Museum of London
Given a £20 million revamp in 2010, the Museum of London tells the story of the capital from prehistoric times to today. Upstairs, chronological galleries concentrate on archaeological discoveries from Roman London (fragments of the London Wall can be seen just outside) to the Plague and English Civil War.
Four new galleries downstairs focus on the period following the Great Fire of 1666, featuring brilliant interactive exhibits. The fashion collections are particularly strong: expect a recreation of a Georgian pleasure Garden with mannequins Sporting millinery by Philip Treacy, and a visual history of fashion from Mary Quant through to Alexander McQueen. Over on the Isle of Dogs, Museum of London Docklands charts the capital’s history as a port.
Tel: 020 7001 9844