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9.21.2016

4 Free Things to do in London

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Free Things to do in London
We all know that London is expensive, rated the World's Most Expensive City to Live and Work by the Evening Standard, and I for one can be testify for that. We need free things to do in London because the average person gets to the final week of the month, and we're about to cross that threshold of being a twenty-something human with their shit together to living below the line.

Thankfully, despite being unjustifiably expensive, London does provide us (poor) Londoners with some of the best free activities in the country, if not the world. Between the fact that you're always able to head to various pop-ups (The Ikea Dining Club anyone?) we've got an abundance of places to go all year round, come rain or shine. 

1. Be a Tourist: Head to Buckingham Palace
Being a tourist for the day has it's ups; it's fun, you get the see the best of London and it's more often than not free. Buckingham Palace brings in tourists from all over the world, and it's not just the actual palace which is good fun...it's surrounded by Green Park which is one of the most beautiful parks in London. It's fun to be a tourist every now and then.


2. Learn Something; The Science Museum, The Natural History Museum 
We're fortunate enough to have several museums in London - and as much as I'd love to tell you that I visit these places to deepen my cultural awareness it's usually more because I'm scouting out the hot guy WHO ALSO HAS A BRAIN. So not only do you avoid paying the fees of apps like The Inner Circle, but you can also find the love of your life totally organically*.

* I am still tragically single, but avoid stalkerish tactics and you should be fine.


3. The Sky Garden
You know  the ugly sky-scraper near the Shard? YES - that one. It's actually free to go up to the top of it, although you do have to book in advance during the day. You're able to get panoramic views of the City whilst (if you want to) you can visit the bar, or restaurants available there too. 


4. Explore: the Southbank, Primrose Hill
London has some of the best views; I'm definitely bias but quite honestly the first time I saw London from Primrose Hill was one of the best feelings. You can quite literally see everything, and if you're like me will pick out every single spot and tell your companion you've been there alongside the classic:
"Is that the shard?"


So there you have it fellow poor people (help me, I'm poor) - London isn't getting any cheaper but not everything has to cost a fortune. 

2 comments:

  1. I went to London in July and got to visit all the touristy places. I loved the science museum and I could have spent a whole day there if I had the time! If I visit again I will definitely check out the sky garden all the other different areas :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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  2. I'm definitely going to try the tourist thing :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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