This memorial for the Jewish victims of the Holocaust is made in a specific way so that it gives the feeling of a heavy, uncomfortable and confusing environment. Totally free to visit, but be respectful. No music or loud noises are permitted. Also, do not take selfies or other inappropriate pictures.

giulia-gasperini-790085-unsplash

Enjoy outdoor karaoke at Mauerpark on Sundays

During spring and summer, every Sunday from 14:00, you can let loose and sing your heart out. The park is always full of hundreds of people singing or simply having fun. Definitely a MUST!!

Just outside the park, there is one of the biggest flea markets in Berlin. When entering the park, you will be overwhelmed by the performers of all kinds, the activities happening at various spots of the park (barbeque, basketball, playground, latin dances, picnic, karaoke) and the incredible atmosphere.

50550822_2258463334183914_7300885950077337600_n

Take in the art galleries at the Hackescher Markt

If you love art galleries, the Hackescher Markt is the place to be. The area itself is one of the most beautiful and alive in Berlin. If you visit on Thursdays, you will find a few galleries that also serve free wine and snacks. So, visit and combine culture with food.

exhibition-362163_1280

Want to experience Thailand?

In the summertime, every weekend you can go to a tiny park called Preußenpark or Thai Park and find some amazing food stands. You can explore Thailand’s food culture, by trying Khao Tom Mud, Khao Neow Ma Muang, Sammaki Talad Thai and a lot of papayas and mangos.


Walk along the East Side Gallery & Admire the Molecule Man

You can not come to Berlin without visiting the Berlin Wall and getting lost in intense emotions. Just walk along the wall and get emotional with the paintings drawn for the joy of the wall finally falling. The wall represents freedom, peace, and hope for a better future.

If you feel like walking more after the Berlin Wall, 27 minutes away by foot, is the Molecule Man. A sculpture standing tall in the middle of the Spree River.  The American artist Jonathan Borofsky, created this sculpture as a representation of ”the molecules of all human beings coming together to create our existence”.

img_20170321_113909_121

Enjoy the breathtaking Sanssouci Park

30 minutes outside Berlin, the famous Sanssouci Park is located in Potsdam. You can easily spend 4 hours or more there visiting the Palace, the Roman baths, the Chinese Teahouse, the Orangery, the Belvedere, the Dragon House, the Church of Peace and more. The park is open daily from 10:00 to 17:00.

potsdam-1734349_1280

Visit the parks. Like all of them!

All Berlin parks, are simply beautiful anytime you visit them from April to October before it starts getting really cold. All of the parks are breathtaking and give you a relaxed and easy-going feeling. You will find a lot of people simply hanging out or having a picnic and kids playing all around.

One of the favorite ones is the ViktoriaPark in Kreuzberg. So many visit the park on a daily basis. Besides a breathtaking park with lots of paths to explore, it has a huge waterfall mountain that starts from up high. On all levels of the waterfall, you will find people enjoying the cold water and hanging out.

50902198_314328285869851_5368916446661312512_n

 

 

 

 

How to Tour Krakow in 1 Day

Krakow is a perfect and a very affordable European destination. Even though it is the second largest city in Poland, many will still find it a quite small city.

Whether you arrive by train or plane, you will arrive at Kraków Główny, the city´s train station. Even though the town´s biggest mall is right above, we would recommend you leave it at the end when it is darker and you cannot enjoy the sights around the city anymore.

So, from that point on, you can follow the suggested itinerary above to fully explore the city within a few hours. If you decide to visit for 2 days, then you must visit Auschwitz, which is located outside Krakow.

 

St. Florian´s Gate & The Barbican (30 min)

poland-1449357_1280

These two sights are the remaining parts of what used to be a fort. The Barbican used to connect to the city walls, while the St. Florian´s Gate is one of the towers that was standing tall to prevent Turkish attacks and the entrance to Krakow´s Old City. They do not take long to explore and they are worth visiting for a while, as they both are a big part of the city´s history.

 

Juliusz Slowacki Theatre (Pass by)

krakow-1625859_1280

After the Barbican, turn back and keep on going towards the castle or towards the city center. There is absolutely no chance that you will miss this grand, beautiful and perfectly preserved theatre. This architectural masterpiece both on the inside and outside will catch your eye for sure.

 

Franciscan Church (30 mins)

50613916_368948810590384_8994992167411777536_n

The Basilica of St. Francis is one of the oldest and most famous churches in Krakow. The city has many churches and even if you are into them, this one you should definitely visit. It is a unique church and a monastery, so try to be quiet and respectful to those praying.

