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Top 5 Must-See Activities in London

These are the most famous London tourist attractions & sight tours which sees thousands and millions of visitors each year:


Free Things To Do In London

London is filled with a multitude of interesting sights that cater to all kinds of traveller. Travellers who are trying to save money will be glad to find so many cheap things to do in London. In fact, by simply exploring the city streets, you’ll already be entertained by the number of activities and street performances that you’ll come across with.

Like most major cities in the world, London is not cheap to visit. Thankfully, there are plenty of free things to do in London. If you are a history buff and would like to learn about the history and culture of the city, there are free museums in London that you can visit. Of course, there are also lots of free attractions in London, such as the Houses of Parliament, The Big Ben, the Changing of the Guards, Trafalgar Square, and more! The best thing about London is that there are so many entertaining activities for both local and tourists regardless of the season. For instance, one of the free things to do in London this summer is to watch outdoor concerts and live bands at some of the city’s most beautiful parks.

For families traveling with kids, one of the free things to do in London with kids is to visit the many parks and gardens. The city is home to beautiful gardens and parks where you can enjoy a pleasant stroll or have picnic with the family! With the many free things to do in London, you will surely have a great time in the city without braking the bank.

So if you are in the process of planning a trip to London and you do not want to spend beyond your travel budget, here are the free things to do in London that you must include in your itinerary.

Free Attractions in London

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Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament consist of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, which meet in the Palace of Westminster. The building you see today was built between 1840 and 1870, after a fire destroyed the Old Palace in 1834. There are many options for visiting the Palace and seeing decisions being made that affect the UK and wider world.

To see debates for free, you can turn up on the day and queue outside St Stephen’s entrance,...

Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience Ticket

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  • It is an adventurous tour of Jeff Wayne's, The war of the worlds in London that gives tourists an immersive experience of a world full of action and life.
  • It is a great way for a group of friends/closely related people to enjoy unusual fun activities and several astonishing views and sceneries.
  • It allows tourists to explore
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British Museum

It’s hard to know where to start with the British Museum. With 8,000,000 objects in its collection, of which 80,000 are on display at any one time, it would take at least a couple of visits to take everything in. Your best bet is to do a bit of forward planning and home in on the areas you have the most interest in. Top of many people’s lists would be the Rosetta Stone, dating from 196 BC and on display at the Museum since 1802; it holds...

London Zoo Skip the line Ticket

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  • The London Zoo is home to wildlife native to many regions of the world.
  • They live in the enclosures which emulate their natural habitats.
  • Themed areas cater to both nocturnal and diurnal animals.
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Big Ben

You can’t get much more of an iconic symbol of London than Big Ben. Since its construction in 1858, it has become universally recognisable and has been used in countless films to establish location. The name “Big Ben” actually refers to its enormous bell which weighs over 13 tons, while the tower itself, previously known as the Clock Tower, was renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012 as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

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Madame Tussauds London Standard Ticket

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  • One of the most famous wax museums in the world.
  • The museum displays figures of many historic people and celebrities.
  • Besides real people, the museum has figures of superheroes from films and printed media.
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Changing of the Guard

This is one of the most famous ceremonies in the world and certainly makes for an impressive sight. If you haven’t got time to do a tour of Buckingham Palace, you can still go and see Her Majesty’s Guard changing over for absolutely nothing.

You will see the Old Guard and New Guard lining up at each end of Horse Guards Parade. The exchange of duty is accompanied by a Guards band, who don’t just play traditional military marches -...

London Eye Fast-Track Ticket

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  • A ride on board the tallest Ferris Wheel on the Old Continent.
  • The London Eye offers unparalleled views of the United Kingdom's capital and a wide area around it.
  • A 4D presentation of the city of London.
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Museums and Art Galleries

London has a wealth of wonderful museums and galleries, with something to interest everyone. And the great news is that the majority are free. Head to Kensington just outside the centre and you can take in the Science Museum, with its interactive exhibits and fascinating range of artefacts such as Stephenson’s Rocket, one of the earliest steam engines; and the Natural History Museum, a great place for the kids with its...

Kensington Palace Skip the line Tickets

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  • A visit to a historically favorite residence to many British royals.
  • An opportunity to get closely acquainted with lives of Queen Victoria and Princess Diana.
  • Tour of the palace's premises including the rotal families private collection and the charming palace gardens.
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South Bank

The South Bank is known as a cultural hotspot of London, featuring such famous venues as the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the National Theatre. There is always a diverse range of productions going on, but if theatre isn’t your thing, there are all sorts of other attractions in the area, from the London Eye to the Sealife Aquarium and the London Dungeon. This makes the South Bank an ideal location to spend the day...

Tower of London Ticket Including Crown Jewels and Beefeater Tour

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  • A visit to one of the top attractions of the British capital city.
  • Touring of the former stronghold, prison and palace.
  • An overview of one of the most historic places of London and England.
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Warner Bros Studio Tour London Making of Harry Potter

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  • A guided tour of the Warner Bros Studios, the facility where Harry Potter came into existence.
  • A deep insight about the film series.
  • Transfer from London by train.
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Women in Art Walking Tour

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  • For centuries History of Art has been studied through the work, achievements & eyes of men.

    This walking tour aims to change that narrative. We want to show that women were not just objects of art on a canvas - they were its creators and innovators.

    Join us on this unique walking tour of the National Gallery's collection....read more

BODY WORLDS London

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  • Visit London’s newest top attraction described by many as “mind-blowing” “unforgettable” even “life-changing”.

    Dr Gunther von Hagens’ renowned exhibition of real human bodies has sparked curiosity and awe around the world with over 47 million visitors globally! Journey through the human body and discover the magic and...read more

Up at The O2 Climb in London

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  • Enjoy a bird’s eye view over the UK’s capital city on this 1.5-hour O2 climb in London. With your harness and safety line attached, follow a guide on the 170-foot (52-metre) climb to the top of The O2 — the world’s most popular live music venues. From your vantage point on the roof of The O2, admire uninterrupted views of London landmarks...read more

Skip the Line: The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College Ticket

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  • Discover one of London’s hidden gems, the magnificent Painted Hall, in the heart of the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known as ‘Britain’s Sistine Chapel’, Sir James Thornhill’s magnificent Painted Hall is an epic baroque masterpiece.

    Hear the intriguing history of this iconic site and walk in the footsteps of...read more

Shrek's Adventure! London Entrance Ticket

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  • Embark on a magical journey to Far Far Away with this admission ticket to Shrek’s Adventure! London, which includes a magical 4D bus ride.

    Located on the South Bank near the London Eye and other top attractions, Shrek’s Adventure! London provides family-friendly entertainment that stars characters from "Shrek" and other popular...read more

Skip the Line: Arsenal FC Football Ticket

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  • Box Office Events provides an amazing experience in attending Premier League football matches in the UK. We are London based and are always hands on and ensure customers have a excellent experience attending their...read more
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