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Top 5 Free Things to Do in London – Highlights for the Leisure Seeker

The remarkable city of London offers a host of attractions for the visitor. Amongst these are a number of free things to do that are sure to capture the interest of the discerning visitor.


Explore London's Free Museums

London offers a number of engrossing museums that will undoubtedly strike the imagination of the history and culture lover. At the Natural History Museum, you will have the opportunity to admire a model of a huge T-Rex at close range. Meanwhile, you will also be able to enjoy the one of a kind candlelit visit that can be arranged at the Sir John Soane's Museum which is bound to be a memorable experience. Not to be missed is the chance to gain an insight into the eventful history of Britain by exploring the Museum of London. Another popular attraction is the Victoria and Albert Museum which offers a fine selection of artefacts.


View the Weird and Wonderful Attractions

The city of London offers plenty of attractions for those who desire to experience unusual and intriguing sights. Begin at the Grant Museum of Zoology where you will have the opportunity to view its 'Jar of Moles'. On the other hand at the Horniman Museum, you will have the chance to observe a huge stuffed walrus that will astound the visitor. Make it a point to visit the British Museum where the curious can view the Rosetta Stone and a selection of mummies from Egypt. Meanwhile, aviation buffs can admire the collection of Harrier and Spitfire fighters at the Imperial War Museum.


Free Attractions for Children

Experiencing London with your kids does not have to be a costly undertaking as you will find a number of free attractions that will appeal to children. Kids will be enthralled by the JCB elevator with its glass panels at Royal Festival Hall. Children will have the opportunity to view the alpaca at Vauxhall City Farm and pet the cute farm creatures at Mudchute Farm. If your kids love Harry Potter they will be enthralled by the chance to visit Kings Cross Station and view the magical platform. Other splendid attractions that kids will enjoy include Covent Garden's street performers and the Science Museum's engrossing exhibits.


Enjoy the Lovely Parks

Discerning leisure seekers will be enthralled by London's captivating parks. Make it a point to experience Wimbledon Park's nature trails, windmills and beautiful ponds. On the other hand at Richmond Park, you will come across a number of endearing deer. Not to be missed is Park Vista where you will have the opportunity to view the well-known Prime Meridian Line. Nature and animal lovers will be entranced by the lush environs of Bushy Park, a leisure attraction which also features freely wandering deer. Meanwhile, the expansive Hyde Park is always a great place to enjoy a family picnic, jogging or just admiring a pleasant morning. An accommodation choice that you could consider from which Hyde Park would be within easy reach would be COMO The Halkin, London which is a conveniently located Belgravia hotel in London.


Sample Free London Activities

The city of London also offers a host of other free activities and experiences that will appeal to the leisure seeker. No sightseeing tour of London would be complete without viewing the iconic change of the guards which is a popular sight at Buckingham Palace. Beatles fans will have the opportunity to view the renowned zebra crossing that can be seen in the music video of 'Abbey Road'. Other popular activities would be posing with Trafalgar Square's stone lion figures and enjoying Queen Elizabeth Park's pleasant surroundings.

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