Also known as the Square Mile, the City of London is actually a small area east of central London. This is London's financial and business center where you'll find suit-wearing bankers and stockbrokers dashing around. The area is quiet at the weekend when the workers aren't there. It's well worth a visit as it's packed full of historical buildings right next to modern skyscrapers. And, there are loads of things to do for free.
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The Ceremony of the Keys at The Tower of London is a 700-year-old tradition that takes place every night. Essentially it's locking all the doors to the Tower of London and the public is allowed to escort the warden, as long as they apply in advance.
As the Tower must be locked (it houses the Crown Jewels!) they never miss a night because you can't leave the door open, can you?
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St Paul's Cathedral in London sells tickets for visitors but there are ways to visit for free.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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The Gallery was established in 1885 to house and display paintings and sculpture belonging to the Corporation of London. Located in the historic heart of the City next to the medieval Guildhall, the present building opened to the public in 1999. As of April 2011, it is now free to visit the Gallery and Roman Amphitheater.
There are free Friday tours of the Guildhall Art Gallery and the Roman Amphitheatre showing highlights of the Gallery's permanent collection. The tours take place every Friday at 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm and 3.15pm. Booking is not needed.
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City of London Tourist Information Center
The City of London Tourist Information Centre is located opposite St. Paul's Cathedral where you can pop in and find out more about this fascinating part of town.
Address: St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8BXContinue to 9 of 10 below.
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Temple Church is the church of Inner and Middle Temple, two of England's four ancient societies of lawyers, the Inns of Court. There are usually free organ recitals on Wednesdays.
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