London hotels and restaurants tend to be expensive, but no city in the world has more free things to do and these suggestion might help you enjoy your trip without breaking the bank.
World class museums, lively street entertainment, bustling markets, Royal Parks, iconic sights and historic ceremonies all feature in our top ten list of free attractions that are waiting for you in London.
No surprise that top of our list is Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace.
Popular with residents and visitors alike the free to watch ceremony epitomises the pomp and ceremony for which Britain is famous.
Two less well known ceremonies also take place daily at Horse Guards where The Queen's Life Guard change daily and have a second parade at 4 o' clock when they dismount.
Free to all visitors there is something for everyone in London's famous museums.
Below is a list of the most visited museums many of which see their visitors coming back time after time.
From historic to contemporary works of a visit to these London art galleries certainly offer cultural entertainment without breaking the bank.
There are dozens of places to see art in London where work from Van Gogh to, Banksy hang in everything from magnificent historical buildings to converted power stations.
London street markets provide a very different way to spend a day exploring, meeting the locals and hopefully finding a few bargains along the way.
Visiting a street market is not just limited to hunting for bargains it can be entertaining with street music, the aromas of food from around the world and the banter of the stall holders making it much more fun than a visit to the usual chain stores.
Some famous names in the music industry, including, Ed Sheeran, Bob Geldof and Rod Stewart have started their careers busking in London.
Five of the best spots, and maybe a chance to listen to the stars of tomorrow!
The Houses of Parliament,(Big Ben), Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, and Tower Bridge are on most visitors must see list.
It is the secret bars, gorgeous gardens, medieval courtyards, ancient cloisters and churches, many with an incredible story to tell, in the most unexpected places are what brings visitors back to London time after time.
Visitor Tip: Consider a walking tour with qualified guide to find some of London's hidden gems.
Beauty, nature and wildlife are not what most London visitors expect, but the Royal Parks with over 5,000 acres of beautiful green space provide a great place to relax in the heart of the capital.
There are eight Royal Parks in and around London.
The Ceremony of the Keys is the traditional locking up of the Tower of London which has taken place nightly for over 700 years.
You need to book, up to a year in advance, to get free tickets for the Ceremony of the Keys
Annual parades and carnivals bring the streets of London alive with an amazing array of special events.
Some events are ticketed, but many are free.
For one weekend in September hundreds of London's great buildings open their doors to all, completely for free.
No. 10 Downing Street, joins hundreds of other buildings to give you a look behind doors which are normally closed to the public.
Visit OpenHouseLondon for more information and a full list of places to visit
Want more? Then perhaps one of these London attractions will provide an answer top-attractions, include Buckingham Palace State Rooms, the London Eye plus what's new and special offers on attraction tickets.
With some of the world's best art, entertainment, shopping, dining, and history, there is always something to see and do in London and we hope these suggestions whet you appetite to visit what is one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world!