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April 6, 2023
Tower Bridge Experience Guide

Pedestrian access to the Tower Bridge is available at just about any time, but the Tower Bridge Experience is a different story. Access to the sky bridge and exhibitions is limited to those who pay for admission, and there are very specific hours for this service.  Below, we explain hours, tickets, the best time to […]

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January 25, 2023
Victoria and Albert Museum

This post covers the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington, a world-renowned institution dedicated to the arts, design, and culture. THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM The V&A is made up of a handful of museums, including V&A South Kensington (in London), V&A Wedgwood Collection (in Staffordshire), V&A Dundee (in Dundee, Scotland), with two others, […]

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January 22, 2023
24 Weird, Quirky, Cool, and Unusual Museums in London

If you know one thing about me, it’s that I love museums. In fact, museums are one of the main reasons I moved here more than a decade ago - London is home to some of the world’s greatest museums. In the space of a few hours, I can pop into The British Museum, The […]

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January 20, 2023
1-Day Itinerary for Newbies to Brixton

Whether it’s your first visit to London or you’re a seasoned local, I think that everyone should visit Brixton. I regularly spend time there, and I lead food, street art, and culture tours of the area. For me, there’s nothing better than a browse around the markets, a meal in the Village, and a gig […]

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September 30, 2022
Louvre Museum Tickets and Tours

This post covers how much you should expect tickets to the Louvre Museum to cost. We also include information about tours of the Louvre and notable exhibits you might want to see. TICKET PRICES Without a concession pass, general admission to the museum is €17 if reserved online in advance for timed entry and €15 […]

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August 16, 2022
Where to Stay in London

There are thousands of London hotels to choose from. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed! We’re here to help. This article will go through the best neighborhoods to stay in London and help you find the right hotel for first-time visitors (and even repeat visitors). Overview We’ve broken down our London hotel recommendations by area. These […]

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August 14, 2022
Everything You Need to Know About Taking the Eurostar from London to Paris

As Audrey Hepburn famously said, “Paris is always a good idea.” Who am I to argue? I’m a London and Canterbury tour guide, specialising in museums, and I also take my clients to visit the great museums of Paris: the Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre, and the Catacombs. I recently led a group of four adults […]

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August 10, 2022
Famous Paintings and Highlights of the MET

I’m Jessica the Museum Guide, and I love visiting museums around the world. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the biggest and best, with a collection of over 2 million pieces of art and artifacts. It was at the top of my list when I visited New York, and I spent many hours […]

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August 5, 2022
20 Must-See Paintings and Art in the Louvre

When you start planning your visit to the Louvre, it can be pretty overwhelming. This world-famous institution is home to fine art paintings, sculptures, archaeology, design, furniture, and iconic architecture. But while you’re sure to enjoy the Egyptian collection, Venus de Milo, and Winged Venus of Samothrace, the paintings are worth the admission fee alone. […]

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August 3, 2022
Where to See the Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa is one of the most beloved paintings portrait in the world, but it can be difficult to find.  This post provides tips on the easiest ways to see this historic piece of art, as well as directions on where to go and how to spot the Mona Lisa. Where in the Louvre […]

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July 28, 2022
Private Tours with Jessica O'Neill 

Jessica O'Neill is a tour guide, museum professional, and freelance writer. She specialises in guiding bespoke private tours of food and craft beer, medical history and oddities, and London's wonderful museums. She also creates custom tours for special events, team-building exercises, family days out, and school groups.  Jessica's 2-hour tours are £195.00, 3-hour tours are […]

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July 17, 2022
Weirdest Things in the British Museum

Taking a tour of the British Museum is one of the most famous things to do in London. Home to more than eight million objects, (though not all on display) the collection is huge! Many people head straight for the Rosetta Stone or the Parthenon Sculptures. But what about the pieces that are a bit… […]

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April 20, 2022
Highlights of the British Museum

It’s almost impossible to contain all the British Museum Highlights in just one blog post.  In our recent video about What to See in the British Museum, I repeatedly said, “I could spend weeks here,” and I wasn’t kidding! But what if you only have a few hours to explore what’s in the British Museum?  […]

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December 1, 2020
Is the Tate Modern Museum Free?

If you are into modern art, the Tate Modern is a must-see museum when visiting London. As the world’s largest and most visited modern art museum, the Tate Modern hosts over 5 million visitors every year! IS THE TATE MODERN FREE? YES! The Tate Modern is always free to enter and its main exhibitions are […]

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November 28, 2020
Best Fish and Chips in London

This post is about finding the best fish and chips in London. We'll tell you how to dress the dish and about this dish's storied past. Free Tours by Foot brought London's first-ever pay-what-you-like food tour to the capital 10 years ago, and we have been feeding happy customers ever since! In an excerpt from our […]

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November 5, 2020
The National Gallery of Art London

This is a post on how to visit the National Gallery in London, including all the information you need to plan your visit to this FREE museum.  HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NATIONAL GALLERY Most Notable Works The National Gallery holds works by some of the most well-known artists of history, and the collection of 2,300 paintings […]

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