15 of London’s new and finest free public areas


Events and restaurants abound in these recently opened public spaces, where social distancing is a breath of fresh air.

London has seen a plethora of new spaces open to the public in recent years. Many offer al fresco dining and drinking, as well as events to keep you entertained. These spaces are where locals relax and feel more COVID-safe outdoors.

The best thing about these rooms? They can all be visited for free. In fact, you can watch a movie under the stars, attend a music festival, browse a photo exhibition, or find any number of other ways to be entertained without breaking the bank. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in London’s most exciting public spaces, then here are some top suggestions.