Although London is widely recognised as being among the biggest and best cities on the planet, it does come with one obvious drawback: cost.
While there is loads to see and do in the capital, a number of the activities can prove unaffordable to average families in the UK.
Thankfully, then, there are loads of great museums, galleries and exhibitions that are made available to the public free of charge.
Here, we provide a brief rundown of some of the best free things to do in London.
We Love Mandela
South Africa House near Trafalgar Square is currently staging a fascinating event that charts the life and times of former president Nelson Mandela.
The impressive range of art on show goes some way towards explaining his journey from being the leader of the African National Congress to prison to the most important position in South African society.
If you're keen to learn a little more about the great man and his achievements, this event is perfect for you.
This free exhibition showcases the work of 12 artists, all of whom have been inspired by the Thames estuary's impressive-looking landscape.
Here, you will find loads of impressive artwork that underlines the beauty of the Thames.
It is designed to mark the 10th anniversary of the Museum of London Docklands and is well worth a visit if you’re in the West India Quay area of east London.
Among Britain’s best-loved artists, the work of TS Lowry is as relevant today as it has ever been. And in recognition of this, around 80 of his best works have gone on display in the Tate.
The fascinating event features pictures like Coming out of School (1927) and The Pond (1950), among many others. If you’re a fan of art, this event is definitely worth visiting.