London is probably the city with the biggest number of free attractions in the world.
Unlike other destinations where you will be struggling to find an attraction with a free entrance, in London you will need to make some difficult choices – because it is almost impossible, especially for a short visit, to visit all the quality free amenities and attractions. Here are some of the most famous free London’s attractions.
With the collection of great artist works such as Van Gogh, Renoir, Da Vinci, and Michelangelo, the National Gallery is one of the most visited institutions in London. It is visited by more than 6 million people every year, so if you’re not a crowd-lover then it’s better to visit it on working days (especially in the morning) or Friday evening.
Whatever the reason for a visit to London is, make sure to take the opportunity to see the treasures from all around the world in the British Museum. Many tourists, aware of the amount of the museum’s collection, go on a visit for two days in a row. You need to have plenty of free time for enjoying 80,000 incredible exhibits of the British Museum, completely free of charge. Egyptian mummies, Samurai shields, items from Anglo-Saxon graves are only a small part of the setting that represents 1% of the eight million items owned by the British Museum.
The seat of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is located in the monumental neo-gothic building of the Westminster Palace from the mid-19th century. The part of this complex is one of the most famous city symbols – Big Ben. In the palace are settled two houses – House of Commons and House of Lords. You can also attend the sessions if you book a seat a few days earlier.
One of London’s favorite attractions is located on the southern shore of the river Thames, in the building of the former power plant. Tate Modern is one of four British Tate Galleries. Here you can enjoy the permanent exhibit of the works of Warhol, Matisse, and Picasso, among others. After a long walk through this marvelous place, you can have a coffee in the gallery café. It provides a breathtaking view of the river Thames.
The Borough Market is one of the oldest city attractions. Its 100th birthday was celebrated in 2014. Today it is located in a complex built from the mid-19th century, with a beautiful entrance decorated in art-deco style. The market is open from Monday to Saturday where you can find specialties from all around the world, various local delicacies, and a low-budget memorable meal.