British Museum, London, England.
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7 Best Free Things to Do & See in London
 No city in the world offers as many free museums and places to visit than London. Most major museums are open every day so there's no excuse not to admire a Renoir or delve into ancient history while you wander around London.

Photo Caption: Outside the British Museum in London, England
Boating on the Serpentine in Hyde Park in London, England.
Anthony Woods
Best Free Park: Hyde Park
In terms of activities and attractions, Hyde Park is the clear leader. Picnic on the grassy lawns, stroll among the flower gardens, walk by the lake, spend the afternoon at one of the cafés, or join one of the free ranger-guided walks during the summer.

Photo Caption: Boating on the Serpentine in Hyde Park in London, England
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The Horse Guards at Buckingham Palace in London, England.
Anthony Woods
Best Free Ceremony: Changing of the Guard at Horse Guards
The Buckingham Palace event has more pomp and circumstance than any other royal ceremony on earth, but the two daily changes at Horse Guards, the headquarters of the Queen's Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, is both more accessible and more fun.

When: 11am and 4pm Mondays to Saturdays; 10am and 4pm Sundays

Photo Caption: The Horse Guards at Buckingham Palace in London, England
The National Gallery in London, England.
Anne Ackermann
Best Free Gallery: National Gallery
The competition is fierce with the two Tates and newcomers like the Saatchi in town, but for sheer something-for-nothing value, the National Gallery still leads the way with its combination of art masterpieces, freebie talks, tours, and concerts.

Photo Caption: The National Gallery in London, England
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The Egyptian section at the British Museum in London, England.
Elisabeth Blanchet
Best Free Museum: British Museum
The stats alone leave the competition in the dust: the British Museum has a collection of more than 7 million artifacts drawn from every major civilization in history. Admire the Rosetta Stone, stop by the domed Reading Room, and save time for the free talks and tours.

Photo Caption: The Egyptian section at the British Museum in London, England
Sir John Soane's Museum in London, England.
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Best Free Museum Evening: Sir John Soane's Museum
Many museums now host after-hours events, lectures, and parties with bars. Perhaps the most evocative late opening is served up by Sir John Soane's Museum. Here, on the first Tuesday of each month, you can tour the great collector's hoard of art and antiquities by candlelight. Numbers are limited so arrive early.

Photo Caption: Sir John Soane's Museum in London, England
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A night of free adults-only entertainment at the Science Museum in London, England.
Barry Macdonald
Best Free Interactive Museum: Science Museum
If you like your museums all-singing and all-dancing with lots of buttons to press, levers to pull, and computer puzzles to solve, then the Science Museum is the place for you. The Launchpad Gallery alone has more than 50 hands-on experiments.

Photo Caption: A night of free adults-only entertainment at the Science Museum in London, England
Hampstead Heath in London, England.
Anne Ackermann
Best Free City Views: Hampstead Heath
North of the Thames, Hampstead Heath offers the finest vistas over the low-rise suburbs to the skyscrapers. Head to the park's Parliament Hill on a clear day for views of St. Paul's Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament, and even the hills of Kent.

Photo Caption: Hampstead Heath in London, England
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