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Today I will talk about top cheap or free things to do in London. Sometimes we don’t know that have a lot of things to do without spend much money.
People need to know what London offers hers. Not everything beautiful need to be paid to be seen.
Not to be confused with Westminster Abbey, the nearby Westminster Cathedral in Victoria is London’s only example of neo-Byzantine architecture, described by the poet John Betjeman as a “masterpiece” of craftsmanship and the last great building to be made of brick.
The National Gallery dominates London’s Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where it has been pedestrianised.This really is the place to come for top quality artwork spanning a wide spectrum of styles and periods.
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from across the natural world, including insects, fossils and rocks. The Dinosaur gallery is one of the most popular exhibits in the museum, with a giant T. Rex, the horned Triceratops and the fossilised skin of an Edmontosaurus.
London’s oldest market – dating back to the thirteenth century – is also the busiest, and the most popular for gourmet goodies. Traders satisfy the city’s insatiable appetite for artisan cheeses and ham from acorn-fed pigs. If food is your thing, then Borough, with its abundance of beautifully displayed organic fruit and veg, cakes, bread, olive oil, fish, meat and booze, is the place to go.
Royal Festival Hall
This hulking presence on the South Bank was built for the 1951 Festival of Britain. Sixty years on, it’s still at the forefront of London’s cultural scene. Although primarily a hall for major concerts, it’s a pretty safe bet that the ground-floor stage area will be busy with a free concert, exhibition or workshop, especially if you visit on a weekend.
Ceremony of the Keys
Every night, for something like 700 years, the Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London have perform a gate-closing ritual known as the Ceremony of the Keys.
It’s a pretty amazing building that can claim 14 Nobel Prize wins and the discovery of ten chemical elements. The Royal Institution has, for more than 200 years, served as a leading centre of science, nurturing the careers of Michael Faraday and Humphry Davy. Although its regular lectures normally involve a fee, the small basement museum is always freely open.
One of the world’s oldest museums, the British Museum is vast and its collections, only a fraction of which can be on public display at any time, comprise millions of objects. First-time visitors generally head for the mummies, the Rosetta Stone, Lindow Man, the Lewis Chessmen and the Sutton Hoo Ship Burial.
Technically two different parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical terms one huge, merging expanse. The ‘split’ dates back to 1728 when Queen Caroline, wife of George II, took almost 300 acres from Hyde Park to form Kensington Gardens. The 350 acres that remained has become one of London’s best-loved parks. Almost every kind of outdoor pursuit takes place within its lush green landscape.
Lord Nelson, Britain’s greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of the capital, the heart of the nation, and, at one time, the heart of an empire that controlled three fifths of the world. Yet, though it is dominated by these imperial symbols, and by the magnificent Victorian edifice of the National Gallery.