Not on the Top 10 lists

If you search on-line for top 10 places to go in and around London, these places generally won’t come up, but they are definitely worth checking out.

Bank of England Museum (London)

What I love about this Museum is that they give out an age-specific scavenger hunt sheet for the kids to complete during the visit with a prize at the end.  The audiovisual displays and use of computer technology will hold the kids’ attention.  Trying their hand at picking up a bar of gold was a highlight. +44 2076 014444
Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AH

British Library (London)

Since the British Library receives a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland, it houses a staggering 150 million items. To put this in context, if you were to take out five items every day, it would take you over 80,000 years to view them all! The tour itself covers the history of the Library and its collections (including the King's Library, which once belonged to King George III) along with how items are stored and delivered to researchers. You will also go into the book handling room and possibly the viewing platform to see researchers at work. You'll end in the Treasures Gallery where such notable items as the Beatles Manuscripts, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Notebook, the Magna Carta, and the first edition of The Times are displayed. +44 3303 331144
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Fashion & Textile Museum (London)

Located in a colorful, converted warehouse, this Museum focuses on British and international fashion and textile design from the 1950s to today.  In addition to changing exhibitions, the Museum hosts fashion and jewellery* classes often tied to the theme of the exhibition – in case you get inspired to design something of your own. +44 2074 078664
83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF


  1. Fashion and Textile Museum is a place I have been wanting to visit. This will motivate me to go and see what the current exhibit is! Thanks Shunney

  2. Looking forward to the Liberty in Fashion exhibition that opens October 9th!