Whether you are new to the city or have been living here forever, the grand old city of London has wonderful attractions for everyone. And, while we are talking about attractions, wouldn’t it be better if the attractions were free of cost too? Read on for a comprehensive list of the best of attractions in London that won’t take a penny out of your pocket but will fill your heart with joy nevertheless.
1. Retail Therapy For Free
The street markets of London are truly a shopper’s delight. Visit the likes of the Camden Market, the Portobello Market or the Greenwich Market for interesting crafts, curios, bric-a-brac, vintage clothes, fast food and whatnot.
2. Priceless Performances
Visit the West Piazza of the Covent Garden Market in the afternoons and you will find amazing artists performing their hearts away. This is a must for lovers of music and dance as the artists performing here are among the best and have passed auditions to perform here. Similar performances can also be seen at the South Bank, particularly outside the National Theatre, on the weekends.
3. Be A Model For Free
While you are looking for makeovers that don’t put a hole in your pockets, salons out there are looking for models they don’t have to pay or are giving happy hour offers! Visit Hari’s on King’s Road on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays after 6:30 pm or the Andrew Barton Salon on Mondays between 11am and 7pm to transform into the diva that you are meant to be, for free. Also check out the offers at Stuart Philips, Windle&Moodie and the Toni and Guy Academy.
4. A Call From The Art Galleries
A visit to London is incomplete without a visit to the breathtaking art galleries. And yes, you don’t have to take your purse out for this either. The Tate Modern and the Tate Britain top the list of must-visits. Do not miss the National Portrait Gallery or the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square either.
5. Pleasure Walk
A walk down the South Bank along the River Thames will fill you with endorphins. As you pass through the tranquil water meadows and unspoilt rural villages, you are sure to realize what pure joy is. The path cuts right through the heart of London to finish at the Thames Barrier in Greenwich. Do not miss this experience, both your body and your mind will thank you for sure.