100 Free things to do in London

October 3, 2020
100 free things to do in London

Not everyone visiting London would have a big budget. Many backpackers are just looking for the free stuff when travelling.

So, I have gathered a list of 100 free things that can be done in London. So, let’s get into this straightaway.


Free museums

  • Museum of London
  • British Museum
  • The Chocolate Museum
  • Bank of England Museum
  • Science Museum
  • Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Design Museum
  • Natural History Museum
  • Imperial War Museum
  • National Maritime Museum
  • RAF Museum
  • Crystal Palace Park

Free markets

  • Maltby Street Market
  • Broadway Market
  • Leadenhall Market
  • Brick Lane Market
  • Camden Market
  • Greenwich Market
  • Portobello Road Market
  • Old Spitalfields Market
  • Victoria Park Market
Art Galleries

Free art galleries

  • The street art of East London
  • The National Gallery
  • Tate Britain
  • Tate Modern
  • The Serpentine Galleries
  • Leake Street’s graffiti
  • Somerset House
  • Saatchi Gallery
  • Whitechapel Gallery
  • The Wallace Collection
London attractions

Free attractions

  • White Cube Gallery
  • Trafalgar Square
  • The South Bank
  • Wellington Arch
  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
  • The O2 Arena
  • Tower Bridge
  • Chinatown
  • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
  • Big Ben (closed for renovations)
  • Westminster Cathedral
London walks

Free walks to go on

  • A lovely stroll along Regent’s Canal
  • Walk the river with the Thames Path
  • See Shakespeare’s London
  • Walk the path of the Great Fire of London

Read more: The ultimate packing list for London

London best view points

Free best views

  • The Sky Garden
  • Tate Modern Viewing Level
  • Primrose Hill
  • Greenwich Park
  • Alexandra Palace
London picturesque spots

Free picturesque spots

  • Kynance Mews in South Kensington
  • Shad Thames
  • Peckham Levels’ vibrant stairs
  • Neal’s Yard
  • Warren Mews in Fitzrovia
  • Carnaby lights
london parks and gardens

Free parks and gardens

  • Hyde Park
  • Walthamstow Wetlands
  • Kyoto Garden
  • Postman’s Park
  • Paddington’s Little Venice
  • Kensington Garden
  • Regent’s Park
  • Barbican Conservatory
  • Paddington’s Floating Pocket Park
  • Hampstead Hill Gardens and Pergola
  • Crossrail Place Roof Garden
  • Battersea Park
  • Hollands Park
  • Richmond Park
  • St James’s Park
london shopping

Free shops

  • Westfield shopping malls
  • Harrods
  • Oxford and Regents streets
  • Daunt Books – Marylebone
  • Bluebird store in Covent Garden
  • Hatchards – the royal-approved bookshop

More free things to do

  • Stunning Hindu temple
  • Change of guards – Buckingham Palace
  • ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries
  • Brixton Windmill
  • Mysterious Roman temple in the City
  • Hays Galleria
  • London’s Music Festival
  • London’s Roman amphitheatre
  • Princess Diana Memorial Fountain
  • Seven noses of Soho
  • Camden’s Walk of Fame
london free seasonal events

Free seasonal events

  • Winter Lights (January)
  • Chinese New Year parade (February)
  • The Boat Race (March)
  • London Marathon (April)
  • Summer by the River festival (May)
  • Open Garden Squares Weekend (June)
  • Overnight art festival (July)
  • Notting Hill Carnival (August)
  • Open House London (September)
  • Blackheath’s fireworks display (November)
  • London’s Christmas markets and Christmas lights (December)

Enjoy all that amazing stuff for FREE! XX

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