FREE FESTIVALS IN LONDON 2018

2018 Free Festivals in London

London is home to every type of festival imaginable. This page provides a comprehensive list of over 150 free festivals in London throughout the year. Every listing on the page is free, or has a substantial portion of their events for free. If you discover any other free festivals in London or have any comments about the festivals listed below, please contact What's Free in London and let us know.

London Festival of Architecture

Be part of the world's largest annual architecture festival. The London Festival of Architecture is hosting over 400 events across the city exploring this year's theme 'identity'.

Cost: £0

Date: Friday 01 to Saturday 30 June 2018

Location: Greater London, London


Crystal Palace Festival

The Crystal Palace Festival is a yearly celebration of arts, heritage and culture in the leafy and lovely south of London.

Cost: £0

Date: Monday 11 to Sunday 17 June 2018

Location: Crystal Palace Park, 42 Thicket Rd, London, SE19 2GA


West End Live Festival

West End LIVE is Westminster City Council's annual showcase event that celebrates the quality and diversity of entertainment on offer in the heart of London.

Cost: £0

Date: Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 June 2018

Location: Trafalgar Square, Westminister, London WC2N 5DN


Hampstead Summer Festival

Enjoy an eclectic mix of art, culture, food, music, sport, shows and family attractions - the best street party in London.

Cost: £0

Date: Saturday 23 June to Sunday 01 July 2018

Location: Hampstead, Heath St, London, NW3 6TE


London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

The free, family-friendly, dragon boat racing event welcomes 10,000 visitors from all over the UK and overseas to enjoy and take part in one of the UK's most exciting cross-cultural sporting occasions.

Cost: £0

Date: Sunday 03 June 2018

Location: London Regatta Club, Dockside Rd, London, E16 2QT


Greenwich and Docklands International Festival

The Greenwich & Docklands International Festival (GDIF) is London's leading festival of free outdoor performing arts (theatre, dance, and street arts)

Cost: £0

Date: Thursday 21 June to Saturday 07 July 2018

Location: Greenwich, London SE10 9NN


Stockwell Festival

The Stockwell Festival looks to celebrate the unique creativity, energy and diversity of Stockwell, with this year's theme being 'Stockwellbeing', with a focus on enjoyable ways to enhance your wellbeing.

Cost: £0

Date: Saturday 07 July 2018

Location: Larkhall Park, Courland Grove, London, SW8 2PX


Summer Science Exhibition

This week-long festival features exhibits from the forefront of innovation. You can meet the scientists, try some of the hands-on activities or attend some inspiring talks and events.

Cost: £0

Date: Monday 02 to Sunday 08 July 2018

Location: The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


La Clave Fest

London's FREE Latin festival celebrating the best Latin music and dance is back, bigger and better than ever.

Cost: £0

Date: Saturday 9 June 2018

Location: The Scoop, Queen's Walk, More London, London SE1 2DB


Open House Families

With more than 50 hands-on workshops including craft and design activities, engineering experiments, architectural tours and storytelling sessions

Cost: £0

Date: Saturday 09 to Sunday 10 June 2018

Location: East London


EID Festival

Eid Festival is a Mayor of London event to mark the end of Ramadan. Highlights include a food festival where you can sample a host of delicious cuisines from across the world.

Cost: £0

Date: Saturday 23 June 2018

Location: Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN


HammersmithLondon Free Summer Festival

the HammersmithLondon Free Summer Festival promises to bring priceless new experiences to everyone throughout June and July.

Cost: £0

Date: Saturday 02 June to Saturday 04 August 2018

Location: Hammersmith, London, W6