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15 different things to do in London for free

Add a little fun to your weekend with 15 different things to do in London – all for free

London is not only the capital of England, it is the perfect tourist destination with so many attractions, restaurants, landmarks and more to explore. What do you do if you’re skint though I hear you say? Even if you’re a little low on spends you’ll still find different things to do in London which will cost you zilch – nada – nothing. If you think something being free in London sounds like a dream get reading to find out 15 options to keep you and the family occupied.

British Museum

The British Museum is one of the world oldest museums. It houses collections from the Rosetta Stone, Lindow Man, The Mummies and more. The British Museum has so many artifacts only a few can be on display at one time which means you could potentially get a whole new experience every time you visit.
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V&A Museum

If you love art the V&A will really hit the spot. The V&A has one of the world’s largest collection of decorative arts, sculptures, portrait miniatures and photography.
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Museum of London

Here’s you’ll find the ultimate history of London from prehistoric times to present. The story is told through detailed pictures, archaeological finds, reconstructed interior and street scenes. The range of exhibitions, talks and walks change all the time so be sure to check the website regularly.
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Science Museum

Probably one of the best free venues in London is the Science Museum. With seven floors of educational exhibits the museum is very interactive and demonstrates science in a non stuffy way. The Medical history gallery contains a large amount of medical history treasures, Wellcome Wing showcase developments in modern science whilst pattern pod introduces under eights to the importance of patterns to science. There’s a lot of hands on opportunities and chances to have a play (that means lots of button pressing).
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Natural History Museum

This gorgeous historic building is home to a collection of 70 million plant, animal, fossil, rock and mineral specimens. The galleries are devoted to telling the story of these specimens with unique displays like the Life Galleries. Here you’ll find items from creepy crawlies to a large plaster cast Diplodocus.
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National Gallery

If you like the V&A then you’ll want to take a visit to the National Gallery. Originally founded in 1824 with just 36 paintings, the gallery now houses over 2000 works. You’ll find masterpieces from artists like Giotti, Piero Della Francesca, Titian and Raphael. Whether you prefer Italian paintings or those from Dutch masters you’ll find something that will please you.
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Crystal Palace Park

Crystal Palace Park is a large park which houses full size dinosaurs, outdoor concert stage, a farm, kids playground, national sports centre and lots of green space. Why not take a selfie with a dinosaur?
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Tate Modern

Set in a original turbine hall, the Tate Modern is home to a jaw dropping collection of modern art. There are a number of large-scale temporary exhibitions whilst permanent collections including works from Matisse, Rothko, Bacon, Twombly and Beuys.
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Have a giggle

Angel Comedy Club have free comedy every night of the week. Get in there early to get a good seat.
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Like your music?

The Southbank Centre regularly host free musical performances in the Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall. Check the website for more details.
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Check out some signage

Find a array of vintage neon signs and old movie props at God’s Own Junkyard.
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15 different things to do in london for free

Have fun in a tropical arena

Barbican Conservatory houses tropical plants, trees and fish for you to explore. Check out their colourful collection and chill out as you stroll through.
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Watch a ritual unique to London

Whether it’s the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace, Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London or watching Tower Bridge rise you will only find these unique experiences in London.

Wimbledon Common

If you just want to relax Wimbledon Common is perfect with its ponds, natural trail and a cute windmill.
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Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral is one of the oldest cathedrals in London. You may have only heard of St Paul’s Cathedral till now so why not pay it a visit, it’s free after all.
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I hope you enjoy visiting London for free, do let me know in the comments what you get up to!