Free events in London – January 2018

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Free events in January

Visit London on the cheap in January, by trying these great free events

Houses of Parliament

to Houses of Parliament You can watch the Prime Minister get grilled by the House of Commons every Wednesday, at Prime Minister's Questions.
Houses of Parliament

to Houses of Parliament Visitors can enter the Houses of Parliament for free, and watch MPs debating in the House of Lords and House of Commons.
Hampton Court Palace

to Hampton Court Palace Attend a Sunday service in one of the country's most beautiful chapels -- Henry VIII's Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.
Speakers’ Corner

to Speakers’ Corner If you visit Speakers' Corner at Sunday lunchtime you can listen to an orator stand up and discuss whatever they like -- all in the name of free speech.
Tower of London

to Tower of London You can attend a Sunday service at the Chapel Royal in the Tower of London -- one of the most historic churches in the City.
National Portrait Gallery

to National Portrait Gallery Enjoy a free drop-in drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery, amongst some of the gallery's great works of art.
One New Change

to One New Change One New Change is a shopping centre close to St. Paul's Cathedral, which offers some great views from their roof terrace.
Horse Guards

to Horse Guards The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 O'Clock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at the Horse Guards.
Little Venice

to Little Venice Have a nice walk around Little Venice, past all the pretty houseboats, and stop for a cup of tea in one of the nice cafes.
Horse Guards

to Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, but is usually a lot less crowded.
Covent Garden

to Covent Garden Enjoy some free street entertainment in Covent Garden -- everything from buskers, acrobats and clowns to opera singers.
Tower of London

to Tower of London The Ceremony of the Keys is over 700 years old, and represents the traditional locking up of the Tower of London at night.
Westminster Abbey

to Westminster Abbey You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey for free, which combines a traditional mass with a choir.
St. Paul’s Cathedral

to St. Paul’s Cathedral If you attend a choral Evensong service at St. Paul's Cathedral, you can wander around and see part of the Cathedral for free.
Parliament Hill

to Parliament Hill Enjoy London's skyline from the top of Parliament Hill, which takes in the Gherkin, London Eye, St Paul's and Canary Wharf.
Primrose Hill

to Primrose Hill Primrose Hill is a lot higher than it looks, and boasts one of the finest views of the London skyline from anywhere in the city.
British Library
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Listen: 140 Years of Recorded Sound

Listen to '140 Years of Recorded Sound' at the British Library, as they explore how sound and radio has transformed our society.
Serpentine Gallery
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Wade Guyton - Das New Yorker Atelier, Abridged

The Serpentine Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of work by Wade Guyton, called 'Das New Yorker Atelier, Abridged'.
Museum of Childhood
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Michael Morpurgo - A Lifetime in Stories

'A Lifetime in Stories' will explore the work of Michael 'War Horse' Morpurgo, one of the Britain's best-loved authors.
Museum of Childhood
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Searching for Ghosts - V&A Museum of Childhood

Peer into the lives of east Londoners to see how buildings have documented the changes in taste and the passage of time.
Somerset House
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Old Palaces Tour, at Somerset House

The "Old Palaces Tour" at Somerset House will teach you a little bit about three of England's Stuart Dynasty queens.
Somerset House
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Historical Highlights of Somerset House

This Somerset House tour will explore some of the Tudor intrigues and extravagant entertainments of the Georgian period.
Sir John Soane’s Museum
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Candlelight tour of Sir John Soanes Museum

On the first Tuesday of each month they open Sir John Soane's Museum in the evening, bathed in atmospheric candlelight.
Crossbones Graveyard
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Monthly vigil at Crossbones Graveyard

Every month people gather at Crossbones Graveyard to remember and pay their respects to the outcasts of society.
Hackney Marshes

to Hackney Marshes Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football, with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams.
Old Bailey
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Watch a real-life court case at the Old Bailey

Watch the long arm of the law in action at the Old Bailey, where members of the public can sit in the gallery and watch a case.
Spitalfields City Farm
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Volunteer to help out at Spitalfields City Farm

Spitalfields City Farm is a nice place to take your kids, but did you know that you can volunteer to help out on the farm?
Royal Courts of Justice
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Watch a case at the Royal Courts of Justice

Try something a bit different -- how about going to the Royal Courts of Justice and watching a real-life court case?
Sky Garden
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Tropical garden at the top of the Sky Garden

The Sky Garden is a three-story garden that spans the top three floors of 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the Walkie Scorchie).
Science Museum
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Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care

The Science Museum's 'Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care' exhibition will look at medicine during the Battle of the Somme.
 
 
 
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