London is a
fantastic place to visit however it can burn a hole in your wallet or
purse. It’s approximately $1.25 for
every 1 pound (Lb). Check out 6 must-see
The British Museum: Ranked in the Top 25 place in the world to visit, this massive museum houses priceless artifacts from all 7 continents. It’s set up by the country and sub-divided by era. It’s also free! Twas so nice I went twice. They suggest a 5-pound donation however not mandatory.
Borough Market: A hidden gem located walking distance from London Bridge. Words don’t describe how interesting it is (see my FB pictures). Before 5p the market is loaded with tasty treats. Some of the best cheeses I’ve ever had. After 5p it’s filled with locals getting out of work.
Tate Modern Museum: Is an art gallery with pieces (Picasso’s and Warhol’s) mostly from 1900-present and is 1 of 4 Tate galleries in the UK. There’s a great balcony for pictures of the Thames river and St. Paul’s. It’s located a short walk over the millennium bridge across from St. Paul’s cathedral. It’s about 75% free as there’s one floor with current exhibits that they charge for. Also, check out the lounge area with couches as there are cool things for the kids. They can draw and be creative and see their drawings projected onto the wall. A 5-pound donation suggested not mandatory.
Camden Town: Reminds me of our Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Cool hipster edgy area with interesting vintage clothing shopping and people watching. Go to their Camden market which used to be horse stables that were converted into many little unique booths. Great place to find the same goods as centre city London for less than half the price. For you, shopaholics (you know who you are, lol) also visit Harrods department store. It takes Saks 5th avenue to a whole new level.
The National Gallery: This gallery has one of the best collections of paintings in the world. It’s located in Trafalgar square which is a fun place to just walk around. The architecture is breathtaking!
London Rock Tour: This is a bonus tidbit although it’s not free. There are two different mini-bus tours 9-1 and 2-6 that cost about $50 each. They are run by a former band promoter named Bob. Walk on Abbey road and go inside abbey road studios. See Paul McCartney’s house, the Rolling Stones sticky fingers restaurant and get great stories of these British bands on their way up. www.Viator.com