London, like New York and Paris is a very expensive city to visit and for those on a tight budget, finding things to do in the city can present a challenge. There are however lots of ways to entertain yourself in this great city without incurring costs. The key is to be creative and resourceful. Here are some great ways to enjoy London for free.
London always has a multitude of free exhibitions going on throughout the city. They range from art to archeological and from fashion to food and are great ways to spend time and not money. Finding these exhibitions is easy, you only need to search for Exhibitions London 2017 to be directed to all of the free exhibitions going on in the city.
Watch a Free Concert
Every day and evening during the summer months, The Scoop, an outdoor amphitheatre near City Hall and London Bridge has free live music concerts. Concerts take place at lunch time and in the evenings you can enjoy a free ply or outdoor movie screening. There is no telling who might turn up on the Scoop stage.
Enjoy London’s Most Popular Green Spaces
Most people don’t know that London has just about the highest percentage of green spaces of any large city in the world. A full 47% of the cityscape in London is dedicated to parks and other green areas. These are great areas to spend time without spending any money. And you can relax in them no matter the time of year. Here are the top two for you to consider:
- Central London’s Hyde Park is the largest and most visited park in the city. Every day it is filled with thousands of visitors who come to the park to relax and enjoy themselves. This park has a lot of appeal as a place to picnic, jogging, tennis, swimming, kayaking, horseback riding, and other sports. It is also filled with statues and art work and trails that you can lose yourself in for hours. There is also a beautiful body of water called serpentine Lake where you can relax by its bank on the grass or on the plentiful benches placed along its shores. Hyde Park is a delight and is open until midnight.
- For a different but just as fulfilling experience, try The Regent’s Park. This beautiful and easily accessible treasure covers 395 acres and includes Queen Mary’s Gardens which features more than 12,000 roses of 400 varieties in the recently restored William Andrews Nesfield’s Avenue Gardens. The park also contains 100 acres of sports facilities spanning nearly including the largest outdoor sports area in central London. Regent’s Park also houses the Open Air Theatre, London Zoo, Primrose Hill, the country’s largest free to access waterfowl collection and 100 species of wild birds.
Yes, London is an expensive city and moat of the attractions can set you back a pretty penny. But there are very enjoyable ways to spend your time without emptying your wallet. Give the ones listed above a try and you will find them as enjoyable as an expensive London night out.