London Living: My 6 Top Low-Cost to Free London Activities

Running out of ideas of what activities to do in London during the month of August with your friends, family or just by yourself ?
Read the post below for some happy, fun and budget-friendly suggestions inspired by my own 10 years of London living.

1. Enhance your senses:

Columbia Flower Road Market is not only the best place in London to buy beautiful and affordable flowers but also to be immersed in an authentic festival of colours, smells and sounds that will truly appeal to all of your senses.

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Picture from TimeOut

2. Walk for life

A stroll along the Regents Canal is always a good choice to keep you physically active but also in a calmer state of mind. There are different routes you can choose from but my favourite continues to be from Little Venice to Camden Market – little tip: try to find London Zoo on your way!

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Little Venice, Regents Canal

3. Swim for mindfulness

Fancy a splash? If you are a big fan of swimming like me try one of the many lidos or open-air pools across London. It can do wonders to your soul, I promise. 

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Picture from TimeOut

4. Nurturing with animals

London has plenty of little animal farms free of charge with the cutest cafes inside – they are little oasis of fun, playfulness and love for children and grown-ups. I particularly like to watch the horses and feed the llamas at Vauxhall City Farm.

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Vauxhall City Farm

5. Get cultural

Flick through books in one of the many the bookshops across London,  from independent to more mainstream, from recipe to fiction books, dream and see where your imagination takes you to.

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6. Eat & Repeat

No activity is completed without food. One of the things that London does best is its food markets. Start your Saturday with Borough Market and Druid Street Market for the best food stalls, look for some antiques or admire the coloured front door houses in Portobello Road/Notting Hill and finish the day with the magical street night lights in Exmouth Market

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What are your favourite activities in London?
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