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Most popular free events in London

Our guide to the most popular events in London that you can do for free and won’t cost you any money.

Free event in London at Tower Bridge

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to Tower Bridge Here is a list of the scheduled lift times for Tower Bridge, so you can see the roadway open and close and grab a photo.
Free event in London at Buckingham Palace

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to Buckingham Palace The 'Changing the Guard' ceremony at Buckingham Palace is one of the must-see events for every tourist's itinerary.
 
Free event in London at Big Ben

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Big Ben This tour will take you all the way up to the top of the clock tower, where you can stand next to Big Ben as it strikes the hour.
Free event in London at Sky Garden

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Sky Garden The Sky Garden is a three-story garden that spans the top three floors of 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the Walkie Scorchie).
 
Free event in London at Old Bailey

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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.
Free event in London at Westminster Abbey

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Westminster Abbey You can enjoy a choral Evensong service at Westminster Abbey for free, which combines a traditional mass with a choir.
 
Free event in London at Royal Courts of Justice

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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?
Free event in London at Covent Garden

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Covent Garden Enjoy some free street entertainment in Covent Garden -- everything from buskers, acrobats and clowns to opera singers.
 
Free event in London at St. Paul’s Cathedral

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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.
Free event in London at Horse Guards

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Horse Guards Changing the Guard at Horse Guards is similar to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, but is usually a lot less crowded.
 
Free event in London at Little Venice

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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.
Free event in London at Tower of London

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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.
 
Museum exhibition in London at British Library

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British Library The British Library will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of punk with an exhibition exploring it's heritage and influence.
Free event in London at Parliament Hill

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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.
Art exhibition at Saatchi Gallery

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to Saatchi Gallery The Saatchi Gallery is putting on an exhibition called "Champagne Life", which will feature an all-female line-up of artists.
Free event in London at Hampstead Observatory

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to Hampstead Observatory Hampstead Observatory has a small six-inch refractor inside a rotating dome, and is very popular with amateur astronomers.
 
Free event in London at Horse Guards

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Horse Guards The Dismounting Ceremony (or 4 O'Clock Parade) is a short ceremony that takes place every day at the Horse Guards.
Free event in London at One New Change

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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.
 
Childrens event in London at Regent Street

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Regent Street Get ready for the NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars with the NFL fan rally in Regent Street.
Museum exhibition in London at Museum of Childhood

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to Museum of Childhood The Museum of Childhood have captured The Clangers, Bagpuss and Ivor the Engine, and put them in their new exhibition.
 
Museum exhibition in London at Wallace Collection

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to Wallace Collection The British artist Tom Ellis has been commissioned to create a series of works for the Wallace Collection, called 'The Middle'.
Art exhibition at Guildhall Art Gallery

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to Guildhall Art Gallery "Victorians Decoded" will show how new communication technologies affected the imaginations of Victorian artists.
 
Talk in London at Houses of Parliament

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to Houses of Parliament You can watch the Prime Minister get grilled by the House of Commons every Wednesday, at Prime Minister's Questions.
Free event in London at Trafalgar Square

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Trafalgar Square "Africa on the Square" will celebrate Africa's culture and heritage, with lots of music, dancing and African food and drink stalls.
 
 
 
 
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