It almost comes as a given that most people will visit London, England at some point in their lives and it’s no wonder – with such a huge city full of things to see and do, it’s easy to see why so many people covet this fantastic destination. Although London can be fairly expensive to visit, it is also absolutely chock full of amazing free things as well which helps you go easy on your budget so you can save the pounds and spend them on other things! Here we look at a couple of the top free attractions in London that will keep you coming back for more.
The museums in London are all one hundred percent free. It can be a bit surprising initially, but every museum is free, but with the option to leave a donation if so desired. The museums in London are fantastic and absolutely full of amazing artefacts, information and history so they aren’t to be missed. The top three London museums that are must do’s are The British Museum – home to fascinating things such as the Rosetta Stone and other artefacts from around the world as far flung as China and Messapotamia. The Imperial War Museum is an absolute must for the WWII history buff, hosting an assortment of weaponry, vehicles and other bits and bobs from the war as well as an entire floor dedicated to the history and horrors of the Holocaust. Finally, the Museum of London is a museum dedicated to the whole, rich history of the City of London, from its infancy as a Roman settlement to present day you can find information on things such as the Black Plague and the Great Fire and the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. These three alone will leave you full of information about this varied and diverse city and beyond.
The Walking Tour
This is another freebie that you can take advantage of and shows you the main attractions that London is so well known for. From Trafalgar Square, you can walk down The Mall towards Buckingham Palace where you can stop off and see the changing of the guard on certain days. If not, you can continue on through St James’ Park and up towards Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, also near Westminster Abbey, and then cross the Westminster bridge to the London Eye. The Tower Bridge and Tower of London are nearby, but not within walking distance, but getting there is just a short trip on the Underground. Another great walk is along the canal side and through the fantastic mazes of shops in both Covent Garden and Camden Town, featuring amazing food stalls and quirky shops and market stalls as well where you can find intriguing and interesting wares for sale.
Parks and Other Things
London is home to many wide open, and green spaces all along the Thames and beyond which makes finding your own piece of London fairly straightforward and easy. Greenwich is another perfect place to stroll along tree lined avenues and take a walk up to the Observatory (which is sadly not free to enter), to see the Prime Meridian of the World and take advantage of this great photo opportunity!
So as you can see there are a whole host of things to see and do in London which will go easy on your pocketbook and bank account, so take note of these and other fantastic free experiences and make your next (or first!) trip to London as memorable as you can!