Run by artists and architects elected by their peers, the Royal Academy of Arts’ permanent collection includes works by John Constable, Sir Anthony Caro and Tracey Emin. Look out for its Summer Exhibition, an annual highlight.
This street is so synonymous with tailoring that the Japanese word for a suit, ‘sabiro’, is a corruption of the name ‘Savile Row’. Look for bespoke suitmakers include Henry Poole & Co, Gieves & Hawkes and Ozwald Boateng.
The official residence of the Queen, the state rooms are opened to the public for most of August and September each year. Visitors from across the globe flock to watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony.