Let’s face it, London is expensive. And if you’re anything like us, you’ve probably been feeling a little bit freer with your wallet since lockdown has eased. The good news is that even if you are starting to feel a bit nervous about your bank balance, our capital city also has lots to offer totally for free.
We’ve pulled together our top activities to get stuck into this weekend without even touching your wallets. As comfortable as sofas are, there’s a whole world out there. Check it out:
Visit Brockwell Park’s Walled Garden
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A welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Walled Garden in Brockwell park is as tranquil as it gets. This historic gem is filled with quintessentially English flowers, plants and herbs in full bloom. And just a stone’s throw away, you’ll find Brockwell Hall, some delightful duckponds and the fertile haven that is Brockwell’s community greenhouses. Why not go for a wander and take it all in?
Geek out at the Science Museum
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With 7 floors filled with entertaining exhibits on everything from historical medical collections to driverless cars, the Science Museum has something for everyone. The Wonderlab on level 3 is especially great for the kids, with an explosive chemistry bar and daily demonstrations to inspire your little ones.
Check out Leake Street Arches
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A decade ago, Banksy gathered an army of graffiti artists to an abandoned tunnel in Waterloo to create a vibrant graffiti paradise. Since then, Leake Street Arches has become an epicentre of urban art and entertainment throughout the ages. Take a stroll through the tunnel and surrounding scenic Southbank to see something different this Sunday.
Walk or bike along Regent’s Canal
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The gorgeous Regent’s Canal spans a healthy 4.6 miles through London. Cutting through Kings Cross, Camden town, Primrose Hill and Paddington, there’s lots of intriguing spots and unexpected architecture along the way. Chances are you’ll come away supercharged on endorphins, wishing you owned a houseboat.
Gawk at the epic Fons Americanus at the Tate Modern
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Kara Walker’s acclaimed Fons Americanus monument is really a sight to behold. The 13-metre-tall fountain located in the Tate’s Turbine Hall explores ideas around race, identity, sexuality and violence. Built from recyclable or reusable cork, wood and metal, this provocative installation is totally free and absolutely unmissable.
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