What to See and do in London for Free

Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museum © TAB

If you're touring London on a budget, then you can easily find a wide range of free attractions to visit, such as museums, art galleries, public ceremonies and street theatre.


Free to Visit Art Galleries in London

Fine collections of paintings, sculpture and other artworks are always on show at the following public galleries:

Free to Visit Museums in London

Most of the major museums in London are free, although there may be charges for special exhibits:

Free Historical Houses to Visit in London

Free to Visit Parks and Outdoor Spaces in London

The London Docklands area has working farms including Surrey Docks Farm and Mudchute, which are pleasant to stroll around and children will love the animals (free entry but donations are always welcome).

Free Churches to Visit in London

Many of London's grand churches are free to enter, however, small donations are always welcomed. Such as Westminster Cathedral, with its Byzantine brick structure and interior of marble and mosaics. St Brides and its Crypt Museum (Fleet St), built by Christopher Wren. St Paul's Church (Covent Garden) designed by Inigo Jones.

The nave of Westminster Abbey is always free for worshipers, but there is a charge for visitors to the main body of the abbey. Services at St Paul's Cathedral are free to enter most days after 4pm. The crypt and other areas require an admission fee.

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Please note that the museums, historic houses and attractions listed on this site may be currently closed due to Government Guidelines. Please check the attraction's own website for details of closure/opening times.

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