Not many people would consider that London is a particularly cheap place to visit, many things can be dauntingly expensive, but with a little thought and planning it is surprisingly easy to find a wide array of things to see and do completely free when visiting this historic capital.
One major attractions is Covent Garden, which is not only home to the Royal Opera House, it is also famous for being a magnet for all kinds of street performers who occupy the open space offering wonderful free entertainment, from juggling and fire eating, to singing and comedy.
A little more formal is the full pomp and ceremony experience that can be enjoyed outside of Buckingham Palace when viewing the changing of the guard. Dressed in their iconic bearskin hats and red tunic uniforms this highly traditional event happens at 11 AM most days, and offers a fantastic photo opportunity.
If you would like to look into the lives of ordinary middle-class people spanning the last 400 years, including totally original room setups with all of the classic furnishings you can visit the Geffrye Museum which also is home to perhaps the world’s most famous herb garden.
If you have an interest in money, outside of winning the lottery, then you might consider a trip around the Bank of England Museum, here you will find a complete history of British banking dating back 400 years, including the banknotes, printing presses and gold bars.
If visiting a stately home is your idea of an afternoon attraction then Kenwood House is ideal given that it is considered to be one of the most luxurious old houses in the entire country, it is also home to an incredible selection of paintings from some great masters such as Gainsborough, Turner, Rembrandt and Reynolds.
For the last seven centuries each evening has seen the tradition of the Ceremony of the Keys carried out at Britain’s most visited attraction, the Tower of London, here you will see the Yeoman Warder in fall Tudor outfit locking up the main gate by candle light and delivering the Keys to the governor.
This is just a small selection of the many attractions in London as to offer absolutely free. To break up a long day’s sightseeing a family will definitely be hungry for a good meal, and now Pizza Hut is offering another free London attraction, because until January 9th 2011 Kids Eat Free. There is a choice of either a free two course kids meal with a drink, or a free kids buffet every lunchtime, when visiting with an adult who buys a main meal or partakes of the adult lunchtime buffet.