London's impressive roster of top museums also includes the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square, focusing on Western art from the Middle Ages through the end of the 19th century (www.nationalgallery.org.uk
); the extensive collections of great works by British artists at the Tate Britain and its sister museum, the marvelous new Tate Modern housed in a former power plant on the south bank of the Thames (www.tate.org.uk
); the multifaceted Victoria & Albert museum of decorative arts in South Kensington (www.vam.ac.uk
); plus a delightful Science Museum (www.sciencemuseum.org.uk
) and neighboring Natural History Museum (www.nhm.ac.uk
), also in South Kensington.