Free Activities For The Family When Visiting London

Visiting London either for a day trip or for a holiday to the UK can be a costly process if you do not plan accordingly. However, by conducting some research and finding the perfect accommodation, you can save some money and still make the holiday an enjoyable one. So before you renew your EHIC card and begin planning your adventure to the British capital allow us to give you some insight into some of the free activities that you can do with the family during your visit to London.

Editor Monica Costa at Portobello Road – Photo by Aida Llanos

Visit A Number Of Museums

When visiting London with the family, it can seem like an expensive holiday. However, it does not have to be a holiday that will break the bank. IF you are looking to experience the rich history of the British capital then visiting the museums of London is the perfect educational trip for all the family that is completely free. Whether this is a visit to the top of the Tate modern viewing tower or a look at some of the worlds leading exhibitions in the science museum, there is plenty to see and do, regardless of the museum you choose to visit.

Natural History Museum London

Watch The Changing Of The Guard

Another great activity for the whole family is the changing of the guard. This takes place daily at 11:00 am and 10:00 am on Sundays. This is the changing of a group of guards that have all completed a number of two-hour shifts. This is great if you are looking to experience the pageantry of the British royal family at its finest as you will not even need to purchase a tour making this great for any budget.

Go Sight Seeing

If you are looking to see a number of sights without paying for a bus tour, then using the underground or travelling on foot can be the perfect way to see the sights, without spending a penny. By starting your tour on the Southbank of the River Thames, you can see the London Eye, before heading across Westminster bridge to see the Palace Of Westminster, Big Ben and Westminster Abby. A short walk through St James Park then takes you to Buckingham Palace and the Mall.  From here, you can then see Kensington Palace and the Victoria Memorial as well as other popular attractions such as speakers’ corner and the marble arch, making for an amazing sightseeing experience.

Portobello Road Market

If you are looking for something new and exciting in the heart of London, then visiting the Portobello Road market could be ideal for you.

With a number of stools selling antiques, food, fashion items and household goods to name just a few, you can find everything you could ever need here. This world-famous market is the perfect way to find some bargains and experience the very best of British culture for free!

This market is open all week long, with a number of market stools selling a wide variety of products including fresh fruit and veg as well as vintage clothing and household goods.

Editor Monica Costa at Portobello Road – Photo by Aida Llanos

Whether you are looking to visiting London in the near future, or you are planning your trip to the capital for 2020, you can find a number of free attractions to help you cut costs, without compromising on the fun. Where will you visit first?

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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