Best FREE Places to Visit in London

best free places to visit in london uk

Whoever knows London knows the prices in the city are out of this world. Unfortunately for tourists, this does not exclude the tourist attractions in London. If you have a look at ticket prices for the main attractions, such as the London Eye or the Tower of London, you can quickly notice the price of more than 30 euros per person. A bit much, isn’t it?

What if I tell you there are a bunch of cool spots in London you can visit completely for free and still live the authentic experience of London? Here are the best free places to visit in London.

I will break down the free places to visit in London into categories so you don’t have to. My list of best free places in London includes the list of free museums and galleries, indoor and outdoor landmarks, markets and food markets, and unique experiences.

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Best FREE places to visit in London list

Attractions and outdoor landmarks

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Indoor landmarks

  • The British Library
  • Daunt Books Marylebone
  • Leadenhall Market
  • Battersea Power Station Shopping Mall
  • Barbican Conservatory – London’s indoor rainforest

Museums and galleries

  • British Museum – free entrance only to permanent galleries
  • Natural History Museum – free admission, except for temporary exhibitions and events
  • Queen’s House – recommended booking to guarantee entry
  • Design Museum
  • National Gallery
  • Tate Britain

Markets and food markets

Unique experiences

  • Sky Garden – London’s highest public garden, to be booked in advance here
  • Horizon 22 – London’s highest scenic platform, tickets to be booked in advance here 
  • The Garden at 120 Fenchurch Street – awesome alternative to the Sky Garden
  • The Churchill Arms Pub

What if I still want to book tickets to the main attractions?

In case you wish to book tickets for the main attractions at a lower price, here are some sweet deals for you to take advantage of today:

  • London Eye
  • Tower of London
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Tower Bridge
  • Greenwich Observatory

That's it!

This was my short list of the best free places to visit in London.

You can also follow my adventures from London on Instagram at @cafesandvoyages

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Hi, it's Neja

I am an expat from Slovenia,
 living in Milan since 2021 and writing a travel blog for all of you who are curious about life in Italy or traveling in Europe.

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