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Top 10 FREE attractions in London

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Experience London without spending a penny! There are plenty of free museums and activities in the city to keep you amused;

  1. Changing the Guard
    Changing of the Guard takes place at 11:30 daily from May until the end of July and on alternate days for the rest of the year, weather permitting.
  2. Imperial War Museum
    The museum's collections include archives of personal and official documents, photographs, film and video material, and oral history recordings; an extensive library, a large art collection, and examples of military vehicles and aircraft, equipment and other artefacts.
  3. Tate Modern
    The Tate Modern in London is Britain's national museum of international modern art.
  4. Natural History Museum
    The Natural History Museum is one of three large museums on Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, England (the others are the Science Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum).
  5. National Maritime Museum
    The National Maritime Museum (NMM) in Greenwich, England is the leading maritime museum of the United Kingdom the largest museum of its kind in the world. The historic buildings forming part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, it also incorporates the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and 17th-century Queen's House. 
  6. St. Paul's Cathedral
    St Paul's Cathedral is a busy working church. At the heart of life at St Paul's is the daily pattern of prayer and worship. Every day begins and ends with prayer. During hourly prayers visitors are invited to join in the Lord’s Prayer, in their own language, as they pause and pray.
  7. Royal Observatory Greenwich
    The Royal Observatory, Greenwich (ROG) is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the World, making it the official starting point for each new day, year and millennium.
  8. National Portrait Gallery
    The National Portrait Gallery houses a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people. It was the first portrait gallery in the world when it opened in 1856.
  9. Victoria and Albert Museum
    The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects.
  10. Thames river carnival
    The Mayor's Thames Festival takes place annually in mid-September. Activities take place over a weekend on the River Thames, the riverside walkways, roads, bridges, docks and public open spaces from Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge and beyond.