Where to see a free show in London

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We know the cost of a trip to London can soon add up, but did you know there are lots of free gems in the city to ease the strain on stretched pockets? Whether you feel like experiencing the vibrant nightlife of London, seeing some comedy, or listening to music, here are some great free events you can easily get to from your Park Lane Hotel, London.

Comedy

The Top Secret Comedy Club

Not so secret anymore, The Top Secret Comedy Club hosts a completely free show every Tuesday. You’ll be guaranteed a side-splitting night of improv comedy, and it won’t cost you a penny! In keeping with its name, the Club doesn’t disclose its exact location – but it is close to ‘Covent Garden, Holborn, Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road Tube stations’ and you’ll find it by its logos and banners outside. Find out more about what’s on here.

Angel Comedy Club

The Angel Comedy Club is one of the capital’s best places to see new, fresh comedy every night of the week – and the best thing about its shows is that they’re completely free. The Club, held at two locations in London, does recommend comedy lovers arrive early to the free shows to avoid disappointment. Find out more here.

Nightlife

Cuban Jam at The Forge

The nightlife of Havana comes to London every Friday night during The Jam, a true celebration of everything Cuban. The Forge proudly states that The Jam is fuelled by audience participation – there’s no musical act to listen to for the whole night or a special dance partner to salsa with – instead everyone is encouraged to get up and enjoy the fun, learn salsa and becoming part of the ‘Cuban Family’. You get free entry before 8pm – find out more on The Forge’s website here.

Ain’t Nothin’ But

If you’re a lover of blues music, Ain’t Nothin’ But is a must-visit bar. With house bands that play the club on certain days every week and special guest acts that visit for events and themed nights, there’s always something going on. You can party the night away, drink in hand, soaking up the atmosphere. And the best part? Admission is free Sunday through Thursday and before 8.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays – perfect if you feel like experiencing the vibrant nightlife of London. Find out what’s on here.

Music

South Bank
Events at the Southbank Centre

The Southbank Centre is an exciting hub of culture and cultural events. There is always something happening – from orchestral concerts to performances from rappers. At the Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall inside the venue, you’ll regularly find free music shows for the whole family to enjoy. See what’s on here.

Daylight Music at the Union Chapel

The Union Chapel is an award-winning venue in one of London’s architectural gems. In the same vein as St Martin in the Fields, Union Chapel is a working church as well as a music venue. Every Saturday afternoon the chapel throws open its doors and welcomes music lovers for free, providing great music as well as tea and cake. What more could you want? Find out more about the Union Chapel’s Daylight Music here.

Once you’ve finished experiencing the vibrant nightlife of London, you can sit back and relax at your Park Lane Hotel. London offers a number of great hotels, but none deliver an experience quite like the Montcalm. Find out what we have to offer here.