Attractions in London
Proud Gallery Central
Launched in 1998, Proud Gallery Central is one of several galleries in the Proud Gallery Group that began by featuring the rock photography of Alex Proud. Only three minutes from Embankment Station, the gallery now features the iconic photographic work of a variety of photographers.
London Transport Museum
Originally called the Museum of British Transport, the London Transport Museum began its collection in 1920 and has moved three times since 1970. The collection moved to its current Covenant Garden location in 1980, gained its current name in 2002, underwent a £22 million refurbishment in 2005 and reopened in 2007. Today, the London Transport Museum utilizes photographs, posters and an impressive vehicle collection to take visitors on a 200-year history of London transportation.
Constructed in 1858, Big Ben is a clock tower that has become one of London's most beloved icons. Designed by Augustus Pugin, the tower is only a 12-minute walk from Embankment Station.
The world's largest cantilevered observation wheel, the London Eye has become an iconic landmark of London. Originally called the Millennium Wheel, it was completed in 2000 to mark the end of the 20th century. On a clear day, visitors who take the ride to the top can see up to 25 miles away.
Opened in 2006 by Prince Philip, the Cartoon Museum features a collection of more than 1700 caricatures, cartoons and comic strips and showcases them in periodically changing exhibits.
Sea Life London Aquarium
The largest aquarium in London, Sea Life holds more than 2 million liters of water and houses more than 500 species of marine creatures, including penguins, crocodiles, sand tiger sharks and green sea turtles.
Commemorating the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, Trafalgar Square was opened to the public in 1844 and has become one of London's most-loved landmarks.
National Portrait Gallery of London
Opened in 1856, the National Portrait Gallery is located near Trafalgar Square and houses close to 10,000 paintings, sculptures and photographs of famous or historically important British citizens.
Horse Guards Building and Household Cavalry Museum
Located within the historic Horse Guards building, the Household Calvary has protected England's Royalty for more than 350 years. Now a museum, the Horse Guards building allows visitors to observe the troopers while they work to protect the Queen.