Visiting London doesn’t mean you have to shell out tons of money to have a good time. There are so many great things to do without putting your hand in your pockets and I’ve rounded up 100 (Yes 100!) brilliant ideas for you. You’ll have a great time and let’s face it, more money for food is always a good plan!
My list of 100 totally free things to do in London is available to download by entering your email address below, but just to tease you I’ve put 10 of my personal favourite to get you in the mood. Enter your details here to have the list sent directly to your inbox.
Here they are…
I’ve created this 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 Pauls with plenty of photo of opportunities along the way!
Tickets to see inside 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 completely free of charge and you can be part of the choir. 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 for free!
3. Meander down Regents canal
This is one of my favourite walks in London. The walk takes you past beautiful barges, through London zoo (you might spot some warthogs along the way if you’re lucky) and among the beautiful mansions of North West London.
The Natural History Museum is not just educational and interesting but it’s possibly one of the most stunning architecturally buildings 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 with loads of free sightseeing options along the way like the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe and Millenium Bridge.
If you can make it up the steep hills of Greenwich Park, you’ll see brilliant views over London’s skyline seeing all of these different places…
- Royal Museums Greenwich and the Old Royal Naval College
- Canary Wharf and the City of London
- The famous curve of the 215 mile long River Thames
- St. Paul’s Cathedral
- The London Eye
- the O2 Arena
- The Shard
- The Cheese Grater
- The Gherkin
There aren’t many places in London like Camden Market. It’s full of culture, diversity and so much to see, smell and photograph. Lot’s of other London market recommendations here.
8. See the colourful houses of Notting Hill
Notting Hill is famous for its pretty and colourful houses that you won’t find anywhere else in London. No visit to London is complete without snapping a photo of one.
The Sky Garden is a free public space where visitors can wander around landscaped gardens and 360 degrees of uninterrupted views across London. It’s free but you need to book!
I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent wandering around Harrods marvelling at all the luxury goods. It’s like another world. It’s like a whole city! One of my favourite places to window shop.
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!
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