Free things and places to visit in London

Taking into consideration that several attraction cites charging along the lines of over 99 pounds, having to visit the city of London may prove to be an expensive if not impossible decision. With that said, it really does not have to necessarily be that way as there are numerous fun activities you could engage in which are absolutely 100% free. Worry not! Book your flight to England’s capital, even take advantage of hassle-free Heathrow parking! Check out our guide which will try and shed some light on to some of these activities.

The British Museum

It is considered as being one of the world’s greatest museums of culture and human history, with its collection in the millions. Its pieces originate from all over the globe thus enabling the piece-by-piece composition of the story on human culture and development all from start to present. Founded on 7 June 1753 by King George the second, the museum is located on Great Russell Street, London WC1, England, with an estimated visitor number of over 5 million. The museum is ranked as number one nationally and the 3rd globally after Muse’e du Louvre from France.
With such a vast amount of history and knowledge stored under one roof, it is no wonder as to why the British Museum’s fame precedes it. Doors are open as from 10 a.m-5:30 pm Saturday-Thursday and 10 a.m-8:30p.m on Fridays.

The Barbican

It boasts of being Europe’s most expansive multi-arts and conference venue. It houses a variety of art, music, theater, dance, film and creative learning events. Amazingly, it happens to also be the home to London’s Symphony Orchestra. It has a roof top conservatory and a curve gallery as some of its highlights.

Under creative learning it showcases the Architecture Tour 2012, under film: Design 007-exhibition, You Me Bum Bum Train under the theater and story lab-The Summer Reading Challenge under the Library. Catch all these and so many more at the Barbican.

National Portrait Gallery

The gallery was founded in the year 1856 and was meant to be used in the collection of famous British men and women. To date it has over 175,000 portraits and paintings stretching way back to the 16th Century.
Explore the hundreds of thousands of acquisitions, from the late Victorian Portraits catalogue, Edward Lear, Sir William Quiller, Ford Madox Brown, and Frederich Leighton to conservations such as that of John Donne. Entrance to the National Portrait Gallery is totally free, Gatwick parking lots and Luton airport parking stations are busiest around summer, so bare his in mind when visiting the big smoke!

Tate Modern

Established in 2000, Tate Modern is proving to be one of the favorite sites in London. It receives an estimated 4 million visitors annually and is ranked 3rd nationally, and is located in Bankside, London. With such a large number of visitors, it’s the most visited modern art gallery on earth.

Current exhibitions include; poetry and dream, structure and clarity (primarily focusing on abstract art), setting the scene, energy visions and transformed Visions. Other facilities found within the building includes a café, a restaurant, a bar, several shops selling books and prints, clore information center, a large space for performances where a small fee is charged at times.
Other free places you could have the pleasure of visiting for free while in London includes Gresham College, St.Brides church, National gallery and so many more. With all these exciting places to explore, there is no reason for you not to enjoy the city of London.

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