London, baby! Free places to visit in Britain’s capital city

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London, baby!

Free places to visit in Britain’s capital city

The city of London has much to offer. From historical places to ultra-modern architecture, astonishing parks and lovely venues, all of them will make your visit an amazing experience that you’ll never forget.

Who said that everything is expensive in London? They clearly haven’t read this article yet. You can feel and experience the British vibe without spending a dime. How can you do that? Well, we have for you some of the best places to visit in London for free. Pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy your lecture.

For the love of Museums

National Gallery

The world’s greatest painters, such as van Gogh, Renoir, da Vinci, Michelangelo, have their masterpieces on display in this emblematic museum. So if you want to see some of the most famous paintings that the Universe has ever had for free, you should definitely take a free tour to the National Gallery. Every year, over six million visitors from all around the world visit these impressive art collections.

Tip: if you want to avoid a crowded visit, better go during the weekdays

Natural History Museum

Another free of charge museum in London would be the Natural History Museum. You can find there 36 free galleries and admire the great fossil of a T.Rex. From March to November, the museum has a wildlife garden open to the public and in the main hall you can find an enormous skeleton of a blue whale.

Tip: the museum is open every day from 10 am to 5.30 pm

Victoria & Albert Museum

Considered the world’s best decorative arts museum, Victoria & Albert Museum is a must on your list of visits in London. It has been open for over 150 years and displays 4.5 million items, all to be seen for free. Visiting V&A is like stepping into a treasure trove with thousands of years of decorative art and design history. Even the building hosting the galleries is a great example of Victorian architectural design.

Tip: you cannot leave the building without seeing Cecil Beaton’s collection of Royal Portraits, “Trees at Hampstead” by Constable, “Tipoo’s Tiger” or Unicorn Tapestries

Tate Modern

In an old and no-longer-functional Bankside Power Station on the south bank of the Thames, you can find one of the most adored attractions of the city, the Tate Modern. Paintings such as “Flatford Mill” by Constable and Ophelia 1851-2” by Sir John Everett Millais are just two of the masterworks you can enjoy on your visit. The permanent collections which include works by Pollock, Matisse, Warhol, and Picasso are going to make your experience at Tate Modern unique and unforgettable.

Tip: you can find an amazing view at the coffee shop at one of the top floors and enjoy your coffee/tea time at the glass wall for the best view

Lovely parks for some British fresh air

Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park is famous for the hill in the center of the park that gives the tourists the opportunity to have an astonishing view over the city. Go to the top of the hill and enjoy your moments of contemplation over a city that never ceases to amaze. In your image from up there you’ll have the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf, the 17th-century Queen’s House, and the beautiful Thames with its sinuous course.

Tip: it’s an ideal spot for a picnic on a sunny day

Kensington Gardens

Another royal park of London would be the charming Kensington Gardens. Take a walk in the history of London and remember its memorable personalities. Here you will find the Albert Memorial, the statue of Peter Pan, the Serpentine Gallery, the Round Pound, and the Diana Memorial Playground, all free of charge. Walk the tree-lined paths of the park and admire its beauty and its perfect British lawns.

Tip: for a delightful tour of London’s parks continue your visit from Kensington Gardens to some other free-entry lovely parks nearby, such as: Regent’s Park, Hyde Park, Green Park or St. James’s Park

Changing the Guard (Buckingham Palace)

An iconic ceremony that reminds you that you’re visiting the land of the Queen is the Changing of Guard, also known as “Guar Mounting”. It is actually a spectacular moment, which you cannot miss if you really want to feel a royal vibe and see how well organized and trained the British regiment is. Wearing bearskin hats and red tunics, the guardians of the Queen march from Wellington Barracks to Buckingham Palace with musical accompaniment.

Tip: the ceremony takes place on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 10.30 am

Almost touch the sky for free, at Sky Garden

If you enjoy wonderful views over the city, you need to plan a tour at the Sky Garden in London. It has a spectacular view over Britain’s capital and you can spot the most iconic buildings of the city. Capture the best photos of the view, regardless the weather.

You can find this famous enlarged glass dome, in the heart of London, in a building known to locals as the “walkie talkie”. There you can also have your dream dinner with a view. And what a view, you’ll have!

Tip: visits are free to public, but you need to book your entry ticket in advance on their website

Feel free to enjoy them all!

Besides their tea time, Londoners are big fans of markets. You can find lots of free markets to visit and enjoy a Saturday morning in, while searching for some bargains. If you want to combine a visit to Notting Hill with a vintage market to look for some antiques, you should choose Portobello Road Market.

