London Bucket List – Best Things To Do In London For A First Timer

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London is a city teeming with activities. Whether old or young, on business or pleasure, the city of London provides some of the most exciting tourist activities for first timers. With accommodation like our hotel with breakfast in Bayswater London, you’ll be well equipped for a day out in the city.

This blog will explore some of the best free activities for first timers visiting the city on a budget. We know that times are tight, but even a stay at central London hotels with triple rooms can be of great value and save you money for some of the best attractions in the city. This blog, though, will explore the free must-visit landmarks and cultural centres in the English capital – because experiencing London in all its glory, needn’t mean breaking the bank.

Free Museums To Visit

Free Museums To Visit

London is one of the cultural capitals of Europe and so it’s unsurprising that its two millennia of history has led to the establishment of some of the best museums in the world. What’s more, guests of the hotel Bayswater Inn will be pleased to find out that many of the most famous museums are free to visit. Here are just a few of the ones that are within a half hour walk of your hotel or a quick underground journey away.

British Museum

British Museum

Located a little further north is the British Museum, one of the most visited museums in Europe. Here visitors can find over 80,000 of ancient artefacts spanning millennia on display, but that only makes up one percent of the collection. The British Museum is one of the most historic museums in London and gives a glimpse into the culture of exploration and curiosity that London is the cornerstone of. What’s more, it’s completely free to visit its permanent galleries in the Russell Square area of London.

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Easy to reach for guests of the Bayswater Hotel, the Natural History Museum is one of the most popular family excursions in London, and its permanent galleries are completely free of charge. Developed in part from collections bequeathed by the British Museum hundreds of years ago, the focus of thai museum is geology, archaeology and biology, providing glimpses into the world of space rocks, dinosaur fossils and the forming of the earth itself.

The V&A

For guests of hotels near Buckingham Palace looking for more royally linked free things to do, the Victoria & Albert Museum, envisioned by Queen Victoria’s late husband is a free design museum to explores decorative arts from throughout the centuries. With temporary exhibits ticketed, the permanent galleries are all free and span thousands of years of history. 

Free Art Galleries Of London

Alongside the free museums of central London, money-tight visitors can also enjoy art galleries spanning the modern, historic and cutting edge at galleries such as the Tate Modern on the South Bank, the National Gallery in the iconic Trafalgar Square and the Serpentine Galleries situated in the heart of Hyde Park.

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