Discover London

Our staff have compiled a list of free or cheap enrichment activites in London:

  • Science Museum - FREE with a cheap Imax ticket to fish stuff, 3D printing exhibition, Launch Pad
  • London Aquarium - 2 for 1 with Kellogg's box, FREE Oyster travel
  • Kew Gardens
  • London Jack the Ripper Tour
  • V&A Museum for Art and Design
  • Covent Garden - buskers and street entertainment
  • Food market on Southbank
  • Old Operating Theatre and herb garret
  • Carnivals
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Bushey Park - WWII USA base of operations
  • Camden Lock - stalls etc.
  • Some London bus routes mimic tourist route for much less cash
  • British Museum - FREE to enter and see certain exhibitions, free specific sessions for children looking at artefacts
  • Longleat Safari Park (£8.50 with clubcard points)
  • St Paul's Cathedral - when a service is on it is FREE!
  • Transport Museum - pay once for the whole year
  • Tate Modern - FREE
  • National Gallery - free
  • Ham House - £10 adult, £5 child
  • Buy the book "1000 things to do in London for under £10" - £9.09 on Amazon
  • Globe Theatre - £5 a ticket (standing) for Shakespeare plays
  • Free events at Southbank Centre and walk along Southbank, watch street artists
  • Greenwich - Observatory, Meridian Line
  • Richmond Park - cycle, Henry's Mount, Isabella Plantation, spot deer, sledging, fly a kite
  • Theatre tickets - restricted view
  • Literary London walks
  • Horniman Museum - family friendly museum
  • Picnic - make a pizza
  • International Pillow Fight Day - Saturday 5th April
  • Watch the Boat Race from Putney Bridge - Sunday 6th April 3pm
  • Highgate Cemetery - Karl Marx grave
  • Climb Monument, near Pudding Lane - £3 adults (themonument.info), nearly as high as the London Eye
  • Wimbledon Common - windmill, nature walk/activity, Caesar's Camp, cycling
  • Riverside walk - cycle (8 miles along tow path), Kingston, Bushey Park
  • Hampton Court - grounds, gardens, maze
  • London Zoo
  • Imperial War Museum
  • Cabinet War Rooms
  • Boat to Thames Barrier (use Oyster) via Greenwich
  • House of Commons
  • Tour of Olympic Park
  • See a gig for free - Notting Hill Arts Club
  • Have a picnic in Regent's Park or Battersea Park
  • Visit the waxworks at Westminster Abbey Museum - it's FREE
  • Cinema - £1.75 every Saturday and Sunday at the Vue and £1.99 at Cineworld
  • Deen City Farm, Colliers Wood - FREE
  • Every Saturday at 1pm tennis for FREE at Tamworth Recreation Ground
  • National Army Museum
  • Number 11 bus from Fulham to Liverpool street past all the sights
  • Sloan Museum
  • Polka Theatre
  • Boris Bikes
  • Sutton Ecology Centre
  • Have a buffet lunch in a Tooting curry house
  • Portobello Road Market (www.portobelloroad.co.uk)
  • Boat trip down the Thames (thamesclippers.com)
  • Royal Festival Hall
  • Have a walk round Borough Market to see all the different types of food
  • Crystal Palace Park - Victorian Dinosaurs!
  • Watch your local conference team 'Tooting, Mitcham, Sutton Utop'
  • Pitch and putt golf
  • Swimming at Tooting Lido - 50m pool
  • Events in Trafalgar Square - Chinese New Year, Sports Events, Summer Music, Festivals
  • Look on Groupon for offers
  • Time Out magazines for FREE things to do
  • Local fairs and festivals (check online)
  • Bike in Wimbledon and Richmond Park - FREE
    Kids Odeon films £2.50 per person Saturday/Sunday 11am
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • British Museum - FREE visit to the Design Museum
  • Spanish restaurant 'La Tasca' Spanish lunch menu 3 tapas for under £3 (Kingston & London)
  • Activities for FREE at the 'Instituto cervantes' - FREE Spanish movies
  • Watch the changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace for FREE (www.royal.gov.uk)
  • London Lions Basketball Club at the Olympic Copperbox Arena.  Admission less than £10, cheaper for children
  • Geocaching - get app for FREE - find treasure and replace it!