London is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the western hemisphere. Featured in many Hollywood movies, London represents the perfect harmony of the rich historical past and the fast-paced of present civilization. By building your own itinerary and having a well prepared plan with Tripcetera.com, you can get to see and do more with affordable cost.
Despite London’s reputation as one of the most expensive cities, there are always free sight-seeing activities that you can do there. You can book accommodation in greater London city area on Tripcetera starts from S$24++.
Here are some things you can consider in planning your next itinerary to London:
- The Natural History Museum is the place where you can see amazing displays of blue whale skeletons, dinosaur fossils, explanations of the evolutionary process, and others.
- Venture to the evolutionary world of human civilisation at The British Museum, for those of you who are history aficionados and sophisticated mind, you can see well preserved artefacts from various parts of the world.
- The National Gallery is a must see art museum located in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, in Central London. You can easily spent your days there with more than 2000 paintings of varying ages, from the Middle Ages to the present.
- Victoria and Albert Museum (V & A) is also interesting to visit, especially if you like art and design.
- The Museum of London is suitable for those who want to know the history of London from prehistoric times to the present.
- Interested in history related to the evolution of technology used in British empire’s warfare? Visit the Imperial War Museum which has many interesting displays on various conflicts and wars.
- The Bank of England enshrines the history and influence of one of the most powerful central banks in the world. The classic architecture of the Bank of England from its inception (1694) will definitely make your instagrammable selfies become authentic.
- After getting some scenic photo with the backdrop of the Bank of England Museum, take the time to visit Sir John Soane’s Museum. The man is the architect of the Bank of England, and in his residence, you can see more than 20,000 paintings and antiquities for free.
- Museum of London Docklands, for those of you who wants to know more about the history of London’s River Thames and the growth of London as a port city.
- The Royal Air Force Museum is a museum dedicated to the Royal Air Force. Their large collection of authentic memorabilia is related to aircraft.
- For the medical enthusiasts, Anesthesia Museum has more than 2000 collections related to the history of anesthesia, you know. Alternatively, you can visit the Wellcome Collection which also carries a medical theme.
- If you do fancy the history of sewing machines and the industry itself, just come to the London Sewing Machine Museum.
- Right beside the River Thames of London, the South Bank area is a dynamic place of interest at the heart of London’s cultural walk. Take a walk along the South Bank for unlimited selfie spot. If you have the physical fitness of walking around the area, you can find number of popular attractions in the UK, ranging from The famous Big Ben, The County Hall, The London Eye, The Southbank Center, and more.
- Explore the riverside village in Richmond and fall in love with its distinctive atmosphere. The London Borough of Richmond is a suburb area on Thames river banks in south-west London, England. Richmond area has many hotels, beautiful parks, boutiques, and many other interesting things that you can get to see for free.
- Visit Brompton Cemetery, a shady and lush cemetery complex with more than 35,000 historical monuments. Why visiting this cemetery is interesting?, well, you can get to see the final resting place of historical figure and powerful man of the past and it is also free.
- Highgate Cemetery is another cemetery that deserves your time to be visited. Also noted for its free entrance, the cemetery is the final resting place for a number of great figures such as Karl Marx, Michael Faraday, Douglas Adams, Stella Gibbons, and others.
- Situated on the south bank of the River Thames close to London Bridge, you can find the Southwark Cathedral, the oldest church built in London.
- For those of you who fancy the charm of street arts, do check out and spot the cool street art works by Banksy artists scattered in various places: Rivington Street, Poplar, Stoke Newington Church Street, and more.
- Visit the London Wall, the name for the historic wall that has been built since the Roman era, located near the River Thames.
- Don’t forget to stop by the most popular street in London city to recreate your own version of The Beatles’ famous album cover at Abbey Road.
- Want to see the luxurious lifestyle of London for free? Browse Regent Street, one of the popular shopping spots in London. Along the road, there are many buildings with cool architecture. Another alternative, you can stop by St Katharine Docks to admire the various luxury items that are there. After all a window shopping activities are always free right?.
- Don’t forget to take your smartphone along on a quest for selfies and floods your Instagram at one of the most popular spots in London, Piccadilly Circus or in front of the Eros statue which is one of the popular place of meeting and gathering point there.
- It is undeniable that the London’s city Skyline is very interesting to see, and you can enjoy it by walking around absolutely for free from Parliament Hill in Hampstead Heath. The accommodation on near to ths area starts from S$27++
- Are you a sophisticated bookworm? Visit the UK’s national library, the British Library. Read any available book that you want with free entrance!
- Ever wonder the roots of British maritime history? Visit The National Maritime Museum is also a good place to learn the history of the British Navy. Be advised that not all places and corner in the museum is open for photo taking and video streaming though. You can also find wide selection of displays about various models of ships and ancient maps.
- Why not also learn a thing or two with about London’s mode of transportation?. London Transport Museum is also offer free entrance for tourist, where you can see the historical timeline modes of transportation. But be advised, only those under the age of 17 are allowed to enter this museum for free though.
- V & A Museum of Childhood is noted as United Kingdom’s national museum of applied arts. So, for those of you who want to see various collections of the best children’s toys in the world, you can also plan your visit and see the exhibitions there. Be advised that some events may charge separately.
- Natural History Museum, has a variety of cool collections related to plants, animals, rocks, fossils, and more.
- Science Museum, for those who want to add a touch of knowledge to family traveling together in London.
As the capital city of the United Kingdom (UK), London city has been recognised as one of the most expensive cities to live in Europe. But do not let this image discourage you. It may take extra effort for budget travelers to save more on transportation and accommodation in London city, but a trip to London is a highly recommended as you can easily manage your own itinerary to go to those place of interest!.
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