5. Sewing Machine Museum

Located inside the Wimbledon Sewing Machine Company on Balham High Road, the London Sewing Machine Museum is a small and charming museum that charts the history of the sewing machine from 1850 to 1950. The Museum displays more than 600 machines from Mr Ray Rushton’s private collection, small and large, and of all shapes and sizes- the collection includes the very first Singer Museum and is popular with Japanese and American tourists, as well as Singer enthusiasts. Another featured item is a sewing machine Queen Victoria bought for her daughter in 1854 as a wedding present.