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Free things to do in London, Museums, Markets and Parks Tours Day Trips

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When it comes to things to do in London, you needn't spend a fortune to get a taste of what the city has to offer. The beauty about London is that there are so many charming attractions around the city that are actually free to see. Some of the things to look out for if you are on a tight budget include museums, markets, parks and street theaters.

London Museums:

The majority of museums in London have free entry, those that do have an admission fee usually keep their prices below £5. The list to choose from is almost endless, so base your choice on your own personal interests. If you have a taste for art, museums such as the Victoria and Albert and the National Gallery are a must see, while historians will enjoy an outing to the Museum of Garden History, British Museum, British Library, Imperial war Museum or the Old Station Museum to name but a few. Other free museums to take in if you have the time include the Energy Museum, Science Museum, Theater Museum, RAF museum and the Clowns Gallery and Museum.

London Markets:

Talking about free things to do in London town have you thought of visiting one of city's many markets, many of which date back to ancient times. Entrance to markets is free, and your senses will be delighted by the many artists that line the pavements and streets. Singing, theater, juggling and miming are just some of the delights that make up the carnival atmosphere at most markets. In the event that you do have a few pounds to spend, you can pick up amazing bargains in the form of arts, crafts, clothing and jewellery. Ten of the must see markets in the city include:

Shepherd's Bush Market, Covent Garden Jubilee Market, Petticoat Lane Market, Surrey Street Market, New Covent Garden Market, Brixton Market, Camden Market, Wembley Market, Columbia Road Flower Market and Greenwich Market

London Parks:

One of the most relaxing things to do in London is to stroll though one of the many parks that are scattered throughout the city. In summer, parks are the perfect spot for lunchtime picnics, while in winter a stroll across park lawns provides a welcome break from stuffy hotel rooms and busy shopping centres. Well known London parks include Victoria Park, Richmond Park, Kensington Gardens, Regents Park, Hyde Park and St James's Park. Some less well known parks that are definitely worth a visit if you have the time include Wildlife Garden, Bushy Park, Mile End Park, and Russia Dock Woodland Park.

Other things to look out for in London that won't cost you a cent include: poetry readings, nature walks, theatre workshops, comedy shows and lunchtime and evening concerts. For children there are also a number of free playgrounds and children's entertainment centres scattered around the city.