June 24, 2019

Ten free things to do in London

London skyline

Follow the GSM London guide and avoid all charges. Have a thrilling day without having to spend a small fortune in the capital.

Borough Market

The historic food market is full of international and locally sourced produce. Indulge in street-food vendors from Chinese noodles to Ethiopian stews to Greek wraps. Enjoy freshly squeezed juices or pick up a bottle of wine all the way from Italy. If you’d like to visit this food hotspot arrive early to avoid the hungry afternoon crowd.

Food market

Natural History Museum

Want to see dinosaurs, whales and extinct birds? Then the Natural History Museum is exactly where you would want to go. Free of charge for most exhibitions, the museum offers a view of different species, from the world of natural history. You can also visit the museum after hours to watch movies and have a sleepover.

Queens house

Did you know that our Greenwich campus is located near the Queen’s house? The villa was designed for the Queen before she moved to Buckingham Palace. Now you can view the breath-taking architecture and art inside.

Science museum

Get hands-on with science. Discover the stories of scientific experiments and ideas. Located in South Kensington, entry to the museum is free. Let your imagination run wild at the ‘Wonderlab’ or take a short trip through space at ‘Tomorrow’s world.

 Science museum

Sky Garden

Situated in the heart of London city, Sky Garden offers unforgettable views of London. Named as London’s highest public garden, visitors must book their time slot in advance.  On arrival, you can wonder around the garden and open terrace to witness a 360-degree view over the city.

Top Secret Comedy Club

Known to put on a good show is Top Secret Comedy Club. You can enjoy a free show by booking tickets in advance online. The club has featured many upcoming and established names including Amy Schumer, Jack Whitehall, and Russel Howard.

Tate Modern

One of London’s most famous modern art galleries offers international exhibitions from contemporary and Modern day artists. Transforming what was formerly the Bankside Power Station, Tate Modern is open free to the public alongside paid exhibitions. Inside the studios, you can expect to see the process of artwork and responses from artists to social issues.

Tate Modern

Greenwich Park

One of London’s Royal parks, Greenwich Park is a mix of gardens, historic buildings, and green space. It’s the largest green space in south-east London. Featuring the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory, Greenwich Park is a great choice to enjoy monuments and landscapes in one place.

Portobello Road Market

Did you know the world’s largest antique market is in London? Located in Kensington, Portobello Road Market brings together dealers, collectors and anyone who’s looking for a good bargain.

 Portobello Road Market

Barbican Centre

It’s a multi-purpose centre offering performing art, classical music concerts and exhibitions. Setting it apart from London’s other cultural locations, Barbican Centre contains a conservatory, a library, and in-house restaurants. If you’d like to visit no booking is required in advance, simply just turn up and enjoy the centre.

2 thoughts on “Ten free things to do in London

  1. It great in these days of premium paid for experience, it is still possible to get a great day out for an incredibly limited budget. The next time I’m in the capital, this list will be kept to hand.

  2. These are some great suggestions which I will definitely be using. As a student in London it is nice to be able to explore the city and all it has to offer without having to worry about how much things will cost.

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