One of the best things about London is that the city never truly sleeps. Whether it’s the rhythmic beats of local clubs, queues outside fast food joints or the 24-hour public transport, there’s always an excuse to stay out a little longer. There’s also a number of free things to do in London at night too! So you can enjoy some of the best evening activities, events and venues in London, that are totally free! Take a look below!

Angel Comedy Club

Angel Comedy Club brings that home-grown, raw quality to stand-up that makes it enjoyable. Running seven days a week, you can enjoy many of their shows for free. It’s a great way to enjoy a cheap laugh and hang out with friends, all while protecting your finances. It’s no wonder Angel Comedy Club is among the best free places to go in London at night!

You can also help keep the comedy club alive by supporting with just £2.50 per month! In return you’ll receive exclusive offers as well as a heads up on when comedy stars such as Eddie Izzard, Romesh Ranganathan and others are performing!

With two venues located in central London, you can’t miss out on what Angel Comedy club is offering.

Museums and Galleries

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Many people aren’t aware that museums often have late night events that you can access for free. Listen to stimulating talks, network and have drinks all to the backdrop of famous art and artefacts. The city is home to so many museums, and they’re definitely one of the best things to do at night for free in London.

London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum is inviting you back after hours! Taking place on selected Friday evenings, the museum hosts different themes depending on the day, featuring talks, bar drinks and more. It’s not only a great and free things to do in London at night, but it’s also interesting and educational!

Tate Modern

On selected days, a free ticket is all that’s required to enter the Tate Modern in London late at night. Film screenings, artist talks, workshops, DJ-sets, live performances and of course, drinks. Need we say anymore?

Wellcome Collection

Take a peek into this free museum that aims to transform how we view health, science, life medicine and art. You can attend their regular late night events every Thursday until 8pm.

It’s free, chic and fun, so why not check out what’s on this Thursday!

If you enjoy going to the museum, why not read our article on our list of free, must-visit museums for students in London?

Visit the landmarks

An underrated activity, visiting the landmarks with friends can be a cool idea for late night things to do in London for free. Take pictures, learn more about city and its history and all with zero cost. You can’t go wrong with sightseeing, and there’s no need to worry about selected days or closing times either. Plus having less people at night can the make the occasion more intimate.

Check out Buckingham Palace, the London eye and more at night to see London in a new light. They’re some of the top things to do in the UK in our opinion, because they’re just so iconic. But nighttime really makes you feel like you’re seeing them differently, being part of the city, rather than just tourists that crowd London in daylight hours.

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Hootananny Brixton

The Hootananny Brixton has been around since forever and has long been one of the go to places for a free things to do in London. The ‘Hoot’ always has fun events on, great music and an exciting, eclectic atmosphere.

Genuine and inviting, Brixton’s Hootananny is known for its diverse sounds such as Ska and folk music. If that’s up your alley and then definitely give this live venue a try! Check here for upcoming events, you’ll also be able to see which have free entry.

Enjoying our list about all the free things to do in London at night? Why not check out our article on the best free entry nightclubs in London?


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 Boxpark’s founder describes it as “The world’s first pop-up mall”. This is due to the huge variety of random shops and food spots inside for a selected time.  If someone doesn’t believe there are free things to do at night in London, this is where you take them. If you’re not peckish or in the mood for a drink why not try out some of the games in-house?

Boxpark have multiple locations in Shoreditch, Croydon, and Wembley and are still growing.

There’s always fun, free events taking place at Boxpark waiting for you to enjoy!

Free Jack the Ripper tour

Find yourself at Tower Hill station and uncover the gruesome story of Jack the Ripper! Discuss spooky theories with your knowledgeable tour guides and revisit London 1888. The tour start at 7pm and lasts approximately 2 hours. Book your ticket here!


Well, that’s all folks!

And that concludes out list of free things to do in London! There’s no shortage of expensive, night time activities whether it be visiting bustling pubs with friends or going clubbing. However there’s nothing more enjoyable than a night out for free! It’s priceless (sorry).