Five things to do for free… in London
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There are so many reasons to visit London: the stunning architecture, the rich cultural offerings and the fantastic people. There are fantastic places to eat, world-class art and beautiful wildlife.
However England’s capital is known for being a pricey place to visit, so here’s how you can save your pressure pennies and visit London on a budget.
The Barbican Conservatory
This hidden tropical sanctuary is tucked away in the heart of the city. Open on Sundays and Bank Holidays, it’s a gorgeous oasis to escape from the bustle of London for a few hours. With over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees, and exotic fish, it’s the ideal place to retreat to on a hungover Sunday.
Most of London’s museums are free, and there are a host to choose from. You could spend weeks exploring the capital’s best museums, but we like the Tate Modern (for the best in modern art), the Wellcome Collection (if you’re “incurably curious and a mix of medical artefacts and original artwork), and of course the Natural History Museum.
Angel Comedy Club
Since 2010 Angel Comedy have been putting on free comedy gigs. Now you can visit the Camden Head in Islington for fantastic free comedy every night of the week! The team aim to support comedians by giving them accessible space to rehearse and perform, and also run projects with local schools, charities and care homes to give back to the neighbourhood.
Enjoy Primrose Hill's panoramic view
On the north side of Regent's Park is Primrose Hill. At almost 63 metres above sea level, if you stroll to the top you can get a fantastic, panoramic view of central London. Bring a picnic on a sunny day, and just sit back, and enjoy the view.
Richmond Park is the largest Royal Park in London. Created by Charles I as a deer park, it's now home to 630 red and fallow deer that are allowed to roam freely throughout much of the park. With several Grade I and Grade II listed buildings, a golf course and the fantastic Pembroke Lodge restaurant - there's something for everyone.