Free Attractions In London

30. March 2017 Budget 0
Free Attractions In London

It’s no secret that London is an expensive city, which can make some travelers think that it’s out of their price range. However, London offers plenty of attractions for free. Here you have  an overview of the city’s free of charge sites- a wide selection of museums, galleries and several iconic sites you can enjoy without spending a penny.

Science Museum

Science Museum is a great entertainment for both children and adults. There are bunch of exhibitions on the development of science throughout the centuries, including ancient models of cars, planes and an exhibition devoted to human landing on the moon. The museum contains many interactive displays, where one can conduct various experiments on its own.

Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00. Nearest metro station: South Kensington

Science Museum:

Natural History Museum

Just right next to the Museum of Science there is another excellent  Museum of Natural History. This is a proposition for the families as well – you will find here a gallery of dinosaurs, earthquake simulator or giant model of a blue fin. The museum is interactive and the exhibits can be touched, tested, experimented.

Opening hours: 10:00 – 17:50. Nearest metro station: South Kensington

The Natural History Museum, London posted by

Victoria & Albert Museum

Museum of Victoria and Albert has collected hundreds of exhibits related to art and crafts. We will find sculptures, photographs, costumes, furniture, glass products, etc. The oldest one comes from 5,000 years ago.

Opening hours: 10:00 – 17:45. Nearest metro station: South Kensington

The enchanting "The Staircase" in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Check out why its worth a visit at

British Museum

British Museum is one of the world’s largest museums possessing over 7 million exhibits related to the ancient history. One of the most well-known showpieces are Rosetta stone, Egyptian mummy or Sutton Hoo treasure and they can be found and explored here.

Opening hours: 10:00 – 17:30 (Fridays until 20:30). Nearest metro station: Tottenham Court Road, Holborn

The British Museum is the largest museum in the United Kingdom with a collection of eight million objects:

National Gallery

In the National Gallery there are over 2000 works of Western painting, including several paintings of Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci.

Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00. Nearest metro station: Charing Cross

The National Gallery, #London. Address: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN. #ArtGallery Get there by hopping-off at the gallery's dedicated stop on the Original London Sightseeing Bus Tour:

National Portrait Gallery

Just behind the National Gallery, another intruiging gallery is located – National Portrait Gallery- where one can see various collections of assembled portraits and photographs. Some masterpieces come even from the  medieval times.

Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00. Nearest metro station: Charing Cross

The National Gallery (London). Got very familiar with this place in my early twenties.:

Iconic places

When being in London, you can visit some of the most popular sites of the city and not spend a penny on it:

  • Trafalgar Square with Nelson’s Column, Westminster Abbey and Parliament with the famous Big Ben clock tower,
  • Go to Buckingham Palace where every day (winter every second day) at 11:30 am you can see the change of guard – guards from the Wellington Barracks march to the palace and symbolically receive the keys to the royal residence
  • Take a stroll along the River Thames from Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge. On the way you can see The London Eye, the National Theater, the Globe Shakespeare Theater, the replica of the Francis Drake’s galaxy, the cruiser HMS Belfast, which took part in World War II, the characteristic oval building of City Hall,  famous Tower Bridge and on the other side of the river you can spot Tower Fortress and the docks of Saint Catherine.

Sunset and the London Eye. Search 'London' on to find great tours and experiences at great prices:

The Piccadilly circus is one of the London's busiest squares in London. Have your picture taken in front of iconic advertising billboards!:

Worth visiting are also Covent Garden, once the main vegetable and flower market of London and Piccadilly Circus to see those distinctive commercials and the Eros statue. It is a good place to start exploring famous Soho district and Chinatown, which looks especially beautiful during the Chinese New Year.

Chinatown is one of London’s most famous tourist attractions. Located in Soho, the area is a short walk from Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus. London’s original Chinatown was located in the East End, but the bombing incurred during The Blitz led to the original Chinatown’s decline and London’s Chinese population, boosted by newly arrived immigrants from Hong Kong, soon began to relocate to Soho. By the 1960s the ‘new’ Chinatown was truly established.:

There is so much to see and do in London, that it is impossible to do all in one trip. While it’s tempting to jump from one expensive attraction to the next one, you’ll end up losing money by not making the most of your experience.

It is better to plan ahead and devote enough time for the essential attractions. Also, do not miss those attractions for free. Not only will this help you save money, but you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for these attractions when you take your time and travel slow.

If you are still looking for ways to save a bit more on your travels, check expedia discount code on Groupon that will let you pay less for hotels, package holidays and flights.

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