London, home of over 8 million people, historical, architectural and art hub, it stands strong with one of the highest amounts of visitors each year.
Same London, famous for its signature mix of attractions – some dating from back in the Tudor era’s, some modern. Millions of visitors step inside the Houses of Parliament, the historical Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, London Eye, Madame Tussauds and many more.
No doubt all of these places deserve to be visited, but here are some tips what you could visit if you are on a budget and could not afford to spend hundreds of pounds on entry fees.
Every season has its beauty, especially if you are lucky to have a walk in the most famous park in the city. Take a bus or underground to Hyde Park Corner and in front of you will appear the magical Hyde Park. Gardens, small coffee shops, the beautiful lake, located in the middle of the park, where you can enjoy a nice and relaxing boat ride (only in spring and summer due to weather conditions). If you go further in, you will find Kensington Palace, one of the royal family residences and Lady Diana’s memorial.
Another favourite place to locals and tourists is Regent’s Park, just next to Baker Street station, easy accessible by bus or underground. You will not be disappointed, as it is very well maintained with vast green spaces, gardens, coffee kiosks and beautiful lake.
Greenwich Park has one of the most beautiful views from the top of the hill, in the middle of the park. Not too hard to climb, but totally worthy. Enjoy the Maritime museum for free, it is located just at the entry of the park. Why not try some local delis at the Greenwich street food market?
Different perspective give Hampstead Heath and Richmond. Both located a bit far from central London, these parks are more like nature reserves. They are famous for being a home for deers, which run freely on their premises. These parks are ideal for a nice picnics.
This high building is located at 20 Fenchurch St, in the heart of London’s financial center. The nearest tube station is Tower Hill. Take the elevator up to the top, which is 160 meters high and you will be fascinated by the breathtaking panorama garden, which gives you 360° overview of London. You could see Tower of London, St Paul’s and other from a bird eye point of view. Just plan in advance and book your free visit for a specific day and time slot on their website.
Unusual for most tourists is the fact that museums in London are completely free.
British Museum, located near Russel Square Station. It is inevitably a place that you should allow yourself at least a few hours to spend in. Galleries, tours and talks and delicious scones and afternoon tea. Don’t miss.
Natural History Museum, just a few minutes from South Kensington Station, is absolutely amazing and has so much interactive and fun activities for families. It offers different exhibitions and attractions from dinosaurs to human evolution. Next to it is Victoria and Albert Museum, the largest museum of applied and decorative art and design in the world. You can spend hours lost in this unbelievable museum, gathered over 2 million objects. Walking distance from it is also the Science museum, as you could see by the name is for those of you, who are fans of science. The exhibitions inside are changing, so even if you visit a few times per year, you will not feel bored.