London is the capital of England and has been since the 12th century – taking the title from Winchester. It is now one of the most prosperous cities in the world and has been described as the most influential city in the world by Forbes.
You may want to have a ‘butchers’ (look) at your cockney slang book before you get here though, if you want to make ‘china plates’ (mates) with the locals!
With all that in mind, we bring you our list of the top five free things to do in London:
5. Hyde Park
Number five on our list of free things to do in London is Henry the VIII’s old hunting ground – Hyde Park. This park is the biggest in London and is home to many events and activities.
If you feel like unleashing your inner politician there is the speakers corner, where you’re welcome to talk or simply listen.
If you are visiting London in the run up to Christmas you can witness Hyde Parks’ magical transformation into a Winter Wonderland. Great for kids whilst Santa is preparing for his yearly duties.
If you are connoisseur of the surrealist or the modern Kafkaesque nature of art in the 21st century then Tate Modern is for you!
If you have no idea what any of that actually means (like us) then you can still enjoy the Tate modern with its urinal artworks and its piles of sand/whatever just at face value.
Its free entry and you can get free guided tours daily. Don’t worry pretentiousness isn’t a prerequisite. Check opening times here.
3. Changing of the guard
The changing of the guard is an age old routine where the old guards exchange duty with the new fresh guards. The changinf of the guards makes it to number three on our list of free things to do in London.
Well-known for their stoic characteristics; during the changeover the Queens guard, will show a form of expression by performing a range of music varying from traditional military marches to pop songs.
Next on our list of free things to do in London is Trafalgar Square.
Built in 1830 Trafalgar has been a symbol for democracy and protest in London. Rallies are often held over the weekends about various political, environmental and religious issues.
It is most famous for Nelson’s column and the four lions at its base – don’t worry they don’t bite.
Hitler had big plans for Nelson’s column. He had aimed to transfer it all the way back to Berlin once he had conquered Great Britain. Luckily he didn’t, or it might have made the top five free things to do in Berlin instead!
1.Natural history museum
Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus rex, and Camarasaurus – you thought they were extinct didn’t you? Well they are, but you can see their huge skeletons (even an animatronic T-rex!) here at the National history museum. This is why it takes the number one spot on our list of free things to do in London.
The museum is home to not only dinosaurs but all manner of different creatures and natural splendours from this planet and beyond…
You won’t be finding Superman at this museum, as his only weakness, Kryptonite, is here on display! That concludes our list of the top five free things to do in London, if you have anything to add feel free to leave a comment!