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Free things to do in the city of London

Also known as the Square Mile, the City of London is actually a small area to the east of central London. This is London’s business and financial center where you will find bankers and stockbrokers in suits. The area is quiet on weekends when workers are not there. It is worth visiting as it is full of historical buildings right next to modern skyscrapers. And there are many things to do for free.

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The ceremony of the keys

The Keys Ceremony at the Tower of London is a 700-year tradition that takes place every night. He is essentially closing all the doors to the Tower of London and the warden can be escorted by the public, provided they request it in advance.

Since the Tower must be closed (it houses the Crown Jewels!) You never miss a night because you can’t leave the door open, right?

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The museum of london

The Museum of London’s mission is to inspire a passion for London. Documents the history of London from Roman times to the present day. The museum features original artifacts from archaeological excavations and hosts temporary exhibitions throughout the year.

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Bank of England Museum

The Bank of England Museum is a hidden treasure down a side street outside the Bank of England. One of the highlights is the opportunity to lift a genuine gold bar.

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Visit St. Paul’s Cathedral for free

St Paul’s Cathedral in London sells tickets for visitors, but there are ways to visit them for free.

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The London Stone

The London Stone is a 3,000-year-old fragment of limestone that for years was considered the symbolic heart of London. Its original age and purpose are unknown, although it has been suggested that it was the point from which the Romans measured all distances in Britannia.

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Guildhall Art Gallery

The Gallery was established in 1885 to house and display paintings and sculptures belonging to the London Corporation. Located in the historic heart of the city, next to the medieval Guildhall, the current building was opened to the public in 1999. As of April 2011, it is now free to visit the Roman Amphitheater and Gallery.

There are free guided tours on Fridays to the Guildhall Art Gallery and the Roman Amphitheater displaying highlights from the Gallery’s permanent collection. Tours run every Friday at 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm and 3.15pm No reservations required.

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Crypt of the White Friars

The Whitefriars Crypt in the City of London is the remains of a 14th century medieval priory that belonged to a Carmelite order known as the White Friars. Learn more, including where to find it and how to watch it for free.

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City of London Tourist Information Center

The City of London Tourist Information Center is located opposite St Paul’s Cathedral, where you can visit and discover more about this fascinating part of the city.

Address: St Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8BX

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Temple Church Free Organ Recitals

Temple Church is the church of the Inner and Middle Temple, two of England’s four former law societies, the Inns of Court. Usually there are free organ recitals on Wednesdays.

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City Music Society

City Music Society regularly holds free lunchtime concerts at St. Bartholomew the Great Church and hosts a free winter concert season.

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