From the exquisite Food and bustling nightlife to the rich culture and history, there are lots of reasons to visit London. Unfortunately, London is also one of the most expensive cities to visit. For people on a budget, London can seem like an impossible option.
But this doesn’t have to be the case. Did you know there are many destinations and activities in London available for FREE?
Here are some of the best free activities that London has to offer.
Visit a museum
London has 20 Museums which, barring a few select exhibits, are completely free to enter. Many of these offer fun for all the family. You could come face to face with to-scale models of dinosaurs at the natural history museum. You could visit the Pharaohs in the British museum. Or you could head to the Science Museum for fascinating exhibits displaying scientific marvels through the ages.
Head to the parks
London has a whopping 3,000 parks to visit. Many of these parks feature lakeside walks or beautiful gardens. They also present an ideal spot for a picnic. For animal lovers, many of London’s parks give you the opportunity to encounter a variety of different kinds of wildlife, from the pelicans of St James’s Park to the grazing Deer in Richmond Park.
Many of the larger parks (such as Hyde Park) also feature stations as part of the Santander Bike Scheme. For a small fee you could take a bike around the park or head onto the roads and explore London.
London is packed full of different landmarks, each teeming with history. Some of these landmarks are free to visit. You could head to Trafalgar Square and see the famous Nelson’s column. You could make a visit to Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guard. Or you could take a stroll along one of London’s many famous bridges such as Tower Bridge or London Bridge.
Explore Little-known London
There are lots of less known yet equally brilliant spots in London. If history is your thing, many of these little-known locations allow free viewing. There is a huge collection of old churches some even sporting Roman remains.
For example, the oldest church in the city dating back to 675, All Hallows by the Tower, contains a seventh century Saxon arch built from Roman Tiles. As the name suggests, the landmark is also a stone’s throw away from the Tower of London, whose victims were temporarily buried in the church’s crypt.
Elsewhere there are many other, less well-known locations, such as the remains of the original city wall built around 200AD.
For something slightly different you could visit the Inns of Court. Whilst entry is not permitted, you can still walk through the grounds of the spectacular buildings and view many locations used in films.
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