Westminster Abbey – founded by Edward the Confessor, a history lesson in stone.
St Paul’s Cathedral – Sir Christopher Wren’s restrained Baroque masterpiece.
Southwark Cathedral – a Gothic jewel south of the river
Westminster Cathedral – London’s Roman Catholic Cathedral
British Museum – the museum of the world
Tate Britain – British art at its very best.
Tate Modern – modern art to startle and surprise
National Gallery – everyone from Margarito of Arezzo to Vincent van Gogh
Tower of London – a Royal Palace, a prison, a place of execution, and the Crown Jewels.
National History Museum – everything from dinosaurs to insects
Science Museum – tells the story of the making of the modern world
Kensington Palace – birthplace of Queen Victoria and home of Princess Diana.
Imperial War Museum – the trenches and the blitz, sombre but a moving experience.