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Alexandra Park Skate Park

Free pre-cast concrete skate park situated next to the ice rink in Alexandra Park.
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Museum of Enfield

Located at the Dugdale Centre, the museum contains 15000 objects illustrating the history of the area.
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London School of Economics (LSE)

Free public events and talks on a range of topics including social sciences and literature.
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Imperial War Museum

Museum with exhibits about conflict, particularly those involving Britain and the Commonwealth from World War 1 to the present.
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London Wall

A section of the Roman London Wall built around AD200 adjoining the Tower of London.
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Valence House

Valence House is a partially moated manor house with parts dating back to the 1400s.
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Bittacy Hill Park

A small park with views over London.
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Corams Fields

A seven acre playground and park for children. No adult can enter without a child.
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Carnaby Street

World famous for boutique fashion shops and the centre of the swinging London of the 1960s.
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Regents Park

Regents Park covers 395 acres and includes Queen Marys Gardens where you can see more than 30,000 roses.
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Honeywood Museum

Grade II listed building housing a museum of local history.
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Heathfield Recreation Ground

A recently added sensory trail has been a popular addition to the facilities here.
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Leicester Square

This is where the majority of London film premieres are held. There are 4 major cinemas in the square.
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Grant Museum of Zoology

The museum, founded in 1828 houses around 67000 specimens from the Animal Kingdom.
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Hamleys

The biggest toy shop in the world, Hamleys has seven floors of toys and games to browse through.
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Tumbling Bay Playground

Natural wooden adventure playground located at the Timber Lodge community centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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St Chads Park

Opened in 1830, St Chads is the oldest park in the Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
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Kentish Town City Farm

A free to visit city farm that celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012.
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Kyoto Garden

Japanese Garden within Holland Park that was built in 1992 in remembrance of the Japanese Festival held in London that year.
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Edgewarebury Park

Park with formal and informal gardens, childrens playgrounds and free tennis courts.
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Nonsuch Park

A historic park on the English Heritage register, originally part of a much larger hunting park created by Henry VIII.
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Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is one of Londons most dominant landmarks located in docklands on the Isle Of Dogs
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Royal London Hospital Museum

The Museum, housed in the crypt of a late 19th century church contains exhibits covering the history of the hospital from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
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Neasden Temple (Shri Swaminarayan Mandir)

When finished in 1995 this was the largest Hindu temple outside India.
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Upminster Park

A green flag park in central Upminster.
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Newlands Park

A small park created in the 1950s but reworked in 2001.
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Thames Barrier

Opened in 1982, the Thames Barrier provides flood defences for the city of London. Costing £16,000 to close the flood barrier each time, it has been closed 175 times up to April 2015.
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Materials Library

The Institute of Making hosts the Materials Library, presenting a collection of all sorts of materials from synthetic or natural sources, comprised of just about any material you could possibly think of.
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Tate Modern

National Museum of modern and contemporary art.
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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the monarch and has been since 1837.
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Chinatown

Chinatown is an area of London where there is a vibrant Chinese community, the entrance is marked by an ornate Chinese gateway.
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Alexandra Palace Park

This 150 year old park has a range of facilities and great views looking South over London.
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Big Ben

Big Ben is the popular name of the Elizabeth Tower that houses the Great Bell which has the nickname of Big Ben.
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Pinner Memorial Park

Known as Bennets Park before World War Two, additional land was purchased and the park renamed after a public campaign for a memorial to those who had died during both world wars.
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Royal Albert Hall

Opened in 1871 this Grade I listed building is a venue for concerts and exhibitions.
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Pitshanger Park

Bordering the River Brent to the North, this is largely open grassland surrounded by woodland.
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Petticoat Lane

Petticoat Lane is one of Londons oldest markets and has been running since the 1750s.
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Old Royal Naval College

The buildings date from the 17th century and were designed by Sir Christopher Wren who also designed St Pauls Cathedral.
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Seven Kings Park

A flat park with tree lined walks and formal rose beds with a variety of recreational facilities.
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Cantelowes Gardens

