Getting to London can be pretty pricey. Once you’re there, however, there’s really no need to break the bank. No city in the world has more things to do than London. The city is home to beautiful parks, lively markets, stunning churches and phenomenal viewpoints as well as a plethora or world class museums – almost of which is free. Here are just five of the hundreds of free things to do in London.
1. Victoria & Albert Museum
The V&A is perhaps the world’s best decorative arts museum, with more than four million items on display.
2. Greenwich Park
The top of the hill in the centre of Greenwich Park offers a spectacular free view of the city, including the skyscrapers of Canary Warf and the Thames snaking its way into the heart of London.
3. Houses of Parliament
Home to Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. If you reserve ahead, you might be able to go inside and watch the UK government in action.
4. East London street art
East London boasts an abundance of street art. Shoreditch and the side streets around Brick Lane yield impressive graffiti all year round.
5. Portobello Road Market
There’s a ton of markets to explore in London. Some of the most popular include Spitalfields, Brick Lane and Camden Lock. Notting Hill’s Portobello Road Market is another, with everything from vintage clothes and sumptuous street food to delicate antiques and jewellery.