Free Things to do in London, Rome & Paris

London

The National Gallery – Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of Western European painting in the world. These pictures belong to the public and entrance to see them is free.
 
St. Martin-in-the Fields – A 1726 church that hosts a series of free lunchtime concerts at 1pm everyday except Wednesdays and Sundays. The London Brass Rubbing Centre is also based in the cript adjacent to the cafe where you can discover the simple craft of brass rubbing. Make a rubbing of a crowned king, a knight in armour or a costumed lady. No experience is necessary, materials are provided and a free exhibition is on display.
The British Museum – This is my al time favorite museum. Among its huge collections, my favorites included the Egyptian room with all of the mummies, and artifacts and all the Biblical artifacts. This museum is a must when going to London. Its also great for the kids, my son loves it. The museum also has a nice book shop and eating area and best of all its free.
Markets:
Camden Market
– One of London’s more popular markets especially for those looking for something a little different. It comprises several different markets, Camden Lock being the most popular.
Open every day from 10am and very busy on Sundays.
Portobello Road Market – Also comprising several different markets, Portobello Road is probably one of London’s biggest. It sells everything from antiques to silverware, fruit and vegetables and second-hand clothes.Open: Monday to Wednesday 8am to 6pm, Thursday 9am to 1pm, Friday – Sat 8am to 7pm
Covent Garden Market – There are two markets here in addition to a range of shops and cafes: Apple market and Jubilee Market. Both sell antiques, clothing, gifts and jewelry. Open: Monday to Sunday 10am to 6pm
There are several other markets as well.
 
 
Rome


The Pantheon – This Roman temple survived the millennia intact and is one of the most amazing architectural spaces in Rome.
Imperial Fori / Trajan’s Market – the Imperial Forums were built by a succession of emperors (starting with Julius Caesar. Just beyond the small park across Via Cavour are the remains of the Forum of Nerva, built by the emperor whose 2-year reign (A.D. 96-98) followed that of the paranoid Domitian.
 
Trevi Fountain – You will not find any other place in the world that celebrates the ever-mutating and incredible power of water like Rome. The Trevi Fountain is a fantastic work of art that is much more than a mere sculpture. This unique statue has an ancient history. Its origins go back to Roman times and it was the terminal point of the Aqua Virgo aqueduct commissioned by Augustus, which was used to provide water for the thermal baths.
The Spanish Steps – With its characteristic butterfly plan, the Piazza di Spagna is one of the most famous images in the world, as well as being one of the most majestic urban monuments of Roman Baroque style. In the Renaissance period, the square was the most popular tourist attraction in the city: it attracted artists and writers alike and was full of elegant hotels, inns and residences.
 
Paris
The Eiffel Tower – Is does cost to go up inside the tower, but you can enjoy it for free from the bottom. Its is a must see in Paris.
The Seine River – The Seine is a symbol of love in Paris. Lovers have been known to stand on top of its bridges and kiss. You can enjoy the views for free.
Notre Dame Cathedral – One of the world’s most beautiful pieces of architecture that was the inspiration for a classic novel.
Lafayette Fashion Shows – Paris is at the heart of the fashion world. Attend one of the free weekly fashion shows at the Paris Galleries Lafayette department store every Friday at 3pm.