If you’re visiting London this Summer with family, you may want to know some of the best family hotels in London or prefer to stay the Serviced Apartments Canary Wharf are situated by the River Thames and include built-in entertainment system, free wi-fi, a cafe and gym to have fun whilst in a comfortable setting.

Free places to visit in London

The following suggestions are all free places to visit in London but there may be payable activities so you can spend as little or much as you like.

Natural History Museum

Get up close with nature, discover fascinating creatures and intriguing science. Drop in their science centre where you can get hands on with the museums collection or see the clock from CBeebies Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures. Keep an eye out for busy insects, colourful flowers and birds in the wildlife garden. Experience the power of their famous earthquake stimulator then enjoy an atmospheric journey through Earth to the upper Red Zone galleries.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The Park is home to the London Stadium, the ArcelorMittal Orbit, a slide that reaches 18mph! The London Aquatics Centre where you can go for a swim, the Copper Box Arena for a game of badminton or basketball. The Lee Valley VeloPark allows you to experience the track on mountain bike or BMX and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. You can try out dance classes at the Timber Lodge such as children’s Zumba. There is also various parklands, waterways, playgrounds and cafes. Perfect whether you want to play, learn or relax.


With 32 acres of parkland to explore, you can visit the farm animals, go horse riding and take part in the farms educational activities. They have over 100 animals including an impressive collection of British rare breeds.

National Portrait Gallery

Come face to face with history and get creative, discovering and learning together. Say hello to Jane Austen, meet Henry VIII and have your photo taken with Ed Sheeren. Every weekend and every day in the school holidays you can use free art materials to create your own portraits. There are also 3 free family activity trails to get creative together

Covent Garden

There are plenty of things to do in Covent Garden is the only district in London to have a license for street entertainers so expect to see opera singers, human statues, death-defying acrobats and magicians.

Hampstead Heath

Amongst beautiful countryside and rich wildlife there is a zoo, an athletics track, an education centre, extensive children’s activities and three swimming ponds.
I hope you like some of my ideas, it’s definitely made me want to take Lucas to London soon!

Take a look here for some hidden gems in London and if you live nearer to me, here are some free days out in Lancashire x

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10 Comments on Budget friendly family days out in London

  1. What some lovely ideas of things to do in London – there really is just a whole host of things to do and see and it is always worth looking out for new ideas.

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