Visiting the capital city doesn’t have to be an expensive experience. Anyone who has visited London in the past knows that you can expect to pay slightly higher prices than at home, but as long as you have a quality guest room for the night, there are plenty of great things you can experience on an exceptionally tight budget.
The one thing you don’t want to be tight on is your accommodation budget. If you can put a large volume of your travel money towards a top quality hotel, where you can enjoy elegance and luxury, maybe with a swimming pool, gym access, spa treatments and twenty four hour room service. Just to ensure that you really feel that you are on holiday and being pampered.
Throughout the day in London there is a host of free things that you can do to experience what this capital city has to offer. One of the most popular free activities or sights is the very famous changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace. The changing of the guards is a formal ceremony which attracts thousands of visitors and the best thing is, it is completely free to enjoy each and every time, if you desire. The changing of the guards takes place at Buckingham Palace at 10.45am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and should not be missed when visiting London.
The second thing you can enjoy for free and is ideal for lovely warmer days is Hyde Park. Hyde Park is a huge public park which comprises of one hundred and forty two hectares, that’s a whopping three hundred acres of space. Within Hyde Park you will be welcomed with more than four thousand trees and a man-made lake. You can swim, hire a rowing boat, cycle along one of the paths or take a leisurely walk. Enjoy a picnic under one of the trees and if you have children, be sure to feed the ducks and swans that live around the lake.
Next is the famous Kensington Gardens, which is also completely free to enjoy at your leisure. These are Italian Gardens set on one hundred hectares of space and of course, home to the famous Kensington Palace. The palace has two playgrounds, making it an ideal choice for families to visit when in London.
The British Museum can provide visitors with free entry and this museum, which as founded in 1753 is definitely one worth visiting when in London. The museum is hoe to more than two million years worth of human history with a large range of famous objects, which includes Egyptian mummies and the very famous Rosettas Stone.
The Museum of London is another that offer free entry and focuses on pre-historic London. This museum is delight for all ages with recreated streets and gardens, giving you the unique opportunity to step back in time and walk the streets as they did centuries before you.
The final free thing you are not going to want to miss is the Museum of London Docklands. This museum is for the whole family and is located in a two hundred year old warehouse, so you can start soaking up the history as you walk up to the door. The museum focuses heavily on the slave trade and the commerce that came into the docklands with a choice of objects and tours that you can take advantage of.
Not everything is expensive in London and with the walking tours, gardens and great sights, you can easily explore what this city has to offer on the tightest of budgets.