Columbia Road Flower Marketwww.columbiaroad.info
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.
Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB
+44 (020) 8332-5655
In the spring and summer, the flowers at this Royal Botanic Garden are spectacular.
National Portrait Gallerywww.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 Artswww.royalacademy.org.uk
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 Eyewww.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 Gallerywww.serpentinegallery.org
London W2 3XA
+44 (020) 7402-6075
One of London’s most famous galleries for contemporary and modern art.
The Tate Modernwww.tate.org.uk/modern
London SE1 9TG
+44 (020) 7887-8888
The incredible collection of contemporary art at the Tate Modern is always inspiring.
Victoria and Albert Museumwww.vam.ac.uk
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.