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London is an incredibly vibrant city, full of plenty of things to see and do. While some of the top attractions include a hefty price tag, that’s certainly not so with everything the capital has to offer. Why not check out some of these free activities in London this month?
Visit the Natural History Museum
There is nowhere better to spend a few hours prowling through incredible free exhibits than London’s very own Natural History Museum. Major attractions this month include the tropical butterfly house and the Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcase. With a free visitor app to help you get the most of our your visit, you can be sure to see all the best the museum has to offer!
Enjoy a free lunchtime concert at St Martin-In-The-Fields
One of the most delightful churches in London also offers beautiful free lunchtime concerts. As a musical hub for some 250 years, St Martin-in-the-Fields offers some of the best live classical music in the city. With an intimate atmosphere despite its comparatively large scale, the church provides a tranquil pause from the hustle and bustle of big city life. There’s a café on site, the award winning ‘Café in the Crypt’, for grabbing some refreshments after taking in a performance.
Delight in some street art by artists like Banksy
London’s streets are filled with incredible un-commissioned street art – and what’s more, taking a thorough look is 100% free of charge. Infamous guerrilla artist Banksy has several well-known works throughout the city. Shoreditch is filled with graffiti by some of the best street artists in the world, including a 30ft bird on Hanbury Street and partially hidden monster sculptures lining the rooftops of Grey Eagle Street. Brixton’s memorial mural to David Bowie is forever lined with tributes to the musician, and there’s plenty of colourful street art on offer in and around Camden.
Have a picnic at Richmond Park
The largest of London’s royal parks, Richmond Park was once Henry VIII’s favourite spot for hunting. Nowadays, it’s teaming with nature and the ideal space for reconnecting with nature and losing yourself in the great outdoors. Why not take a break and head there with a picnic basket for a sunny summer treat?
Indulge your love of art at Tate Modern
The Tate Modern has played host to some of the most talented – and controversial – artists of our age. With free admission to the gallery, you can share in a piece of artistic history by seeing the latest and greatest exhibits.
Visit Speakers Corner at Hyde Park
Speaker’s Corner provides a traditional space for speeches and debates. With a heritage which dates back to the 1800s, George Orwell was once a frequent visitor, and since 1872, ‘Speaker’s Corner’ has been specifically designated for public speaking. You never know who you might see or what you might learn from this uniquely British experience.