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.

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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



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



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 »