An Overview Of The Free Things To Do In London
As one of the major cities in the world and with so many attractions on offer, it is amazing to see just how many free things you can do in London. Many people say that London is an expensive city and they are right in terms of living in the city but if you are there just visiting, you can make it as cheap or as expensive as you wish. Yes, if you want to see all the shows, eat in nice restaurants, take in all the tours, stay in central hotels and visit all the top events it will be expensive. However, if you just want to visit London and soak up the atmosphere and see the sights, I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised at the choice of free things to do in London.
Even getting to London may be cheaper than you think, especially if you are travelling from the inside the UK or Europe. There are several coach operators that have seats for £1 to London from many cities and towns throughout the UK and there are some great cheap flights to London available from the low cost airlines.
It doesn’t cost anything to walk around the city, it doesn’t cost anything to view the great buildings and monuments that London is famous for and if it is good weather, this makes the whole experience of your time in London much more pleasurable. London is a great place to people watch and during the summer months in the city, you can enjoy lazing around one of the large parks, walking along the banks of the River Thames or simple strolling through the bustling streets taking in the sights.
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Walking Is Just One Of The Free Things To Do In London
Just by walking through the centre of London, you can see the famous sights that London is known for. These are such sights as: Trafalgar Square, Nelson’s Column, West Minster Abbey, The Houses Of Parliament, Big Ben, The London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, Regents Park, The Mall, Marble Arch, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, London Bridge, Carnaby Street, Oxford Street, Chelsea, St Paul’s Cathedral, Knightsbridge, Soho and Covent Garden to name but a few.
It really is very easy to spend a day or two just walking around the city seeing the sights named above and all this will not cost you a single penny. You can spend so much time just visiting places like Convent Garden, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square where there is so much to see with the street entertainers and market.
London is a very vibrant city and no matter what time of year you visit, there will always be something happening.
Visit The Shops
London is renowned for its high street shops and department stores with many famous streets that lay home to them. The world famous Harrods, Selfridges and Hamleys toy shop are just a few of the large department stores that you can spend time in.
Spend Time In The Free Museums In London
London is home to many world famous Museums and several of these museums are listed in the top ten best museums in the world. The great news is, several of these world class museums are absolutely FREE of charge to the public. You will be amazed at how prestigious these museums are and how much information and exhibits they hold. What is even more amazing, is they do not cost anything to enter.
The following museums are just a few of the top museums that are Free to enter: British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, Imperial War Museum and Science Museum.
The list of places you can visit and the attractions that you can see for free, in London is extensive. Now you may be thinking that you will see a list of ‘small minor attractions’ that are free because nobody wants to visit them but on the contrary, this list of free things to do in London includes some of the top major attractions.
It really is amazing and somewhat overwhelming to see which attractions you can visit for free in this great city. You can literally visit London for a couple of days with very little money and still go away having visited some of the best major attractions. Obviously, you will need your accommodation and money for food and drink (unless you take your own) but if you do not want to pay entrance fees to any of the attractions, you can still have a great time in London for literally nothing.
Take A stroll In One Of The Royal Parks In London
London has several Royal parks that are great places to enjoy a stroll and pass the time away. The parks are great for families with younger children, especially in the summer months when the parks are a hive of activities and a place for them to run and play.
A List Of Free Things To Do In London
Bank of England Museum
Bedfont Lakes Country Parks
British Dental Association Museum
British Museum – FREE
Bushy Park – This Is A Royal Park
Centre of the Cell
Crystal Palace Park
Crystal Palace Park Farm
Grant Museum of Zoology
Greenwich Park – This Is A Royal Park
Guildhall Art Gallery and London’s Roman Amphitheatre
Horniman Museum and Gardens
Horse Guards Parade
Imperial War Museum London
Kensington Gardens – This Is A Royal Park
Little Holland House
London Sewing Machine Museum
Mudchute Farm and Park
Museum of Croydon
Museum of Fulham Palace
Museum of London
Museum of London Docklands
Museum of the Order of St John
National Maritime Museum
National Portrait Gallery
National Trust: Morden Hall Park
Natural History Museum
Newham City Farm
Old Royal Naval College
Princess Diana Memorial Fountain
Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge
Regents Park – – This Is A Royal Park
Richmond Park – This Is A Royal Park
Royal Air Force Museum London
Sir John Soane’s Museum
St James’s Park – This Is A Royal Park
The Anaesthesia Museum
The British Postal Museum & Archive
The Geffrye, Museum of the Home
The London Wall
The Museum of Immigration & Diversity
The Royal Academy of Music Museum
The Statue of Eros
The Stephens Collection
V&A Museum of Childhood
Valentine’s Mansion & Gardens
Vauxhall City Farm
Victoria and Albert Museum
Wellgate Community Farm
Whitechapel Art Gallery
William Morris Gallery
We hope that this page has helped provided you with some inspiration and given you some useful information on the free things to do in London.