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Free things to do in London

by in Contributing Author

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

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Image: southbankcentre.co.uk

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

Image: Wikimedia Commons

Image: Wikimedia Commons

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.

Tate Modern

Tate Modern London

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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.

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2 Responses to “Free things to do in London”

  1. From armida:

    London is a city of plenty. It houses an amazing mélange of history, culture, art, science, technology, industrialization, and modernity. This amazing spectrum that London presents to us makes it the absolute and ultimate travel destination.

    Also I suggest some few things to do in London –
    British Museum: This extremely popular museum displays an array of objects dating from pre-historic times all the way to the modern era. Amazing artefacts such as the Parthenon sculptures, the Rosetta Stone, and mummies from the Ancient Egypt collection are all a part of the variety of things on display.

    The London Eye: The London eye is the highest observation wheel in the world. It has 32 capsules that can hold 25 people each. A ride in the London eye will give you panoramic views of London’ historical structures, modern buildings and beautiful bridges.

    Madame Tussauds: This is a very unique museum where can see the wax figurines of your favorite celebrities and perhaps take pictures with them. Founded by a very creative wax sculptor of the same name, Madame Tussauds has sculptures of politicians, athletes, singers, actors, and a host of other famous figures.

    The Tower of London: This is one of the most famous buildings in the world with a 900-year history. You can take a tour of the tower to discover the palace, place of execution, prison, jewel house, arsenal, and even a zoo. This is also the site where the dazzling Crown Jewels are on display so make sure you include this one in your tour plan.

    Posted on September 13, 2014 at 5:39 am #
  2. From things to do in London:

    ondon is a city of plenty. It houses an amazing mélange of history, culture, art, science, technology, industrialization, and modernity. This amazing spectrum that London presents to us makes it the absolute and ultimate travel destination.

    Also I suggest some few things to do in London –
    British Museum: This extremely popular museum displays an array of objects dating from pre-historic times all the way to the modern era. Amazing artefacts such as the Parthenon sculptures, the Rosetta Stone, and mummies from the Ancient Egypt collection are all a part of the variety of things on display.

    The London Eye: The London eye is the highest observation wheel in the world. It has 32 capsules that can hold 25 people each. A ride in the London eye will give you panoramic views of London’ historical structures, modern buildings and beautiful bridges.

    Madame Tussauds: This is a very unique museum where can see the wax figurines of your favorite celebrities and perhaps take pictures with them. Founded by a very creative wax sculptor of the same name, Madame Tussauds has sculptures of politicians, athletes, singers, actors, and a host of other famous figures.

    The Tower of London: This is one of the most famous buildings in the world with a 900-year history. You can take a tour of the tower to discover the palace, place of execution, prison, jewel house, arsenal, and even a zoo. This is also the site where the dazzling Crown Jewels are on display so make sure you include this one in your tour plan.

    Posted on December 15, 2015 at 9:20 am #

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