Free Places To Visit In London

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Top London Days Out provides details of free things to do in London.

For London visitors wondering what to do in London we have many suggestions for cheap London sightseeing and places to visit in London.

The majority of London attractions listed are free to visit and include London art galleries, London Zoos (petting), London events, London museums, London parks, the Royal Parks and many other London attractions.

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As the home to over 8 million people, London is perhaps not somewhere you would expect to find a great deal of natural attractions, so you may be surprised to find out that there are loads of them!


The centre is designed to create a better understanding of our environment.


The Lido is a 60 acre lake with a sandy beach and a narrow gauge railway.


A restored Victorian park and open common.


250 acres of woodland and meadow located on the North Downs at Farnborough near Orpington.


Common with natural and planted areas, ponds, a lake, trim trail and childrens playground.


A wildlife garden with wildflower nursery and visitor centre.


Copse Wood is part of the Ruislip Woods National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).


A 32 acre park with a city farm to visit, located on the Isle Of Dogs.


A woodland Nature Reserve with meadow, marsh, pond and a visitor centre.


An area of ancient wood and chalk grassland.


Wild open space on the banks of Regents Canal in the centre of London.


Local Nature Reserve offering a circular route through woodland and meadows.


One of Londons largest parks with excellent views of the London skyline.


A nature reserve in Hillingdon managed by the London Wildlife Trust.


Abney Park is a beautiful garden cemetry, woodland memorial park and nature reserve.


Sixty six hectares of meadows, woodlands and ponds adjoining the site of the former RAF Bentley Priory, the operations centre during the Battle Of Britain.


Bayhurst Wood is part of The Ruislip Woods National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).


A nature reserve where it is possible to find kingfishers and water voles - if you are lucky.


A large common with woodland walks, ponds, heathland and a windmill.


Londons largest open space covering 6000 acres stretches from Chingford to Epping.


Information centre telling the history of Epping Forest.


Park with formal and informal gardens, childrens playgrounds and free tennis courts.


A site of special scientific interest in the form of a woodland with a wealth of wildlife to explore.


A former Deer Park, now owned by the National Trust.


Created in 1997, the park contains 2 lakes that are great for bird watching or just enjoying the tranquillity.


A local nature reserve in Crystal Palace managed by the trust for Urban Ecology.


An ancient coppiced woodland, with a small meadow and river bank.


A large common covering 220 acres with play equipment, a lake, a pond and woodlands.


Over 250 acres of traditional Middlesex countryside surrounded by suburbia.


This 150 year old park has a range of facilities and great views looking South over London.


Lesnes Wood offers a variety of habitats including woodlands, heathland and ornamental gardens as well as the ruins of Lesnes Abbey.


Woods containing the remains of Lesnes Abbey founded in the 12th century


A leafy park that is part of the Capital Woodlands Project. The Roman road Stane Street runs through the park but is totally covered, however there is a mound that is thought to be a pagan burial site.


Ancient oak woodland in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.


Visitor centre with details of walks, leaflets and guidance about visiting Epping Forest.


An ancient woodland that is also a Local Nature Reserve managed by the London Wildlife Trust.


Historic Woodland managed by the London Wildlife Trust.


Over 300 acres of open spaces and forest, with picnic areas, a large lake, play areas and a rare breeds farm.


Camley Street Natural Park is run by the Wildlife Trusts and is a wide open space in North London. It was converted into a wildlife conservation area from a disused coal yard in 1984 and is now home to birds, bees, butterflies, frogs and an array of plantlife, as well as the odd bat.

In West London, if you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a Kingfisher at Denham Lock Wood or Crane Park near Twickenham.


You will find acres of parkland at Alexandra Palace Park in North London, with a deer garden, children's playgrounds, a boating lake and even a skate park, there is something for people of all ages here. The rose garden is tended to by park wardens who make sure that the park looks as pristine as possible. The playgrounds will keep children entertained for hours and the skatepark will occupy anyone with a taste for something more fast-paced. The boating lake has boats for hire, either pedal operated or oared, but you can of course relax by the boating lake for free.

Follow the Map link below to see all wildlife and nature locations on an easy to use map of London. Do check their web site before you visit as you may find that they are having a special event or exhibition. You can find a link to their web site on our detailed information page.