Described as a cathedral to nature, the Natural History Museum, with its collection of over 80 million specimens, is a fundamental icon of London's famed museum street.
The terracotta building itself is one of Britain’s most striking examples of Romanesque architecture and gallery ceilings are adorned with intricate tiles displaying a vast array of plants from all over the world.
Exhibitions include the annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year (one of the most visually stunning and thought provoking in London), and the museum opens it's doors after hours once a month for its Lates evenings which feature expert-led talks, silent discos and a bar. If you have £180 to spare, you can also book the Dino Snores for Grown-ups - a sleepover inside the museum, underneath the famous Diplodocus cast in the main hall.
During the winter season, the courtyard is transformed into a beautiful ice rink, where you can skate under a sparkling tree canopy lighting up the inky night sky.