Free Events in London

These events are either free or parts of them are free!

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Exhibitions
'Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill: Masterpieces from Horace Walpole's Collection
Strawberry Hill House & Garden, 268 Waldegrave Road, London
Saturday 20th October 2018 to Sunday 24th February 2019
Exhibitions
'Range Ta Chambre' - Double Solo Show by SETH at Dorothy Circus Gallery
Dorothy Circus Gallery, 35 Connaught Street, London
Saturday 24th November 2018 to Monday 24th December 2018
Food
A Merry Marylebone Christmas
Marylebone, Marylebone Road, London
Wednesday 14th November 2018 to Wednesday 26th December 2018
Family
A Time Traveller's Christmas at Fenton House
Fenton House & Gardens, Hampstead Grove, London
Saturday 8th December 2018 to Friday 21st December 2018
Exhibitions
Adventure Travel Show
Olympia, London
Saturday 19th January 2019 to Sunday 20th January 2019
Exhibitions
AI & Big Data Expo Global 2019
Olympia Grand, London, Hammersmith Road, London
Thursday 25th April 2019 to Friday 26th April 2019
Festivals
Alice In Winterland Featured
Southwark Park, Paradise Gate Entrance, Jamaica Road, London
Wednesday 28th November 2018 to Saturday 5th January 2019
Art
Athi-Patra Ruga: Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions Featured
Somerset House, Strand, London
Thursday 4th October 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019
Theatre
Baal
Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London
Tuesday 22nd January 2019 to Saturday 26th January 2019
Exhibitions
Barbican Level G programme
Barbican, London
Monday 30th April 2018 to Thursday 30th May 2019
Exhibitions
Bejewelled: Badges, Brotherhood And Identity
Library & Museum Of Freemasonry, 60 Great Queen Street, London
Thursday 20th September 2018 to Saturday 24th August 2019
Pop Up
Birth, Marriage and Death: What are we afraid to talk about?
Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, London
Thursday 10th January 2019
Art
Black Mirror
Saatchi Gallery,Duke Of York's HQ, King's Road
Friday 28th September 2018 to Sunday 13th January 2019
Art
Black Mirror: Art as Social Satire
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road
Friday 28th September 2018 to Sunday 13th January 2019
Exhibitions
Blockchain Expo Global 2019
Olympia, London
Thursday 25th April 2019 to Friday 26th April 2019
Pop Up
Budgy Smuggler pop-up
The Magic Roundabout Old Street, London
Monday 10th December 2018 to Saturday 15th December 2018
Sales & Retail
Ceramics 274 Winter Pop-Up
61 Hackney Road, London
Friday 7th December 2018 to Tuesday 18th December 2018
Festivals
Chinese New Year 2019 – Year of the Pig Featured
Trafalgar Square, London
Sunday 10th February 2019
Around Town
Christmas at Kew Featured
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond
Thursday 22nd November 2018 to Saturday 5th January 2019
Sport
Christmas At Queens
Queens Skate Dine Bowl, 17 Queensway, London
Monday 19th November 2018 to Thursday 31st January 2019
Around Town
Christmas By The River Featured
More London Riverside, London
Thursday 29th November 2018 to Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Music
Christmas Celebration - A Festival of Music for Choir and Audience
Harrow School Speech Room, High Street, Harrow-on-the-Hill
Saturday 15th December 2018
Music
Christmas Celebration - A Festival of Music for Choir and Audience
Harrow School Speech Room, High Street, Harrow-on-the-Hill
Saturday 15th December 2018
Around Town
Christmas in Leicester Square Featured
Leicester Square, London
Friday 9th November 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019
Around Town
Christmas in the Garden
Hatton Garden, London
Thursday 22nd November 2018 to Monday 24th December 2018
Family
Christmas Tales
Chickenshed Theatre, 290, Chase Side, Southgate, London
Wednesday 5th December 2018 to Sunday 30th December 2018
Exhibitions
Comme des Marxists Exhibition
Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion, 20 John Prince’s Street, London
Friday 5th October 2018 to Saturday 12th January 2019
Exhibitions
Costumes from THE CROWN: SEASON TWO go on display in Christmas window at HEAL'S
Heal's, 196 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London
Wednesday 28th November 2018 to Thursday 20th December 2018
Pop Up
Crafty Fox Christmas Market - Department Store, Brixton
Downstairs at the Department Store, 248 Ferndale Road, Brixton
Saturday 15th December 2018 to Sunday 16th December 2018
Exhibitions
Cultural Revolution - State graphics in China from the 1960s to the 1970s
William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow
Saturday 23rd February 2019 to Sunday 26th May 2019
Around Town
Dazzle Contemporary Jewellery Selling Exhibition
Gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London
