London’s favourite dinosaur is back in town! The Natural History Museum’s life-sized replica Dippy was the first Diplodocus (which is pronounced DIP-low-DOCK-us by the way) to go on display back in 1905, but the 28-metre-lond skeletal sauropod has been on tour since 2017, delighting and terrifying 2 million museum-goers around the UK. But now, the prodigal dino is returning home, at least for a bit. This new temporary installation will feature visitors’ reflections from when they met the Jurassic giant, exploring how these meetings inspired them to re-connect with nature right on their doorsteps. The museum is remaining coy about Dippy’s plans once it’s over, but after such a successful UK tour, maybe he’ll set his sights even further afield next, so don’t miss this opportunity to call in on him while he’s got some down-time in Kensington.
Bank balance looking a little bleak? A free lunch might be hard to come by, but there are plenty of things to do in the capital that won’t cost you a penny. If the weather’s on your side, you can explore the city’s best green spaces. And if it’s raining? Seek refuge indoors at London’s world-class free museums, brilliant free exhibitions and attractions. Whatever you fancy doing, we’ve put together a list of excellent and totally free things to do in London this week.
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