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National Firefighters Memorial

A bronze statue in memory of firefighters who gave their lives during world war 2.
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Gladstone Park

Named after the ex Prime Minister William Gladstone who died in 1898. The park was opened in 1901.
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East Wickham Open Space

Thirty four hectares of parkland and wildlife habitats.
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Rowley Green Common

Common land forming a local nature reserve adjacent to Arkley golf course.
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Coronation Stone

The Kings Stone or Coronation Stone is an ancient stone block used in ancient times as the site of coronation for Anglo-Saxon kings. Kings said to be coronated here are Aethelstan in 925, Eadred in 946, Aethelred the Unready in 979.
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Regents Park

Regents Park covers 395 acres and includes Queen Marys Gardens where you can see more than 30,000 roses.
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Ordnance Survey Cannon

Ordnance Survey maps are based around the cannons located in Roy Grove, Hampton, and on the Northern Perimeter Road by Heathrow Airport five miles away.
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Carnaby Street

World famous for boutique fashion shops and the centre of the swinging London of the 1960s.
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Brent Lodge Park

Ornamental gardens, meadows and playgrounds alongside the River Brent.
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Crystal Palace Park

Listed at Grade II by English Heritage, this historic park is the site of The Crystal Palace that was destroyed by fire in 1936.
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Manor House Gardens

A family friendly park with large grassy areas and a childrens playground.
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Ruislip Lido

The Lido is a 60 acre lake with a sandy beach and a narrow gauge railway.
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Royal Festival Hall

Opened in 1951 the Royal Festival Hall is the main performance venue in the Southbank Centre.
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Wandle Park Colliers Wood

Believed to have been visited by Admiral Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton, this was once the gardens of Wandlebank House.
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Bromley Palace Park

The park is what remains of the gardens of the residence of the Bishop of Rochester.
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Freightliners Farm

A taste of country life in Islington, this is a working city farm with cows, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens etc.
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O2 Arena (Millennium Dome)

Opened on 31st December in 1999 as the Millennium Dome, the O2 Arena is now a vast entertainment complex. Entrance to the complex is free.
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Hamleys

The biggest toy shop in the world, Hamleys has seven floors of toys and games to browse through.
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Hamleys

The biggest toy shop in the world, Hamleys has seven floors of toys and games to browse through.
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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the monarch and has been since 1837.
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Out Of Order Sculpture

A sculpture depicting a collection of 12 leaning red phone boxes created by David Mach.
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Museum of Enfield

Located at the Dugdale Centre, the museum contains 15000 objects illustrating the history of the area.
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Redbridge Museum

Located in Ilford Central Library, the museum was opened in 2000.
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Street Performers at Covent Garden

A variety of street performers can be seen in the Piazza at Covent Garden.
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London Wall

A section of the Roman London Wall built around AD200 adjoining the Tower of London.
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Brixton Windmill and Gardens

A fascinating mill that was built as a traditional windmill in 1816 but converted to run on steam in 1902. It has recently been restored.
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Imperial War Museum

Museum with exhibits about conflict, particularly those involving Britain and the Commonwealth from World War 1 to the present.
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Down Lane Park

Football fields form the Northern end of the park, while at the South there are playground facilities.
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Thames Barrier

Opened in 1982, the Thames Barrier provides flood defences for the city of London. Costing £16,000 to close the flood barrier each time, it has been closed 175 times up to April 2015.
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Leinster Gardens

Leinster Gardens in Bayswater is certainly one of the stranger things to be found in London. The houses at numbers 23 and 24 are fake houses, built at the time of a steam powered underground railway in the 1860's.
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Royal Courts of Justice

A gothic building containing the Court of Appeal and the High Court.
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Barnet Gate Wood

An ancient woodland with access to the larger Moat Mount woodland.
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Woolwich Ferry

A free ferry service for cars and pedestrians.
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Holland Park

This is the largest park in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
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Meanwhile Skatepark

One of the oldest skateparks in London with three joined bowls of varying size.
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Hackney City Farm

An opportunity to experience farming right in Hackney. Animals include goats, sheep, chickens, donkeys, rabbits and guinea pigs.
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Cuming Museum

Collection of artefacts from around the world collected by the Cuming family as well as being the museum of Southwarks history.
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Tate Modern

