My boyfriend and I visited London last weekend and wanted to see as many sights as possible on a budget. As there is a lot to see for free in our capital, we decided to make the most of these attractions. Our first stop was Buckingham Palace. The grandeur and magnificience of the palace really does take your breath away- all the images on the tele or in the papers do not do it justice! The palace sits on the edge of St James's Park and so a leisurely stroll can be taken afterwards.
The walk through St James's park is a very pretty one; the calming river, wildlife and greenery make it a relaxing yet beautiful walk. At the other side of the park is the Westminster, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. All are very spectatcular and oh-so-very-British! Also a stone's throw away from these sites is the London Eye.
The next day we went to the Natural History Museum.
The Natural History Museum is free to enter and is an absolutely fascinating place! I learnt so much! It's very big and there's so much to take in that I would recommend spending the full day there- I want to go back as I didn't get to see everything! The architecture of the building itself is so detailed and impressive. There is also the Science museum and the V&A museum around there (both also free entry) if you fancied these instead.
Finally we went to the Tower of London.
We walked around the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, enjoying the view of the river Thames and across London. The Tower itself is quite expensive to get in (we just walked around it which is free) but there is a 2 for 1 deal if you have national rail tickets- you simply have to print out a voucher beforehand. However the site itself is very impressive and there is a lot of information about the history of the Tower around the site so just as worthwhile going if money is a bit tight.
What do you think of the sites we visited? Any other attractions you'd recommend for us to see next time?