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      Close to 15 million tourists visit London every year, and there's a good reason why London is year after year one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Whether you're interested in art or history, sports or science, music or theatre, architecture or fine dining, London has it all. You can spend a year in London and barely scratch the surface of what it has to offer.

    Tate Modern

    • Opened in 2000, Tate Modern is the UK's third most popular museum. Built in an old power station, the Tate attracts almost five million visitors a year. One of the main reasons for this is that it's free. The main collection consists of contemporary art works from 1900 onwards. There are pieces by Monet, Rothko, Matisse, Picasso, Warhol, Malevitch, Kapoor, Lichtenstein and many more. The most popular part of the museum is the huge turbine hall. The museum commissions well-known artists to create purpose-built pieces to fit this impressive space.

      Tate Modern

      53 Bankside

      London SE1 9TG


    Natural History Museum

    • If you like dinosaurs, the Natural History Museum is for you. Walking into the Central Hall, you are greeted by the giant Diplodocus skeleton. Go through the dinosaur section until you come face-to-face with a life-size moving model of a T-Rex. There are full-size replicas of a blue whale and other mammals. Learn about fossils and ecology in the Green Zone. The Red Zone includes an escalator that goes through the center of a model of planet Earth. Admission is free.

      Natural History Museum

      Cromwell Rd

      London SW75BD


    Tower of London

    • Standing on the River Thames, the Tower of London has been a part of London's history for almost 1,000 years. William the Conqueror began building the fortress in 1066. It has since been an armory, a prison, a menagerie, and the home of the Royal Mint. Anne Boleyn died there. Guy Fawkes was interrogated there. Richard II and Elizabeth I were both incarcerated there. In the 16th century, two Princes were locked up there, never to be heard from again. The Tower of London now houses the Royal Jewels.

      Tower of London

      202-203 Grange Road

      London SE1 3AA


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