02 Things to see and do
London boasts many beautiful parks. Regents Park and Primrose Hill are perfect for a stroll or picnic with friends. The popular Diana Memorial Walk crosses St James’ Park, Green park, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Or try St. James’ Park for a fantastic view of Buckingham Palace.
Changing of the Guard
The changing of the Queen’s Guard takes place outside Buckingham Palace every day at 11.30am in the summer and every other day in the winter. Get there early for a good view!
London is home to many outstanding art galleries, which offer free entry, including the Tate Modern, the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery.
Wander around many of London’s street markets, selling anything from food to flowers or vintage clothing and antiques. Popular markets include Borough, Portobello Road and Camden.
If you want to be in the audience for a TV show, you can sign up for free tickets. Visit www.bbc.co.uk/tickets or www.tvrecordings.com for details.
Every Sunday morning speakers and listeners gather on the corner of Park Lane and Cumberland Gate in Hyde Park to set the world to right. The main topics are politics and religion but there are usually some off-the-wall ideas too.
The Young Vic shows
The Young Vic shows present a wide variety of classics, new plays, forgotten works and music theatre. Residents of Lambeth and Southwark can see a Young Vic show for free. Get involved with 2 Boroughs.
Take a stroll along the Southbank for a first class view of some of London’s major landmarks including the London Eye, Big Ben and the fantastic skyline showing St Paul’s Cathedral.
London is home to some fantastic museums including the Victoria & Albert, the Science
Museum and the Natural History Museum – all free to enter.
There are many places across the capital where you can regularly enjoy free music, recitals and entertainment, including the Southbank Centre, Trafalgar Square and the Royal Opera House.