Cheap and free attractions in London

Find cheap and free attractions, exhibitions and theatre shows in London

It's official: the best things in life are free, incredibly cheap or greatly discounted. To help you make the most of London, each week we'll bring you the best free and cheap museums, galleries, shows and attractions in the capital. Find and book theatre, exhibitions and attractions – whatever your budget, we've got the tickets.

Free events and attractions in London

  • Southbank Centre Christmas Market 2012

    Until Sun Dec 23, Southbank Centre

    The traditional German-style wooden huts of the Southbank Centre Christmas Market return to Queen's walk along the ri...

  • Regent Street Christmas Lights 2012

    Until Jan 6 2013, Regent Street

    Some 40 Team GB and Paralympics GB athletes switched on this year's Regent Street Christmas lights. The group, includ...

  • Rain Room

    Until Mar 3 2013, Barbican Centre

    Contemporary art group Random International creates a digital installation that gives visitors the chance to experie...

  • Oxford Street Christmas Lights 2012

    Until Jan 6 2013, Oxford St

    Oxford Street's twinkly illuminations for 2012 are, intriguingly, sponsored by that famously divisive yeasty spread, ...

  • World Press Photo Exhibition

    Until Tue Nov 27, Royal Festival Hall

    This annual exhibition, held since 1955, showcases examples of the best photojournalism of the past year, on world ev...

  • Westfield London Christmas Lights 2012

    Until Jan 6 2013, Westfield London

    Some 10,000 fans are expected to watch US pop princess Taylor Swift switch on Westfield London's Christmas lights. Af...

  • Carnaby Christmas Lights 2012

    Until Jan 6 2013, Carnaby Street

    When it comes to festive atmosphere, pedestrianised Carnaby Street and its environs have really got it right for the ...

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