Free Things to do in London

Who says London is an expensive city? There is no doubt that many aspects of the city are expensive but the best part of the city is that it has many cheaper options for each aspect enabling budget travellers to be able to enjoy its various offerings. Some of the free activities are:

Museums and Galleries:

"British Museum"

Whereas some of the museums and galleries are ticketed and cost a lot of money to enter, there are many others that are completely free to enter such as British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern, Victorian & Albert Museum and many others.

London offers accommodation of all levels to suit all pockets such as the Shaftesbury Hotels London group that has all categories to suit all budgets but even the budget hotels provide comfortable rooms with all necessary facilities and are located close to the main attractions of the city.

Free Outdoor Spaces:

"Hyde park london"

London is blessed with vast green spaces in the form of parks and gardens, most of which are free to enter and enjoy such as the Royal Parks including Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park, Richmond Park, Regent Park and many other green spaces. There is no entry fee and these spaces are ideal for relaxation and leisure activities.

Located strategically in Bayswater, close to Hyde Park and to many other attractions, Grand Royale London Hyde Park offers a grand mix of traditional and contemporary features along with most comfortable bedrooms and the best of facilities and services.

The Ceremony of the Keys:

The Tower of London is one of the most important historic landmarks in the city where an ancient ceremony has taken place every evening for the past seven centuries when the main gate is locked by the Chief Yeoman Warder at exactly 21:30 and the keys are delivered to the Resident Governor of the Tower. Visitors can watch this ceremony free with a small group of people but tickets need to be booked two months in advance.

If you wish to stay in a sophisticated and stylish accommodation while visiting London and be located close to Hyde Park, most attractions of central London and Paddington station, the best option is to stay at Park Grand London Hyde Park.

Changing of the Guard:

"Changing guard london"

This ceremony which is full of pomp and grandeur takes place outside Buckingham Palace when one member of the Queen’s Guards exchanges duty with the old guard. It is a glamorous event with the guards wearing traditional red tunics and bearskin hats and music accompanying their movements.


You can enjoy a stroll along the Southbank after crossing over the Millennium Bridge from St Paul’s. You will pass the Tate Modern which was originally Bankside Power Station and offers both ticketed and free exhibitions. While walking towards Waterloo, you can check out the Oxo Tower which is home to many creative and crafty shops. This walk is extremely enjoyable as you will pass many interesting places and things such as the gothic-looking lampposts, the Globe Theatre, and also street performances from dance troupes to puppetry.

Trafalgar Square:

Trafalgar Square

At this important landmark in central London you can pose by the lions, peer up at Nelson’s Column and appreciate the latest installation on the fourth plinth. You can also visit the nearby National Portrait Gallery.

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