Imagine the following situation: you have planned a big spring cleaning for Saturday that would have taken up the whole day, but instead the people from the junk clearance company managed to complete the task in just a couple of hours. Now you have a whole day free and nothing to do. In any situation when you find yourself with free time on your hands, London has a lot to offer to you. Many activities and attractions in the capital are completely free to visitors, so you would not have to put any strain on your budget in order to enjoy yourself.
One of the places that you and your family can visit is of course the Palace of Westminster, where the two Houses of Parliament meet in order to decide the future of the country. In addition to being a place of significant political importance, the Palace of Westminster is stunningly beautiful in clear architectural sense too. It is probably the largest parliament building in the world with 100 staircases and 1200 rooms. You can gain entry to the Palace of Westminster through requesting a ticket from your local MP, or just get on the queue in front of St. Stephen’s entrance when the day for debates come.
If you want to get as close to the history of Britain as possible, you do not have to go to any museum. All you have to do is drop by the National Archives at Kew, where documents from over a thousand years back in time are stored. There are 9.5 million items there according to the official, including the Domesday Book which was complied by order of William the Conqueror. Have in mind that quite many people visit the archives with the purpose of researching family history. If you are interested in that, you can plan your visit ahead of time and request some documents to be prepared for you to inspect.
In case you or your family is fans of the James Bond films, it would be a real thrill to go see the MI6 building next to Vauxhall Bridge. Vauxhall Station is the nearest Tube stop to the place, and even though – for quite logical reasons – entry to the building itself is prohibited it is an impressive sight on the outside too.
Architecture lovers among you should be quite happy to know that London actually has a variety of marvels to look at scattered across the whole territory of the metropolis. One of the most breathtaking buildings in the capital is definitely the Victorian Gothic style St. Pancras Station. The station, which was opened for the first time in 1868, was used as a filming location for many films, including Ladykillers and Harry Potter. It was recently renovated and reopened. In addition to being extremely beautiful, it also contains the longest champagne bar in the world and is very easily accessible via the Tube, which has a stop just next to the station itself.