The history of this beautiful city dates back to many years. As such, there will never be a dearth of things to do in London.You may have been told that food and hotel prices are as high as the city’s skyscrapers. But the good news is that you can definitely enjoy as there are lots of cheap things to do in London too. You can even enjoy things for free!
You can get to see loads of films and concerts for free along the river Thames. Screenings are held outdoors for free at Canary Wharf. The late café at the National Theatre stays open till 1 am.If your list of ‘cheap things to do in London’ includes food too, the south side of Leicester Square has many options.
Going to visit the Tower Bridge or Buckingham Palace may be some of the things to do in London for sure. Apart from that, you need to see one of the city’s splendid examples of modern architecture. A 180 metre high tower- the Gherkin is situated in the financial district of London. It has been built at the site of the former Baltic Exchange.
How can you visit London and not go see the Monument to the Great Fire of London? Known as the Monument, this stone column was completed in 1677. It is 202 ft. tall and was erected to commemorate the Great Fire. The place where the fire started is also 202 ft. away from the Monument.
Seeing a gift from the ruler of Sudan and Egypt to the United Kingdom would be one of the fun things to do in London. The ruler- Muhammad Ali gifted an ancient Egyptian obelisk in honour of Lord Nelson and Sir Ralph Abercromby. The obelisk was re-erected in London in the 19th century. It is now known as Cleopatra’s Needle.
Science, particularly Physics buffs can go see the Michael Faraday Memorial when they visit London. The interior of the monument houses the London Underground electrical substation. This is fitting as Michael Faraday contributed abundantly to the fields of electrochemistry and electromagnetism.
Fun things to do in London would include going for a swim-run-swim relaxed marathon. If you love to swim, you can do so across some fine pools of London with fellow competitors. The marathon is held on second Saturdays each month (except summer).The top attractions in London will be available any time. Be it the London Eye, Madame Tussauds or the Kew Gardens, there is something for everyone in this city.
The author works for London This Weekend and writes articles on the various sights in London that not many are aware of. Author also provides information on a number of cheap things to do in London and abroad when on vacation with a limited budget.