Best outside daytime activity in London?

Jan 16th, 2015, 05:37 AM
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Best outside daytime activity in London?

Going to the Big Capital next month and feel overwhelmed with choices of what to do! I want to keep it cheap- anyone know of anything good to do?
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Jan 16th, 2015, 05:56 AM
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It's unusual for someone to visit London without any list of "must sees". However if you are on a budget, try Googling "free activities London". It will give you several suggestions for free or cheap activities.
This is a good example http://www.theguardian.com/travel/20...s-to-do-london
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Jan 16th, 2015, 05:56 AM
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Walk! There are so many wonderful neighborhoods to explore!
Companies offer walking tours, as well, which start and end at pubs and near Tube stations.
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Jan 16th, 2015, 06:22 AM
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It depends when in the month.

Under normal circumstances, spring in central London starts starting around Candelmas (Feb 2). Snowdrop drifts will be out by the end of Jan, and tjhe first crocuses are already peeking out. It's not at all unusual for substantial daffodil drifts to be almost ubiquitous by St David's Day (March 1: that's why they're the Welsh national flower)

The main central parks all share a microclimate that brings spring on a couple of weeks earlier than other parts of England at this latitude (and, though spring comes slightly earlier in Ireland, the British Isles get spring substantially earlier than anywhere else at this latitude.)

Assuming you've got a working umbrella, St James Park and Regents Park would be my bet. Hyde Park is much more about trees and grass: the tree buds won't be out, and the grass will be pretty muddy given the current rains and the damage from Winter Wonderland.
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Jan 16th, 2015, 07:32 AM
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Borough Market!!

Seriously - don't miss it.
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Jan 16th, 2015, 07:34 AM
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Second Borough Market - get something to eat from the stalls there, and walk towards the west along the river.

Most museums are free; if you want to keep it cheap you don't have to stay outdoors.
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Jan 16th, 2015, 08:56 AM
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If your major concern is cost - most museums in London are free.
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Jan 16th, 2015, 12:29 PM
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For outdoor activities, take a look at London Walks - www.walks.com - for a wide variety of walking tours.

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Jan 21st, 2015, 05:14 AM
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Thanks everyone this is so useful! xxxxx
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Jan 21st, 2015, 05:20 AM
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As has been already stated, all the museums are free. Whatever you do, do not miss the Victoria and Albert museum. It is fantastic and could take an entire day. The Imperial War Museum is another must see.
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