London for Free

Trafalgar Square in London

‘The best things in life are free’ goes the saying, and nowhere is it truer than in London. London can be an expensive place to visit but there is so much you can see and do for free. From London’s exquisite parks, to world-class museums such as the British Museum, historic houses, stunning art galleries and free lunch time concerts, there are some amazing free experiences to be had in London. Where else in the world can you meet dinosaurs and mummies, see portraits of Tudor monarchs, travel back to the Battle of Britain, see Darwin’s walking stick and the Lord Mayor’s 18th-century gold coach, all without spending a penny?

Best Free Attractions in London

Here’s our pick of some of the best free attractions in London, including public speaking, gigs, culture, and heaps of other activities, both familiar and unusual.

• Take A Cockroach Tour at the Science Museum
• Visit Columbia Road Flower Market
• Climb up Big Ben
• Watch In-store gigs at Rough Trade East
• See Old and New Masters at The National Gallery
• Visit Hackney City Farm
• Play table tennis at PING
• Browse Alfie’s Antiques Market
• Enjoy Gigs and club nights at The Social Pub in Soho
• Attend lunchtime concerts at St-Martin-in-the-Fields
• Join Nike Training Club in Clapham Common
• Walk the Tamsin Trail in Richmond Park
• Visit The Queen’s House at Greenwich
• Take guided tours of Tate Modern
• Evensong at Westminster Abbey
• See the changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
• Watch a trial at the Old Bailey
• Go to New Act Night at the Comedy Cafe Theatre
• Be amazed by the Natural History Museum
• See new art at The Curve Gallery at the Barbican Centre
• Apply for tickets to the Ceremony of the Keys
• Whitechapel Gallery
• See Turner Collection at Tate Britain
• Visit Portobello Road Antiques Market
• Lunchtime recitals at The Royal Opera House
• Get the best views of London from Parliament Hill
• Apply to be in the BBC audience
• Listen to the public saying their piece at Speakers’ Corner
• Visit the British Museum
• Wander through Borough Market
• Experience World music and exhibitions at Rich Mix
• Learn about 450,000 years of history at the Museum of London