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50+ FREE Things to Do in London in 2020

posted: 10/02/2020

Big Ben in LondonIf you’ve decided to visit the British capital this year, you are in for a treat. One of the oldest cities in Europe has definitely a lot to offer, and the best part is you don’t have to spend a dime. Speaking of saving money, this list will be extremely for all those who have just relocated here and have no clue where to go first. London welcomes everybody and invites you to take a dive into its rich history and culture.

Join a FREE Walking Tour

You can find them in almost all big European cities and London is no exception. Free tours are the best way to explore the capital and get to know the locals. Usually, the guides include a special touch on their tours, so you will definitely visit some amazing places. Altho you don’t pay for a ticket, you are expected to give a tip – around 5-10£. This is a great option if you have just relocated from overseas and want to familiarise yourself with the London streets and dynamic.

Check Out the FREE 10 Main Attractions in London

Great news – almost all the major attractions in the British capital ale free to visit. Not only you save money, but you can take some stunning pictures as well. Go and check:

  • Check out the London EyeBig Ben
  • The War Memorial
  • Westminster Bridge
  • Hungerford Bridge
  • Waterloo Bridge
  • The National Gallery
  • Royal Festival Hall
  • Jubilee Gardens
  • London Dungeon
  • The London Eye (The ride itself is paid, but nobody is stopping you to take an Instagram worthy picture with it in the background.)

See the Changing of the Guard

You actually have two options to check the changing of the Queen’s guard. One is more suitable for tourists and the second one – for people who just recently moved to London, and want to avoid crowds.

  • Buckingham palace – Every day at 11:30 am hundreds of spectators come to take lots of pictures of the Queen’s guars as they change shifts.
  • Windsor – Not many people know you can watch the exact same thing in front of the second royal palace. Escape the hustle of Central London and enjoy the view.

The Royal Parks: the Wild Side of London

If you are staying in London for a longer period or are just wondering what to do during the weekends after your house move to the capital, we have two words for you – Royal Parks. There are 8 in total, and they are all stunning.

  • grey squirrel in a park in LondonBushy Park – You can encounter free-roaming red and fallow deer as well as many more animal species.
  • Green Park – See a wide range of memorials, sculptures, fountains and flower gardens.
  • Greenwich Park – Home to some of the most iconic views around the River of Thames. You can also visit the famous Royal Observatory.
  • Hyde Park – You can go swimming in the Serpentine, horse riding, playing tennis or pay your respect at the Memorial Fountain of Princess Diana. So much to do here.
  • Kensington Gardens – Beautifull architecture, stunning gardens and a large children’s playground awaits you here.
  • Regent’s Park – The home of the London Zoo and the Queen’s gardens.
  • Richmond Park – It is not only a sanctuary for a large selection of rare flora and fauna but you can also try your abilities at power kiting, horse riding or golf.
  • St. James’s Park – Surrounded by London’s most iconic buildings like the Buckingham Palace, it is a usual place for tourist to rest and take some amazing flower pictures.

Visit Some FREE London Museums

Yes, we are not joking, the majority of museums in the British capital are actually free. This way even if you are broke after a long overseas house move you can still have some fun with your family on weekends. And for tourists, it is a “God Sent” as usually, these types of places are quite costly. Here is a list of all the places you can visit for FREE:

  • British Museum
  • Grant Museum of Zoology
  • Sir John Soane’s Museum
  • Civil Engineering Exhibition Centre ICE
  • IWM London: Imperial War Museum London
  • Museum of London
  • National Maritime Museum Greenwich
  • Museum of London Docklands
  • natural history museum in LondonNatural History Museum
  • Royal Air Force Museum London
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • V&A Museum of Childhood
  • Chertsey Museum
  • The Anaesthesia Museum
  • Bank of England Museum
  • Geffrye Museum of the Home
  • Kingston upon Thames Museum and Heritage Service
  • Horniman Museum and Gardens
  • Museum of Croydon
  • London Sewing Machine Museum
  • Museum of Instruments at the Royal College of Music
  • Museum of Fulham Palace
  • Museum of the Order of St John
  • British Dental Association Museum
  • The Royal Academy of Music Museum

Check Out Some Amazing Markets after you Move to London

This one is exclusively for all visitors f the capital. One of the main things all tourists do when they arrive in London is to shop, so we have made a selection of the best market places you can visit for free and at a couple of them you will actually receive free food samples:

  • Harrod’s Food Hall
  • Leadenhall market
  • Portobello Market
  • Farmer’s market at Horniman Museum
  • Camden Lock Market
  • Borough Market

Additional Money-Saving Tips

money saving tips

If you have just moved to London, it is even more impeccable to save as much money as possible. But this doesn’t mean to cut on your “exploration time.” If you are just visiting the British capital you most certainly are on a budget as well, so here are a couple of tips to improve both of these situations:

  • Take into consideration rush hour – London is famous for its conjunctions, so keep in mind most of the time it will be faster if you walk. For all those who have relocated to the capital, this is not news, but for the tourists, it can pose a problem.
  • Plan carefully your visit – and your home move for that matter. There are some periods you just need to avoid London. Don’t organise your trip during the peak season – on holidays, New Years, etc. The prices are doubled and the city is packed.
  • Book in advance – Sometimes you just need to pay for an attraction, like the London Eye. But if you check in advance and book your ticket online you can actually save some money, as pre-booked passes are cheaper than last-minute ones. So do a fast research on the web before you go exploring.

Stephanie Cooper

Stephanie is a content marketing specialist for Top Removals for the past several years. She has extensive experience working with moving companies and knows her audience. Stephanie creates engaging and useful content helping the customers of Top Removals with their struggles and providing them with the most accurate insight.

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