Free Things to do in London

WHAT TO DO IN LONDON

Coming to London but can’t help worrying about the high prices of The City? Looking for free things to do in London? We have the perfect solution for you! Although London is known worldwide for being one of the most expensive cities in the world, you will witness that actually there are plenty of free activities to enjoy. Your wallet will be thankful at the end of your trip.

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Free Walking Tours in London

London swarms with sightseeing spots. Sometimes using a paper or audio tour guide can become tedious and you end up closing it or switching it off. So, why not trying an entertaining experience with our free walking tours? And what is more, it is free of charge! At the end of the tour you will be asked to give an offer depending on your grade of appreciation for our walking tour. We are sure you won’t be disappointed! These are just some of the free things you can do in London, below you will find all the others!
The hand of Jack the Ripper Tour holding his knife

Jack the Ripper Tour

FREE
2 Hours

67 Reviews

The spooky clock tower of Westminster with a bare tree and flying bats

Ghost & Haunted History Tour

FREE
2 Hours

87 Reviews

Big Ben and Houses of parliament in London

Royal Tour Westminster

FREE
2 - 2.5 Hours

64 Reviews

Harry Potter Tour

FREE
2 Hours

103 Reviews

Witch Burning free tour photo

Witches Tour

FREE
2 Hours
Tower of London

Tower Walk Tour

FREE
2 Hours

Free Walking Tours in London

London swarms with sightseeing spots. Sometimes using a paper or audio tour guide can become tedious and you end up closing it or switching it off. So, why not trying an entertaining experience with our free walking tours? And what is more, it is free of charge! At the end of the tour you will be asked to give an offer depending on your grade of appreciation for our walking tour. We are sure you won’t be disappointed! These are just some of the free things you can do in London, below you will find all the others!

Free Museums and Galleries in London

One of the best parts of London is that the most famous museums and art galleries are free! So if you don’t know what to do, in this section you will find a bunch of options.
photo of the free museum british museum

British Museum

Are you passionate about history and our ancestors? You will jump back in time to discover artefacts that belonged to ancient civilizations, thousands of years of history concentrated in a sole exposition. Are you curious to learn more with a guide? We offer free tours inside the museum both in Italian. Check out our page and book with us!

tha nationa gallery of London, a free museum

National Gallery

Go back over the history of European art by admiring all the great masterpieces of worldwide famous artists. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and take some time out to admire these inspiring works of art! The gallery also hosts temporary exhibitions, but generally they are subjected to an admission fee.

the dinosaur inside the natural history museum

Natural History Museum

Discover the secrets of life and the history of humans and animal species, everything concentrated in an iconic and majestic building. The structure itself is a work of art, a unique piece of awe-inspiring architecture.

Victoria and ALbert museum, a free thing to do in london

Victoria & Albert Museum

It is the world largest museum of decorative arts and design and hosts different collections of objects coming from the four main continents, Europe, Asia, Africa and America over a 5,000-year time. Fashion, furniture, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, … – human’s artifacts, pieces of inestimable value!

free museum tate modern

Tate Modern

Are you ready for a full immersion in modern and contemporary art? Believe it or not, the exhibitions held in this gallery are never what you expect them to be! Traditional, conventional and standard are adjectives that do not match with this place. Be ready to be open minded and let your imagination flow!

Royal air force photo of the museum

Royal Air Force Museum

2018 is the Royal Air Force’s Centenary Year. On this occasion 3 new galleries have been opened. At Wonders of London we are also celebrating this anniversary with an ad hoc tour about the Royal Air Force! Check it out!

Other than these, in London you can find many other museums and galleries that are not as well-known as the previously mentioned ones but still are definitely worth a visit.

IMPERIAL WORLD MUSEUM

Do you find history boring? This museum will make you change your mind for sure. It is an interactive museum – this is one what makes it probably more fascinating. You will explore the history of wars and the effects that these dreadful conflicts had and still have on people’s life. A special focus is pointed on the First World War. Get ready to immerse yourself and relive those indescribably frightening moments through images, videos, testimonies and war relics.

SAATCHI GALLERY

The peculiarity of this gallery is that the artworks are made by unknown young artists or those whose pieces have never been exhibited in the UK. A great occasion to experience something different!

DESIGN MUSEUM

Are you passionate about design? This museum is the right for you. Few exhibitions have free admission, while other subjected to a fee.

WELLCOME COLLECTION

This museum aims at connecting art and science in order to make people understand the link between this link through exhibitions, digital tools, workshops, …

BRITISH LIBRARY

If you are in London you cannot miss a visit to this majestic cultural spot. Whether for a quick look or for a reading full immersion, it is worth spending a bit of your time here.

Other Free Things to do in London

  • SKY GARDENThis is one of the best places (other than Greenwich Observatory and Primrose Hill) to see London from the top. Whether on night or during the day, the view from here will leave you breathless. And the best part is that it is free! You need to book a slot if you are visiting between 10 and 6 during weekdays or from 11 to 9 during the weekends. Before and after these slots depending on opening and closing times you can visit without booking. There is a beautiful garden and a terrace opened during the day to better admire the landscape from the 35th floor of this skyscraper.
  • CHINESE NEW YEARAre you planning to visit London in February and you will be here on the 5th (the date changes every year between late January and mid-February)? That is the perfect chance for you to be present at the celebrations for the Chinese New Year. 2019 will be the year of the Pig. The celebration in London is the biggest outside Asia and includes the Dragon parade
  • NOTTING HILL CARNIVALIt is in August and not actually in February
  • TOTALLY THAMES FESTIVALIt is an annual festival to celebrate the River Thames with plenty of activities. It is generally held in September.
  • LUMIEREAn amazing festival of lights with artistic installations all around London. Generally it is held in January.
  • GRAFFITIShoreditch is the best place o find stunning artistic masterpieces, en plein air paintings that you can enjoy without paying any admission fee.
  • GET LOSTIt is always the best way to discover a place!