London On The Cheap - 15th - 20th July

By London_Sian Last edited 138 months ago
London On The Cheap - 15th - 20th July

We'll let you into a secret: Londonist is a bit skint. And we all know that the wonderful events in the city can add up to quite a hefty sum. It means that we can't go and see the Dali and Film exhibition at the Tate Modern, or go and see Amy Winehouse on Friday. Booooo. Hisssss.

What are we to do? Well here's a few things we found that you can do over the next week that won't cost you a single penny. Except when you send us presents to thank us for sharing them with you.

Sunday: Best Laid Plans has been causing a stir in Brick Lane for a while now. For those of you who spent all your money the night before, get down to 93 Feet East to listen to the DJs and live bands playing from midday. The perfect hangover cure.

Monday: For a slightly more subdued experience, check out The Children's War at The Imperial War Museum. It's a moving exhibition about the experiences of children in WW2.

Tuesday: Free theatre? Yes please! The Great Theatre of the World, a comic drama at the Arcola is usually £13 a pop, but on Tuesdays you pay what you can afford. How nice.

Wednesday: The Lady Soul show at The Pigalle in Picadilly will show you the best in female singer songwriters throughout the city. This is cheating a bit. It may be free to get in but we'll have to sell our soul in here to afford the bar prices.

Thursday: The Edinburgh Festival is coming up, and all the Comedians down here are trying out their material with the theory 'If it's good enough for us, it's good enough for them'. The Theatre Royal in Stratford East is good enough for us. The free show starts at 8.

Friday: It's rare Jazz is free these days, so pop into The Spitz Bar and Bistro. They have jazz there every Friday and you can listen to this as you tuck into some really tasty grub.

Or, you could go for a walk in the park instead.

Photo from Jason Rogers' flickr stream.

Times vary for each venue. Check the websites for more information.

Last Updated 14 July 2007