Sunday 11th November 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019
Workshops & Talks
Debugging the human brain - Innovative technologies for understanding and repairing misfiring neurons
The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2 Savoy Place London
Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Food
Enjoy The Magic Of The Alps This Christmas At Ask Italian - Spice Quay
Spice Quay, Butlers Wharf, London
Monday 3rd December 2018 to Thursday 3rd January 2019
Exhibitions
Essex Road 5
Tintype Gallery, 107 Essex Road, London
Thursday 13th December 2018 to Saturday 19th January 2019
Exhibitions
Exhibition: Gayle Chong Kwan’s The People’s Forest fulfilled
The View, Rangers Road, Chingford
Saturday 10th November 2018 to Sunday 27th January 2019
Music
Fables and Festivities Carol Concert
The Guild Church of St Martin within Ludgate
Tuesday 18th December 2018
Music
Fables and Festivities Carol Concert
The Guild Church of St Martin within Ludgate
Tuesday 18th December 2018
Family
Family Learning Activity at Tower Bridge in December
Tower Bridge Exhibition, Tower Bridge Road, London
Saturday 15th December 2018
Exhibitions
Family Tree Live
Alexandra Palace Garden Centre, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London
Friday 26th April 2019 to Saturday 27th April 2019
Art
Francis Upritchard Wetwang Slack
Barbican Centre, Silk St, London
Thursday 27th September 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019
Art
FREE Auction Valuation Day
J McCarthy, 11 Artillery Row, London
Monday 21st January 2019
Comedy
Free Comedy: Shoot From The Hip
Up The Creek, 302 Creek Road, London
Wednesday 19th December 2018
Music
Free Maiastra Concert of Haydn, Shostakovich and Dvoák quartets
The Musical Museum
Friday 14th December 2018
Theatre
Free Playback Impro show. You bring your stories @ADSPlaysback
The Chapel, St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, London
Thursday 24th January 2019
Exhibitions
From Kabul to Kolkata: Of Belonging, Memories and Identity
The Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London
Sunday 11th November 2018 to Saturday 15th December 2018
Pop Up
Fulham Christmas Pop-up Shop
The Showroom Presents, 25 Effie Road, Fulham
Monday 3rd December 2018 to Saturday 22nd December 2018
Art
Gerry Laffy Art Collective exhibition
Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London
Wednesday 9th January 2019 to Monday 4th February 2019
Family
Gruffalo Trail
Stratford Library, 3 The Grove, London
Saturday 1st December 2018 to Saturday 15th December 2018
Exhibitions
Haiku Adventure The Craft of Games
William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow
Saturday 23rd February 2019 to Sunday 26th May 2019
Exhibitions
Handle with Care
RHS Lindley Library, 80 Vincent Square, London
Monday 7th January 2019 to Friday 15th February 2019
Music
Harley Street Care - Christmas Drinks and Carols
Holy Cross Church, Cromer Street, London
Tuesday 18th December 2018
Around Town
Hayman's Gin Distillery Open Day
The Home of English Gin, 8A Weir Road, London
Saturday 15th December 2018
Exhibitions
Healing Garden
RHS Lindley Library, 80 Vincent Square, London
Monday 10th September 2018 to Friday 14th December 2018
Pop Up
Herschel Supply Sample Sale
Good Company Showroom, 19-23 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch
Saturday 8th December 2018 to Sunday 23rd December 2018
Around Town
Hip Hop Hooray
Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road, London
Saturday 15th December 2018
Exhibitions
Holocaust Memorial Day: Torn From Home
Harrow Arts Centre, 171 Uxbridge Road, London
Monday 28th January 2019
Music
Hoxton Introducing: Live Music
Old Spitalfields Market, 16 Horner Square, London
Friday 14th December 2018
Food
Hoxton Square Christmas Market
St Monica's Primary School, 19 Hoxton Square, London
Saturday 15th December 2018
Around Town
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland Featured
Hyde Park, London
Thursday 22nd November 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019
Exhibitions
I object: Ian Hislop's search for dissent Featured
The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London
Thursday 6th September 2018 to Sunday 20th January 2019
Sport
iBikeLondon - Santa Ride
SouthBank, Belvedere Road, London
Saturday 15th December 2018
Exhibitions
IoT Tech Expo Global 2018
Olympia Grand, London, Hammersmith Road, London
Thursday 25th April 2019 to Friday 26th April 2019
Exhibitions
Jacky Tsai, Reincarnation
Unit London, 3 Hanover Square, London
Friday 9th November 2018 to Saturday 22nd December 2018
Music
Jam On Rye
Peckham Rye Park, Straker's Road, London
Monday 27th May 2019
Exhibitions
Janette Kerr: North
Cadogan Contemporary, 87 Old Brompton Road, Kensington, London
Monday 3rd December 2018 to Friday 21st December 2018
Music
Jazz in the Afternoon
The Clarendon Hotel, 8-16 Montpelier Row, Blackheath
