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An Insight Vision Into Free Things to Do in London

Updated on July 12, 2013
London | Source

If you want to go easy on your pocket, while saving the extra bucks to get enthralled by the live shows of your favourite punk artists in while staying at London hotels or indulge in that finery that you could not keep your eyes off from that upmarket London store in Oxford Street, to deck up in extravagance in the classy party you wanted to be a part of since quite long time since you arrive in London, or any such event, then your search ends right over here.

A fact which is not that popular but true is that a lot of things in the city can be explored for free. And adding to the awe is the fact that there some highly regarded gems of London which do not charge a penny.

Ceremony of the Keys

Houses of Parliament
Houses of Parliament | Source

Free Attractions

Though most of the attractions in London which charge and it can drain your pockets to explore these, there are yet some of the real gems waiting for you where you can relish the prestige absolutely free of cost. However, some may require a little bit of planning in advance due to their time restrictions. There is something for everyone in this list of free attractions:

· Ceremony of the Keys: Much to the surprise, the visitors cannot visit Tower of London for free but at the same time can witness the traditional ‘Ceremony of Keys’ held in the grounds of Tower of London absolutely free. This 700 old tradition of locking all the gates is accompanied by trumpeter every evening and takes place exactly at 9:53 pm.

· Houses of Parliament: The visitors can explore the Public Galleries in both the houses and even watch debates during the session of parliament.

· Westminster Cathedral: One of the prestigious landmarks of London, Westminster Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Church which offers stunning views of the city from its campanile.

National Gallery
National Gallery | Source

Free Galleries

For centuries, London is renowned for art and culture. The visitors are not compromising to any extent when it comes to free galleries as most of the galleries in London are usually free.

· National Gallery: One of the most prestigious galleries in Europe, National Gallery offers some of the finest epitomes of European art, dating back from 1260 to 1900 including 2300 paintings displayed in its halls and rooms.

· Photographers’ Gallery: Lying near Oxford Circus, one of the leading centres of modern day photography is Photographer’s Gallery. Emerging photographers add to eclectic display of classic and contemporary photography.

· Tate Modern: Located on the banks of River Thames, Tate Modern welcome millions of visitors each year for its unique collection and modernist masterpieces.

Barbican Centre
Barbican Centre | Source

Free Entertainment

London may be one of the rarest cities on the globe which offers even entertainment for free. An alternative night out can be best relished in any of these options.

· Barbican Centre: A number of gigs, concerts, talks, foyer music and exhibitions take place all through the building at this one of the stunning central London venues. However, you need to make sure that it is for free as all the events are not free of cost.

· Comedy Cafe: The stage of Comedy Cafe offers the aspiring comedians for everyone for free every Wednesday. Some of the utterly hilarious performances can be enjoyed without paying anything.

· Covent Garden Market: Free street theatre, performance art and music are some of the things that can be relished by the travellers here at Covent Garden.

Thus, if you are one of those frugal travellers to London or looking for some cheap things to do in London, the above options will help in exploring the city in a better way.


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