The best things in life are free...or so they say! A trip to London doesn’t come cheap, with the costs of travel, accommodation, food and attractions eating away at your bank balance, you will be glad to know there are some fantastic things to do that won’t cost you a penny! Keep reading for our top picks.
1. Visit a museum (or two!)
London is brimming with world-class museums. From the British Museum to the Natural History Museum and the Transport Museum to the Bank of London Museum, options are plentiful no matter your age or interest! Note that whilst entry to the museums is often free, time-limited exhibitions are often chargeable.
2. Explore a park
Despite its city status, London is home to a number of beautiful parks. Have a go at deer-spotting in Richmond Park, check out Peter Pan in stone at Kensington Gardens or marvel at the skyline from atop Greenwich Park. London parks are worth the visit, rain or shine!
3. Add a touch of art
London’s art scene is riveting, offering tourists an opportunity to experience it first hand through frequent pop-ups, open studios and exhibitions all over the city. Most London galleries are free to enter as well, including the renowned Tate Modern and National Gallery. There are also streets of public art at your disposal, such as Leake Street tunnel, Soho and Shoreditch.
4. Enjoy live music
Experience opera at the Royal Opera House daily Live at Lunch concerts or get moving to the beat of Jazz at Troubadour from Sunday through to Tuesday. There are also regular complimentary performances at Southbank Centre, covering a range of music genres to suit your fancy!
5. Take a memorable walk
Walking tours are one of the best ways to discover the city, and most of the popular tours are completely free of charge! There are historical, themed and park-based walks, offering an enriching and unique London experience. Do you dare to discover the intriguing story of Jack the Ripper or will you opt for magic and mystery with the Harry Potter tour?
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