Taking the decision of coming or moving to London is not easy and it requires a rigorous process of thinking, planning, calculating and budgeting.
Although many may say that London is a city where you can’t live on a budget because prices are too high, I must contradict you.
But first, let me show you some facts. London is indeed expensive, according to Expatistan and it reaches the top among the most expensive cities to live in the entire world!
I never said it is easy to live in London, but with some help and planning, everything can fall in place. For example, one of the best things about this expensive metropolis is that all the museums are free to enter! ( except for some of exhibitions they’re showcasing, but those are affordable as well!) Of course I had to take advantage of that, so I took a little trip to the Natural History Museum and London Science Museum.
The Natural History Museum is located on Cromwell Road in South Kensington, at a walking distance from the tube station. There’s no chance you miss it! Once you passed Royal Albert Museum, there it is, an imposing and majestic building that takes your breath away: the entrance has Romanesque architecture ( for those seeking architectural diversity, this is the place you can find examples of different designs) and the entire building dates back to 1860.
As soon as you enter the museum, your eyes are mesmerised: an immense dinosaur skeleton is displayed in the main hall, almost inviting you to come in. The plan of the museum is expanded on several floors, each of them having different themes and different exhibitions:
You can choose what to visit to entertain your brain, but I assure you, you have to come back a couple of time to grasp in everything it has to offer.
Here are some of the photos I took whilst there:
My journey didn’t stop here. After delighting my eyes with beauties from the nature and enhancing my knowledge about fauna from around the world it was time to move on and learn more about inventions and technology.
I made my way towards the Science Museum which is located on Exhibition Road, South Kensington as well, short walking distance from the Natural History Museum, and I was excited to dive in history and diverse scientific inventions.
I was immediately caught: the main hall, again, displays an immense machine, if I remember correctly, a machine that was creating power which dates back to the early 1800.
The diversity of inventions is admirable and you can even see a tiny piece of rock brought from the Moon! I was happy to see some of the first bicycles invented and old models of 1900’s technology.
So here it is! London for free!
This is not where free stuff end in London, I will be back with other blog posts about what you can do for free in London.
Until next time, remember this:
London is like no other city I know in its ability to become beautiful. You can suddenly turn a corner and there are odd moments – of light, of weather.
Lots of love,