Historical London for Free
Free Things to Do in the City of London
The City of London is actually only a small area east of central London, also known as the Square Mile. The City of London becomes really quiet at the weekend when the workers aren't there. It's well worth a visit as it's full of historical buildings next to modern additions. And, there's loads to do for free.
London Roman Baths
Down a side road, through a tunnel, press a button for a light and you too can find the well-hidden Roman Baths in central London. This free unattended attraction is managed by The National Trust and can be hard to find so I've put together these clear directions.
Mudlarking in London
Mudlarking was once the way poor Londoners earned a living; from selling finds on the river foreshore. But it is now a way for those interested in history to discover the well-preserved objects of everyday life that the river uncovers.
Charnel House Spitalfields
In Bishops Square, beside the renovated Old Spitalfields Market you can see a 14th century Charnel House - a store for human bones. This archaeological find was discovered in 1999 and has been preserved for everyone to see.
The London Stone
The London Stone is a fragment of a 3,000 year old piece of limestone that for years was considered to be the symbolic heart of London.
Whitefriars Crypt in the City of London is the remains of a 14th century medieval priory that belonged to a Carmelite order known as the White Friars. Find out more including where to find it and how to see it for free.
Visit St Paul's Cathedral for Free
St Paul's Cathedral in London sells tickets for visitors but there are ways to visit St. Paul's Cathedral for free. If you are short on time or money, find out here how you can visit St. Paul's Cathedral in London for free.
Giro the Nazi Dog
Giro the Nazi Dog is the only Nazi memorial in London. Giro was owned by Dr Leopold von Hoesch who was the German Ambassador in London from 1932 to 1936.
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Jeremy Bentham asked for his body to be put on display in a wooden cabinet after his death - and that's what happened. Find out where to see this bizarre London sight for free.
Peter Pan Statue in Kensington Gardens
Directions on how do you find the Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens, plus further information about this delightful statue.
London Silver Vaults
The London Silver Vaults are a little known underground maze of antique silver dealers in the City of London. It's free to visit and is a fascinating place to see.