London On The Cheap

By Lindsey Last edited 137 months ago
London On The Cheap

If you were up in Edinburgh for the first week of the festival or are just back from that hedonistic week away then you’re probably feeling the pinch. You’ll not be able to go naughty Monday indie clubbing at Durr at The End. You can’t fork out to go to Cadogan Hall and watch the Charlie Chaplin triple bills with live music and celebrity hosts. Neither will you be getting a last minute ticket to the open air performance of a Midsummer Night’s Dream in Kensington Palace Gardens. Never mind though, Londonist is here to rescue you from thinking all you can do is hang out at the free urban beach:

Monday: So, Durr is out for you but you can get in free to Strike! Night at the Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes for live indie-pop from Thee Single Spy.

Tuesday: Circus on the Southbank! See graduate performers from the National Theatre’s circus programme at 6.30pm as part of the “Watch This Space” free summer festival, which is on all week outside the National Theatre.

Wednesday: The Portobello Film Festival continues this week with so much more than just film, everyday, and it’s all free. Particularly intriguing tonight is the “Extreme Art” film “In Suspense” by Italian performers with a “deep approach to life and pain”. Erk!

Thursday: Track the Great Cthulus round Dulwich. Start the Dulwich Horror here.

Friday: If you’re off work today you can join the free guided tour of the Wellcome Collection’s new Heart exhibition at midday. If not, you can go and take yourself around it after work on Thursdays as they’re open till 10pm.

Saturday: Oval House Theatre present the play of the fabulous fantasy film “The Labyrinth” in Kennington Park at 4 and 6pm for a measly £4.

Sunday: Take an afternoon gawp at French aerialists “Les Passagers” perform a vertical Bollywood dance and Nina Rajarani’s city boy Bharata Natyam work “Quick!” at the Anglo-Asian infused Trafalgar Square Festival from 3pm.

Or, you could stay in and wipe down your kitchen cupboards instead.

Photo from Jason Rogers' flickr stream.

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Last Updated 12 August 2007