London For Free?

Be Frugal Walk, See Museums, and Save

London is expensive... So we look for things we can do to enjoy London for free.  Window shopping and walking don't cost anything.  Just get a feel for the city... then spend your money on things that are important to you.

Those ticket prices add up in a hurry when you have to pay admission.

Remember whenever it costs you 10 Pounds, that's really closer to 14.00 US Dollars and 11 Euros...

...give or take...

It depends on today's exchange rate of course....

But whatever the exchange rate is when you read this...

The fact is you'll find plenty of admission prices that are 10 or 15 Pounds and more.

You will want to see the Tower of London... and you should, but the admission fee is 17 Pounds... that's $25.00 or 20 Euros!

Your travel budget will go further if you can balance those kinds of prices out with less costly pleasures.


What Can You Do In London For Free?

Lots of things as it turns out... We'll tell you some of the things we've enjoyed.


First Of All Think Museums

      The British Museum,
      The Tate Britain,
      And the Tate Modern.
      Also the National Galley in Trafalgar Square. It's full of old master's paintings.


Enjoy Trafalgar Square

See Trafalgar Square itself with its column monument to Lord Nelson.

St. Martin-in-the-Fields church is in one corner of Trafalgar Square. Admiralty Arch marks the entrance to the square.

If you go through Admiralty Arch you end up on the Mall.


Walk The Mall - See The Changing Of The Guards

Walk down The Mall to see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.

Join the crowds at the fence. The ceremony takes place at 11:30, but to get a good vantage point you'll want to arrive earlier.

If there isn't a crowd, you'll know you're there on the wrong day.

They don't preform the ceremony everyday. Check the schedule before you go and stand around.


Walk Around Parliament - See Big Ben

Pub in London on Whitehall Street

You could go in another direction from Trafalgar Square and walk down Whitehall Street.

Stop in a pub for a pint... you'll have to pay for that, but you do have to eat, and Whitehall connects Trafalgar Square to Parliament Square.

Pause to peer through the fence at Downing Street, see if you can catch a glimpse of 10 Downing Street where the Prime Minister lives. The Bobbies probably won't let you pause for long though.

At Parliament Square you can see the outside of the Parliament Building, take pictures of Big Ben, and walk the Westminster Bridge for free.

Westminster Abbey is across the street from Parliament. There is an admission fee... they need it to maintain the building, but the Abbey says they will never turn away worshipers.

There are free organ recitals on Sundays, check their website to see details.


Spend Time In The Parks

You can wander around in any of the London Parks and Gardens.

St. James Park offers some of the best views of Buckingham Palace in London.

Enjoy the show as speakers get up on their soapbox at Speaker's Corner in Hyde Park. Free speech is alive and well, and some of it may sound a little tedious, but there will be plenty of hecklers to spice up that action.

The Diana Memorial Statue is also in Hyde Park.


The Victoria Embankment

Another fun thing to do in London for free is to walk the Victoria Embankment along the River Thames...

There are famous sights all along the river...  It's a great place to stop and get pictures of them.

More Free Wandering

Take in the shops and theaters around Piccadilly Circus.

Window shop on Bond Street.... Old or New.

Look for antiques at Portobello Road Market or Camden Passage.

Spend time in Covent Garden.

You see... there are lots of things you can do that will help stretch your travel budget.  Just look around and follow your interests.

Use your walking tour and your time seeing London for free to choose what you want to spend your hard earned vacation money on.

Happy travels... even if you don't travel the world... just remember that life is a journey... embrace and enjoy it! Judy and Mark

Curious about what else we've written about?  Search our site for a destination or travel tip.

But... We'd love to have you share this page or comment on it…
Thanks, Judy and Mark


International Travel Tips l Europe Travel Tips
Hotel and B&B Tips l Packing Lists
Go from London For Free to MouseToursTravels Home Page

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Did it help with your travel planning and preparation? Eager to leave on that next vacation? Please leave your tips or comments in the box below.

Ready For A New Adventure?

We escape by traveling…
But there are more ways to escape. 
Work on something you LOVE…
With A Website
SBI Teaches You Everything

First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life

Timely Tips

Shoulder Season
We love travel during shoulder seasons.
September, October, November...

They're all great for travel somewhere!
Sunny Fall days with colorful leaves in the north.
Spring is greening things up in the Southern Hemisphere.

We are just back from Canada where we had glorious weather but just the beginning of those fall colors.

Fall foliage in shoulder season

The weather can be changeable, so be sure to pack layers and some rain gear...

See all of our Packing Lists and Tips.

Need Travel Ideas?
Things to See in Europe
Africa Calls!
Travel In America

Don't just dream about it...
Start making plans!

Custom Tour Planning List
International Travel Planning Tips
Foreign Is Fun - Not Scary!
Get Your Passports and Visas

Search

Search MouseToursTravels
Travel questions or destination info?
Find our answers faster..
.

Translate

We want you to feel comfortable out in the world and on our pages - so surf away in your own language...

Updated Tips & New Travel Stories

  1. 2017 Travels - Trains, Planes and Boats and Road Trips

    Our 2017 travels took us on wonderful international adventures… An exotic road trip to Central Asia and a domestic road trip to see the total eclipse of the sun.

    Read More

  2. Is the Water Safe?

    Water safety includes knowing when to drink only bottled water, when and where you can swim... Is the water safe is a good question to ask yourself.

    Read More

  3. Silk Road Adventure

    Ths silk road has called adventurers since ancient times... why not go yourself?

    Read More

Two Ways To Like Us!

Like Our Site Top Left
Like Our Fanpage Below
Thank You!

More On
The UK and Ireland

Airshows In England
Ancient Irish Monuments
Avebury
Bru-na-Boinne
Castle MacEwen
Cornwall and Devon
Dingle Peninsula
Driving In Ireland
Driving On The Left
Ireland
Irish Pubs
Isle of Skye Scotland
Keys To The Castle
London
London For Free
Ring Of Kerry
Scotland Castle
Stonehenge
Top Sights In Ireland
Travel England

 For Really Old Stuff
Ancient Megaliths
Henge Monuments
Carnac (OK, This is in France)