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Last Updated : Monday 17th October 2022

Best Free Attractions in London

We LOVE free things especially when on a budget! and you are in luck because in the big city theres plenty of free things on offer. The thing is i will list everything thats permanent but theres always free pop ups about so make sure to keep those eyes and ears peeled bro.

London is full of life but it can be quite expensive knowing the free gems of the city can really help you save those pennies. Im here to offer the best ones to you on a plate.

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British Museum

Another historic one to add on the London guide. Great for learning a bit about the history of where you are visiting. 

Bonus that the building itself is an absolute beauty you get some amazing photo opportunities.

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East Church Garden

I know Church garden sounds boring but this place really is beautiful I love it here its so calming.

It's a remains of what once was a gorgeous church that was originally built around the 1100's. 

Also close to sky garden as cant imagine you would spend long here so making a day out of things in this area would be better although, its easy and doesn't take too long to get around London on the underground.

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Sky Garden

Free entry to see one of the best view of London... YES PLEASE! 

You get a 360 view so all around I know when covid came along you had to book in advance not too sure if they dropped that or not.

They do have a bar but it is expensive I guess they have to make their money somehow.

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China Town 

With this located in SOHO theres shit loads to do around here. China town is like a Chinese town full of Asian inspired shops with food and bits and bobs. So yeah most likely if you go here you are going to most likely spend money on something. But to walk down the street and see the pretty Chinese lanterns is completely free.

Theres China towns all over the world in places like New York, Singapore, Australia, Thailand and many more 

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Brick Lane 

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Brick Lane. Again loads of bars and restaurants in the area but the main free attraction is the graffiti.  Really don't wanna miss this one out.

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Camden

Camden will always have a place in my heart. I remember when I was younger my mum would always take me here, I have been going for as long as i can remember (which isn't much because I smoke so much weed lol). 

Camden just has this vibe it used to be different a lot better to be honest its still good just a lot more commercial now, unfortunately. It had this shop called Punky fish which was like punk rock style I just remember me and my sister being so obsessed with it.

Theres loads of food stalls by the canal also a weatherspoons (cheap drinks). This is good all year round but it is perfect for a summers day.

Quick go before it becomes even more commercial!

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Parkland Nature

Walk

I love this walk i never see too many people there compared to other places. I always go to start in Finsbury Park and come out the other end and i can't remember where that is cos i haven't been in s while.

The walk is a track from an old railway that used to be there. It a nature walk so you see things obviously things like birds, sculptures, graffiti, natural formations.

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National Gallery

I don't know why but i love the aesthetic here. Pretty amazing old artwork.

 

Also reminds me of one of the films i was obsessed with when i was younger and would religiously watch it 3 times every time i stayed at my friend jess house. anyway the film was St Trinians

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Royal Botanic 

Fucking gawjusss indoor tropical garden because unfortunately us english aren't as lucky as some with a palm tree growing down every street. 

Why not make yourself feel like you're on a tropical holiday instead?

Gardens

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Gods Own Junk

Yard

The beauty that the eyes can see its like your in New York with lights and signs everywhere but you aren't you are in this unit with neon signs on every single bit of the wall. It has to be one of the best collections of neon LED signs i swear there is a sign for everything.

 

Theres a tiny little cafe indoors as well so you can grab yourself a slice of cake.

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Neals Yard

This is by 7 dials close to Covent Garden station and Leicester Square station. its just a tiny square thats colourful and cute to see. You can also grab food and look at the shops around here.

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Primrose Hill

Free View of London, yes please! Another place thats good in summer as it is just a field with a hill in it. Its pretty and a cheap thing to do go sit in a park with food and beers. However if you can hack the cold at least in winter you'll have the park pretty much to yourself as it does get super busy in summer.

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Hampsted Pergola

Hampsted Pergola is a beautiful georgian roof terrace. it never used to be open to the public, back in the day this actually was someones back garden now we are all lucky enough to enjoy it. If you go at the right time of year you get these gorgeous blossoming magnolia trees that are so vibrant.

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Kyoto Garden

Kyoto Garden is an adorable Japanese style Garden located in Holland park. Cute flowers, streams, plants... This is a tiny garden in the park and gan get extremely busy in the summer day time so i recommend getting up early and going then.

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Tate Modern

Tate modern is free entry I don't think you have to book but it is suggested to as some exhibitions do get very busy and booked up quickly, especially the ones you see on social media like Tiktok.

Its international modern art, so some is super trippy, which I love! Theres modern art museums and exhibitions popping up everywhere at the minute each with their own individual mark.

