London is a fantastic place to visit, but it can also be extremely expensive. If you come to London and do every tourist day out and attraction that it offers, then you are guaranteed to spend a fortune. Whilst this might be okay if you are only paying for yourself, it’s almost impossible for families.
Don’t worry though, it doesn’t mean that you can’t visit London any time soon. What a lot of people don’t realise, is that there are plenty of cheap, affordable and free fun days out to be had in the capital city. There is plenty to do for the whole family, so you should have no problem keeping the children entertained.
Intrigued? Read our guide to enjoying what London has to offer – without having to dig deep!
Visit a Museum
Quite a few museums in London have free entry, providing you with hours of entertainment for yourself and the children. If you’re interested in anything pre-historic then the Natural History Museum is the perfect option. You can take a walk around the dinosaur gallery, where there are life size models and skeletons for you inspect. If dinosaurs aren’t your thing, then visit the Science Museum, where you can indulge in everything science. The children will definitely love the hands on gallery, where they are introduced to basic science principles.
London in a busy place, and there is always something to see and do for free outside. You can watch the changing of the guards outside Buckingham Palace – which is a whole routine of old guards switching places with new ones. You can hang around to watch Tower Bridge open for the day, or watch the gate closing ritual at the Tower of London, or why not take children to view the stone lions at Trafalgar Square. There is also plenty of beautiful woodland to walk through, where you can enjoy the sights of rare plants and insects.
Catch a Show
You’ve saved money all day by enjoying some of London’s top free attractions, so why don’t you treat yourself to some discounted theatre tickets? You can try bag yourself some standby tickets, which are unsold and returned tickets but sold at a lower price. You can also head to a booth in the middle of Leicester Square, where there should be discounts of up to 50% on certain shows. This is perfect if you’re not sure what you want to watch!
Now that you have some ideas of how to have fantastic days out without breaking the bank, there is no reason why you can’t enjoy some time out in London this summer.
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