Free and paid attractions in London. Parks, markets, squares, museums and many more.
Free attractions in London
Buckingham Palace can be reached from Victoria Station (circle line, district line, victoria line or national rail) or by walking through St James’s Park, Green Park or even The Mall from Trafalgar Square.
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Changing of the guard parade most days at 11:00 (get there early for a good spot).
Parliament, Big Ben, London Eye The nearest station is Westminster Underground station, from here you can visit the Houses of parliament and Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and cross the river to the London eye. It is also worth walking up Parliament Street towards Trafalgar Square where the Prime Minister’s residency Downing Street 10 is visible.
China Town is located about 5 minutes’ walk from Trafalgar Square or Leicester Square around Gerrard street.
Famous Squares: Trafalgar Square (Charing Cross underground), Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Covent Garden Market. The squares are walking distance from each other and full of entertainment such as theatres, cinemas, restaurants, shops, bars and nightclubs.
Famous Parks: Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’s Park, Regent’s Park. Greenwich Park is located at Greenwich DLR, here there are great views and you can visit the Greenwich Observatory and see the ‘Prime Meridian’.
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Free Museums: The Natural History Museum and Science Museum are both located at South Kensington Underground station. The British Museum (Holborn Underground), National Gallery Trafalgar Square (Charing Cross Underground), Tate Modern (Southwark Underground), Tate Britain (Pimlico Underground).
Tower Bridge (Tower Hill Underground) The bridge opens when a large ship passes under it if you want to catch the moment, see when the next opening will be.
South Bank’s street arts such as drawings, live scenes etc. You can admire Blackfriars Bridge and Westminster Bridge on the south bank of the River Thames.
Famous Shopping Centres: Harrods (Knightsbridge Underground), Selfridge’s (Bond Street Underground) Westfield (Stratford or Shepherds Bush Underground) Oxford street shopping street (Marble Arch, Bond Street, Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road), Regent street (Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus).
- Camden Lock Market (Camden Town Underground) is open every day for an alternative, interesting sight and if you do not even buy anything.
- Brick lane Market (Shoreditch High Street / Liverpool Street / Aldgate East) is open every day.
- Spitalfields Market
- Borough Market (London Bridge) is currently open from Wednesday to Sunday
- Portobello Market (Notting hill Gate and Ladbroke Grove Underground) is open every Saturday.
Paid attractions in London
- Buckingham Palace opens its doors to visitors 2nd August – 28th September.
- Madame Tussaud’s (Baker Street Underground) wax models of celebrities 4D cinema, ghost railway. A cheaper, combined ticket than London Eye can be purchased online. tickets for around £25.
- Sherlock Holmes Museum (Baker Street) £15.
- London Eye (Westminster / Waterloo Underground) tickets for around £25.
- London Dungeon (Waterloo Underground) London’s 1,000-year-old characters entertain audiences tickets for around £25.
- Sea life London (Waterloo Underground) tickets for around £25.
- St Paul’s Cathedral (St Paul’s Underground) tickets are around £14.50
- Jack the Ripper tour every night at 7.30 am Aldgate East Underground Exit 3 Ticket Price around £12.50
- Tower of London (Tower Hill Underground) ticket price from £25.
- Tower Bridge top exhibit price is around £15.
- Windsor Castle (Windsor train station from London Paddington) ticket prices are around £25 Windsor is a cosy small town perfectly suited for a one-day trip.