When you enter, it might look like a common church, but if you explore it further you will find some breathtaking, handmade and wooden art pieces or musical instruments. From the doors on the left, you can enter a gallery of incredible paintings and find out more about the history of the church. Their famous stained-glass window is a true masterpiece that you do not want to miss.

 

Wavel Royal Castle & Cathedral (1-2  hours)

krakow-1665081_1280

On your way to the castle, make a stop outside Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, a Baroque style church that is known for being the starting place of funerals of Kraków celebrities.

10 minutes later by foot, you will arrive at the Wavel Castle. This beautiful Gothic castle can either be the beginning or the end of your tour. Visiting the castle and the cathedral is free of charge. In case you want to visit the various exhibits around, you will have to pay a fee. The audio tour of the cathedral is perfect for those interested in the history of the castle and the city. Keep in mind that pictures are not allowed inside the cathedral.

Even if you don´t wish to visit the museum, you can easily explore the surroundings of the castle. Worth seeing is the impressive fire-breathing dragon statue, which is one of the most famous sights in town. However, the dragon is only on display between April and October.

 

Main Square & Cloth Hall (2-3 hours)

After the Wavel castle, within a 14-minute walking distance, you arrive at the Main Market Square. This is obviously the center of the city, filled with restaurants, bars, and local merchandisers.

krakow-1526667_1280

In the square, the three sights that will instantly catch your attention are the St. Mary´s Basilica, the Cloth Hall and the statue of Eros Bound. The Cloth Hall is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, as it used to be a major center of international trade. Today you can find local vendors that sell souvenirs, jewelry, traditional Polish clothes, their unique stained-glass shot glasses, etc. Make sure to visit the square both during the day and at night.

krakow-1665082_1280

The architecture in the heart of Krakow is simply outstanding, leaving you amazed at the view of St. Mary´s Basilica, a brick Gothic church 80 meters tall. On the same square the sculpture of Eros, is the most photographed part of the city with a great backdrop of the City Hall, especially at night.

The restaurants, bars and coffee shops are all around. Anywhere you choose to go, it will definitely be tasty and cheap. Just to be safe, always check the prices before entering, because you may find yourself in one of the more expensive restaurants.

 

Galeria Krakowska (2-4 hours)

by Gazeta Krakowska

After you are done with sightseeing, it is time to relax, go around, buy souvenirs, have a hot chocolate or go big. And by big I mean go shopping. The Galeria  Krakowska is a rather large mall, in which you will find all the stores you are looking for and all types of food.

Poland is known for being an ideal country for shopping. The prices are quite low and you can even find some really nice local products. All of your favorite stores are gathered all together, in a mall that frequents various events.

Tour Porto in 1 Day

Besides being the second largest Portuguese city, Porto´s history and sights are World Heritage sites. Even though Porto has not always been a very popular destination, in the last years since it won the award for Best European Destination in 2012, 2014 and 2017, the city is a must for tourists.

When visiting Portugal, it would be great if you could find the time to visit Porto. One day is enough for those who have limited days on their trip. The city is truly beautiful and you fall in love with it instantly.

 

 

Sao Bento Train Station

If you are lucky enough to arrive in Porto by train, then embrace yourselves to get magnetized by the views. From one side you have the mountain with colorful houses and from the other side, a spectacular view of Ponte de Dom.

The train station is a piece of art on its own, with the walls being covered with the iconic blue tile of Portugal.  The moment you get out of the station is when you fall in love with a city you thought would never surprise you.

Processed with VSCO with  preset

 

Liberdade Square

porto-2211719_1280

In the center of Porto, you will find this square, full of restaurants and cafes. 2 minutes from the Sao Bento station, makes it a great spot to pass by on your way to other sights. Usually, when a big event happens in the city, it will take place right there.

 

Livraria Lello

ivo-rainha-764590-unsplash

This famous Portuguese bookstore, also known as Livraria Lello, is one of the oldest bookstores in Europe and one of the top bookstores in the world. The admission fee for entering is 5 euros, but if you purchase a book, it will be reducted from the final price.  It is definitely well worth the wait to get in, especially if you are a book lover.

What makes it even more special for the Harry Potter fans, is that the library in the Hogwarts Castle was inspired on the Lello bookstore since J.K Rowling lived in Porto when she was writing the first book of Harry Potter.

 

Porto Cathedral

porto-601454_1280

The cathedral is standing tall in the center of Porto. Being one of the most famous sights in Porto, it gathers visitors all day long. By going to the top, you can enjoy some amazing views and with a fee of 3 euros, you can get into the side building.

