FREE LONDON FESTIVALS

A-Z of Free Festivals in London this Summer

It’s nearly time for summer to pulsate through the city and free festivals in London give space for the community to P-A-R-T-Y for free.

All Points East: In the Neighbourhood | 28-31 May 2018 | Victoria Park, Hackney

A free community festival presented by the Goldenvoice/AEG big boys to accompany the main (PAID) music event which stars big names like Bjork, Nick Cave, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Patti Smith. Expect to see free live music & circus, a free outdoor cinema, popup bars & street food and plenty of free stuff to do for kids.

Crystal Palace Festival | 11-17 June 2018 | All around Crystal Palace

Head on the Gingerline to the original home of the spectacular popular entertainment Crystal Palace for a programme packed full of free events, music and markets.

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival | 21 June – 7 July 2018 | All around Greenwich & Docklands

The one and only Greenwich + Docklands Festival returns to give London dazzling spectacle & extraordinary everyday adventures.

Lambeth Country Show | Sat 21 & Sun 22 July 2018 | Brockwell Park

Escape to the country (IN LAMBETH!) with a free fair packed full of horticulture, reggae beats and farmyard fun.

lambeth country show

Lewisham People’s Day | Sat 7 July 2018 | Mountsfield Park, Catford/Hither Green

A remarkably chilled out community festival with live music, stalls & zany acts aplenty.

Lewisham People's Day

London Bridge City Summer Festival | 1 June – 31 October 2018 | London Bridge City

London’s finest amphitheatre has a programme worthy of the gods including theatre with a Russian flavour, outdoor cinema featuring contemporary classics Harry Potter, Top Gun, Fame & Labyrinth & activities galore such as fitness & dance classes.

London Bridge City Free Festival

 

Walthamstow Garden Party | Sat 14 & Sun 15 July 2018 | Lloyd Park, Walthamstow

E17 gets a terrific alfresco shindig mixing together music, theatre, dance, circus, film, spoken word, crafts and family fun.

walthamstow garden party

image © Gar Powell-Evans

West End Live | 16-17 June 2018 | Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross

LIFE IS A HAPPY SONG! When you discover your inner ‘Dancing Queen’ at this free West End showcase.

west end live

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Rupert Dannreuther

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.