London is known for being one of the most expensive cities in the world. It is also one of the most exciting, diverse and lively cities in world. Hence, every year millions of people visit its wealth of attractions and sights. One way to save some money whilst visiting of holidaying in the capital is to take advantage of the myriad of free goings on that London is home to.
Free Tours of London
Free Tours of London, as the name implies, run a choice of wholly different yet equally wonderful walking tours in and around the city of London. Whether it is London’s enigmatic and lively culture that captivates you, its rich history or you are drawn to the darker side of London’s sometimes gruesome heritage, Free Tours of London will not disappoint.
Free Tours of London operate four distinctively different walking tours. The four tour options are:
- The Royal Tour
- The Old City Tour
- The Jack the Ripper Tour
- The Soho Walking Tour
Each tour takes an in-depth look at different aspects of what makes London such an exciting and dynamic city through exploring sights, stories and some of the people that have made London great. All of the tours run by Free Tours of London are free to join and operate throughout the city on a daily basis. Aside from the Jack the Ripper Tour, which runs in the evening and adventures parts of London’s infamous Eat End and the world’s most famous real life murder mystery, all the tours are suitable for families of all ages, and sizes. To learn more about how to join a tour, where and when tours operate and what to expect from them, visit the Free Tours of London website by clicking on the link in the title.
The Ragged School Museum
A great family day out, the Ragged School Museum takes visitors on an emotive trip back in time to see what life was like for poor children during the Victorian period. Visitors to the museum enjoy a wealth of interactive activities sure to keep the kids engaged and provide adults with a touching look back to a time that seems a world away from life in Britain in 2015. Occupying canal side warehouses which were once home to Bernardo’s biggest ‘ragged school for poor children’ the museum is an insightful and humbling experience.
As the museum is this year celebrating 63 years of the reign of Queen Victoria, 2015 is the perfect time to visit; the museum has set up a summer program brimful with free activities, including arts, crafts and face painting. All activities operating this summer aim to educate, entertain and excite in equal measure and are fittingly centred around exploring some of the most major events, inventions and fashions of the Victorian period. Children can experience what a Victorian classroom would have been like, writing on slate tablets as a pose to modern day electronic tablet devices, try their hand at some chores in the Victorian kitchen and even give clay making a go. Hence, for anyone travelling to London with the kids in tow, the museum provides a wealth of things to do, see and experience.
Epping Forest provides visitors to London with a fantastic excuse to escape central London and proves that venturing afar is well worth it. Visitors to Epping Forest may be surprised to discover that the region surrounding the 6,000 acre forest with its 100 plus lakes and ponds is also packed with attractions, opportunities to shop, eat out and soak up a bit of culture and history. Visitors to Epping Forest can ride a steam train via the Epping Ongar Railway, discover the Firehouse Fun Factory, explore Gunpowder Park, see llamas, meerkats and reindeer at Lee Valley Park Farms and as well adventure the stunning Waltham Abbey Gardens and River Lee Country Park.
Really, there is simply so much to do for everyone in the region of Epping, that even opting to stay in the area itself is a great option. Epping has great transport links via bus and underground to Central London that the only problem is having enough time whilst holidaying to explore both Epping Forest and make time to hit the Capital! To see for yourself the absolute plethora of activities and sights belonging to the area, click the title to be taken to the official Epping Forest website.