Park with 2 childrens play areas, a multi-use sports pitch, a skatepark and a free outdoor gym.
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Harefield Village Green

Registered as common land since 1813, the village green covers over four acres.
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South Park Gardens

Formal Victorian park refurbished in 2009 and 2015, located close to Wimbledon town centre retaining original features such as a water fountain and water trough.
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Hayes Old Rectory Gardens

A formal garden dating from 1906 that was the garden of the rectory.
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St. James Park

St James Park is the oldest of the royal parks. It contains both The Mall and Horse Guards Parade.
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Little Ben

A 10m high clock tower, similar in design to Queen Elizabeths Tower (Big Ben) and located just outside Victoria railway station.
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Millwall Park

Home ground of Millwall F.C. between 1897 and 1910 and also the site of a rope manufacturing facility.
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Cuming Museum

Collection of artefacts from around the world collected by the Cuming family as well as being the museum of Southwarks history.
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Oaks Park

Site of the house where the Earl Of Derby and colleagues created the famous horse races, The Oaks and The Derby.
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Battersea Bridge

Opened in 1890 by Lord Rosebery who was to become Prime Minister in 1894.
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Lincolns Inn Fields

One of the oldest public spaces in London and the largest square in the City it was designed by Indigo Jones
We have over 1000 ideas for FREE things to do and places to go for anyone visiting, or living in London.

If you are looking for ideas about having a day out then browse through our lists of sightseeing ideas for inspiration - whatever the weather London has in store there are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities listed.

The majority of London attractions listed are free to visit and include museums, art galleries, childrens farms, childrens playgrounds, gardens, historic sites, markets, nature, parks, skateparks, sports, leisure, landmarks and London events.

Many of the most famous art galleries the city has to offer are featured on the site including Tate Modern, The National Gallery and the Saatchi Gallery. Details can also be found of much smaller and less well known sites including the Serpentine Galleries in Hyde Park and the Pump House Gallery in Battersea Park.

Children are well catered for in the city with many parks having playgrounds ranging from swings and slides to the pirate ship in the Diana Memorial Playground in Kensington Gardens.

There are several childrens farms spread across London - one of our favourite ones is in Crystal Palace Park where you can also take the children to check out the Victorian dinosaur statues that reside in and around the lake.

For a slightly older age group are many skateparks and you can also find free to use tennis courts and outdoor gym equipment in some of the parks.

We will soon have an events page that lists out the well known annual events including Notting Hill Carnival, The Lord Mayors Show, Trooping The Colour and The Boat Race. Several institutions such as the LSE and The Royal Society offer free lectures and you can also be entertained at places like The Scoop next to City Hall or watch the street performers at Covent Garden.

London is a surprisingly green city with the large Royal Parks in the centre of town and Battersea Park just a short distance away on the South side of the River Thames. Greenwich Park is partly a deer park and also houses historical sites such as the Royal Observatory and the National Maritime Museum which are both free to visit.

Further out there are many woodlands, the largest being Epping Forest which covers 6000 acres of North London stretching from Chingford to Epping. Large areas of the forest are designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest and Special Areas of Conversation and there are 4 visitor centres.

Historic sites and London landmarks frequently go hand in hand, for example both Tower Bridge and The Tower Of London are known around the world but with interesting historical backgrounds - and don't forget The Monument to the Great Fire of London, located in Pudding Lane just a short walk across the river from London Bridge Station.

Then of course there are more modern landmarks such as the Gherkin and the Shard which are both spectacular buildings, but the areas around can also reveal other places of interest like the public artworks in the streets surrounding the Gherkin (including rusty metal dinosaurs and a large globe made from stainless steel nuts and bolts).

Marble Arch hosts two large public artworks in the form of a giant horses head and Ghengis Khan mounted on his horse. Henry Moore sculptures can be found by the Thames at Millbank and at College Gardens near the Houses of Parliament. Please note that not all of the landmarks and historic sites are free to enter but we have included them if good views can be had of them from the surrounding streets.

So there is plenty to see and do for a daytrip, an extended visit or a full holiday in London and it need not be expensive.

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