Free Things to do in London

This page lists lists free things to do in London. These free London attractions are listed from A to Z, making it easy to locate the free London attraction of your choice.

London has some of the most famous museums in the world - many of which offer free entry, including the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Imperial War Museum. London is also home to some of the world's most acclaimed art galleries - many of these offer free entry too, with the likes of the TATE Britain, TATE Modern, the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery allowing tourists in for nothing.

In London you'll find some of the world's most famous shops - including Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Fortnum & Mason and Harvey Nichols. While these stores' prices may be expensive it doesn't cost a penny to browse them!

With London home to some of the most famous landmarks on the planet you could leave the city having seen some of the most famous sites in the world, all for free. From Abbey Road to Big Ben to Tower Bridge, London is full of globally iconic sights. 

So, buy your Travelcard, jump on the tube, and get ready to explore the city without dipping your hand into your pocket again all day!

Abbey Road world's most famous recording studio
Abercrombie & Fitch, London enormously popular flagship store of the US clothing brand
Admiralty Arch iconic archway that is a famous landmark of central London
Albert Memorial Kensington Gardens landmark
Alfred Hitchcock Mosaics beautiful mosaics of Hitch's films at Leytonstone tube station
All Hallows by the Tower historic church, dating back to 675 AD
Apple Store Regent Street the flagship UK Apple Store
Austin Reed Regent Street world-famous menswear retail store
Battersea Park famous south London park
Battersea Power Station iconic London building
BFI Southbank home of the British Film Institute
Big Ben the iconic clock tower at the Palace of Westminster
Billingsgate Market world-famous, historic fish market
Bond Street one of the world's most famous shopping streets
Borough Market famous food market with 13th century origins
Brick Lane epicentre of indie, arty cool
British Library the world's most extensive library
British Museum 18th century museum detailing the history of human culture
Brixton Market famous market specialising in Carribean and African produce
BT Tower iconic London landmark
Buckingham Palace the home of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh
Buddhapadipa Temple beautiful Buddhist temple
Burberry Regent Street the world flagship store for the designer label
Burlington Arcade beautiful shopping arcade that opened in 1819
Bushy Park royal park famous for its roaming deer
Camden High Street Britain's best known high street - centre of arty bohemian cool
Camden Lock bars and eateries looking over the beautiful canal lock
Camden Market hugely busy market specialising in arty bohemian goods
Canary Wharf one of the world's financial centres and a landmark of modern London
Carnaby Street the epicentre of Swinging Sixties fashion and counter-culture
Changing of the Guard world-famous daily ceremony outside Buckingham Palace
Chapter House and Pyx Chamber historic parts of Westminster Abbey
Chinatown iconic area of central London
City Hall the famous home of the Mayor of London and the London Assembly
Cleopatra's Needle 2,000-year-old ancient-Egptian obelisk, donated to London in the nineteenth century
Covent Garden iconic central London tourist hot spot
Crawdaddy Club site of The Rolling Stones' early shows
Criterion Theatre West End theatre
Death Disco indie club night run by the legendary Alan McGee
Disney Store, Oxford Street largest Disney Store in Europe
Diwali in the Square annual festival of the lights from Indian culture, held at Trafalgar Square
Downing Street home of the British Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer
Eid in the Square huge Islamic festival marking the culmination of Ramadan
Epping Forest sprawling forest in north-east London
Film Premieres in London celebrity spotting at Leicester Square
Fitzroy House 18th century building that was home to prolific author, Ron Hubbard
Fortnum and Mason luxurious store which is a favourite of the Royal Family
Fulham Palace historical summer retreat of the Bishops of London from the 11th century to 1975
Gagosian Gallery acclaimed gallery of contemporary art
Geological Museum historic science museum now incorporated into the Natural History Museum
Green Park famous royal park
Greenwich Observatory part of the National Maritime Museum
Greenwich Park royal park and part of a UNESCO World Hertage Site
Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha the largest Sikh temple outside of India itself
Hamleys the most famous toy shop on the planet
Hampstead Heath one of the most famous open spaces in Britain
Harrods the world's most famous department store
Harvey Nichols iconic Knightsbridge department store
Highgate Cemetery famous burial place with such figures as Karl Marx buried here
Horniman Museum highly eclectic museum
Horse Guards Parade centuries-old ceremonial parade ground and home of Trooping The Colour
Houses of Parliament the home of British politics
Hyde Park royal park, one of the most famous parks in the world
Imperial War Museum detailing Britain's military history
Jewish Museum London (ground floor is free admission) charting the social history of London's Jewish people
John Lewis Oxford Street one of the UK's largest department stores
Kensington Gardens famous royal park
Kenwood House magnificent neo-mansion
