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5 best FREE views in London

best free views in London

The best things in life are free. Do you agree? This saying also applies to London which is otherwise a very expensive city. Luckily, there are plenty of free activities in London such as visiting world-class museums like the British Museum. Furthermore, you can walk around London and enjoy beautiful vistas without charge. Here’s the list of 5 best free views in London according to my humble opinion.

The South Bank

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probably the most iconic view of London

A stretch of land in Central London by the Thames River from the Westminster Bridge to the Blackfriars Bridge. This is nowadays an entertainment and commercial district full of different activities and attractions. From the The London Eye (which is a great attraction but rather pricey) and the London Dungeon to the National Theatre there’s something for everyone here. Free activities include watching the street art performers and enjoying the view of the Westminster and St Paul’s cathedral. Magnificent view no matter the time of the day or the weather! And it’s never the same! I’ve been visiting London for the past 10 years and I’ve witnessed significant changes in London’s skyline. There are new skyscrapers now around St Paul’s jostling for a good position.

Top tip: Go for cocktails at Oxo tower and enjoy the night view of St Paul’s

Sky garden

best free views in London

Tower of London & Tower Bridge

can you see Big Ben?

If you want to look down on the Tower Bridge and the historical Tower of London as well as be smack right in the City of London this is the place for you. There are several cafes at this location as well as a garden (kind of) but the biggest draw of this skyscraper are the beautiful views. It’s completely free but you have to make a booking online. For more information check my post here.

Top tip: visit during the week, right around the opening time to avoid the crowds

Greenwich Park

view of London from the Greenwich park

the view of the Canary Wharf and the Queen’s House & the Old Royal Naval college

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The London Eye experience

There are some things that you just have to do while in London. And going on the London Eye is one of them. However, I didn’t do it during my first visit because I was waiting for the perfect weather and I thought that it was a bit too expensive. Little did I know! So, fast forward two years and I’m back in London with my best friend and partner in crime (she’s a London lover as me)  and we still had doubts about paying the expensive ticket to go on a giant Ferris wheel. That was in 2008 but during our October visit in the same year we finally decided to give it a go. We weren’t disappointed.

with my best friend-Oct 2008

with my best friend-Oct 2008

Oct 2008

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