National Museum of modern and contemporary art.
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City Hall

Home of the Mayor Of London, the London Assembly and the Greater London Authority.
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Bessingby Park

Bessingby Park consists of three green spaces, Bessingby Park, Cavendish Park and Pine Gardens.
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St. James Park

St James Park is the oldest of the royal parks. It contains both The Mall and Horse Guards Parade.
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Tooting Bec Common

A large common covering 220 acres with play equipment, a lake, a pond and woodlands.
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Big Ben

Big Ben is the popular name of the Elizabeth Tower that houses the Great Bell which has the nickname of Big Ben.
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Unicorn at Camden - Free Music

Many London pubs have free live music nights, including the Unicorn in Camden, which has free music most nights of the week. If you like your music loud and heavy, the Unicorn is the place to go.
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Fairlop Waters Country Park

Redbridges largest country park boasting a large natural play area and the UKs largest boulder park.
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Lambeth Bridge

Lambeth Bridge was built by Dorman Long and opened in 1932. Dorman Long also built the tyne Bridge in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
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Moat Mount Open Space

A 110 hectare park and nature reserve that was once part of Middlesex Forest.
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Alexandra Palace Park

This 150 year old park has a range of facilities and great views looking South over London.
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The Barbican

Multi-arts and conference centre with a variety of events and exhibitions some of which are free to attend. It is the largest performing arts centre of its type in Europe.
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7 July Memorial

Memorial to the 52 people who lost their lives in the July 7th bombings in London in 2005.
We have over 1000 ideas for FREE things to do and places to go for anyone visiting, or living in London.

If you are looking for ideas about having a day out then browse through our lists of sightseeing ideas for inspiration - whatever the weather London has in store there are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities listed.

The majority of London attractions listed are free to visit and include museums, art galleries, childrens farms, childrens playgrounds, gardens, historic sites, markets, nature, parks, skateparks, sports, leisure, landmarks and London events.

Many of the most famous art galleries the city has to offer are featured on the site including Tate Modern, The National Gallery and the Saatchi Gallery. Details can also be found of much smaller and less well known sites including the Serpentine Galleries in Hyde Park and the Pump House Gallery in Battersea Park.

Children are well catered for in the city with many parks having playgrounds ranging from swings and slides to the pirate ship in the Diana Memorial Playground in Kensington Gardens.

There are several childrens farms spread across London - one of our favourite ones is in Crystal Palace Park where you can also take the children to check out the Victorian dinosaur statues that reside in and around the lake.

For a slightly older age group are many skateparks and you can also find free to use tennis courts and outdoor gym equipment in some of the parks.

We will soon have an events page that lists out the well known annual events including Notting Hill Carnival, The Lord Mayors Show, Trooping The Colour and The Boat Race. Several institutions such as the LSE and The Royal Society offer free lectures and you can also be entertained at places like The Scoop next to City Hall or watch the street performers at Covent Garden.

London is a surprisingly green city with the large Royal Parks in the centre of town and Battersea Park just a short distance away on the South side of the River Thames. Greenwich Park is partly a deer park and also houses historical sites such as the Royal Observatory and the National Maritime Museum which are both free to visit.

Further out there are many woodlands, the largest being Epping Forest which covers 6000 acres of North London stretching from Chingford to Epping. Large areas of the forest are designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest and Special Areas of Conversation and there are 4 visitor centres.

Historic sites and London landmarks frequently go hand in hand, for example both Tower Bridge and The Tower Of London are known around the world but with interesting historical backgrounds - and don't forget The Monument to the Great Fire of London, located in Pudding Lane just a short walk across the river from London Bridge Station.

Then of course there are more modern landmarks such as the Gherkin and the Shard which are both spectacular buildings, but the areas around can also reveal other places of interest like the public artworks in the streets surrounding the Gherkin (including rusty metal dinosaurs and a large globe made from stainless steel nuts and bolts).

Marble Arch hosts two large public artworks in the form of a giant horses head and Ghengis Khan mounted on his horse. Henry Moore sculptures can be found by the Thames at Millbank and at College Gardens near the Houses of Parliament. Please note that not all of the landmarks and historic sites are free to enter but we have included them if good views can be had of them from the surrounding streets.

So there is plenty to see and do for a daytrip, an extended visit or a full holiday in London and it need not be expensive.

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