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Columbia Road Flower Market

www.columbiaroad.info

Columbia Road
London, England E2 7RG


On Sundays, Columbia Road transforms from a ho-hum street into a vividly bright flower and tree market. You never know what you’ll see — banana trees, bluebells and whatever else is in season.

 

 

Kew Gardens

www.kew.org

Kew Road
Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB
+44 (020) 8332-5655


In the spring and summer, the flowers at this Royal Botanic Garden are spectacular.
 

National Portrait Gallery

www.npg.org.uk

Saint Martin's Place
London, England WC2H 0HE
+44 (020) 7306-0055


This must-see museum houses over 160,000 portraits of famous Brits (think Mick Jagger, Queen Victoria) dating back to the 16th century. It also is home to a trove of Cecil Beaton images.
 

Royal Academy of Arts

www.royalacademy.org.uk

Burlington House
London, England W1J 0BD
+44 (020) 7300-8000


Founded in the 18th century by King George III, it’s one of the great British Institutes for the arts featuring work by both contemporary and historical artists.
 

The London Eye

www.londoneye.com

Located on the South Bank of the Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament
+44 (871) 781-3000


Nothing beats the view of the city from this giant Ferris wheel. On a clear day, get a glimpse of Windsor Castle.
 

The Serpentine Gallery

www.serpentinegallery.org

Kensington Gardens
London W2 3XA
+44 (020) 7402-6075


One of London’s most famous galleries for contemporary and modern art.
 

The Tate Modern

www.tate.org.uk/modern

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
+44 (020) 7887-8888


The incredible collection of contemporary art at the Tate Modern is always inspiring.
 

Victoria and Albert Museum

www.vam.ac.uk

Cromwell Road
London, England SW7 2RL
+44 (020) 7942-2000


Whether you like Renaissance masters, Pop Art stars or just want to get lost in some serious fashion history, the V&A has it all.