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Top 10 free things to do in London

Discover these fun activities you can do in London for FREE!


  1. There are a variety of museums throughout London that are all free. Whatever interests you, you’ll be sure to find something interesting, fun and engaging that you can learn about. Why not take a trip to the National History Museum and learn about the dinosaurs? Or why not explore the history of the River Thames at the Museum of London Docklands? Check out this list of free museums.

  2. Whether you are an aspiring artist or an art enthusiast, there are many art galleries in London. Feel inspired by contemporary pieces at Tate Modern, or explore the most famous pieces in history, such as Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, at The National Gallery.

  3. London offers a variety of parks, from Richmond Park (which is situated in the West of London) to Greenwich Park (which is situated in the East of London) both of which have deer. Or perhaps you want a park closer to the centre? Then why not check out London’s most well-known park, Hyde Park! Check out more parks in London.

  4. If you need a countryside inspired escape, London has a variety of city farms which have farm animals, such as pigs, sheep, horses, cows, donkeys and ducks etc. These farm parks are free, so why not spend a day at Mudchute Farm and Park and try to befriend some furry friends?

  5. The famous and very popular event of Changing the Guard can be seen for free at Buckingham Palace. Did you know that if the Royal Standard is flying above the palace, The Queen is in the palace and that means that there are also more guards?

  6. At Sky Gardens, you can take in the incredible views of London from above, for free! The breath-taking views are not to be missed but to make sure you aren’t disappointed; you should book your tickets as early as you can.

  7. Enjoy some of London’s free outside entertainment; from entertainers in Covent Garden, to buskers who play songs in popular locations, such as Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road etc.

  8. If art galleries aren’t your thing, but you really love art, London has an impressive array of street art. Explore incredible street art in some of the artiest places in London, choose from: Camden, Shoreditch or Croydon.

  9. Perhaps you don’t want to spend the day inside, but you want to catch up on some of London’s rich history? So why not check out the London Wall? Built in 200 AD by the Romans, this wall used to go around the city and act as a defence against invaders.

  10. Across London, there are many pubs and music venues that have a variety of musical genres available to watch any day of the week and some are even free! Head to Ronnie Scott’s on Friday before 7pm to watch free live Cuban music. Check out this website for more free live music events.