London is one of the most famous cities in the world. It is filled with culture, tourist attractions and breath-taking views. However, it can be extremely expensive and busy – especially in peak seasons. Fortunately, there is a whole host of free activities that will make you feel like a local Londoner in no time at all.
Make sure to see some of the iconic landmarks on your trip, including Big Ben and Tower Bridge. You can purchase tickets to visit the London Eye and see 360-degree views of the capital. Catch a train to London this summer and combine the magnificent attractions with a few parks, markets and local restaurants.
Here are some of the best places to visit in London:
Museums and Galleries
London has over 75 galleries and museums with free admission. You can see dinosaurs and national treasures at the National History Museum, followed by the wonderful art at the Tate Modern. Visit the Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum and Science Museum for a classic taste of English history.
Just make sure to book your tickets far in advance as London attractions get booked up very quickly. They may also have a lower capacity than usual to cater for social distancing regulations with the recent pandemic.
London has some of the famous markets in the world, and they are brimming with food, textiles, entertainment and much more. Head to Camden Market for some more unusual items or Borough Market if you’re feeling peckish.
Columbia Road Flower Market and Portobello Road Market are also worth visiting if you have some spare time on your trip.
Usually, if you are going on a city break, you want to see, well, the city. London’s parks are one of the best parts of the capital, and they are a great place to catch a break and soak it all in. Head to St James, Hyde Park or Hampstead Heath to chill out and even do a spot of people watching.
Locals often enjoy drinking a beer in a London park with their friends when the weather is hot. It’s the perfect way to end a busy day of sightseeing.
Harrods and Liberty are the iconic London superstores. Browse the beauty section of Harrods and show off your new look in the bakery area. Or, head to Oxford and Regent Street for your favourite high street shops. Just be warned, Oxford Street is very busy on a sunny weekend afternoon.
See a play
The West-End is a must-see for any London tourists. Book your tickets far in advance to get the best deals and see the latest play at the theatre of royal opera. Finish the evening with a cocktail in Sky Garden and reflect on your city break so far.