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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The London Olympic Games, Wembley Stadium, The Oval, the London Marathon and countless other major sporting events and arenas are located across the London Boroughs, so it is hardly surprising to know that the city boasts a huge amount of sporting activities.

From watching Sunday league football in the local park, to the skateparks dotted around London, the city is perfect for any sports enthusiast.

A smallish skate park with a pair of concrete bowls.

Concrete skatepark at Muswell Hill Sports Ground opened in 2010. It is also known as Coldfall.

Free tennis courts in this green flag award winning park.

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

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.

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.

A mixture of old and new under cover of the A40 flyover. It is also known as the Meanwhile 2 skatepark.

Free pre-cast concrete skate park situated next to the ice rink in Alexandra Park.

Built in 2012 with concrete ramps surrounding a basketball court.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Concrete skatepark in Pollards Hill that opened in 2010.

Concrete skate park with banks, quarter pipes and ledges.

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

A mixture of concrete ramps on tarmac that was renewed in 2012.

Typical metal skatepark with spine, bank and quarter pipe.

Resurfaced in 2008 this park is also known as Stockwell Sands and Brixton Beach.

Metal on tarmac skate park with lots of ramps, bars and boxes.

Concrete skatepark refurbished in 2009 located in South Norwood Recreation Ground near the tennis courts.

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

Local skatepark opened in 2007 with metal ramps on a concrete floor.

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

One of the oldest skateparks in London with three joined bowls of varying size.

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

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

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.

A popular and longstanding skatepark at the undercroft of the Southbank Centre.

Park with lakes, fountains, 2 childrens play areas and a skatepark.

Just outside of the South Bank Centre you will find perhaps the best known skatepark in London, past the street artists and performers along the South Bank, the skatepark there provides a place to practise to many of the city's best skaters and is in use almost constantly. So whether you want to just admire the skill of the skaters, or if you fancy showing off your own moves, the South Bank Skatepark is certainly a great place to check out.

If your sporting preferences tend to be to just keep fit, there are numerous free outdoor gyms available for public use 24/7 all over London, Finsbury Park and Cantelowes Gardens to name but two. Many other smaller outdoor gyms and exercise equipment can be found in local parks, so rather than shelling out money to go to an indoor gym, you can do just as well using one of the many outdoor gyms around Central London.

Follow the Map link below to see all Sports and Recreation sites 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.