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Five Free Tourist Attractions In London, Free Activities in London

Updated on June 19, 2013

Free London

Visiting London can be a bit of a shock to the wallet, so here are a few free activity ideas that wont cost you a bean.

Hampstead Heath's Swimming Ponds

This is London at it's free best. There is a Ladies, Mens and a Mixed Swimming Pond. Hampstaed is approximately 4 miles north of the centre of London and is easily accessible by tube and a walk to Hampstead or train to Hampstead Heath stations. All the ponds are all set in beautiful Hampstead Heath and will make a calming change from the bustle of central London especially if you have children. Go to one of the supermarkets and buy a picnic and you will have to drag yourself away.

Watch A Television Show Being Filmed

Britain make some of the most innovative and entertaining television in the world and you can be part of the audience for free. Just apply through.the following websites:

You will probably have to register, and then apply for tickets. The actual process of making a show is obviously longer that the actual finished TV show, but seeing how they make a show is in itself really interesting.

Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Ampitheatre

In 1988 a Roman ampitheatre was uncovered in an acheological dig at London's Guildhall. This amazing find is now open to the public for free.

Guildhall Yard


St Pauls Tube

Watch A Trial At The Old Bailey

See English Law in action at the Old Bailey. This can be hit and miss but you might find a juicy trial . Just go along to the public gallery at 10 am to see Barristers slugging it out in all their theatrical glory.

Central Criminal Court
Old Bailey
Tel 020 7248 3277

Visit London's Biggest Public Space Granary Square

Kings Cross has had some dramatic changes in the last few with the re-development of the St Pancras Hotel and the Eurostar terminal. It now boasts Granary Square, one of Europe's biggest public spaces with a visitors centre and a pretty impressive fountain.It's well worth a visit and it's absolutely free.King’s Cross Visitor Centre
Granary Building
1 Granary Square
T: 020 3479 1795


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