England, London Guide (B): The Ten Best Free Things to Do in London

The Ten Best Free Things to Do in London
© The National Gallery 

© The National Gallery 

There is so much for children to see and do in London but a day in the city can work out really expensive by the time you’ve paid for entrance tickets, public transport, meals and treats like ice-creams. But not everything has to cost a fortune. We love going to London and sometimes the things we’ve enjoyed most haven’t cost us a penny. Here’s my guide to the ten best things to do in London that are completely free.

Watch the Changing of the Guard

Most people have seen the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Buckingham Palace but we prefer the Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard at Horse Guards Parade. It’s much less crowded and there are no railings so you can see everything better. What’s more, it’s the Household Cavalry so the soldiers are on horseback with swords drawn and plumed helmets on their head.

The ceremony takes place every day at 11am (10am on Sundays). Click here for more information about changing the guard ceremonies.

Visit the Dinosaurs in the Natural History Museum

© Natural History Museum

The Dinosaur Gallery is rightly one of the biggest draws of the Natural History Museum but there is so much more for children to see and do here whether they’re into dinosaurs and furry frogs or cursed amethysts and duck-billed platypuses.

You can feel the earth move in the Earthquake Machine, play detective games around the museum and visit the growing fox cubs in the ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Ten Best Free Things to Do in London
Guide Location: England » London
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Buckingham Palace   Natural History Museum   British Museum   St. James’s Park   Kensington Gardens   King’s Cross Station   National Gallery   Tower of London   Science Museum   Coram's Fields   Scoop  
Author: Clare Thomson
Read it on author's website: https://suitcasesandsandcastles.com/2016/05/10/the-ten-best-free-things-to-do-in-london/

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