Really, free things in London?
As London is one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in the world and also our wonderful capital, it is an obvious choice for a destination with the children. But with so much to see and do, your trip can easily be a budget-breaker. There are however, quite a few well known, world-famous attractions that are free in London and definitely worth a visit. There’s the British Museum, the Natural History Museum, watching the Changing of the Guard at Horse Guards Parade, the Imperial War Museum, the V&A museum of Childhood and the wonderful Science Museum on Exhibition Road.
Take a hike, that’s free!
London is a great city for walking, and on your travels you will see amazing architecure and landmarks at no cost! Visit Trafalgar Square for free, plus view Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge from the outside without having to fork out money, just do a bit of walking! If you want to see inside the Palace or climb the bridge, there is an entrance change.
Harry Potter landmarks for free
As soon as your kids see it they will call it the Harry Potter bridge from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It’s free to cross as many times as you like! It’s really the Millennium Bridge, officially known as the London Millennium Footbridge, and is a steel suspension bridge for pedestrians crossing the River Thames, linking Bankside with the City of London. It is located between Southwark Bridge and Blackfriars Railway Bridge.
End up on Bankside and you can walk to the Tate Britain, free entry (except for special exhibitions) and if you are on the southside take a walk to Tate Modern, where entry is free (again except for special exhibitions).