 

Palácio de Bolsa

Processed with VSCO with  preset

Known for its beautiful architecture, the Stock exchange Palace of Porto is an amazingly preserved building full of history and a World Heritage Site. From the inside, the sight is simply stunning and will make you feel like you take all its history in.

You can pick tours based on your preferred language throughout the day. The highlight of your visit would definitely be the Arab themed room.

 

Cais da Ribeira

Processed with VSCO with  preset

Ribeira spreads along the Douro river and is a stunning square full of life, with shops, restaurants and local goods.  It is a very touristy area, but on the bright side, you will be greatly entertained by all the street artists.

When you are there make sure to try the Francesinha, a local dish that is more or less a toast with different types of meats, like steak, sausage, and ham. It is usually topped with an egg and a spicy sauce made with beer and tomato, which is poured over melted cheese.

 

Ponte de Dom Luis I

porto-2211719_1280

The city´s iconic sight is perfect for photographers since it can give you the best views of the city. A cable car (Funicular dos Guindais) will be ready to take you to the top of the 172-meter long bridge. If you more adventurous, you can climb the 65 meters tall bridge with professional equipment. That would be a unique opportunity since it is the only arch in Europe that people can visit.

The sight is filled with tons of people on a daily basis, that enjoy the views and the street performances. Around you will find many cafes and restaurants with fresh and delicious seafood.

 

Wine Quay Bar

https://www.facebook.com/WineQuayBar/

If you want to try the local wine with a view, then go to the Wine Quay Bar. It is located on the Ribeira Square and it is open from Monday to Saturday (16:00 – 23:00). The view is amazing, especially during the night. The service is great and so are the options of cheeses and meats to go with your wine.

The Top Harry Potter Film Locations & Attractions in London

In 2001, the first Harry Potter film was released, creating a frenzy. Since then, it has become a brand that London has taken full advantage of. Fans are still obsessed with the wizarding world that was created and still buy different souvenirs, such as cups, scarfs, socks, and others.

When in London people want to visit the Harry Potter attractions. Some areas that you will definitely visit in London, you might not even know they were locations that the movie was filmed at or inspired by.

Warner Bros Studios

harry-potter-1132332_1280

A true fan of Harry Potter must visit the Warner Bros Studio, which is filled with props, costumes and the sets of the movie. Get ready to explore Diagon Alley, step into the Great Hall and explore the Forbidden Forest.

Location: Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden, WD25 7LR

Hours: Monday to Sunday 08:00 – 22:00

Tickets: Prices start at £43.00 for adults

 

Harry Potter & The Cursed Child

This is a two-part stage play created by Jack Thorne. The story picks up 19 years after the events of The Deathly Hallows Part 2 and follows Harry who is now an employee in the Ministry of Magic and his son Albus, who is just about to attend Hogwarts for the first time. The show is currently booking to 29 September 2019, and the next ticket release will be in Spring 2019. There are two parts of the play. You can either book them together or separately. Part One lasts 2 hours and 40 minutes, while Part Two lasts 2 hours and 35 minutes.

Location: Palace Theatre, 113 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 5AY

Tickets: Detailed Info

King’s Cross Station

sarah-ehlers-560509-unsplash

The glorious Platform 9 3⁄4, which was used by Hogwarts students is located in the King´s Cross Station. The station has signs that will lead you there. The souvenir shop of Platform 9 3⁄4 is also located there. The opening hours are the same for both the Platform and the shop. Keep in mind that you can walk to the platform and take any pictures you want. If you want a professional photo taken, you will be charged £9.50 for 1 photo, £15 for 2, and £20 for 3.

Location: Kings Cross Station, Kings Cross, London N1 9AP

Hours: Daily 08:00 to 22:00

Sunday 09:00 to 09:00

Tickets: Free

 

St. Paul´s Cathedral

st-pauls-geometric-stairs
http://www.standard.co.uk

In the Prisoner of Azkaban, students use the St. Paul´s Cathedral dramatic staircase to go to Professor Trelawney’s Divination class.

Location: St. Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD

Hours: Monday to Saturday 08:30 – 16:30

(Galleries open at 09:30)

Tickets: £20 for adults, £17.50 for students & 60+,  £8.50 for children

 

Leadenhall Market

classic-3914475_1280

The splendid Diagon Alley that all fans fell in love with, is located in the Leadenhall Market. When Harry and Hagrid visit the market for the first time, they later enter the Leaky Cauldron Pub through a blue door. This blue door is located at 42 Bull’s Head Passage and even though it used to be an empty shop, it is currently an optician.

