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See below for 50 random free places to visit in London.


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Terrace Gardens

Garden overlooking the Thames close to Richmond town centre.
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Ham Lands

Over 175 acres of local nature reserve beside the River Thames.
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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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Temple Church

The Temple Church was built by the Knights Templar during the 12th Century, during the reign of King John. The building contains stone effigies from the 13th and 14th centuries, and survived heavy bomb damage in World War II.
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Enfield Market

Markets have been held in Enfield since the 14th century.
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Postmans Park

Pretty park with an interesting Victorian memorial to commemorate those who died saving others.
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Islington Museum

Local history museum housed in the basement of Finsbury Library.
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Myddelton House Gardens

Eight acres of gardens, with a lake, conservatory, meadow and arboretum.
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Fryent Country Park

Over 250 acres of traditional Middlesex countryside surrounded by suburbia.
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Kenton Grange

The Northern part of Woodcock Park, split by Wealdstone Brook which runs through the centre of the park.
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Bostall Heath and Woods

Ancient woodland whos name comes from the Anglo Saxon for "woody heath".
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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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St Pauls Cathedral Churchyard Gardens

A garden in the grounds of the cathedral established in 1878 containing the remains of an old cloister.
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Morden Park

A leafy park that is part of the Capital Woodlands Project. The Roman road Stane Street runs through the park but is totally covered, however there is a mound that is thought to be a pagan burial site.
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Royal Air Force Museum

Located at the site of the former aerodrome at Hendon the museum of the Royal Air Force is home to over 100 aircraft and thousands of other items.
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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the monarch and has been since 1837.
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Battersea Power Station

This famous London landmark was closed in 1983 and is now protected by Grade 2 listing by English Heritage.
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Barham Park

Open parkland and formal gardens formed from the grounds of Crabs House.
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Danson House

A grade I listed house dating from 1766, currently used as the local registry office.
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Roundwood Park

A formal victorian park with green flag status.
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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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Ten Acre Wood

A nature reserve in Hillingdon managed by the London Wildlife Trust.
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Croham Hurst Woods

A site of special scientific interest providing a variety of habitats.
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Springfield Park

Opened as a public park in 1905, Springfield Park comprises of 40 acres of landscaped parkland, gardens and conservation areas.
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Chisenhale Gallery

An innovative gallery for contemporary visual art occupying a renovated factory in Londons East end.
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Roman Amphitheatre

A 2000 year old roman amphitheatre unearthed beneath the Guildhall in 1988.
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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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Deen City Farm

An urban farm in South West London with goats, horses, chickens, geese, ducks, rabbits and guinea pigs.
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Norman Leddy Memorial Gardens

Named after the Assistant Director of Parks for Hillingdon council, the garden has woodland, pond, a bog garden and several species of exotic trees.
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Russia Dock Woodland

The old dock has been transformed into a wildlife haven with grassland, woodlands and ponds.
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Dowding Park

Named after Sir Hugh Dowding, the commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle Of Britain. The park is on the site of RAF Uxbridge, which was the headquarters of RAF 11 Group which was responsible for the defence of London and the South East in the Battle Of Britain.
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Tate Modern

National Museum of modern and contemporary art.
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County Hall

County Hall is the former residence of London County Council and the GLC (Greater London Council). It is located on the South Bank of the River Thames next to the London Eye.
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Swakeleys Park

A large, well kept park featuring a lake and grassland areas.
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The View

Information centre telling the history of Epping Forest.
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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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Tooting Bec Common

A large common covering 220 acres with play equipment, a lake, a pond and woodlands.
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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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Bank of England Museum

Museum telling the story of the Bank of England since its creation in 1694 to the present day.
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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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Inner Space

Inner space is a meditation and personal development centre located near to Covent Garden.
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Stepney City Farm and Rural Arts Centre

A working city farm with a farmers market every Saturday.
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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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Royal Mail Archive

The archive is part of the Mount Pleasant Sorting Office complex and is freely open to all but you must register with the user card system.
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Boston Manor Park

A large historic park surrounding the Jacobean Boston Manor House that dates from 1623.
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Stave Hill Ecological Park

Bordering the Russia Docks site, the park is a combination of grass, woods and wetlands.
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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the monarch and has been since 1837.
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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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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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Camden Arts Centre

A place for contemporary arts exhibitions and events.
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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