5 Cheap Things to Do in London on Tuesdays
Are you at a loose end in London? It’s Tuesday so you’re not interested in a late night out, but you want to do something a little different – and you don’t have much money to spare. Get inspired by our quick list of cheap and free activities and places to visit in London. Check one of these out in your lunch hour or after work – or take the kids along during the day.
- Do Something Weird
Think you’ve done everything in London? This Tuesday try something completely different – see full-size dinosaurs at Crystal Palace Park, or go to the London Sewing Machine Museum if that’s your kind of thing.
- Check Out a History Museum
Museums in London are always good quality, and most of the permanent exhibits are free on Tuesdays (and most other days of the week – check the listings to see if there are special offers for free entry to temporary exhibitions on Tuesdays.) The Natural History Museum has a wide variety of natural wonders on display, while the Museum of London is all about the entire history of the city. The Bank of England Museum in the City looks at the history of money, while the free Victoria and Albert Museum has a whole host of exhibits to suit all interests.
- Do Something with the Kids
Vauxhall City Farm is great for children who want to get up close to some tame animals, while you can also see some farm animals at the Mudchute Farm. Go to King’s Cross Station to see the famous Platform 9 ¾ from Harry Potter, or take a trip to Covent Garden to watch the street performers.
- Do Something Inside
If the weather is bad or you don’t feel like travelling far, a Tuesday is a great day to get online and play your favourite games like Online Bingo with big discounts, or stream music and videos to your PC to watch later in the week. You could cook your favourite meal for a midweek treat, or simply relax in front of a new movie. Sometimes the regular things are the best.
- Take a Look Outside
On the other hand, London needs to be discovered, so take in the views of London from a vantage point in Greenwich Park, look out over the huge city from Alexandra Palace, or go up to the top of Parliament Hill for amazing views. You don’t have to pay to go on the London Eye to get a great panorama. You can also combine these vistas with a good walk around the park, stopping for a picnic if the weather is nice or a coffee if it’s cold.