Location: Gracechurch St, London, EC3V 1LT

Hours: Detailed opening hours of each shop – Stores

 

Piccadilly Circus

london-1365339_1280

One of the most memorable scenes in The Deathly Hallows Part 1 is when Harry, Ron, and Hermione flee to Piccadilly Circus after the Death Eaters invade Bill´s wedding. Piccadilly Circus is one of the most famous areas to visit in London. You will end up there one way or another.

 

Millennium Bridge

london-2663808_1280

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the 6th movie starts with one of the most impressive scenes during which the Death Eaters destroy the Millennium Bridge. The bridge connects the Tate Museum to St. Paul´s Cathedral.

 

High Commission of Australia

troy-jarrell-57698-unsplash

5 minutes from Covent Garden, you can find the Gringotts Wizarding Bank. The interior of the bank was the one that was actually used in the movie. The bank is as grand as it seems on screen. Sadly, you cannot enter the building unless you need an Australian visa, but you may be lucky and find a guard that will let you take a quick look. 

10 Museums to visit in London for FREE

1. British Museum

ryan-stefan-473566-unsplash

The British Museum is one of the largest and most famous museums in Europe. You will find artworks on human history, art and culture originating from all over the world. Some of the departments are of Ancient Egypt, the Middle East, Greece, and Rome.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 17:30

Fridays open until 20:30

Location: Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG

2. Natural History Museum

museum-2203648_1280

A true gem of London, where you may find yourself spending hours in there, without even realizing it. With more than 80 million items on zoology, paleontology, botany, entomology, and mineralogy the Natural History Museum has become a MUST. What makes educational, entertaining and interesting is the fact that there is a lot of interaction for the visitors.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 17:00

Sunday 14:00 – 17:00

Location: Cromwell Road London SW7 5BD

3. National Gallery

national-gallery-3830582_1280

With a collection of more than 2,300 paintings, the National Gallery stands in the middle of Trafalgar Square. Some of the paintings displayed are by Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, El Greco, Claude Monet, and Michelangelo, making it one of the most visited art museums in the world.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 18:00

Friday open until 21:00

Location: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

 

4. Science Museum

a-young-wonderlab-visitor-is-reflected-inside-the-infinity-boxes-exhibit-r-plastiques-photography
http://www.standard.co.uk

With a collection of more than 300,000 items, the Science museum is an extremely interesting and fun museum. The galleries are of the modern world, flights (including the very first jet engine), robots, space, and others, with most of them being interactive.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 18:00

Location: Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD

5. Museum of London

museum-of-london
http://www.standard.co.uk

It’s all about London. By visiting this museum, you can fully explore the history of London from prehistoric times until now. Learn everything about the Great Fire and the years before and after. Explore the times of Medieval and Roman London, as well as the revolutions in technology, fashion and culture, and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 18:00

Location: 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN

6. V&A Museum

https://www.vam.ac.uk

With 4.5 million objects, the Victoria & Albert Museum is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design. The collections display costumes, textiles, photographs, paintings, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, etc from Europe, Asia, North America, and North Africa.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 17:45

Friday until 22:00

Location: Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

7. National Maritime Museum

yangki-suara-711647-unsplash
Yangki Suara

For those who love navigation, ships and sea history, the National Maritime Museum is a great choice for an afternoon in London. The museum includes paintings, ship models and flags. When there, be sure to visit the Caird Library, the world’s largest maritime library, with over 8000 rare books, 20.000 periodicals, 100.000 books etc.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 17:00

Location: Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF

 

8. Tate Modern

london-2186349_1280

The country’s national modern art museum is ideal for those that want to explore the British culture from an artistic point of view.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 18:00

Location: Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG

9. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

image
hwww.timeout.com

Being a part of UCL, the Petrie Museum has 80.000 artifacts of Egyptian Archaeology. The collection is fascinating with many unique items, such as the oldest dress, the only veterinary papyrus, and the largest architectural drawing.

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 13:00 – 17:00

Closed 17 Apr – 22 Apr 2019

Location: Malet Pl, Camden Town, London WC1E 6BT

10. Design Museum

DESIGN MUSEUM - JOHN PAWSON / OMA - london - 2016
http://www.archdaily.com

The museum was founded in 1989 by Sir Terence Conran and it is located in Kensington. In 2018 the museum won the European Museum of the Year Award. Even though the entrance is free of charge, there is a small fee for the temporary exhibitions for those who wish to see them. 

The museum´s exhibitions deal with contemporary designs in fashion, architecture, transport, product, and graphic design.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 18:00

Location: Kensington High Street; London, W8; England