London is one of the most fascinating cities of the world, but also one of the most expensive. The British pound is a very strong currency, comparing with US$ and Euro exchange rates. In fact, we recommend you to get informed about London’s tourist offers, so you can take an economic advantage and maximize your holidays budget.
London has a dynamic lifestyle, full of opportunities and things to do every day at every hour. Your budget can get injured from this intense activity, so here we suggest some tips to enjoy your holidays into a both exciting and cheap experience:
Free museums tips
Despite the renowned category of London’s museums, most of them are free. At London free museums you can enjoy pieces that go from ancient cultures like Egyptians and the Chinese Empire, to modern scientific discoveries.
London’s most popular free museums are:
|Bank of London Museum||National Maritime Museum|
|Design Museum||Natural History Museum|
|Imperial War Museum||Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology|
|Museum of Garden History||Science Museum|
|Museum of London||Sir John Soane’s Museum|
|The British Museum||Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)|
Free Galleries tips
Art lovers delight London’s Galleries that exposes a huge variety of paintings and artworks of the most popular artists ever. The London’s free Galleries are:
|London Political Cartoon Gallery||Royal Academy of Arts|
|National Gallery||Somerset House|
|National Portrait Gallery||Tate Britain|
|RIBA Architecture Gallery||Tate Modern|
Changing the Guard tips
The Change the Guard ceremony is a popular attraction among London visitors. Changing the Guard is the process involving a new guard exchanging duty with the old guard. This ceremony takes place at the impressive Buckingham Palace, where lot of people met to experience this unusual royal show. Visit the British Monarchy website to check out the timetables of the Changing the Guard ceremonies.
Ceremony of the Keys tips
The Ceremony of the Keys is the traditional locking-up of the Tower of London. It has been taking place during London evenings, for the last 700 years. Despite the tickets for this traditional event are free, you must apply within several months in advance because of its high popularity.
Other free activities tips
London has beautiful green parks such as the Regents Park, Hyde Park, the Crystal Palace Park, Greenwich Park, among others. These parks are a must for those who admire nature preservation and the environment conservation. Most of these parks also offer other special attractions, from Diana Princess of Wales Memorial to museums and a planetarium in Greenwich.
On the other hand, some walks through the Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus are a very good option for an entertaining tourist journey. The Latin and Notting Hill carnivals are also attractive cultural expressions, where crowds get drunk and dance in the streets with high music levels.
Students and seniors could get benefit from different discounts for London attractions. Students must apply for the International Student Identity Card (ISIC), while seniors must check for a membership in a particular association. Members of the AARP get several accommodation and transport discounts in London.
The London Pass is a popular card that provides free entry to over 50 of London's best attractions and exhibitions, as well as discounts in theatres, shops and gastronomic venues.
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