It is possible to fill an entire vacation in London with visits to free attractions. Many of the city’s museums and galleries cost nothing to enter, and will only charge you to see special exhibitions.
Among the free art attractions in London is the Tate Modern, a modern art gallery located by the River Thames housing works by the likes of Cézanne, Matisse, Picasso and Warhol. The National Gallery, in Trafalgar Square, hosts works by the likes of Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt and Van Gogh, while the National Portrait Gallery has paintings, photographs, sculptures and videos of people who have shaped British history over the last several hundred years.
Free museums in London include the British Museum – which houses thousands of artefacts including the Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies, the Museum of London – which tells the history of London from prehistoric times, the Natural History Museum and the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
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There are many lesser-known free attractions in London, which don’t get the crowds, therefore you can take your time and enjoy the experience more. For example, there’s the Grant Museum of Zoology, the Museum of the Order of St John and the William Morris Gallery, to name but a few.
Parks and open spaces are of course among the best of London’s free attractions. There are the famous ones, like Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’ Park and Regents Park, while smaller offerings include Holland Park, a romantic wooded place where peacocks roam, and Crystal Palace Park, with its full-size dinosaur models. Some of the best views of the city are free – head up to locations such as Greenwich Park, Hampstead Heath, Alexandra Park and Primrose Hill for fine panoramas of London.