Free Places To Visit In London

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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With London being so heavily populated by families, children will always need places to play. Fortunately some of the best playgrounds available can be found in London.

From the very centre of town and all the way through the surrounding boroughs, playgrounds and areas for youngsters to enjoy themselves are widespread. A great way to get the kids out of the house and to get them to do something active rather than spending the holidays glued to the television.

A large Victorian park with a 1 km riverside promenade, fountains, a lake, formal gardens and a childrens play area.

One of the Royal Parks, Hyde Park has much to be explored including the 7 July Memorial, Princess Diana Fountain, 2 childrens playgrounds and Speakers Corner at the North East corner.

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

A large Victorian park with a 1 km riverside promenade, fountains, a lake, formal gardens and a childrens play area.

Originally the park was part of the grounds of Belair House. The house, along with the lodge and entrance gate are Grade II listed.

Bruce Castle Park derives its name from the estate from which it was created. The 16th century manor house hosts the Bruce Castle Museum of local history.

A large urban park that was developed after the second world war in an area that was badly damaged by bombs.

Park with 2 childrens play areas, a multi-use sports pitch, a skatepark and a free outdoor gym.

Large open common with 2 childrens play areas, a paddling pool in the summer, flower gardens and the oldest bandstand in greater London.

Clissold Park was formerly a country estate opened to the public in 1889.

A seven acre playground and park for children. No adult can enter without a child.

Listed at Grade II by English Heritage, this historic park is the site of The Crystal Palace that was destroyed by fire in 1936.

Playground based around a huge wooden pirate ship. Opened in the year 2000 in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales.

A green flag award winning park that was refurbished in 2006.

Traditional Edwardian formal park with playground and skate park situated near the centre of Uxbridge.

Finsbury is a large park with planted gardens, a childrens playground and a free outdoor gym.

Landscaped park with themed gardens, childrens play area, a deer enclosure and a butterfly house.

A mixed wood and grassland park with a lake and childrens playground.

A large park with historic buildings, formal gardens, lakes, 2 play areas and a network of tree lined paths.

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

This is the largest park in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

One of the Royal Parks, Hyde Park has much to be explored including the 7 July Memorial, Princess Diana Fountain, 2 childrens playgrounds and Speakers Corner at the North East corner.

Pleasant gardens with a childrens playground at the foot of the London Eye.

A Victorian Grade II listed park that celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2004.

One of the Royal Parks, planted with avenues of trees and ornamental flower beds.

This 55 acre park has formal gardens, a riverside walk, a childrens playground and a skatepark.

An urban park with an adventure playground, skatepark, terraced garden and a lake.

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.

A restored Victorian park and open common.

Created for the 2012 Olympic games the area is now being transformed. Check the web site before you visit as Attractions are liable to change and subject to different opening times.

This Victorian local park has a bandstand and childrens playground.

Regents Park covers 395 acres and includes Queen Marys Gardens where you can see more than 30,000 roses.

One of Londons oldest parks it was first opened to the public in 1869 and has recently been refurbished.

Opened as a public park in 1905, Springfield Park comprises of 40 acres of landscaped parkland, gardens and conservation areas.

St James Park is the oldest of the royal parks. It contains both The Mall and Horse Guards Parade.

The park is located on the North bank of the river and has great views of the Thames Barrier.

Carshalton Ponds border the park and the River Wandle flows from them through the park via a picturesque waterfall.

A small museum about Stephens Ink and writing materials located within Avenue House.

Part of the Lee Valley Regional Park, Three Mills is a conservation area with historic mills and a playground on the Green. There is an information centre in Millar House.

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

Natural wooden adventure playground located at the Timber Lodge community centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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

A historic park with two play areas, planted gardens, woodland and one of the largest lakes in South London. It was landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century.

Princess Diana's Memorial Playground in Hyde Park is one of the biggest and best playgrounds. With adventure trails, ornamental sculptures, wigwams and an enormous sandy area, all under the imposing structure of a pirate ship, this really is one of the best places in the capital for kids to go a burn up some energy and with plenty of seating for adults too, you can be sure that you too can catch a break from busy city life.

Follow the Map link below to see all playgrounds 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.