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Tate Britain

Tate Britain is the same thing as the last but obviously British art. Again they have different exhibitions throughout the year so keep eyes and ears peeled for whichever ones there might be. 

One of my favourite ones was one in lockdown as everyone wanted to get out the house. There was a a decorative neon LED light display for Diwali on the exterior of the building.

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Leak Street 

Leake street is similar to Brick Lane but its just one long tunnel. Theres actually a few nice looking restaurants down there although I've never been into one. The art changes regularly here so it never really gets boring if you love your street art.

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Notting Hill

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Notting hill has so much to offer. Theres good pubs, bakeries, markets, junk shops and of course its home to the streets of the famous Notting Hill Carnival and if you are there on the bank holiday of August you can't miss it.

This is another place where i used to visit a lot when I was younger I used to know the streets like the back of my hand but I don't go there much anymore. I was even down here with my dog and saw Dynamo doing some magic tricks he was literally right in front of me it was mad.

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Notting Hill

Portabello Road

Notting hill has so much to offer. Theres good pubs, bakeries, markets, junk shops, colourful painted houses and of course its home to the streets of the famous Notting Hill Carnival and if you are there on the bank holiday of August you can't miss it.

This is another place where i used to visit a lot when I was younger I used to know the streets like the back of my hand but I don't go there much anymore. I was even down here with my dog and saw Dynamo doing some magic tricks he was literally right in front of me it was mad.

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Richmond Park

This is for the nature lovers maybe you just need a break from the city and you wanna see some green and some animals. London is a built up place and it can become so much at times, a lot of the parks we have are super small but this one is further out of London so it has the ability to be a lot bigger.

Richmond park is probably the biggest park that is still classed as in London. It has giant open fields for London, trees, and even deers!

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Hampsted Heath

Another Park that isn't a bad size it has woods lakes and enough space so that you aren't only 50cm away from the strangers next to you. 

The pergola is also not far from here and Hampsted is a really nice area so definitely check out spending the day here. 

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Steps

Granary Square steps is located next to the Coal Drops Yard in Kings Cross. A small area that becomes popular in summer time as its somewhere nice to sit at the edge of the canal. Good for a beer stop or maybe a picnic stop although theres a lot of nice restaurants in the area so i would say eat out whilst here.

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Barbican

Basically a giant tropical rainforest and you should know me by now anything tropical themed i am obsessed with.

I feel like because we don't see tropical plants every corner of the street we turn we can appreciate their beauty so much more. You become so conditioned to your every day surroundings you lose the appreciation for the natural simple things in life.

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Regents Park

Regents park is another one of the Royal Park in London. There's a few few things to do like look at the flower gardens, boat and pedalo hire, grab something at the cafe and loads of space just to chill.

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Hays Galleria 

Hays galleria is really only on here because of the cool architecture. I know theres a few places on here that there isn't much to do but I love taking long walks of London so I link all the little things together or find other things to do in that area. Theres a few restaurants and shops here but theres nothing too special.

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Leadenhall Market

Harry Potter fans listen up! Diagonalley is here and better in real life!

Another place with some cool architecture to see this is where part of Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone was filmed here in the early 2000's. Okay it's without all the magic but its still just as bright, colourful and feels just as magical when you get there.

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St James Park

Another Royal park in London but at this one you can feed the parakeets! Literally take some seeds and hold your hand out in the right places they will fly over and feed from your hand.

Not sure about you but for London I think this is pretty fucking cool, it brings a little bit of nature to the big city. This is the type of stuff you can do in tropical places. 

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The Vagina

Museum

This is a weird one but i think its a cool thing to go to. I actually thing its really important to educate yourself on these things as a woman and i think its important for men too. I mean thats why dome men aren't good in bed either their dicks too small or they are just uneducated. Its the world's first vagina museum and its now permanently located at Camden Market so miss out on your chance to see some fanny's. We know some people are deprived in that area. 

This is free but you do need to book tickets in advance.

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Greenwich Park

Greenwich is one of the parks in South-East it boasts amazing views of London on a sunny clear day. Theres loads of things to do around here but some cost money. They have the royal observatory, the gorgeous rose garden, a deer park and a couple of cafes.

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Greenwich Park

Greenwich is one of the parks in South-East it boasts amazing views of London on a sunny clear day. Theres loads of things to do around here but some cost money. They have the royal observatory, the gorgeous rose garden, a deer park and a couple of cafes.

Granary Square 

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