Cheap Or Free Activities To Do In London

Looking for something fun to do in London? The capital is a great place for a day out with the kids but you will find that it can also be pricey if you are not careful. Tilly absolutely loves being in London and wishes she could live there. Fortunately, there are lots of excellent cheap and even free activities and places to go throughout London, and you do not need to pay hefty prices to find something to do. Here are a few ideas that we do in London and if you are on a tight budget they are an excellent choice of things to do. Museums

London is a treasure-trove of fascinating museums and many of these are free. There are many good options to consider and it will depend on your family’s preferences but you cannot go wrong with the stunning Natural History Museum which contains many breathtaking exhibits while the Science Museum is as educational as it is fun with interactive displays and exhibits.

Hackney City Farm

If your kids are animal lovers then a trip to Hackney City Farm is a lovely idea. You may not think of farmyard animals when you think of London but this charming farm has all kinds of cute farm animals along with a brilliant Italian cafe, a pottery studio and a pretty garden to explore.

Mayfield Lavender Farm

The breathtaking Mayfield Lavender Farm is one of the finest sights in all of London and reopens for this summer. Located in the Purley area, the Mayfield Lavender Farm has stunning lavender fields that stretch as far as the eye can see which also means that the scent here is heavenly. This is a great place for taking a memorable family photo as well as to escape the city centre which can be chaotic at times.

Finsbury Park

You are spoilt for choice for parks when you visit London and each has its own distinct character. One of the best, yet often overlooked, parks is Finsbury Park in North London. There is a kids playground here which will keep the kids entertained as well as a cafe all within a beautiful and often peaceful setting.


It is a smart idea to arrange your transport beforehand to save the hassle and often this will be cheaper too. You can book your train into London Bridge online and you will then be well-positioned and central to spend the day exploring the capital and it has excellent underground links for you to enjoy your day.

Hopefully, this will give you a few ideas for how you can spend a memorable day in London with the kids without spending a fortune. London is a fantastic city to visit and has an incredible amount of things to see and do (particularly during summer) so you should easily be able to make a full day of it.