London is a fantastic city to visit, and this is supported by the fact the more than 14 million tourists arrive in the city every year.
There is one problem, though…the price. London is notoriously expensive and this puts many people off visiting.
If money is the sole reason you have yet to visit London, let us change your mind here. Read on…
Free things to do in London
Contrary to popular belief, there is plenty to do in London, and you dont have to spend a penny. Sure, you are probably thinking to yourself, yeah, yeah…as if! Its probably all boring stuff, like standing outside the main attractions without actually going in. Not so:
OK, so museums might not be everybodys cup of tea (pardon the pun on British culture), but the London museums have lots of activities and fun things to do. The majority are free entry, including:
- The Natural History Museum
- The Science Museum (where you can perform your own experiments and interact with the exhibitions).
- The British Museum
- The British Maritime Museum
This is just a selection, but you will find the majority have free entry.
Again, not everybodys idea of an exciting day out. Noteworthy galleries with free entry include:
- The Tate Modern (which sometime has interactive displays, like the giant slide that went from storey to storey, and which you could slide down).
- The National Gallery
- The Tate Gallery
The Royal Parks
Always plenty to do, they are all free to enter. Our favourite is Hyde Park. Where in winter, you will find the Winter Wonderland, complete with Ice Rink, Funfair, Circus, and much more.
Watch a Film or catch a Theatre Production
At various times, throughout the city, you can watch films on open cinema displays, free. If you cant find one, simply head to the Roxy Bar in Soho. They have a cinema screen in the bar, so for the price of water, you can sit and enjoy a film.
The National Theatre, in the West End, frequently has free theatre productions running. Check out their website to see when their next performance will run.
OK, so you cant get free hotels, but you can get some great rates at the Paddington hotels London. Alternatively, if youre willing to give up your privacy, you can stay in a hostel, for as little as £6 a night.
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