Everyone loves free things and London has an abundance of things to do for free for tourists of all ages.
Covent Garden is in the heart of town and is where you will find excellent street performers and markets every day. A place where you can easily waste a few hours people watching and browsing the stalls. There are numerous pubs and restaurants in the immediate area so if you want to put your feet up and sample some proper British beers then you’ll be in your element.
Nearby there are also Chinatown, Soho and Leicester Square – all areas with a lot of people watching and window shopping opportunities as well as more pubs and restaurants than you could ever visit in a lifetime.
A lot of London’s museums are free –
– The Natural History Museum,
– Victoria and Albert
– Science Museum (South Kensington Tube),
– British Museum (Tottenham Court Road Tube station),
– National Portrait Museum (Charing Cross/Leicester Square),
– Imperial War Museum (Lambeth North), Museum of London (St Pauls)
– Museum of Childhood (Bethnal Green)
– Tate Modern (St Pauls/Southwark)
– Tate Britain (Pimlico) – free for visitors to their permanent installations
London also has some excellent parks including Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens (Tube: Marble Arch/ Queensway/Lancaster Gate), Hampstead Heath (Hampstead Heath/Gosepl Oak) and Regents Park (Camden Town/Regents Park).
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