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Top 10 Free Attractions in London

Most tourists visiting London worry about budget as it is considered as one of the most expensive cities in the world. The good news for tourists in London is that, there are many free attractions that can make your holiday a truly endearing experience.

Read on to find out a list of free attractions that make London an ideal holiday spot for budget travellers too.

British Museum

The British Museum is one of the oldest museums in the world. It is home to millions of unique articles that depict world history. A day is not sufficient to savour the offerings of the museum. Highlights include Rosetta Stone, Lewis Chessman, Egyptian Mummies, the Great Court and the Lindow man. Discover the evolution of civilisation by learning about the fall and rise of several empires at the British Museum.

Trafalgar Square

Located right in the heart of London and considered as a symbol of magnificence is the Trafalgar Square. The square depicts the victory of English over French during the Battle of Trafalgar. The fountains in the square add immense beauty and the statues speak of UK’s rich history.

National Gallery

National Gallery is located north of Trafalgar Square and is a must see attraction in London. It is home to more than 2000 European paintings and hosts several events that showcase the art and architecture from middle age. Popular works by artists like Leonardo Da Vinci, Gainsborough, Renoir and Botticelli are highlights of the venue. Audio visual sessions and guest lectures are often conducted to inspire visitors.

Changing of the Guard

A holiday in London is never complete without witnessing this ceremony that takes place at the Buckingham Palace.  The palace is the official home of the Queen and this spectacular event that lasts for about 30 minutes draws thousands of tourists every time.

Regent Park

Regent Park is one of the Royal Parks in London and is a place that brings people closer to nature. It is located in the City of Westminster and can easily be accessed through public and private transport. Highlights of Regent Park are Queen Mary’s Rose Gardens Camden Green Fair, fountain on the Boardwalk and facades of Park Crescent.

National Maritime Museum

The largest of its kind and the most unique in UK is the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. The Royal Observatory Greenwich, Queens House and Cutty Sark are three important parts of the museum. Visit the place to learn about interesting tales and objects from navigation history of UK.

Serpentine Gallery and Serpentine Sackler Gallery

The Serpentine Gallery and Serpentine Sackler Gallery which is located in Central London are connected through a small bridge laid across the Serpentine Lake. Both galleries can be accessed for free and are mandatory attractions for lovers of art and architecture.

Victoria and Albert Museum

Another remarkable museum that enlightens people about the European love for art is the Victoria and Albert Museum. From Chinese ceramics to the Ardabil Carpet from Iran, every object here has a history behind it. It is home to more than 4 million decorative pieces that make it a real treat to the eyes

Borough Market

Borough Market in Southwark is one of the oldest food markets in London. It is always buzzing with activity and filled with the smell of freshly made food. The place is also ideal if you wish to pick up some fresh produce and British reared meat.

Museum of London

The best place to acquire a profound knowledge and understanding about the city is Museum of London. While visiting the museum, remember to see the Mayor’s Golden Coach, Victorian Shopping Arcade and Georgian pleasure gardens. The museum also has a book store that sells exclusive books on the history of London.

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