London is one of those cities where you can spend a day without spending a lot of money if you know where to look. London is known for its beautiful, extravagant language but I don’t suggest traveling to London alone. Here are my reasons why it is hard to make friends unless you are staying in a hostel. Some cities are better to experience with friends. I traveled to London alone last August and here are my top recommendations for saving money on activities.
1. National Gallery
In the National Gallery they have works by Renaissance painters and modern visual artists that are captivating. There are beautiful works of the art from the 13th century onwards. You can get your ticket in person since it is less busy on weekdays. There are over 2,000 paintings in this museum. They do allow you to take photos, so bring your camera.
Address: The national gallery, trafalgar square, London WCN2 5DN,United Kingdom
Hours: 10 am-6pm
2. British Museum
The British Museum is a good place to visit with your family. Children especially like seeing the animals. There’s a lot of history on display about the different animal species of the world. You can also book in advance so you don’t have to wait in a long queue. Allow yourself several hours to explore all the museum has to offer, and bring water if you are planning to go in the summer.
address: Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom
3. Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection is amazing to see with your own eyes. This truly magnificent museum has a collection of paintings by some of the greats, including Carlo Crivell, Cosmè Tura and many more.
Address: Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN, UK
4. Tower Bridge
This bridge is perfect for photos and videos and is now one of the most visited tourist locations due to its unique design. If you are traveling alone, ask a stranger to take a photo or wake up at 5am to take photos since the crowd is huge during the day.
Address: Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2UP, United Kingdom
Hours: Any time
5. Sky Garden
The 360 degree view from the sky garden is something not to be missed. This should not be free because you get to see Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and many more stunning landmarks. I recommend booking in advance so you can skip the line.
Address; Sky Garden Walk, London EC3M 8AF, United Kingdom
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