Sunday 16th December 2018
Art
King’s Artists – new thinking, new making
The Arcade at Bush House, 30 Aldwych, King's College
Tuesday 23rd October 2018 to Saturday 15th December 2018
Exhibitions
Krzysztof Gil: Welcome to the Country Where the Gypsy Has Been Hunted
L'étrangère, 44a Charlotte Road, London
Friday 16th November 2018 to Saturday 22nd December 2018
Exhibitions
Krzysztof Gil: Welcome to the Country Where the Gypsy Has Been Hunted
44a Charlotte Road, London
Friday 16th November 2018 to Saturday 5th January 2019
Food
Life Kitchen at Duck & Waffle
Duck & Waffle, 110 Bishopsgate, London
Wednesday 16th January 2019
Exhibitions
Living Zoroastrianism
The Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London
Friday 12th October 2018 to Saturday 15th December 2018
Art
London Art Biennale 2019
Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, Chelsea, London
Thursday 23rd May 2019 to Sunday 26th May 2019
Around Town
London Bookshop Crawl
London, City Wide
Friday 8th February 2019 to Sunday 10th February 2019
Sales & Retail
London Designer Outlet Has Christmas Shopping Covered With New Store-to-door Delivery
London Designer Outlet, Wembley Park, London
Saturday 15th December 2018 to Sunday 16th December 2018
Exhibitions
Luke Irwin - Seat of Power
Luke Irwin Studio, 20-22 Pimlico Rd, Belgravia, London
Tuesday 6th November 2018 to Saturday 15th December 2018
Sales & Retail
Make a wish with Samsung
Samsung Experience Store, 125 Oxford Street, London
Monday 12th November 2018 to Saturday 22nd December 2018
Exhibitions
Manga
The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London
Thursday 23rd May 2019 to Monday 26th August 2019
Art
Mark Thompson: The World Distilled
Proud Central Gallery, 32 John Adam Street, London
Friday 18th January 2019 to Sunday 3rd February 2019
Exhibitions
Master - An Ainu Story - A photography exhibition by Adam Isfendiyar
The Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London
Monday 12th November 2018 to Saturday 15th December 2018
Art
Master - An Ainu Story Photography Exhibition
The Brunei Gallery SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, London
Saturday 13th October 2018 to Saturday 15th December 2018
Around Town
Mayamada Gamepad: New Year 2019
Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Avenue, Woodberry Down
Saturday 5th January 2019
Art
Michael Lau’s Oh…My Toy!
Duddells London, 9a St Thomas Street, London
Monday 1st October 2018 to Sunday 14th April 2019
Music
Morning Gloryville - New Year's Day
The Steelyard
Tuesday 1st January 2019
Exhibitions
Moving Rocks, Ruch Proctor & Acland Burghley School
Freelands Foundation, 113 Regents Park Road, London
Thursday 15th November 2018 to Saturday 15th December 2018
Exhibitions
Muse & Motif: Braque, Matisse, Miró and Picasso
Alan Cristea Gallery, 43 Pall Mall, London
Thursday 10th January 2019 to Saturday 16th February 2019
Music
Mystical Christmas Carol Service
The Aetherius Temple, 36 Kelvedon Road, London
Sunday 23rd December 2018
Art
Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs
Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London
Friday 12th October 2018 to Sunday 20th January 2019
Food
Oblix Wonderland
Oblix East, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London
Thursday 22nd November 2018 to Tuesday 1st January 2019
Exhibitions
Opening of First World War in the Air Exhibition
RAF Museum London, Grahame Park Way, Edgware, London
Thursday 4th December 2014 to Monday 31st December 2018
Art
Parallax Art Fair 24th Edition in February 2019
Kensington Town Hall Hornton Street, Kensington,
Saturday 16th February 2019 to Sunday 17th February 2019
Exhibitions
Parallax Art Fair 25 in February 2019
Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Rd, Chelsea, London
Saturday 23rd February 2019 to Sunday 24th February 2019
Exhibitions
Philip Colbert 'Hunt Paintings', presented by Unit London at Saatchi Gallery
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, Chelsea
Tuesday 18th December 2018 to Sunday 13th January 2019
Family
Polka Theatre Presents: Storytime with Anna-Christina Christmas Magic
Mitcham Library - 157 London Road, Mitcham
Saturday 15th December 2018
Exhibitions
Print Project Space | Anni Albers
Alan Cristea Gallery, 43 Pall Mall, London
Thursday 15th November 2018 to Saturday 5th January 2019
Art
Prints and Originals: Trinity
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road
Wednesday 5th December 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019
Art
Quentin Blake commissined art work
Science Museum
Friday 19th October 2018 to Thursday 1st October 2020
Food
Raclette Brothers at Southbank
Southbank Centre Food Market, Belvedere Road, Lambeth, London
Friday 9th November 2018 to Wednesday 9th January 2019
Exhibitions
Rasheed Araeen, Peter Fillingham and Chelsea Space
