Traveling to the historically rich and the newly crowned financial capital of the world, has never been more appealing. With an array of London’s main attractions being accessible for affordable prices – and in some cases free – it is possible to see London on a relatively small budget if you research and take heed of informative lists such as this one.
In this article we’ll cover five must-see attractions in London that can be visited by the whole family while not parting with vast amounts of money. After that we’ll give you some brief tips on travel in and around London.
Tower of London
The Tower of London is one of the most famous fortresses still in working order in London. It has had many functions over the year; it’s served as a prison, royal palace, a zoo and an armory. The iconic Beefeaters patrol the grounds through the day, which attracts many to tourists to photograph these historic grounds.
The Tower of London is situated near the River Thames in Central London.
Kensington Palace has been the residence for the royal family since the early 17th century. Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge live at the palace. This iconic palace has become even more popular since William and Kate moved into the palace recently.
You can view the palace’s opening hours here.
Situated in Regent’s Park, London Zoo is the most celebrated of zoos in England. It opened its doors in 1847 and proclaims to be the oldest scientific zoo in the entire world.
Now the zoo is said to house over 700 different species of animal including lions, giraffes and gorillas. The zoo is open throughout the day, seven days a week, and closes around 10pm at night.
There’s no better way to experience the murky history of London that through London Bridge’s magnificent backstory. Hear about the tales of Jack the Ripper and the infamous Great Fire of London when you visit London Bridge (main image).
Churchill War Rooms
Sir Winston Churchill’s underground headquarters during the war was turned into a attraction for all to celebrate his life. “The Greatest Briton” life is celebrated through a series of exhibitions throughout the War Rooms and Museum.
If you really want to immerse yourself in the history of World War II and arguably one of the greatest wartime leaders, Churchill War Rooms is an absolute must.
UK-based company Parking4Less advises that you should use some of the free shuttles and underground trains that run from Heathrow Airport to help cut costs of travel.
Try to use public transport as much as possible as cabs in London are renowned for be very expensive. The buses and underground trains will literally get to anywhere in London that you want. The underground operates between 5am and 12am daily with buses running 24-hours a day.