Top 10 FREE Things to do in London

London is not a cheap city. But luckily there is a ton of free activities going on all the time!

1. Sky Garden – A Garden in the Sky with spectacular views of the city and the Shard. Just remember to book ahead on their website!

2. Museums – London is full of free museums and art galleries. I recently checked out the Natural History Museum and really enjoyed it. You could definitely spend some time in there. (Suggested donation of £5 is optional)

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

3. Palaces – Admire Buckingham and Kensington Palace. Two great spots for some beautiful pictures. (Photo Tip– hang out by the greenery around the main entrain to get a full shot of the Buckingham palace without the crowds)

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

4. Street Art – Wander around East London and you’ll be sure to get your fill!

5. Platform 9 3/4 – Just head to Kings Cross station for your chance to feel like you’ve been transported into Harry Potter’s world. Wear a cape if you want to up your Insta Ante.

6. Markets – Countless markets are strewn across London. This one is only free for as long as you can resist the urge to grab a bargain! Borough market is great for food and walking distance to 7. and 1.

7. Tower Bridge – Another great photo opportunity. One of the prettiest bridges out there!

8. Iconic Shops – Harrods and Liberty London are a sight simply to step inside, No purchase necessary!

9. Parks – Hyde Park, St James Park are amongst 2 of the most famous.

10. Big Ben // Westminster Abbey – Be a good tourist and check it out!

About the Author:

I’m Lauren, a New Yorker currently based in Devon, England. I'm a lover of unique escapes, travel tricks and boho style.


  1. Dada December 1, 2017 at 5:37 am - Reply

    Really helpful post as many of us love free stuff right?! And London isnt cheap! I have pinned it to my A city break board and hopefully next time when I re-read your post I will be in London!

  2. Sasha December 1, 2017 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    I have never been but would love to go to London!!! Great post.

  3. Taty December 22, 2017 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    Nice post! if I can suggest another amazing place is Bushy Park, in Kingston Upon Thames.

    A kiss babe!

    • Lauren McGill January 13, 2018 at 6:16 am - Reply

      Awesome thanks! I’ll have to check that out next time I’m in the area. x

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