It’s true that finding stuff to do in London is rarely cheap. Family attractions are known for charging over £100 a pop, and getting a decent seat in the West End theatres can cost as much as 70, even in the dress circle, unless you’ve bought them last minute. For all the depressingly expensive adventures you can have in the city though, there are ones which can be pursued free of charge.
The Skateboard Park
Walk along the South Bank and you’ll find located between the Millennium Wheel and Blackfriars bridge, a popular skate park which in beneath Queen Elizabeth Hall. Ramps and raised surfaces are enough to to keep most BMX bikers and skateboarders happy. And the best part? This is the only area in London where you won’t be penalised for graffiti. Many a graffiti artist has practised in this spot and you can spend up to an hour simply admiring it.
The National Gallery
One of the best free attractions in London, the National Gallery is a popular destination for people who want to discover more about the city’s history and culture. Culture is one of the reasons why American tourists are not hasty in confirming flights back to the US via dialaflight.com; once they experienced the British lifestyle, they yearn for more. While it can occasionally get too crowded (especially in the Impressionist Section), there are quiet nooks where you can quietly reflect whilst admiring works of art. Some of the notable paintings include Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and The Ambassadors by Holbein.
Firmly established as one of the greatest modern art galleries in the world, the Tate Modern is only a decade old and is housed inside the shell of what was Bankside Power Station. Every six months an artist fills the space with their artwork, usually a giant sculpture, while the rest of the gallery presents contemporary art from the 1900s onwards. Check out the website for opening times etc.