London is always a great place to visit, regardless of the season. But if a choice should be made of when is the best time to be in the city, then summer is definitely going to be the winner. Not only the best events are held during the warmer months, but there are also countless activities you can enjoy in UK’s capital. And the best thing is that there are plenty of free things to do for everyone.
Free walking tours – If you want to visit the city and learn interesting facts about it, then a walking tour is the best way to do that. There are various options for walking tours; you just have to find the one that wakens your interest. Although you don’t have to pay for the tour, you can still give a tip to the guide at the end.
A walk in the Park – Good weather calls for spending some time in nature and London has just the place where you can do that. Richmond Park is the largest royal park in the city and also a national nature reserve where you can enjoy both the scenery and the wildlife. There are a lot of animals roaming around the park such as deer, foxes, rabbits, bats and a wide range of birds. As a bonus, there are also free walking tours that you can join.
Some might think that one park is enough, but that just doesn’t apply to London. Hyde Park is worth a mention since it is one of the biggest parks in the city and it has so many free things to do. Swimming, boating, skating, cycling, jogging are some of the fun activities you can enjoy for free in Hyde Park.
Enjoy a barbecue – What better way to spend a sunny lazy afternoon than sitting on the green grass and enjoying a savory barbecue with friends? Regent’s Park – yes, another park – is one of the places where you can get your barbecue sizzling in London and also take part in some fun sports activities.
Visit Little Venice – For those of you who are in the mood for some romance, there’s a wonderful little gem hidden in the residential neighbourhood of Maida Vale. London has its own Venice, a picturesque area with wonderful canals filled with boats, charming pubs and cafes and enchanting streets. You can take your time and walk slowly along the canals to take in the unique beauty of the place.
Enjoy a street show – London is a city where it is said that art and culture can be found on every street corner, sometimes quite literally. There are many street performances going on across London and they are even more numerous during summer. The street shows at Covent Garden are a centuries-old tradition. You can enjoy amazing street performances from acrobats, magicians, clowns, singers, all for free.
I guess it’s true what they say: the best things in life really are free!