I often hear people say that London is one of the most expensive cities on earth but you’d be surprised just how much there is to do for free. Most of our art galleries and museums are free and if you go to any of the major museums during the week, you will see that they are full of little groups of school children absorbing a world of information and knowledge. It is what I love most about London, even if I do try to get ahead of the school groups and away from them as soon as possible!
This autumn and winter I’ve promised myself to go to far more museums and art exhibitions than normal and to go to new ones too.
This all started when I went to the Natural History Museum at the beginning of October. It started with the realisation that there is more to this fantastic place than just the Dinosaurs section. My favourite sections are Creepy Crawlies and the entire Red Zone which features a journey to the centre of the earth and a really realistic earthquake simulation.
Of course, we spent the entire week exploring London that week and we barely touched the surface. This became really apparent to me when I saw this list of Free London Attractions and I realised just how much I still need to see. At the very top of my list (and only on the first page!) is the Bank of England Museum, The British Postal Museum & Archive, Museum of London, and Museum of London Docklands.
Not only that but I’ve also made a pact with my colleague to go ice skating at Somerset House and finally attend Winter Wonderland. Can you believe that I’ve been here over five years and have never managed to do either of those things?
It is such an exciting time to be in London and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else on earth right now. How is your autumn / spring going?