Chelsea Space, 16 John Islip Street, London
Wednesday 14th November 2018 to Friday 14th December 2018
Art
Remi Rough: VOLUME
113 Bellenden Road
Monday 19th November 2018 to Sunday 20th January 2019
Exhibitions
Richard Long: The Tide is High
Alan Cristea Gallery, 43 Pall Mall, London
Thursday 15th November 2018 to Saturday 5th January 2019
Art
Rising Action
JD Malat Gallery, 30 Davies Street, Mayfair, London
Friday 16th November 2018 to Saturday 15th December 2018
Exhibitions
Rob Ryan
William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow
Saturday 20th October 2018 to Sunday 27th January 2019
Exhibitions
Room to Breathe
Migration Museum at The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, London
Friday 1st November 2019 to Sunday 28th July 2019
Pop Up
Seekd Christmas Shopping Pop Up at Brent Cross
Brent Cross Shopping Centre, Prince Charles Drive, London
Thursday 6th December 2018 to Monday 24th December 2018
Exhibitions
Sessions in Sound: Photographs by Norman Seeff
Proud Central, 32 John Adam Street, London
Friday 23rd November 2018 to Sunday 13th January 2019
Exhibitions
Shattered: Pogrom, November 1938
The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square
Wednesday 3rd October 2018 to Friday 15th February 2019
Art
Shifting Times
StolenSpace Gallery, 17 Osborn Street, London
Friday 23rd November 2018 to Friday 21st December 2018
Pop Up
Sipsmith brings Frost Fair pop-up to National Theatre
The Green Room, National Theatre, 101 Upper Ground Street, London
Wednesday 21st November 2018 to Monday 31st December 2018
Pop Up
Sir Plus Princes Arcade Pop Up
Princes Arcade, Piccadilly
Thursday 1st November 2018 to Wednesday 30th January 2019
Exhibitions
Snow Crash
UNIT 2/210 Cambridge Heath Road, London
Friday 11th January 2019 to Sunday 10th March 2019
Exhibitions
Spring Stampex International 2019
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London
Wednesday 13th February 2019 to Saturday 16th February 2019
Pop Up
Stanfords Christmas Boutique
Stanfords, 7 Mercer Walk, Covent Garden
Monday 26th November 2018 to Monday 24th December 2018
Art
STILLS / Golden Family Projects
Pi Artworks, 55 Eastcastle Street, London
Saturday 19th January 2019
Family
Story-time with Father Christmas in Belgravia
25 Elizabeth Street, London
Friday 7th December 2018 to Sunday 16th December 2018
Comedy
Swipe Right's Winter Wonderland
The Nursery Theatre Broadgate 2, Finsbury Avenue (via Whitecross Place) London
Friday 4th January 2019
Family
Tales From The Shed Spring Season
Chickenshed Theatre, 290, Chase Side, Southgate, London
Friday 18th January 2019 to Saturday 9th March 2019
Music
Teddington Choral Society Christmas Concert "A Night of Wonder"
St Mary's University Chapel, 692 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham
Saturday 15th December 2018
Art
Thames Pulse - new art installation shines a light on the health of the Thames
Sea Containers, South Bank, London
Thursday 16th March 2017 to Sunday 16th December 2018
Exhibitions
The Art Of A Spiritual Era Brightens All Living Things: The Art Of Dachan World Tour Exhibition
Mall Galleries The Federation of British Artists, The Mall, London
Tuesday 18th December 2018 to Friday 21st December 2018
Exhibitions
The Best You Expo
Olympia Hammersmith Road Kensington London
Friday 15th February 2019 to Saturday 16th February 2019
Exhibitions
The Curious Case Of Çatalhöyük
Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London
Friday 12th October 2018 to Saturday 15th December 2018
Exhibitions
The Curious Case Of Çatalhöyük: The First Exhibition Revealing One Of The World’s Earliest Societies
Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University Of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London
Friday 12th October 2018 to Saturday 15th December 2018
Exhibitions
The Empress - Leila Ataya Focus Exhibition
Dorothy Circus Gallery, 35 Connaught Street, London
Friday 7th December 2018 to Thursday 31st January 2019
Exhibitions
The Enchanted Garden
William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow
Thursday 20th September 2018 to Sunday 27th January 2019
Pop Up
The Goldsmiths’ Company and The Jewellery Cut collaborate on Christmas Jewellery Pop Up Shop
Mare Street Market, 117 Mare Street, London
Thursday 29th November 2018 to Monday 17th December 2018
Around Town
The London Artisan
Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London
Saturday 15th December 2018 to Sunday 16th December 2018
Art
The London Group Annual
The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road, London
Wednesday 5th December 2018 to Friday 14th December 2018
Around Town
The London Pantomime Horse Race 2018 Featured
Devonport House, King William Walk, Greenwich
Sunday 16th December 2018
Exhibitions
The Perfume Shop: Thomson & Craighead, Fabio Lattanzi Antinori, littlewhitehead and more..
