Posted on 8th January, 2018

Visit London on a budget: London’s best free attractions

We know that January can be an extra-long month and that payday might seem like a distant dream, so we want you to start your year the right way by enjoying London without breaking the bank. We have listed our top attractions to visit for free in London which we hope you’ll enjoy.

National Gallery

London is famous for its excellent free art exhibitions. National Gallery in Trafalgar Square displays more than 2,000 Western European paintings from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Artists include Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Gainsborough, Turner, Renoir, Van Gogh and our favourite Rembrandt. The pictures in the collections belong to the public and admission to see them is free. There are free guided tours, audio guides available in multiple languages and free family activities for children of all ages.

See the sights

London is a beautiful city with many stunning sights to see. Whether it is watching Tower Bridge open, meeting the stone lions at Trafalgar Square, taking in the views across the River Thames or seeing the bright screens in Piccadilly Circus, there is always something to capture.  We recommend discovering how the streets of London used to look like with Museum of London’s app. Allowing you to simply select your location via GPS or their London map, hold your phone camera up to the present day street scene and see the same London location appear on your screen, offering you a window through time.

Lumiere London

With Christmas over, the decorative lights are taken down from the streets of London, and everything seems a lot less magical. However during 18th – 21st January 2018, Lumiere London plans to transform the city into a dazzling nocturnal art exhibition. The festival invites international and local artists to create works that light up buildings and public spaces, changing the way we think and feel about London’s environment. The event is completely free to visit and takes place in six different locations around London: Kings Cross, Fitzrovia, London’s West End, Mayfair, Westminster & Victoria, and Southbank & Waterloo.

Victoria & Albert Museum

The V&A Museum is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, holding a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. The many events and sights hosted by the V&A include the Medieval Renaissance galleries containing some of the greatest surviving treasures from the period, the breath taking jewellery gallery, and the stunning British galleries which illustrate the history of Britain through the nation’s art and design.

While you’re visiting London’s best free attractions, why not rest your head at The Rembrandt.  If you make a booking direct on our website, you will be offered a range of exclusive benefits that aren’t available anywhere else! We will give you a free drink of your choice at the bar and a free full English breakfast. Click here to book your room directly with us today or call 020 3740 7145.


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