Top 5 Attractions in London You Can Visit for Free with the London Pass
London is one of the most amazing cities that everyone should get a chance to visit in their lifetime. While it can be a bit overwhelming, you can make your travel easier by purchasing a London Pass for your stay.
If you didn’t already know, the London Pass is a tourist pass to the major— and even some minor— attractions in England’s capital. You can choose from different packages, however, we recommend an all-inclusive pass if you can swing it. You get a chance to save money and time because you also have the luxury of skipping long queues at many of the attractions. With this power in your hands, where will you go first? Here are a few suggestions to help you decide.
Located in the heart of the city, a boat cruise on the Thames River will let you pass through many of the monuments for which London is famous. Take a few snaps of the iconic Big Ben or Westminster Abbey on your way, and you might even spot a few rowers gliding alongside your boat. Tours begin at 10 AM at the Victoria Embankment which is easily accessible through the extensive bus network.
A visit to London wouldn’t be complete without experiencing England’s most beloved sport, soccer. Fortunately, you can also use the London Pass to get to the Emirates Stadium for free and use it to gettickets to watch live games. It’s the third largest stadium in all of England and is the home of Arsenal F.C. The Arsenal Museum is also one of the best in-house museums in the country where you can learn about the origins of the club. Ladbrokes notes the stadium is a stone’s throw away from Drayton Park and Holloway Road with the nearest overground stations at Finsbury Park & Highbury and Islington. You can go on a self-guided tour anytime between 10 AM to 5 PM.
Do you want to see where the future king and queen live? Kensington Palace is home to several royals including Prince William and Kate Middleton, and more recently, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Not only will you learn about the royal family’s fascinating background, but you’ll also get to enjoy the manicured lawns and sprawling colorful flora that Kensington Palace has become known for over the years. Aside from taking the bus here, you can also reach it via the Tube. Get off at Kensington Station, which is a 15-minute walk from the palace.
If you didn’t see Prince Harry and Meghan get married on television, you might still be able to catch glimpses of the iconic event by visiting the venue itself. Windsor Castle may be nearing its first millennium but it’s very well maintained and a little intimidating, to be honest. There’s so much history surrounding the castle. If you want to avoid the crowds, CNN suggested visiting in the afternoon but you will miss the Changing of the Guard which happens at 11 AM. The easiest way to get there is to catch the Greenline Service No. 702 bus leaving every 30 minutes from the London Victoria Coach Station.