50 Free Attractions To Enjoy In London

London is home to many world famous landmarks, museums, art galleries and parks, which are free to enter and usually open seven days a week. You can have a great time in this wonderful city without spending a fortune!


  1. Natural History Museum – One finest natural history museums in the world, you may need a whole day for this one.
  2. British Museum – One of the best museums in London with a diverse display of amazing artefacts.
  3. National Maritime Museum – Discover Britain Royal Navy’s history.
  4. Imperial War Museum – Observe Britain’s Military History.
  5. British Science Museum – Children and adults alike will have fun here!
  6. Museum of London – Learn about the history of London.
  7. Victoria and Albert Museum – Gives an interesting insight into Britain’s cultural heritage.
  8. Geffrye Museum – Period rooms museum from 1600 to today.
  9. Royal Air Force Museum – Get to know the history of Britain’s flying aces.
  10. Horniman Museum – A diverse family museum with several different displays.
  11. Pollocks Toy Museum – A collection of toys from all over the world, perfect day out with kids.
  12. Bank of England Museum – Discover the monetary history of the world.
  13. Hunterian Museum – Take a look at a unique collection of animal specimens retained in jars.
  14. Museum of London Docklands – Explore London’s maritime shipping history.
  15. Sir John Soane’s Museum – The assorted collection of a famous London architect.
  16. Museum of Childhood – Dedicated to the history of children and childhood.
  17. National Army Museum – Learn about the history of Britain’s armed forces.

Art Galleries:

  1. National Gallery – Located at the top of Trafalgar Square’s piazza, is home to some of history’s best art.
  2. Tate Modern – The building itself is amazing and well worth a visit, even if you are not keen on some of the art on display.
  3. National Portrait Gallery – Pictures of aristocracy through the years.
  4. Serpentine Gallery – Pop into this art gallery while on your way through Kensington Gardens.
  5. Tate Britain – It is famous with the name of National Gallery
  6. Guildhall Art Gallery – One of the most popular Collection of art.
  7. Wallace Collection – This comes with European art and artefacts Collection.
  8. Whitechapel Gallery – If you are in East London must visit it to have fun.
  9. Foundling Museum – London’s first ever public art gallery and Britain’s original home for abandoned children.
  10. The Photographer’s Gallery – Largest public gallery display dedicated to photography.


  1. Hyde Park – Take a walk through Hyde Park, where you can see the Princess Diana Memorial and Speakers Corner, no trip to London is complete without a visit to this fantastic park.
  2. 29.  St James’ Park – One of London’s Royal Parks.
  3. Coram’s Fields – Unique seven-acre playground and park for children.
  4. 31.  Hampstead Heath – A stunning park that offers views of the City of London.
  5. 32.  Regent’s Park – Another superb Royal Park and zoo.
  6. 33.  Richmond Park – Another beautiful park.
  7. 34.  Bushy Park – Yet another beautiful park.
  8. Battersea Park – A lovely park offering a view of the River Thames.
  9. 36.  Kensington Gardens – Where you can see the Peter Pan Statue.

Sight Seeing

  1. Trafalgar Square – Home to Nelsons Column, the stone lions and the fourth plinth.
  2. 38.  Thames Walk – Breathe in the fresh river air and soak up the atmosphere.
  3. 39.  Tower Bridge – Cross the bridge and wait around to see it open and close.
  4. 40.  Houses of Parliament – A great location for a London holiday photo opportunity.
  5. 41.  Buckingham Palace – Arrive early enough to observe the Changing of the Guard.
  6. Tower of London – Request permission to witness Ceremony of the Keys, the nightly lock-up of the Tower of London.
  7. Leicester Square – Soak up the buzzing atmosphere or relax in the park.
  8. The London Eye – Get your photo took standing near this 443ft Ferris wheel.
  9. Wellington Arch – A triumphal arch in London.
  10. Marble Arch – Another triumphal arch in London.
  11. Big Ben – Stand in Parliament Square at noon and listen to Big Ben chime.
  12. Cross the Jubilee Bridge – Cross the Thames at Embankment on this wonderful bridge.
  13. Cross the Millennium Bridge – From the Tate Modern to St Paul’s or vice versa.
  14. City Hall – Admire London’s new bee-hive-shaped architectural structure.

The author lives in London and works for Click Souvenirs, a leading British souvenir shop. She enjoys photography, travelling and graphic design along with raising her four children.