London in your lunch hour

A whistlestop tour of the British Museum

Rosetta Stone Rosetta Stone - © The Trustees of the British Museum

Time Out's guide to making the most out of those precious 60 minutes starts with the essential highlights of the British Museum. You can't say you've been to the BM unless you've seen the Rosetta Stone, found in Room 4. It dates from around 332BC and its inscription – in hieroglyphic, demotic and Greek – is a holy decree affirming the royal cult of the 13-year-old Ptolemy V.