I'm going to tell you about yet another museum in London - lucky you. It is free, like many of London's museums, but the one thing that sets it apart from the others is it really is a museum all about London.
The Museum of London is just the type of place you should go if you ar curious about why London is...well, London. Going back to the earliest settlements and from there telling you how it got to be the huge monster it is now, the Museum of London can explain what has happened along the way.
Should you be able to make it, during the day there are free tours of the permanent galleries at 11am, 12pm, 3pm and 4pm - which will guide you through the permanent exhibits ( though you are welcome to go around at your own pace as well).
There is also a program of temporary exhibitions which look at particular aspects of London life, or with relevance to London and it's history - worth checking out...
Should it all get a bit too much for you to take in, you can go and relax at the rather wonderful selection of cafes, bars and kitchen that are available within the museum. That's right, this place doesn't just have one resting place - it has many, along with a a gift shop, should you wish to take souvenirs of your visit home with you.
I'm sure you'll find something of interest here, whether the special exhibitions, permanent galleries or simply the building itself, which stands out like a tower turret from the middle of a ring-road near the equally impressive Barbican. Taking an interest in the city you love has never been so rewarding.