50 Free Attractions To Enjoy In London

By on November 26, 2013

London is home to many world famous landmarks, museums, art galleries and parks, which are free to enter and usually open seven days a week. You can have a great time in this wonderful city without spending a fortune!

50 Free Attractions To Enjoy In London


  1. Natural History Museum – One finest natural history museums in the world, you may need a whole day for this one.
  2. British Museum – One of the best museums in London with a diverse display of amazing artefacts.
  3. National Maritime Museum – Discover Britain Royal Navy’s history.
  4. Imperial War Museum – Observe Britain’s Military History.
  5. British Science Museum – Children and adults alike will have fun here!
  6. Museum of London – Learn about the history of London.
  7. Victoria and Albert Museum – Gives an interesting insight into Britain’s cultural heritage.
  8. Geffrye Museum – Period rooms museum from 1600 to today.
  9. Royal Air Force Museum – Get to know the history of Britain’s flying aces.
  10. Horniman Museum – A diverse family museum with several different displays.
  11. Pollocks Toy Museum – A collection of toys from all over the world, perfect day out with kids.
  12. Bank of England Museum – Discover the monetary history of the world.
  13. Hunterian Museum – Take a look at a unique collection of animal specimens retained in jars.
  14. Museum of London Docklands – Explore London’s maritime shipping history.
  15. Sir John Soane’s Museum – The assorted collection of a famous London architect.
  16. Museum of Childhood – Dedicated to the history of children and childhood.
  17. National Army Museum – Learn about the history of Britain’s armed forces.

Art Galleries:

  1. National Gallery – Located at the top of Trafalgar Square’s piazza, is home to some of history’s best art.
  2. Tate Modern – The building itself is amazing and well worth a visit, even if you are not keen on some of the art on display.
  3. National Portrait Gallery – Pictures of aristocracy through the years.
  4. Serpentine Gallery – Pop into this art gallery while on your way through Kensington Gardens.
  5. Tate Britain – It is famous with the name of National Gallery
  6. Guildhall Art Gallery – One of the most popular Collection of art.
  7. Wallace Collection – This comes with European art and artefacts Collection.
  8. Whitechapel Gallery – If you are in East London must visit it to have fun.
  9. Foundling Museum – London’s first ever public art gallery and Britain’s original home for abandoned children.
  10. The Photographer’s Gallery – Largest public gallery display dedicated to photography.


  1. Hyde Park – Take a walk through Hyde Park, where you can see the Princess Diana Memorial and Speakers Corner, no trip to London is complete without a visit to this fantastic park.
  2. 29.  St James’ Park – One of London’s Royal Parks.
  3. Coram’s Fields – Unique seven-acre playground and park for children.
  4. 31.  Hampstead Heath – A stunning park that offers views of the City of London.
  5. 32.  Regent’s Park – Another superb Royal Park and zoo.
  6. 33.  Richmond Park – Another beautiful park.
  7. 34.  Bushy Park – Yet another beautiful park.
  8. Battersea Park – A lovely park offering a view of the River Thames.
  9. 36.  Kensington Gardens – Where you can see the Peter Pan Statue.

Sight Seeing

  1. Trafalgar Square – Home to Nelsons Column, the stone lions and the fourth plinth.
  2. 38.  Thames Walk – Breathe in the fresh river air and soak up the atmosphere.
  3. 39.  Tower Bridge – Cross the bridge and wait around to see it open and close.
  4. 40.  Houses of Parliament – A great location for a London holiday photo opportunity.
  5. 41.  Buckingham Palace – Arrive early enough to observe the Changing of the Guard.
  6. Tower of London – Request permission to witness Ceremony of the Keys, the nightly lock-up of the Tower of London.
  7. Leicester Square – Soak up the buzzing atmosphere or relax in the park.
  8. The London Eye – Get your photo took standing near this 443ft Ferris wheel.
  9. Wellington Arch – A triumphal arch in London.
  10. Marble Arch – Another triumphal arch in London.
  11. Big Ben – Stand in Parliament Square at noon and listen to Big Ben chime.
  12. Cross the Jubilee Bridge – Cross the Thames at Embankment on this wonderful bridge.
  13. Cross the Millennium Bridge – From the Tate Modern to St Paul’s or vice versa.
  14. City Hall – Admire London’s new bee-hive-shaped architectural structure.

The author lives in London and works for Click Souvenirs, a leading British souvenir shop. She enjoys photography, travelling and graphic design along with raising her four children.

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