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5 Cool Places To Visit For Free In London

5 Cool Places To Visit For Free In London

It is coming up to the Summer Holidays and the Capital of cool London, will be even busier than normal with tourists from all over the world. I would hope that how crazily expensive London is, wont come as too much of a shock for most people, because they will have done their research and they will have a fair idea as to what to expect.

If you want to be part of the coolness of what London has to offer, it may not come cheap as far as staying here and eating and drinking out costs, but the good news is that there are plenty of cool free places to visit, which  are very much worthy of your attention. London may be one of the most expensive cities in the world, but it also has some amazing places to visit that are open 7 days a week and wont cost you a single penny to visit.

You will be glad to know that there are more than just 5 great places that you can visit for free in London, there are literally dozens ranging from museums, historic Royal parks, self guided historic walks and various other places of interest. My list should just be the starting point for your visit to London, if you have two fingers and the fact you are using reading my London Is Cool blog, you have access to the internet. With a little help from the master of the universe Google you have a vast resource of knowledge as to what you can do for free in London.

5 Cool Places To Visit For Free In London

1. Tate Modern, a truly amazing Aladdin’s cave of modern art, which even my crazy Staffie Mable, would enjoy if only they would let her in. You will see art from iconic names such as Picasso, Matisse, Dali, Warhol, Pollock and many more. The great thing about the Tate Modern is that it isn’t just boring old paintings, you will come across all art forms, including sculpture, installations and videos.

2. National Maritime Museum, I must admit that I’m not too much of a museum kind of person, but this one certainly held my attention. It was a fairly interesting and informative tour, which is a cool attraction that even the kids will enjoy as well. Combine the Maritime Museum, with various other free nearby sties, such as the Royal Observatory and Greenwich Park.

3. Self Guided Ripper Walk, embark on a free tour of the places where the notorious Jack the Ripper committed his gruesome murders. Even though very little remains of the original locations, you will still be able to visit where The Ripper committed his butchery. For a map of the walk and the route to take visit London For Free.

4. The British Museum, this amazing place holds a vast collection of world art and artefacts from when time almost began. The oldest objects they have in the Museum are pebble tools from Tanzania. That are dated to between 1,600,000 and 700,000 years BC. They were collected by the East Africa Archaeological Expedition which was led by Louis Leakey in 1931, how cool is that? Also see the famous Elgin Marbles before they finally do the right thing and return them to Greece.

5. South Bank Centre, you will find lots of regular free events, exhibitions and performances. To find out what’s on for free just their Web Site.

London offers so many cool places to visit for free! What other cities in the world provides so many amazing attractions to visit for free and are open 7 days a week? Is any city in the world any cooler than London, I don’t think so. London is truly the capital of cool.


  1. It is good to know that some things in life are still free and London seems to have plenty of cool things to do.

  2. London has some of the most amazing free visitor attractions anywhere in the world. I love London and espcially when it is for free.

  3. Excellent post! Really nicely written and of course, free!

  4. I agree that London has to be the most amazing place on earth. But the costs are outrageous, so your top 5 free places are very welcome. In fact your top 4 would be worth every penny, even if they were not free. Not sure what the South Bank Centre is, though.

    Is there a reason for the tiny font size in your blog? Can I increase the size on my own computer?

    Rock on, London!

  5. Hi Hells, I find that the size of my blog displays fine on my lap top and desktop. How things are viewed on your screen are determined in your Display Settings and whatever level you have your resolution set too.

  6. The modern would be my FIRST pick ! I would love to see it ! ~Amanda

  7. I love your blog. Wish I had more time to read all those great blogs.

  8. I too am moving to London from Leeds….the crazyiness appeals.

  9. The crazyness of London is mostly good and for sure it should never be boring hear…

  10. By seeing London, I’ve seen as much of life the world can show!London is a roost fer every bird!The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world.

  11. Some of the coolest venues in London are highlighted in this video… The winners of the 2011 Cool venue awards: