5 things to do in London for under £5

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20 December 2017 | Money Matters

A visit to London doesn’t have to break the bank. There’s a wealth of great experiences to be had in the capital for just £5 or less.

Here are 5 attractions which won’t cost more than a fiver.


Highgate Cemetery

One of London’s most peaceful attractions, Highgate Cemetery is a beautiful space featuring some of the country’s finest funerary architecture.

Visitors can explore the East Cemetery from Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm and see the final resting place of Karl Marx.

Cost: £4 (adult ticket)


Free Museums

Take advantage of one of the many free museums in London and discover why the city is considered to be one of the world’s capitals of culture.

Many of the country’s best-known museums offer free admission, including The National Gallery, Tate Modern, The Science Museum and the Natural History Museum.

Cost: Free


Stand at the Globe Theatre

Enjoy an authentic Shakespearian Experience at the renowned Globe Theatre for just a fiver.

The Globe Theatre offers 700 standing tickets priced at £5 for every production, offering excellent value as well as the best view of the stage.

The first 2018 production at the Globe is Much Ado About Nothing and the summer schedule is set to be announced in January.

Cost: Standing tickets £5

Enjoy a sky garden

Take a trip up to the 37th floor of 20 Fenchurch Street and marvel at the remarkable views of London from the building’s popular Sky Garden.

Admission to the garden is free and visitors can wander around the various landscaped areas or enjoy 1 of the 2 restaurants housed on the top floors.

The Sky garden is open from 10am to 6pm on weekdays and 11am to 9pm at weekends, although free tickets must be booked in advance.

Cost: Free 


Climb The Monument

Enjoy marvellous panoramic views of the London skyline from the top of The Monument in the heart of Central London.

The Monument, designed by Sir Christopher Wren to commemorate the Great Fire of London, is open all year round and has been welcoming guests for over 300 years.

Visitors will have to climb the 311 spiral stairs to get to enjoy the spectacular view of the capital.

Cost: £4.50 (adult ticket)


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