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London Sightseeing Easy and Affordable

London Sightseeing Easy and Affordable
Whether you’re going on your first trip to London or your tenth, the city can be more than a little intimidating. After all, the greater London area covers 600 square miles! Before you go, it’s worth your while to invest some time in planning which London attractions you’d like to see, as well as exploring your transportation options. London Sightseeing Attractions Here are the top five “must-see” London attractions: 1. Tower of London: One of the city’s most prominent landmarks, the Tower of London is best known as a castle of imprisonment, torture, and execution – but it’s also been a Royal Palace, a fortress, and a Royal mint! 2. Kensington Palace: Although Kensington Palace was the birthplace of Queen Victoria and the primary residence of William III and Mary II, today’s it’s best known as the home of Lady Diana, Princess of Wales. Exhibits honoring “The People’s Princess” are a must-see. 3. London Zoo: Located in Regent’s Park, the London Zoo is home to over 12,000 animals and features exhibits including “Meet the Monkeys” and “Butterfly Paradise.” 4. Windsor Castle: The home of Queen Elizabeth II, Windsor Castle has been the official residence of Kings and Queens for more than 900 years, making it the oldest continually occupied castle in the world. 5. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre: This faithful reproduction rests on the site of the original Globe Theatre, the backdrop upon which the Bard wrote his famous plays. London Transportation If you’re a London tourist, you have access to a number of trains and busses that will take you to the major London attractions. These include the London Underground trains, London busses, the Docklands Light Rail, over-ground trains, Tramlink, and the First Great Western (for travel to Windsor Castle). A Travelcard Lets You Save Money While Sightseeing London sightseeing can be incredibly expensive. Individually, London attractions may not charge much, but together they can quickly add up to a significant cost. Likewise, travel expenses to and from popular tourist locales can also take a bite out of your pocketbook. The money you spend on admissions and travel within London is money you won’t be able spend on accommodations, souvenirs, and meals. If you’re a London tourist, a Travelcard is an excellent investment, especially when combined with a London Pass. At a single affordable price, the London Pass provides you with free admission to 56 London attractions – locations that normally charge for admission. Similarly, the Travelcard allows you to use busses and trains at no additional charge. These “smart cards” are like credit cards that are swiped at the entrances of attractions, busses, and trains, and that allow you free entry or passage. In addition to cost savings, a London Pass allows you to bypass long lines and receive priority admission to all of the best London attractions. Best of all, depending on the length of your stay, you can choose to buy a 1-day, 2-day, 3-day, or 6-day pass. Planning ahead and taking advantage of a London Pass and Travelcard will help to make your London sightseeing trip hassle free. You’ll be able to enjoy the rich ....read more

Free London Attractions

Free London Attractions
Free London Attractions Make the most of your stay in London with these free things to do. From London’s exquisite parks, to free world-class museums in London such as the Natural History Museum, historic houses, free walking tours of London, stunning art galleries and free activities for kids, there are some amazing free experiences to be had in London. The range of free London attractions is incredible. Where else in the world can you meet dinosaurs and creepy crawlies, see portraits of Tudor monarchs, travel back to the Battle of Britain, see Darwin’s walking stick and the Lord Mayor’s 18th-century gold coach, all without spending a penny? Here’s our pick of the best free attractions and free events in London. Changing the Guard – Special Event Bushy Park – Large Park Goldsmiths Hall – Historic Site & House Greenwich Park – Large Park Guildhall Art Gallery & Roman Amphitheatre – Gallery Hyde Park – Large Park Kensington Gardens, A Royal Park – Large Park Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill – Large Park Richmond Park – Large Park St James’s Park – Local Park Bank of England Museum British Museum English Heritage: Kenwood House – Historic Site & House The Geffrye, Museum of the Home IWM London: Imperial War Museum London Museum of London Museum of London Docklands National Gallery National Maritime Museum Greenwich National Portrait Gallery Natural History Museum Old Royal Naval College – Historic Site & House Queen’s House Greenwich – Historic Site & House Royal Air Force Museum London The Saatchi Gallery Science Museum Tate Britain – Gallery Tate Modern – Gallery V&A Museum of Childhood Victoria and Albert Museum The Wallace Collection – Gallery Wellcome Collection – Museum 19 Princelet Street – Museum Abbey Road – Historic Site & House The Anaesthesia Museum British Dental Association Museum Chertsey Museum Crystal Palace Park – Garden Deen City Farm and Riding School – Farm Grant Museum of Zoology Hogarth’s House – Historic Site & House Horniman Museum and Gardens Horse Guards Parade – Historic Site & House Kingston upon Thames Museum and Heritage Service Little Holland House – Historic Site & House London Sewing Machine Museum The London Wall – Historic Site & House Mudchute Farm and Park – Farm Museum of Croydon Museum of Fulham Palace – Historic Site & House Museum of Instruments at the Royal College of Music Museum of the Order of St John National Trust: Morden Hall Park – Park Newham City Farm – Farm Princess Diana Memorial Fountain – London Attraction Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge – Historic Site & House The Royal Academy of Music Museum Serpentine Galleries Sir John Soane’s Museum The Statue of Eros – Historic Site & House Trafalgar Square – Public Square Valentine’s Mansion & Gardens – Historic Site & House Vauxhall City Farm Wellgate Community Farm Whitechapel Art Gallery William Morris Gallery Winchester Palace – Historic Site & House Bedfont Lakes Country Parks – Large Park Stephens House and Gardens – Historic Site & House ....read more
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