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Top 5 Free London Activities

There are many amazing activities and exhibitions that don't cost a penny; so go scope the latest sculpture, play in a playground, or fill your brain with knowledge at a museum.

1) the Serpentine GallerIES - Kensington Gardens

The Serpentine Galleries comprises two galleries, the Serpentine Gallery and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, situated either side of the Serpentine Bridge in Kensington Gardens. Visit the 'Zaha Hadid: Early Paintings and Drawings exhibition' at The Sackler Gallery, which was designed by Zaha Hadid in 2013, a visionary architect who brought abstraction to life in London, The exhibition is free and open until 12 February. 

2) The Graphic Art of the Harry Potter Films - House of Minalima Soho

Are you and your family big Harry Potter fans? Graphic designers MinaLima are exhibiting props from the recent film 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'. From The Marauder's Map to Harry's Acceptance Letter to The Daily Prophet, see fantastical bits from Rowling's creations. The Soho pop-up is open until 1 February. 

3) Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground - Kensington Gardens

Located next to her Kensington Palace home, the free playground is a fitting tribute for a Princess who loved the innocence of childhood. Inspired by the stories of Peter Pan, the playground encourages children to explore and follow their imaginations, learning whilst they play. There's also a great seating area for adults to relax too.

4) Beatrix Potter's London - V&A Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the famous children's author and illustrator, Beatrix Potter. She was a regular visitor to the museum where she would often sit and sketch, and was also inspired by her childhood town, Kensington. 

5) Bowie By Duffy - Proud Chelsea

Celebrate the late David Bowie in Bowie portraits by Brian Duffy. Covering 1972-80 it spans Bowie's Aladdin Sane era and includes lots of Bowie's glam looks, candids, and the contact sheet for the Aladdin Sane cover.


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