Interesting free things to do in London

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You’ll find lots of exciting, fun and even free things to do in London, isn’t that intriguing? London is packed with great activities, lots of must see things in London and memorable experiences, for all ages.  With so much to see and experience, it’s a great idea to hire a car rental in London to make the most of everything on offer. Read on for some great tips on what to do and discover!

Head to a museum

What are the best free things to do in London? Museums of course! One of the best things about London is the wealth of free museums and art galleries all over the city. You’ll find museums that cover virtually every topic under the sun – from the more well known institutions such as the National Art Gallery, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, to more specialised places such as the Wellcome Museum, focusing on exploring health, medicine and art, or the Museum of Zoology in Bloomsbury.

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National Gallery

While many of the bigger museums are located around Kensington, there are many more across the city. Travel London by car to get around with ease – it’s especially helpful when you are travelling with a group or family.

Enjoy a relaxing walk

There are plenty of must see attractions in London that are for free, but one of the most obvious is the plethora of green spaces all over. You really are spoiled for choice when it comes to finding somewhere to escape the busy pace of the city in a secluded garden, beautiful park or charming walk.

There are lots of lovely parks across the city, including some of the most well known, such as Hyde Park and Regent’s Park. These can be a great place to get some peace and quiet, when you’ve been busy in the heart of the city all day sightseeing.

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The Italian Gardens at Hyde Park

But if you’re travelling through London by car, take the time to head a little further afield, to catch a different side of the city. Hampstead Heath is a lovely place to walk, at any time of the year, while in north London, Epping Forest is an ancient woodland, with over 2,000 hectares to explore and enjoy.

The City of London Cityscape from Hampstead Heath

The City of London Cityscape from Hampstead Heath

Discover London’s rich history

London has a rich and diverse history, spanning back to its earliest years as a Roman settlement. With millennia of fascinating events that have made London what it is today, every part of the city has a treasure from the past to uncover, and getting a car rental in London is an ideal way to learn more about it all.

In the City of London is the 12th Century Temple Church, built by the Knights Templar to be used as their headquarters, while if you head further on towards Tower Hill, you’ll go back to the Roman era, with the remains of the original Roman walls that marked the city. But there’s also much more to see and find out about, from Shakespeare’s London to the Victorian era and beyond.

Find some great views

Lastly, there’s no price to pay for the many breath-taking and awe inspiring views across the city you can find. Head up high to get incredible panoramic views all across the city, and see which of the famous landmarks you can spot!

One of the best free things to do in London are visiting amazing sights like Greenwich Park. It’s a great free spot to take in the views – head to the top of the hill on a clear day for a magnificent sight. Another great free viewing spot is the Sky Garden – with viewing decks and restaurants around you, you can enjoy a leisurely drink or meal at the same time. Just don’t forget to book a free visit here

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Sky Garden

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