London’s museums collectively received over 50 million visitors in 2021.
Museums in London
London has over 170 museums with 11 national museums. Three of the top ten museums and galleries in the world are in London and 857 art galleries in total. London has four UNESCO world heritage sites: Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich, Westminster Palace and Kew’s Royal Botanic Gardens.
Top 10 UK visitor attractions in 2021:
British Museum, London – 6.2 million visitors
Tate Modern, London – 5.7 million visitors
The National Gallery, London – 5.2 million visitors
Natural History Museum, London – 4.5 million visitors
Southbank Centre, London – 4.2 million visitors
V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum), London – 3.8 million visitors
Science Museum, London – 3.3 million visitors
Somerset House, London – 3.2 million visitors
Tower of London, London – 2.9 million visitors
Royal Museums Greenwich, London – 2.9 million visitors