The Joys of Free London

In a world in which the economic crisis has almost erased any hope of enjoyment, the quest for activities, without a price tag continues. But there is hope because although London is one of the world’s most expensive cities there is an unexpected variety of options that not only deliver on enjoyment and culture but are also kind to the wallet. In fact, there are so many free things to do in London that there’s always something new and exciting to discover every day. You just need to know where to look!


You can enjoy most of the city museums, parks, and landmarks without paying. First, you need to plan and be prepared to walk (backpack with plenty of water and snacks if we go with kids). To help you on your way, here is a selection of free attractions to choose from.

The British Museum is one of the world-famous museums and is also the most visited attraction in London.

National Gallery with a huge collection of both English and European masters. It is worth to admire the William Hogarth works.

The Horniman Museum in South London (great for kids)

The Wallace Collection near Oxford Street

Museum of London at the Barbican

Westminster cathedral unlike the Abbey it is free to enter.

The Battersea Power Station a very cool new addition.

Sky Garden an amazing view across the City of London

Parks: Hyde Park, St James Park, Hampstead Heath, Regents Park (recommended) and Greenwich Park.

Markets: Portobello market, Camden Town market. Bermondsey Antiques market is a must as there is no other like this one in London. Near London Bridge. Fridays from 6:00 to 14:00 among others.

Kings Cross Samsung experience, open air cinema, and fountains in Granary square for kids delight.

Landmarks Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, House of Parliament, Big Ben, The National Covid Memorial Wall, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square.

There are so many great options with something for everyone.

Walk, breathe, talk to strangers, pet the dogs….it is your city. Enjoy it!

As Dr Johnson used to say: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”.

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