Kids' Week West End Theatre annual festival where children gain free admission to Theatreland productions
Kingston upon Thames Town Centre beautiful, historic Saxon market town
Lambeth Palace 13th century palace and the London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Leadenhall Market world-famous market dating back to the 14th century
Leicester Square major London landmark
Liberty of London one of the most luxurious stores in the world
Little India the area of west London renowned for its rich Indian culture
Little Venice beautiful area of central London with picturesque waterways
London Marathon one of the world's greatest marathons
London Mela annual celebation of south-Asian culture in London
London New Year's Eve Fireworks one of the world's most famous firework displays
London to Brighton Veteran Car Run annual celebration of classic motoring
London Trocadero famous entertainment venue
London Wall ancient wall built by the Romans to protect Londinium between 190AD and 225AD
M&M's World London the world's largest confectionary store
Marble Arch famous marble monument, built in 1828
Marks & Spencer, Oxford Street the flagship store of Britain's favourite retailer
Mayor's Thames Festival annual celebration held on the South Bank
Merc, Carnaby Street iconic Mod clothing retailer
Museum of Childhood museum detailing the history of children's culture
Museum of London charting the incredible history of the world's greatest city
Museum of London Docklands detailing the rich history of London's Docklands
National Army Museum the national museum of the British Army
National Gallery the UK's official national collection of art
National Maritime Museum detailing Britain's incredible maritime history
National Portrait Gallery gallery of portraits in various art forms
Natural History Museum the greatest biological museum in the world
Neasden Temple stunning Hindu temple; the largest in the world, outside of India
Nelson's Column iconic London landmark
Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich Sir Christopher Wren's magnificent twin-domed centrepiece of Maritime Greenwich
Open House annual celebration of London's wonderful architecture
Oxford Street Europe's busiest shopping street
OXO Tower famous London landmark
Parliament Square London landmark
Primrose Hill iconic London landmark providing wonderful views across the city
Prospect of Whitby historic riverside pub dating back to 1520
RAF Museum official museum of the Royal Air Force
Regent's Park famous royal park
Regent Street one of the world's most famous shopping streets
Regent Street Christmas Lights the switch-on of the world-famous Christmas Lights on Regent Street is a major part of London's winter
Regent Street Festival huge annual festival held on Regent Street
Remembrance Day annual commemorations of those that died in service defending Britain in military conflict
Richmond Park royal park famous for its roaming deer
Romford Market historic market
RSPB Rainham Marshes fabulous nature haven
Saatchi Gallery acclaimed gallery of modern art
Science Museum the world's greatest science museum
Selfridges famous department store
Serpentine Gallery famous gallery of modern art
Sicilian Avenue beautiful area of central London with the aesthetic appeal of old-town Italia
Sir John Soane's Museum museum of architecture
Smithfield Market the world's most famous meat market
Southwark Cathedral historic Gothic church, built between 1220 and 1420
Speakers' Corner, Hyde Park the world's most famous speakers' corner and a bastion of free speech
Spitalfields Market famous East End market
St James's Palace home of Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and the Princess Royal
St James' Park oldest of London's Royal Parks
St Magnus The Martyr historic church
St Martin-in-the-Fields one of the world's most famous Anglican churches
St Pancras Station Grade I listed Victorian Gothic architecture
St Patrick's Day, London including the St Patrick's Day Parade and St Patrick's Day Festival
St Paul's Cathedral 17th century Anglican cathedral
TATE Britain official national gallery of British art
TATE Modern official national gallery of modern art
Thames Barrier Park postmodern-designed East London park
The Cenotaph famous monument to Britain's military casualties
The Gherkin iconic London landmark
The Lord Mayor's Show 800-year-old act of pageantry and London tradition
The Mall world-famous red road, that is used for ceremonial occasions
The National Archives one thousand years of governmental records
The Old Bailey the world's most famous criminal court
The Scoop Outdoor Film Screenings classic films screened in beautiful amphitheatre
Topshop, Oxford Street Britain's largest fashion store
Tower 42 one of Britain's tallest buildings with restaurants offering 600-feet views above London
Tower Bridge iconic London landmark
Trafalgar Square iconic London landmark
Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree the decades-old festive tradition
Trooping the Colour annual ceremony to celebrate the monarch's official birthday
Victoria and Albert Museum one of the most famous and renowned museums on the planet
Walthamstow Market the longest market in Europe
Wanstead Park nature lover's paradise
Wembley Market Britain's largest Sunday market and home to multi-cultural culinary delights
Wembley Temple beautiful Hindu temple
West End Shopping the world's most famous shopping district
Westminster Cathedral the United Kingdom's largest Catholic church
William Morris Gallery gallery of the 19th century craftsman's finest works
Winchester Palace 12th century palace of the Bishop of Winchester