There are dozens of museums in London, some of which are world famous, such as the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. However, there are also many smaller museums, which are equally as fascinating and often less crowded.
Over the centuries, many famous writers, scientists and artists have made their home in London, and you can explore their legacy in various small museums, many of which are are housed in the actual building in which they lived and worked. There are museums dedicated to the writer Charles Dickens, the psychiatrist Freud and the nurse Florence Nightingale.
There are also museums highlighting various interests, such as the history of tea and coffee, children’s toys, London’s canal heritage, Britain during the second world war, and the city’s Jewish community. Although Sherlock Holmes was a fictional character, one of the most popular destinations in the city is 221B Baker Street, where a small museum immortalizes the world’s most famous detective.