A south east London museum has been voted London's best family attraction in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2024.

Horniman Museum & Gardens, a free, family-friendly museum in Forest Hill, was recognised as the capital's best family attraction in the small business awards.

The attraction gets 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor, and features exhibitions on everything from dinosaurs to tea.

Visitors rave about the Forest Hill museum and gardens on TripAdvisor, with one reviewer saying that it is a "fabulous place for all ages".

The reviewer, GoingGuide, said: "Set in grounds that include a park area, it also offers a variety of outdoor experiences, plus a fabulous view of the centre of London, due to it being located on a reasonably high hill.

"Excellent café with a tasty menu of snacks and lunches.

"Well worth a visit."


The Muddy Stilettos Awards spotlight exceptional small independent lifestyle businesses across 28 counties in the UK.

This year, the free awards have reached 10 million people in 8 weeks, with more than 515,000 votes cast nationwide, making it the most popular Muddy Awards to date.

The capital had 21 award winners, including beauty salon Still London in Dalston, and hotel The Ned in the City of London.

After this win, the museum, along with other regional winners, will automatically advance to the prestigious National Finals of the Muddy Stilettos Awards.

The Muddy Stilettos Editors will oversee and decide the 'Best of the Best' in each category.

The National Winners will be announced on July 11, 2024.