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5 Free Places to See in London

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by Shubhit (subscribe)
In-house Copywriter at Camberwell Film Studios. Loves writing about advertising and technology. Has worked with Contagious Magazine, The Upcoming, Creative Orchestra, Triton Communications, All India Radio, etc. Follow me on Twitter @ShubhitSaxena
Published December 31st 2012
Have you seen them all?
South Bank

A view of The Thames


The area around the Thames that spreads in length from Lambeth Bridge east to St Saviour's Dock, has amazing views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and St Paul's Cathedral. Also, there are a number of free events going on here, almost every other day.

Science Museum

Wikimedia Commons / Gaetan Lee


A wide variety of galleries here would make even the non curious an admirer of the sciences. Browse through objects and inventions and their history and add it to your knowledge. Making the Modern World, Glimpses of Medical History, Exploring Space, The Launchpad, etc are some of the galleries worth visiting.

British Museum

Wikimedia Commons / Rob Gale


A must see attraction for anyone new in London, it has exhibitions on Olympics, Paralympics and Winning at the Ancient Games. Also the Egyptian mummies and Rosetta Stone are not to be missed!

Portobello Market

Signboards on sale at Portobello Market


Portobello Road Market is one of the longest in London. Going back in years to 1870, when it first started, visit it for antiques, fashion and food stalls. Also in the vicinity is the famous Notting Hill.

Royal Museums Greenwich

A view of the Museums and London skyline


Okay, so you have heard about it, but seeing it in person is a totally different experience. At the heart of Greenwich and the 0 degree longitude that divides the world in two, this collection of Museums is not to be missed. Also watch out for the Observatory and a scenic view of the London skyline.
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