From the article: Top 10 Free Things to Do in London
Surrey Docks Farm
- The Surrey Docks Farm is a great place to visit all year round, rain, sunshine or snow. Plenty of animals to look at or to feed, stroke, hold etc. An on-site café sells freshly made organic fares & tea & coffee etc (all profits go towards the running of the farm & animals). The staff are helpful, informative & easy to approach & ready to answer any farm/animal related questions you may have. Its a good idea to wear old shoes or wellingtons if you want to enter the animal enclosures as they can get a little muddy or wet at times. It is totally free of charge to visit the farm & well worth visiting whatever your age. Please respect the few farm rules as well as the farm workers who give their time to the farm volountary (unpaid). Enjoy ! Close to ~ Canada Water & Rotherhithe Underground Stn (plus 5-10 mins walk) or Bus Route 381 or 225
- A fantastic day out with children for free. The maritime museum has 'docks' where the children can load and unload cargo on a toy crane, they can captain a ship or bomb enemy craft and send messages to each other by morse code. The park is stunning with a great playground. They can climb the hill to the Observatory and stand on the meridian line. They can walk under the river via the Brunel white tiled tunnel. And if you have travel cards, they can 'drive' the DLR trains for free or get a big discount riding the commuter Clipper boat back to Westminster.
- Just ride the tube and watch the weird and wonderful !
- I spent around 4-5 hours roaming around the British Museum without even realizing. If you're a history buff or simply have an appreciation for history, you don't want to miss this. The reading room is lovely. Aside from that, I'd say V&A was great, roaming around Covent garden, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, and Piccadilly was always enjoyable. one of my favorite areas to roam with good company was Gloucester Road, whether you stop in a pub with a friend or just walk the streets when it's a bit busy, you'll like it. For those who are a wee bit daring and not claustrophobic or afraid to be in a tunnel, I suggest walking the Greenwich Foot Tunnel (in Cutty Sarks). It's a pedestrian tunnel under the Thames (1,215 feet long, 50 feet deep, 9 feet in diameter). I wouldn't suggest walking alone too late, especially if you're a female. It's safe but can be a bit creepy! Ok enough about that, so yes, those are among my favorite free things to do in London! Cheers.
- —Guest Diddly
- Symbol of London and most magnificent landscape along the Thames. It looks like army who looking over every one of the transportation in the Thames. Most vital it won’t close and you can go anytime.
- —Guest vkentravel
Tour on Public transport
- You can do a tour of the sights on the public buses. The number 11 bus tour is a great start.
museums and markets
- As a teenager living in London it can be quite hard to find something to do for a nice day out, but I always seem to find myself taking a trip tp Greenwich by boat although its costly, I do recommend the boat ride from Westminster to Greenwich, lovely experience, also great way to see all the landmarks along the Thames! But once at Greenwich a nice walk through the historical streets and browse through the lively Greenwich market is a wonderful day out. The market has lots of worldly food of offer and many great gifts to buy friends or relatives, or even yourself ;) The science museum and natural history museum are also a great way to spend your day, with the two being placed conveniently next to each other, its easy to shuffle back and forth. Both museums are very practical, a great way of keeping young children amused aswell as enjoyment for yourself!
- —Guest wavey don
free Victorian cemetery tours
- TowerHamlets cemetery park offers free tours on every third sunday of the month, sometimes nature, sometimes history. An enjoyable afternoon walk and all for free!!
- —Guest debs
Venice in London
- Little Venice in Maida Vale (just off Edgware road) is a beautiful spot to go to and just a 10 minute bus ride from Marble arch or around the corner from Warwick avenue tube station. There are some restaurant barges too.
- —Guest Rikki McAndrew
Bishopsgate & Liverpool St Junction
- A great place to hang around and mingle with the City Types and London Cabs. Not to be missed!
- —Guest Nunk
parks and museums
- Primrose Hill on a sunny day, Hampstead Heath any day, and the Museum of London would have to among the best
St James Park
- One of the best things I have done in london so far is feeding the squirrells in St James Park. This outing will set you back about 70p for a bag of monkey nuts(byo) and dont forget your camera.
- The Mediatech facility at the British Film Institute (National Film Theatre) on the South Bank is a brilliant free store of thousands of classic films, documentaries, etc. Lots of lovely things about London past. Just breeze up, book some time and enjoy - you'll soon be hooked!
Wembley High Road
- A great little spot with terrific shops and a pleasant walk in both directions. Not to be missed!
- —Guest Guest
Salsa dancing for FREE Central London
- Its got to be sipping on Mojitos after my free dance class at 6pm at Bar Salsa. Once you're in theres no entrance to pay to stay in the club and the entry is Free before 8pm too. Its so much fun and everyone is really friendly HAPPY HOUR 5.30pm-10pm Cocktails just £2.95 jugs £10. 241 on the San Miguel and Corona FREE intro to SALSA and BACHATA class 6pm- Open with DJ until 1a.m Full restaurant and tapas available 96 Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0JG between Tottenham Crt Rd and Leicester Sq tubes
- —Guest Angelique
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