London has topped a survey by Post Office Travel Money for the most expensive city for cultural exploits in Europe. Out of 12 major cities surveyed, Londoners may not be surprised to learn that their hometown won the title of most expensive.

According to the survey however, we Londoners believe we get good value for money and are incredibly proud of the cultural gems this great city has on offer. And rightly so…London is packed full of things to do and see…so get out there this bank holiday and discover them!

London is host to three of the top ten museums in the world, over 850 art galleries, 170 museums and 11 National museums, including the National Gallery which is the 4th most visited museum in the world and packed full with 2,300 paintings.

National Gallery in Trafalgar Square

National Gallery in Trafalgar Square

London also plays host to over 250 festivals every year, a figure which continues to grow. This coming weekend, on Sunday and Monday, is Notting Hill carnival, which attracts over one million people and music acts from around the world, making it Europe’s biggest street festival.

If you are keen for a giggle London is the perfect place. It is native to more live comedy than anywhere across the globe. Whether you are seeing big name headliners at the 02 or enjoying the comedy nights at the Camden Head in Islington, there is always plenty of choice

If comedy isn’t your thing but film is, you’re in luck as London has over 790 cinema screen dotted around its boroughs; the most cinema screens per mile than any other part of the UK.

Wilton’s Music Hall is the world’s oldest surviving music hall it was built in 1743 and is an operational piece of musical history. It still hosts gigs, shows film and stand-up comedy.  The bar area is also a great venue for a cosy date night.

More of a book worm? Why not visit the British Library, home of the Magna Carta. London has more than 800 bookshops and over 380 public libraries, so there is no excuse!

And lets not forget all the Royal landmarks where you might just meet your very own prince.

Whatever you do this weekend…get out there and discover what our amazing city has to offer.