As you can imagine, London sightseeing is amongst the best in the world with an wonderful array of galleries, museums, attractions, parks and much, much more. Better yet, many of the sights in London can be enjoyed either for free or at very low cost, which means that this part of your visit to the capital might actually be incredibly budget friendly.
Take a look at the different pages in our London sightseeing guide:
Visiting London’s top attractions on a budget
One of the ways in which you can visit many of London’s top attractions at a reduced rate is by purchasing the London Pass. Purchasing the pass for 1, 2, 3 or 6 days allows you free entry into over 60 of London’s top attractions, including the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, Kensington Palace, Westminster Abbey, London Zoo, the London Transport Museum, the Courtauld Gallery and on the Thames River Cruise as well as providing special offers at certain London shops and establishments. Some sights also allow you fast track entry (meaning, you can skip the queue!) with the London Pass. If you intending on doing a fair bit of London sightseeing, the London Pass not only saves you many compared to purchasing individual entry tickets, but it may also encourage you to visit even more sights than you had perhaps intended! Click on the link or the banner above to find out more.
If you’re interested in walking tours, then there’s a great service – that’s also very budget-friendly! – called Free Tours by Foot. This company offers tours using the name-your-own price concept – there’s no upfront cost, and you pay the price you feel the tour was worth…even free! Their professional, freelance tour guides offer a range of walking tours (sometimes on bike, too!) of various parts of London, such as Westminster, the City of London, the West End and more. Most of their tours last a few hours, although you can also opt to join the All-in-One London Tour, which takes in many of London’s top sights in a six hour period – with a little transport assistance from the London Underground . There are also food tours which take in some of London’s best food markets, cafes and breweries – and you can sample as little or as much as you like, so your food budget is decided by you!