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Explore London’s vast culture for completely free, from world-class exhibitions to remarkable art galleries. Entry to the permanent exhibitions is free, however, charges may apply for temporary exhibitions. Why not:
- Retrace the history of humankind through the British Museum’s extensive collection of artefacts from all over the world
- Come face-to-face with a T-Rex, a giant blue whale and various other species whilst wandering through the Natural History Museum
- Lose yourself at the National Gallery amongst thousands of the most exquisite paintings from the Middles Ages to the 20th Century
- Explore the work of some of the greatest brains in history at the Science Museum from steam engines to computers and rockets
- Take in the world-class paintings, photographs and performance art on offer at Tate Modern whilst embracing the stunning view of the river
- Visit the neon wonderland that is God’s Own Junkyard, home to Europe’s largest collection of vintage neon signs
Other free museums include: Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate Britain, Museum of London, Imperial War Museum, National Maritime Museum, Sir John Soane’s Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, Wellcome Collection, Serpentine Galleries and more.
With more than 3,000 parks and open spaces, London is one of the greenest capitals in the world. From picnics and sunbathing in the summer, to refreshing walks in the winter, there’s always a reason to visit one of London’s parks. Below are some of London’s biggest and best parks:
- Hyde Park – one of London’s biggest and most central parks
- Regent’s Park – full of beautiful formal gardens, wildlife and even a boating lake
- Richmond Park – admire the 630 roaming deer at London’s biggest park
- St James’s Park – see the famous pelicans being fed in a park surrounded by three royal palaces
- Victoria Park – try out the fresh, seasonal produce on offer at the weekly food market
- Greenwich Park – take in magnificent views of the City of London and the river Thames at London’s oldest Royal Park
- Battersea Park – play a round of mini golf in this riverside park
Other parks include: Hampstead Heath, Lee Valley Regional Park, Kensington Gardens, Bushy Park, Crystal Palace Park and more.
Some of London’s most iconic attractions are completely free. Check out the following:
- Watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony by Buckingham Palace
- Observe a case at the Supreme Court, the UK’s final court of appeal
- Recreate The Beatles famous Abbey Road album cover
- Watch the impressive Tower Bridge open to allow boats to sail through
- Explore the venues, parkland and waterways at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park