Free London

The best things in life are free. Honestly. Here's our guide to enjoying London on the cheap

© Belinda Lawley

'The best things in life are free' goes the saying, and nowhere is it truer than in London. We've compiled the best free stuff in London for those of you who want to explore the capital for nothing. Check out great museums and art exhibtions with no admission fee, and be spoilt for choice with a wide range of free music and entertainment. The only thing you'll be short of is free time.

Free things to do this week

Things to do

Free things to do this week

A week until pay day? Don't spend the next seven days sat at home

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Things to do

Free things to do this weekend

Plan a jam-packed weekend without splashing your cash

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Free days out in London

Things to do

Our favourite free activities in London

Great days out that won’t cost you a penny

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Kids

Free things to do with the kids

Children are expensive enough already, after all

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Things to do

Free exhibitions in London

Save your pounds for the gift shop

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Museums

Free museums in London

Where to see mummies without spending monies

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Free nights out in London

Comedy

Free comedy in London

No seriously – some of the city's funniest shows won't cost you a thing

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Music

Free music in London

Cut-price crowd-surfing? Step this way

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More money-saving activities

Shopping

Wander around a market

Those free samples won't eat themselves, y'know

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Film

See a free film screening

All you need to worry about is the popcorn

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Things to do

Relax in the park

Because they can't slap an admission fee on nature

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Music

Enjoy a classical concert

Free tunes? That's music to our ears

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Comments

18 comments
Dora M
Dora M

Please, come to UCL 25-28th March - great astronomy and physics festival, talks, interactive exibitions. The festival is called Your Universe.

armida t
armida t

Great list. Thanks for sharing this free things to do in London. Its really helpful for those who want to Plan a London trip in budget or want to save the money while traveling .

Lisa W
Lisa W

I appreciate the organization simple to utilize! This certainly helps me arrange my next outing to London. I go once consistently, and my spouse and I continually searching for new and shoddy things to do. This article truly helps us arrange our future memories! I can visit places without paying a solitary penny!! Despite the fact that it would be better if there were free kids places. Check this out http://goo.gl/4QQckJ

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fullonlinefreedotcom

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Lorna
Lorna

Free London/London on the cheap. Is it possible? Why yes, yes it is! I have always had to be thrifty, being a single mother of two, and a mum who wanted to give her children memories and new experiences. You can find cheap tickets for all the shows in Theatreland without breaking the bank (choose restricted view seats, use sites like this, that offer discounts on tickets or sign up directly to Theatre sites that offer discounts on multiple purchases. Throughout the year there are free events at The Scoop, Tate Modern, Southbank, Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square. The museums are free (my favourites are the Natural History, National Gallery and the Museum of London at the Barbican). There are plenty of places to eat; not forgetting the wonderful cafes in Marks and Spencer, Food Halls in Debenhams and Boots and you cannot beat just walking the streets of London and finding all it's hidden history. London has many, many secrets, so always remember to stop and look up, or look down; and don't be afraid to walk down a hidden alley or parade, you never know what you might find.

Shalom
Shalom

Very informative, useful to know the best places in our city.

emma
emma

doesn't help at all

Nicole
Nicole

I enjoy the format very easy to use! This definitely helps me plan my next trip to London. I go once every year, and my boyfriend and I always are looking for new, fun, and cheap things to do. This site really helps us plan our future memories! :)

Lucas
Lucas

Hi there, thanks for the informative article. I just wanted to add that there are also many online communities where you can find free things to do in London. Meetup.com or www.uolala.com/uk just to name a couple...

Bob
Bob

This is not clearly laid out for viewers and tourists. Have some common sense.

Ranjeet Kaur
Ranjeet Kaur

I like it butter for my kid ! .he like alway going out without first see time out.And really very halp for me.

londontripfinder
londontripfinder

Excellent! I can visit places with out paying a single penny!! Although it would be better if there was free children places!

jillhayter
jillhayter

not finding the website easy to navigate at the moment-actually its quite frustrating- liked the old layout ooh

Jammy
Jammy

Yeah, i like very much, yay!