London is a popular destination of choice for many tourists visiting Europe. It is the English capital with a fascinating history, lots of fun places to visit and many things to do no matter what your interests are. It is such a vibrant city you may have difficulty deciding which places to visit and what activities to engage in while you are there.
Anyone with a limited budget or little money to splash on entertainment is in the right place because it is possible to have a wonderful holiday in London without even spending a penny if you know where to go.
With the array of museums in this city, lovers of the ancient arts can have a lot of fun. The British Museum towers above many of the other museums around the city because it is the oldest and the biggest. Located on Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, it was opened to the public in 1759 and it has since grown to be so popular that it is visited by over six million people every year.
The British Museum has over seven million objects to see and admire so there is no shortage of fascinating works of art to occupy your time. One valuable tip: Visit on Friday evenings, as this is when most museums are open late. This gives you an opportunity to avoid large crowds and lengthy ques.
Angel Comedy Shows
Go and see the comedy shows hosted by Angel Comedy and you will have a night out full of hearty laughs. Located at the Bill Murray in Islington, Angel Comedy hold free shows every night starting at 8.00 PM. Big name acts and new comedians put up hilarious performances to keep their audience immersed in the fun and entertainment. Group attendance is allowed, but parties larger than eight are not permitted at the Friday and Saturday night shows due to overcrowding.
Royal Academy Of Music
The Royal Academy of Music is a nice place to spend an afternoon listening to great music. They have a series of chamber groups and solo performers who come on the show at 1.05 PM on Tuesdays. It’s free to attend and you do not have to book in advance. Located on Marylebone Road, it is easily accessible by public transportation including rail, the underground and bus. Private cars can pull up in front of the main entrance. Visitors are advised not to bring luggage or large bags to concerts as they do not have cloak room facilities.
London Friday Night Skate (LFNS)
Roller skating is a good way to get some exercise when you are on holiday and you can take part in the LFNS or the Sunday Strolls at the city centre. The LFNS departs from Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner at 8.00 PM on Fridays. The skates may be a little demanding for inexperienced skaters so they are open to those who can stop, turn and control their speeds on a slope. However, there is also the Sunday Stroll which is a more relaxed and slow-paced skate for those who are less experienced. The Sunday Stroll departs from Serpentine Road in Hyde Park at 2.00 PM on Sundays. Both activities are organised by volunteer staff and the activities are dependent on favourable weather.
Summer By The River
Who doesn’t love the glorious summer sun? You can enjoy 96 days of entertainment in the sun by the Thames riverside during summer. A three-month festival holds outside the City Hall overlooking the Thames, providing an opportunity for special views of the Tower Bridge and its environs. Commencing from June through to September, the festival provides a daily programme of summer events to visitors. It is the largest free arts and entertainment festival in the city so the Summer By The River festival is a great place to let your hair down.
The British capital is a fascinating location from which to explore the rich culture of England. There is a variety of places of interest to visit and things to do, from concerts to festivals and museums. In addition to simply walking and jogging, roller skating provides an exciting opportunity for skaters of all skill levels to get some exercise while on holiday.