There are plenty of free things to do in London, depsite its grandeur and opportunities to spend – let’s face it – an enormous amount of money. The city benefits not only from the fact that there are many galleries and museums that don’t charge admission, but that London is a museum and gallery in and of itself – a living, breathing slice of history encompassing eras from Ancient Rome onward, and a winding, layered and beautifully fractured architectural marvel that is just as compelling as the art that resides in its boundaries.
So, without further ado:
Take a free walking tour
Free London Tours offer a free, downloadable tour of the East End of the city, which allows you to take in the sights, sounds and history of this most prestigious of locales. You can also buy the West End tour, which encompasses everything from Trafalgar Square to The Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street, the tour covers a vast majority of those ‘need to see’ famous London landmarks, all in a well-informed, well-structured trip. Why not get the souvenir CD as well? It will make a valuable keep sake or gift.
Visit the galleries
Whether you’re a modern art aficionado or you prefer a portrait, it is safe to say that there is something for everyone in London. Famous London attractions of this ilk include everything from the Tate Modern to the Victoria and Albert, not to mention the National Portrait Gallery and many, many others. These buildings are as magnificent as their contents, and sightseeing in London is not complete without a visit.
Stroll the South Bank
As the sun sets, why not stroll the South Bank? You can start either by crossing the river at the Houses of Parliament, or start at the Tate Modern or London Bridge, and see the twinkling lights, the illuminated landmarks and the city starting to buzz with the excitement of the night. You will witness everything from concert halls to skateboarders on your trip, and there is no better way to end your day.
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