With its wide array of modern attractions and vibrant nightlife, it is often easy to overlook some of the more traditional charms of London.
Landmarks such as St Paul's Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament provide a link between the city's historic past and the metropolis that it has become.
But if you're visiting London anytime soon, then you really ought to learn more about the evolution of the capital.
Here, we provide a brief guide to some of the sites that could help you in your quest…
The Museum of London
If you want to further your understanding of London's past, this is the museum you need to visit. Located in the heart of the capital, it will educate you and the kids about the development of the city.
The museum is home to loads of fascinating artefacts, including some that date back to the Roman era, and it's suitable for people of all ages, so feel free to turn it into a family day out.
National History Museum
Located in South Kensington and ranked among the most popular tourist destinations in the capital, the Natural History Museum is one site that you cannot afford to miss.
There are loads of great exhibitions to keep the little ones entertained - and they're sure to learn plenty in the process.
What's more, the museum is also recognised as one of the most impressive pieces of architecture in the city.
The Transport Museum
Ever wondered about how the London underground was created and how it has evolved over theyears? Well, the Transport Museum in Covent Garden retraces the story of the capital's iconic network.
The Tube is actually celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, so why not take the time to learn a little more about this hugely impressive feat of engineering?
Also, you and your little ones can jump on board an old fashioned London bus.