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7 Best free things to do in London (2023)


1. Take a free walking tour

 London is full of historical monuments, beautiful parks and iconic landmarks, all perfect for exploring on an organized free walking tour. There are many different tours available, ranging from the classic ‘Jack the Ripper’ to the Harry Potter studio tour. They’re all led by knowledgeable guides who will take you through some of the city’s most fascinating neighbourhoods

2. Watch street performers in Covent Garden

One of London’s most popular tourist destinations, Covent Garden is home to an array of entertaining street performers throughout its bustling piazza. From acrobatics and fire-breathing to magicians and mime artists, there’s something for everyone here.

3. Explore the National Portrait Gallery

Established in 1856, the National Portrait Gallery is home to the world’s most extensive collection of portraits from the past five centuries. Admission to all exhibitions is free and there are often special events and activities for visitors to enjoy.

4. Take a stroll along Southbank

Running along the Thames from Waterloo Bridge to Tower Bridge, Southbank is London’s cultural heart. Its lively promenade offers up plenty of free entertainment in summer, with street performers and theatre groups providing regular entertainment throughout the day

5. Learn something new at one of London's many museums

From ancient history to modern art, London’s museums offer an incredible range of exhibitions and events, all free of charge. The British Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum in particular are well worth a visit

6. Browse through Camden Market

One of London’s most vibrant markets, Camden is known for its alternative style and independent retailers selling everything from vintage clothes to handmade jewellery. It’s also home to some great food stalls offering up different cuisines at bargain prices

7. Enjoy the views from Primrose Hill

This popular park in north London offers some incredible panoramic views of the city skyline, perfect for taking that classic Insta-worthy snap! Don’t forget your camera.

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