Free Things to do in London


London is often the gateway destination for Americans who are traveling internationally for the first time and it often catches new travelers off guard with how expensive it can be. London on a budget is possible–here are several free ways to see the best London has to offer.


Changing of the Guard

This (almost) daily ceremony takes place beginning at 10:45 a.m. outside Buckingham Palace and is a London tradition that is free to watch. 


Concerts at St. Martins

St. Martin in the Fields is an Anglican church in Trafalgar Square that hosts free concerts most Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays at 1:00 p.m


Walking Tour

There are countless opportunities to take a walking tour of various parts of London. Several companies offer walking tours with guides. Wonders of London is one company that has many free tours available.


Angel Comedy Club

This one is for the adults only. The Angel Comedy Club offers many free shows, usually at 8:00 p.m., with professional, award-winning comedians.


Kings Cross Station

No trip to London is complete without stopping by King’s Cross Station to visit Platform 9¾. Whether a die-hard Harry Potter fan or not, everyone can appreciate this cultural icon and photo opportunity.



Unlike in the States, many museums in the United Kingdom have free admission. You can see some of the most famous artifacts in the world, like the Rosetta Stone at The British Museum, for free


Seek out Movie Spots

London has long been a favorite backdrop for movies and tv. While the city as a whole is often used, there are individual buildings and streets that are fun to find.

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