Another great market for a Sunday treat would be Columbia Road Flower Market. Located on a street in East London, with a Victorian atmosphere, you can enjoy a blooming market with all kinds of flowers and plants.

In 2014 it reached its 1000th anniversary and it’s still an emblematic market for food lovers. The Borough Market offers everything you need or crave for a memorable grab-and-go breakfast or lunch. This gourmet food market could also be a perfect spot for some Instagram shots or a lovely walk.

Tip: check the official websites for each market to find the exact location and see what else can you visit nearby

What free-entry places do you know in London? Share your tips with us and leave your comments below. You can also contact us on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Things to do in London during summer

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Things to do in London during summer

When London’s temperatures are starting to rise, the rains are fewer and it’s open season for all the events!
During summer time, London is a great place for entertainment and the perfect place for experimenting with different sensations. Because there is a lot to see, we handpicked for all the happy travelers a list of the top events to go to this summer.

Outdoor activities

When the thermometers reach higher temperatures, the entire outdoor environment comes to life and is ready to offer the audience great times. You can start with some amazing food and drinks at the Ales Tales Festival, party wild on the Thames at the Silent Sound Boat Party or enjoy magical plays at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. It’s impossible not to find something to do only while wandering London’s streets!

Sport and outdoor activities

Anyone in the mood for some sports? You can really have a great time by playing tennis in the parks, horse riding in Richmond Park or Hyde Park, paddle up on the Thames, play a round of mini golf in Putt in the Park, go on wild adventures in Trent Park or take the famous four-wheel bicycles from Santander Cycles.

Experience an authentic summertime in London

To taste a little the British summer routine, you can try involving in activities such as buying some fresh fruits and vegetables from any one of London’s markets and then head out for a chill summer afternoon on a picnic in Crystal Palace Park. If you’re in the mood for a walk, you can try the finest Kew Gardens to smell the roses or meet the animals from Madchute Farm.

Go wild

Once you step out of your hotel, you have millions of options on how to spend your time. You can even go on a search for a beach right in the heart of London. If you didn’t know, Thames has a small beach near the Tower Bridge. Also, you can go on a summer safari at the zoo with music, tours, and refreshments at ZSL London Zoo.

Do you have any other summer activities on your list? Let us know what are your favorite activities are and what are your plans for this summer.
We would love hearing your ideas and plans – feel free to leave your comments here or on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter

Our London expert team is here to help with advice for the best visit in London. Contact us for guidance!

Things to do in London during summer

Posted By : Jimmy Raza/ 222 0

Things to do in London during summer

When London’s temperatures are starting to rise, the rains are fewer and it’s open season for all the events!
During summer time, London is a great place for entertainment and the perfect place for experimenting with different sensations. Because there is a lot to see, we handpicked for all the happy travelers a list of the top events to go to this summer.

Outdoor activities

When the thermometers reach higher temperatures, the entire outdoor environment comes to life and is ready to offer the audience great times. You can start with some amazing food and drinks at the Ales Tales Festival, party wild on the Thames at the Silent Sound Boat Party or enjoy magical plays at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. It’s impossible not to find something to do only while wandering London’s streets!

Sport and outdoor activities

Anyone in the mood for some sports? You can really have a great time by playing tennis in the parks, horse riding in Richmond Park or Hyde Park, paddle up on the Thames, play a round of mini golf in Putt in the Park, go on wild adventures in Trent Park or take the famous four-wheel bicycles from Santander Cycles.

Experience an authentic summertime in London

To taste a little the British summer routine, you can try involving in activities such as buying some fresh fruits and vegetables from any one of London’s markets and then head out for a chill summer afternoon on a picnic in Crystal Palace Park. If you’re in the mood for a walk, you can try the finest Kew Gardens to smell the roses or meet the animals from Madchute Farm.

Go wild

Once you step out of your hotel, you have millions of options on how to spend your time. You can even go on a search for a beach right in the heart of London. If you didn’t know, Thames has a small beach near the Tower Bridge. Also, you can go on a summer safari at the zoo with music, tours, and refreshments at ZSL London Zoo.

Do you have any other summer activities on your list? Let us know what are your favorite activities are and what are your plans for this summer.
We would love hearing your ideas and plans – feel free to leave your comments here or on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter

Our London expert team is here to help with advice for the best visit in London. Contact us for guidance!