London is a hub of activity the whole year round and there are just so many interesting things to do while staying in London. Though it’s a known fact that staying in London can be pretty expensive, below we have listed 15 things to do in London for free. So you get a great deal without having to spend any cash at all.
1) Visit The British Museum
One of the best museums ever and the great thing about it is that the entry is totally free. So if you are a family on vacation, take your brood to the British Museum and let them have a wonderful time.
2) A Trip To The Borough Market
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To view the hustle and bustle of London in a market that has been standing since the 13th century is an education in itself. Get a look at this historical place for free and where the most scrumptious food is served (not for free of course).
3) The Museum Of London
Rich with Anglo Saxon history the Museum of London is definitely worth a visit. It holds complete documentation to the history of London from the pre-historic times to modern times.
4) A Visit To The Parliament House
A place where some of the major decisions in history have taken place, the Parliament House is definitely worth one visit while staying in London. You can even get reservations to watch the parliament in action!
5) Visiting The Art Galleries
Art galleries like the Tate Modern and Tate Britain are a wonderful way to do something interesting in Britain. The galleries are filled with art from the 16th century till the modern time. These galleries stay open till late in the night and are a great tourist attraction.
6) Visiting Hyde Park And Kensington Park
Whether you are a family on vacation, a new couple or simply alone these parks offer a wonderful solace and with free entry, it’s no wonder that these are popular tourist attractions.
7) Make Sure To View The Changing Of The Guard
During summer this historical ceremony takes place every day and in winters every alternate day. Be sure to visit at 11: 30 am sharp to view this wonderful spectacle right outside the gate of Buckingham Palace.
8) Take A Free Walking Tour Of The South Bank Area
This stretch of land offers a number of important London landmarks. Some of these include a view of the beautiful river Thames, the London Eye, and the Tate Modern. With so much to see enjoy this free attraction to your heart’s content.
9) Trafalgar Square
If you happen to be in London around Christmas make sure to visit the Trafalgar square. The main reason because it’s one of the free things to do in London. Another reason is, each year Norway donates a beautiful Christmas tree to Thank Britain for liberating it from the Nazis.
10) Watch Free Performers At The Convent Garden Market
Enjoy this free London attraction with your family where various artists perform for your enjoyment. All these performers are licensed and professionally trained to carry out all these acts.
11) A Visit To Fitzroy House
Another of the free things to do in London is a visit to the Fitzroy House of L. Ron Hubbard the founder of Scientology. You can view the life works of Ron Hubbard and view the restored building as well.
12) Kew Gardens
The Kew Gardens offer a myriad of activities for kids of all ages and for free as well. The kids can have some fun at the Treetop High Walkway, Climbers and Creepers, and Tree House Towers.
13) The Natural History Museum
The dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum are very attractive to the children, but that’s not all that there is to the natural history museum. A walk down the investigate science center offers great fun for kids and adults alike where you get to handle all the plants, animals and geological stuff as well.
14) Watch The Ceremony of The Keys
This event takes place every night at the Tower of London and is a tradition which has been carried out for the past 700 years. The public can also assist the wardens in locking the keys if they apply well in advance.
15) Get Your Picture Taken While Standing On The Prime Meridian
Want to have a keepsake that you will remember for a long time? Have your picture taken on the prime meridian line at Greenwich for free. Climb up to the royal observatory and stand at the metal strip while being in the eastern and western meridian at the same time! If you are looking for a hotel in London, take a look at the map widget below.