Top five things to do in London for under £20

After a long stressful week in work, planning what to do on your days off is probably the last thing on your mind.

Fear not, here at we have your free time sorted. London is such a magical place to live, but it’s so easy to play it safe by staying close to home (the fear of going out of zone 3 is real). We’ve picked our top five things to do across London to save you the hassle (excuse the pun!).

High Tea 


If finger sandwiches, cakes, tea and being treated like royalty tickle your fancy then High Tea will be right up your alley.

With the popularity of this afternoon activity rising, more and more places are offering this service. To make it an extra special day, why not visit the National Portrait Gallery, immerse yourself in famous artwork and round your day off by going up to the top floor and treating yourself.  Tea with a view will set you back £19.95 (just under budget…phew!)



If, like us, you’re still a big kid, why not try out the new craze of trampolining? Oxegen Freejumping in West Acton, give you the chance to literally bounce off the walls for an hour, so store any stresses up and let go, you’re guaranteed to feel 10 times better afterwards. 1 hour of fun and frolicking will set you back £12.50.

Emirates Air Line Cable Cars


We thought we should add a little bit of London loving into the list, how better to fall more in love with the city you’re in than by seeing it from 300ft in the sky. The Emirate Air Line Cable Cars offer a unique view of the city that you just can’t get on the ground. The trip lasts between 10-15 mins, and you will be blown away with the views. You can make a full day of it by hopping on a clipper at Embankment and enjoying London from the Thames to the sky. Prices start at £4.30 with an oyster card.

The Sky Garden


If you’re looking for a truly magical experience, try and get your hands on a ticket for the Sky Garden in the Walkie -Talkie. The sky garden offers you one hour of horticultural bliss, but if you’re not that wowed by the gardens, the view will certainly do it for you. This rooftop garden allows for views of London for as far as your eye can see. The best part of it all, it’s completely free, you can book your tickets up to 3 weeks in advance here.

Ice Skating at Somerset House


Now that Christmas is fast approaching, why not pull on your wooly hat, scarf and gloves and get down to Somerset House to get yourself into the Christmas spirit. The famous ice rink opens on November 18th with tickets on sale now for as little as £7.50. Just be careful not to break anything before Christmas.

If you have any suggestions for great days out in London, email us at [email protected] or let us know in the comments below.