Best Free Things to do in London this Summer: Top 5 Picks

We love to explore and find new locations to visit, but if you’re worried about breaking the bank, don’t stress because we have created a list of 5 free things to do in London. 

Whether you’re interested in nature, museums, or galleries, we’ve found the trending locations that are a must visit. So, relax and dive into the best free things to do this summer. 

1. Greenwich Park, Greenwich

Greenwich Park

At number 1 we have the must see Greenwich park. This park is the oldest enclosed Royal Park which is situated on top of a hill. The park is famous for its breath taking views sweeping across the River Thames to St Paul’s Cathedral. The park has toilets, a café and parking. Located at the bottom of the park is Cutty Sark, where there are various different restaurants and a riverside walk by the Thames. Whether you want to come in the morning to do your daily exercise or come at lunch for the restaurants and views this park is somewhere to add to your to do list. 

2. Sophie Tea Art Gallery, Soho

Sophie Tea Art Gallery

Can you believe there is an art gallery in the heart of London? Neither can we. Sophie Tea, the artist graduated with a first-degree in Business, later she began painting to purse Sophie Tea Art. She has amazing galleries and teams in both London and Sydney. This London gallery is all things girl power, such as, a chalk board upstairs in her gallery where girls write kind and motivating messages for strangers to read. It’s a safe place where you can come to relax, play games, take Insta pics and make Tok Tok videos and of course, admire Sophie’s incredible art. You don’t need to book and walk in’s are allowed but if you go on a busy day, there may be queues. 

3. London Museums 

Natural History Museum

Did you know that London Museums are free? Well they are and it’s time to take advantage of them! Whether you prefer to see nature and history; Natural History Museum, British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, or art; Tate Modern and Tate Britain, London has it all for you. You need to book in advance which is done via their online websites. All these museums are diverse to each other, you can’t compare them because they bring something different that is needed within the city, see it for yourself. 

4. Film Festival at The Scoop, Tower Bridge

Film Festival at The Scoop Photo creds: Time Out

One of London’s most popular outdoor screening events takes place at The Scoop. Every Tuesday from June to September there are new, classical and cult films on the big screen. The free, outdoor cinema screenings are beside the River Thames so it really is entertainment with a view. The big screen also includes sports such as Wimbledon, Ascot and the cricket. Watching a movie by the river is the best way to unwind after a fun summer’s day.

5. Crossrail Place Roof Garden , Canary Wharf

Crossrail Place Roof Garden, Canary Wharf Photo creds: Secret London

Crossrail Place is one of London’s largest roof gardens. Walk through and admire the exotic plants or relax and read a book on one of the many benches in the hidden garden. The roof garden has different art exhibitions every few months which means the theme of the garden changes. There has been an Alice in Wonderland theme and currently there is a line art theme which looks like several paintings piped up whilst you make your way through the garden. Crossrail has restaurants below and is a 5 minute walk from Canary Wharf shopping malls, Canada Place and Jubilee Place where there is parking. The Jubilee line and DLR will take you here and there is no need to book ahead, which makes it perfect for those last minute excursions.