When you’re planning a trip to the capital, first, figure out exactly what you’d all like to do on your group get-together. Even if you’re on a budget, you’d be surprised at just how many activities are available in London if you do the research. Decide how many people you want to go with and who they’ll be. Be open to suggestions too.
Below are some ideas for having a great day out with your group of friends without breaking the bank and some ideas which could help raise some money to put into the kitty!
- Although many of London’s museums and galleries are free, it’s generally pretty unheard of to find theatre or cinema that doesn’t charge. One exception is The Scoop. Just by Tower Bridge on the Southside of the Thames, this atmospheric sunken space seats around 800 people. During the summer months, the amphitheatre is used pretty much every evening. It plays host to all manner of great entertainment like live music, plays, film screening – and even keep-fit classes. While you’re there why not take the time to all have a look around City Hall? You’ll find a spiral ramp leads down to small gallery spaces, a cafe and a giant map of London.
- Visit the Science Museum. This can be great entertainment for a large group and also extremely informative. Spread over seven floors with interactive exhibits to keep everyone busy, young or old. Among other things, the Energy Hall highlights the first steam locomotives of the early 19th century. A hit with big and small kids alike are the third-floor exhibits, which include gliders, hot-air balloons and flight simulators.
- The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Rd. Entertain your group with
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literally hundreds of exciting exhibits in one of London’s most beautiful landmark buildings. Some of the highlights include the immensely popular dinosaur gallery, the mammals section, with its unbelievable model of the mighty blue whale and the spectacular Central Hall, home to the museum’s iconic Diplodocus skeleton. The museum offers a wide-ranging program of temporary exhibitions and events including the chance to join experts in the Darwin Centre’s high-tech Attenborough Studio, where you can have topical discussions about science and nature. With fantastic temporary exhibitions, discounts on refreshments (when are booked in advance), a great selection of shops and superb options on group guided tours, this museum’s the perfect place for a group visit.