You can enjoy living in London for much less than you’d expect. Yes. It’s an expensive city, but if you know where to look you will never run out of ways to experience London on a budget. The first thing you need to do once you have settled into your new apartment is to get out and enjoy the city. Do the tourist attractions that will not hurt your budget and really get to know your new city.
London Tourist Attractions – For Free
Much of the true beauty of London is in its history which is exemplified by the architecture on show. You do not have to pay to marvel at the wonders of St. Paul’s Cathedral. It is absolutely free to watch the ‘Changing of the Guard’ at Buckingham Palace. So get out there and walk the city streets. You’ll be amazed and refreshed by what a day of sightseeing can do for your soul.
Museums and Galleries
There are a number of museums and art galleries that do not charge an entry fee. You can spend an entire day in the British Museum and still not have even covered a third of it. The Science Museum is a phenomenal attraction if you have children, as is The Victoria and Albert Museum. If art is your thing then you must visit the National Art Gallery as well as the Tate Britain.
Parks and Gardens
This is is one of the most ‘green’ cities in the world. As soon as spring has sprung, Londoner’s take off their coats and head for a picnic in the park. Hyde Park with the meandering mighty Serpentine River is a favourite. You could also visit St. James’ Park and Regents Park if you want to plan a romantic picnic for your loved one. Regents Park has open air theatre and free Sunday afternoon Jazz at the Bandstand.
The trick to living here is to get out and explore the city as much as possible. Every corner offers new things to see and every street gives you the chance to learn about the city that is now your home.