A lot of people think if you’re visiting London you need a lot of money to enjoy your self. I’m here to tell you that’s not true! I’ve rounded up 100 (Yes 100!) free things to do in London so you can have a great trip without having a huge budget.
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I’ve created this brilliant FREE walking route that takes you past 20+ famous London landmarks in the most efficient way possible. You’ll start in Covent Garden and end in St Paul’s with plenty of photo opportunities along the way.
Tickets to visit St Paul’s Cathedral are around £20 for a daytime sightseeing tour. Alternatively, you can attend one of their Evensong services which are held every evening and be part of the choir absolutely free. Of course, you have to respect that a religious ceremony is happening and it’s not an opportunity to be snap-happy around the cathedral … but what a way to experience St Paul’s in all its glory – and best of all for free!
3. Meander down Regent’s canal
This is one of my favourite walks in London. The walk takes you past beautiful barges, through London Zoo and among the beautiful mansions of North West London. Check out my free walking tour of Regent’s Canal here.
The Natural History Museum is not only interesting and educational but it’s possibly one of the most stunning pieces of architecture in London you’ll ever see! A great (and free!) way to spend an afternoon in London.
5. Stroll along the South Bank & Bank Side.
The South Bank & Bank Side are two of my favourite places to visit in London. They are great places to people watch and take in the sights and smells of London. Plus there are loads of free sightseeing options along the way like the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe and Millenium Bridge.
There are plenty of places in London you can pay for a view of the city. Alternatively, you could check out my guide of London’s best free views and save a few pennies.
There aren’t many places in London like Camden Market. It’s one of the most popular markets in London for good reason. It’s packed full of colour and culture with so much to see, smell and photograph. I have lots more FREE market recommendations here.
8. See the colourful houses of Notting Hill
Notting Hill is famous for its pretty, colourful houses that you won’t find anywhere else in London. No visit to London is complete without snapping a photo of one. Check out my guide to Notting Hills prettiest houses here.
The Sky Garden is London’s highest public garden. Aswell as its abundance of greenery, the Sky Garden offers unbelievable 360-degree views across London that you won’t see elsewhere. The best part is it’s totally FREE! Eve though it is free you do need to book. Find out more about the Sky Garden here.
Angel Comedy Club is a legendary comedy venue in London. They put on free comedy shows every night from both new talent and well-established comedians. Shows take place over two venues, The Camden Head and The Bill Murray. I’ve been to a show and I can highly recommend it for an excellent and free night out. Click here for more info.
That was just 10 of my favourite free things to do in London so don’t forget to download the complete list of 100 free things to do in London below!