The Ryder Projects, 19a Herald Street, London
Friday 30th November 2018 to Saturday 26th January 2019
Around Town
The Peter Pan Cup
Hyde Park
Tuesday 25th December 2018
Music
The Wolf of Wall Street - New Year's Eve at Madison
Madison Rooftop, One New Change, St Paul’s, London,
Monday 31st December 2018
Exhibitions
This vexed question: 500 years of women in medicine
Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrew’s Place, Regent’s Park, London
Wednesday 19th September 2018 to Friday 18th January 2019
Exhibitions
THIS-ABILITY Photography Exhibition
London City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London
Tuesday 4th December 2018 to Friday 14th December 2018
Sport
Tinsel 10k Run at Morden Hall Park, National Trust
Morden Hall Park - National Trust Morden Hall Road, Morden
Sunday 23rd December 2018
Family
Tiny Dancers Family Rave Eclectic House DJ Set
The Act, Kingston College, Kingston-upon-thames
Saturday 2nd February 2019
Around Town
Twinkle of Christmas
Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London
Friday 21st December 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019
Art
Universal Motherhood: A journey through the lottery of birth.
One Paved Court. 1, Paved Court, Richmond
Wednesday 12th December 2018 to Saturday 19th January 2019
Sales & Retail
Vintage Modes
Alfies Antiques Market, 2nd floor 13-25 Church Street, London
Saturday 21st July 2018 to Saturday 22nd December 2018
Festivals
Welcome to the Forest
Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, London
Friday 11th January 2019 to Sunday 13th January 2019
Pop Up
Westfield Stratford City To Launch First Ever Streetwear Hire Store, The Drop
Montfichet Road, Olympic Park East London
Thursday 6th December 2018 to Sunday 16th December 2018
Pop Up
Westfield Stratford City To Launch First Ever Streetwear Hire Store, The Drop
Montfichet Road, Olympic Park East, London
Thursday 6th December 2018 to Sunday 16th December 2018
Pop Up
Westminster POP UP
67 York Street, Marylebone
Sunday 9th December 2018 to Saturday 15th December 2018
Pop Up
What is the Point of Palaeontology? Discussion Event & Pop-Up Exhibition
King's College London, Strand
Tuesday 18th December 2018
Around Town
Winter Lights
Throughout Canary Wharf
Tuesday 15th January 2019 to Saturday 26th January 2019
Pop Up
Winter Market
Queen's Walk, under Hungerford Bridge, London
Friday 9th November 2018 to Thursday 27th December 2018
Exhibitions
Winter Show 2018
Trinity Art Gallery, Unit 22, Hope Street, London City Island, London
Friday 7th December 2018 to Thursday 27th December 2018
Around Town
Winterville Featured
Clapham Common, Windmill Drive, London
Saturday 15th December 2018 to Sunday 23rd December 2018
Art
Yakov Chernikhov 1889-1951: The Soviet Piranesi
Alon Zakaim Fine Art, 5-7 Dover Street, London
Wednesday 5th December 2018 to Monday 21st January 2019
Exhibitions
You Do You - Group Show
Crypt Gallery, Euston Road, Kings Cross, London
Friday 7th December 2018 to Friday 14th December 2018
Pop Up
‘A Cashmere Christmas by Luca Faloni’
107-108 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London
Saturday 27th October 2018 to Tuesday 1st January 2019



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