8 amazing free attractions in London UK
Tour at Somerset House
Changing of the Guards
They say that if you do not witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony with your own eyes, you will not truly experience London. The Changing of the Guard is the official ceremony in which the Foot Guards currently guarding the monarchy are relieved of their duties and replaced by new soldiers. The King's Guard has protected St. James's Palace and Buckingham Palace since 1689 and 1837, respectively. The guards' attire typically includes traditional black bearskin hats and red tunics in the spring, autumn, and summer or a long grey great coat in the winter.
The ceremony occurs at three locations: Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace, and Wellington Barracks. There is no single location from which you can see the entire Guard Mount. Find out more about the and the it.
Sky Garden also provides the ultimate drinking and dining experience. Dine at one of its luxury restaurants or have a drink while enjoying the views in a relaxed atmosphere at one of its bars. The Sky Garden in London is completely free to visit. Still, it is best to book your ticket ahead of time, if possible several days in advance, at .
Some of London's most iconic views can be found here. Overlooking the River Thames, this royal park provides visitors with an incredible blend of 17th century landscapes, impressive gardens, and a rich history dating back to Roman times.
Set aside enough time when visiting Greenwich Park to explore the National Maritime Museum and The Royal Observatory, which houses the Great Equatorial Telescope, the largest of its kind in the UK. Remember to take a selfie on the historic prime meridian line, where you can stand with one foot in the east and the other in the west.
Leadenhall Market, which dates back to Roman times and was nearly destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666, is a thriving ornate Victorian-covered marketplace in Central London. Its cobblestone walkways and glass roof make it a popular destination for shopping, dining, or simply relaxing in the city.
If this place looks familiar to you, you may recognize it from the scene in the first Harry Potter film where Hagrid takes Harry through the atmospheric Diagon Alley via the Leaky Cauldron to do some shopping.
Little Venice's charming canals
A picturesque neighbourhood where you will find colourful houseboats floating on its beautiful canals and waterways Little Venice is located just north of Paddington, where the Grand Union and Regent's canals meet. Originally known as Paddington Broadwater, the neighbourhood's current name may have been inspired by Margery Allingham's 1934 detective novel Death of a Ghost, which gave the name 'Little Venice' to a house overlooking the canal.
There are numerous things to do in the area. Visitors can take a boat ride through the canals, visit one of the quirky waterside cafes, cozy pubs, and charming restaurants, have a picnic at Rembrandt Gardens, and see a live Muppet performance aboard a barge.