Free Art Galleries, Museums & Discounted Plays/Theatre/Music

One of the benefits of London and other cities in the UK, is the presence of many free cultural exhibits including art galleries and museums. Theatre, plays and music can be found at discounted prices but they are generally paid for events. The beauty of art galleries, museums, plays, theatre and music, is that they temporarily take you out of your world, and for 1-3 hours can inspire, motivate and make you think and dream.

As I live in London, I have listed a number of institutions which are popular and free (or heavily discounted plays/theatre/music):

Art (Free):
1) Tate Galleries (Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool)
2) Saatchi Gallery (Sloane Square - a private art gallery open to the public)
3) White Cube Galleries (Bermondsey, Mayfair)
4) Gagosian Galleries (Kings X, Mayfair)
5) National Portrait Gallery (Trafalgar Square)
6) National Gallery (Trafalgar Square)
7) Whitechapel Art Gallery (Whitechapel)
8) Institute of Cotemporary Arts (ICA - 5 minutes from Trafalgar Square)
9) Serpentine Art Gallery (Hyde Park)
10) Welcome Collection (Bloomsbury)
11) Wallace Collection (Marylebone)
12) Various art galleries in Central London, Mayfair, Shoreditch, etc

Museums (Free):
1) Science Museum (great for kids and anyone interested in science)
2) British Museum (historical)
3) V&A Museum (fashion, design) and V&A Museum of Childhood
4) Imperial War Museum
5) Museum of London
6) Natural History Museum
7) National Army Museum
8) Bank of England Museum
9) Horniman Museum (good for kids)

Plays & Theatre (Discounted):
1) National Theatre (offers discounted Travelex tickets for almost half the seats in a number of shows at the discounted £15 price)
2) Shakespeare's Globe (modern, fun, entertaining Shakespeare with 700 £5 standing tickets for each show)
3) West End shows (last minute discounted tickets sold by 3rd party sellers like Time Out or TKTS)

Music (Free or Discounted):
1) Royal Festival Hall (discounted tickets for students and some performances have discounted Platform tickets on the stage behind the performers)
2) BoxPark Shoreditch (Free performances by up and coming musicians between 1-4pm Sundays)

Introducing our free credit report

Get your free credit report with giffgaff to find out your credit score and info to help you make the right financial choices.


Check your score here.

Comments (6)

Log in or register to add your comment
Log in now
Not a giffgaff member? Register now

Search by category

giffgaff gameplan

Copyright ©2018 giffgaff

Representative example for a loan of £4,000 for 24 months at an interest rate of 15.5% APR fixed. In this example the total amount payable (including interest and fees) would be £4633.57 and your monthly repayments would be £193.07.

giffgaff receives a fee for introducing personal loans to Retail Money Markets Ltd trading as Ratesetter.

giffgaff gameplan is a trading style of giffgaff Limited, we are a credit broker and not a lender and introduce loan applications to its selected provider of loans Retail Money Market Limited trading as Ratesetter. Terms and conditions apply. Finance subject to status. 18s and over. Credit is provided by Retail Money Market Limited trading as Ratesetter, 6th Floor, 55 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 3AS Ratesetter is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority – Firm Reference Number 633741

giffgaff Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Firm Reference Number - 680957. Registered address – giffgaff Ltd, 260 Bath Road, Slough SL1 4DX. Company Number - 04196996.

Posts on this site reflect the opinion of the members posting only, and not necessarily giffgaff’s opinions or views. There’s a lot of information here that can help you, however, you must remember that we operate an open forum and sometimes messages that are posted are misleading, deceptive, or inaccurate. If you follow these tips, you do so at your own risk. Always do your research and check the terms.