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See London for Less

A weekend break in London can work out pretty steep, but as mums always say, mind your pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves! These ‘triffic’, free London attractions won’t break the bank when you’re visiting the Big Smoke.

1. Free London Attractions - Kensington GardensKensington Gardens

The capital has eight royal parks and Kensington Garden is one of them. You can find impressive trees and colourful flowerbeds. If you have the nippers in tow, the  Diana Memorial Playground is handily located here. See www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/kensington-gardens

2. The British Museum

Learn about different cultures throughout the ages, with free exhibitions on topics like German medals of the First World War and Japanese Men’s Fashion. Throughout the day, there are free 30-40 minute eye-opening tours of the various galleries. See www.britishmuseum.org

3. Changing of the Guards

London City Breaks - Changing of the guardsWe all know them – the men in uniform, with Bearskins on (you know those tall, furry caps), standing around at Buckingham Palace, the Horse Guards Arch and Windsor Castle. They don’t smile, they don’t even look at you, they just march around sometimes. But when they finish their shift, the changing of the guards takes place. This is a stunning ceremony that you have to see at least once in your life. See www.royal.gov.uk

4. Victoria and Albert Museum

The worlds’s largest art and design museum has collections that are unrivalled in their diversity, with exhibits ranging from architecture, ceramics and glass, to furniture, drawings, dolls houses and teddy bears. It offers free daily introductory tours. See www.vam.ac.uk

5. Abbey Road – St John’s Wood, London, NW8 9BS

London City Breaks - The Beetle's Abbey RoadIf you are a big fan of the Beetles, make sure you go to this address, as this is where you’ll find the famous zebra crossing featured on their last album cover. Unfortunately, the studios nearby are not open to the public unless you’ve booked a recording session, which isn’t cheap. Instead, bring your camera and take a picture crossing  Abbey Road in the footsteps of the famous foursome. Find it on Google Maps at https://goo.gl/maps/f4Kib 

So where is everything?

Here’s a map of London showing the location of everywhere in this blog.


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How to get there?

For cheap holidays to London, ClickandGo has excellent packages with great value accommodation, so kiss your spendthrift pals goodbye and prepare to take a tour on a shoestring!


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