London On The Cheap: 27 Feb-5 March

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London On The Cheap: 27 Feb-5 March

Gather your pocket change and hold your head high. There's some place to be every day of the week, no matter how skint you think you are. London provides.

Friday: Victoria & Albert are outdoing themselves with this month's V&A Friday Late, dubbed Home Sweet Home. It's a celebration of the domestic with a laundry list of activities, from a museum-wide detective hunt to a lecture on hoovering carpets.Saturday: It's a Literary Weekend at the LSE and the New Academic Building is abuzz with free talks. Of course, we're most interested in a panel of London writers including Iain Sinclair discussing his new book on Hackney. Keep an eye out for the book swap to take away a little something for the ride home.Sunday: London's newest cultural festival goes to the Russians, who stretch Pancake Day into a whole week and call it Maslenitsa. The Mayor is launching a Sunday abridgement close at hand, in Potters Fields Park beside City Hall.Monday: The New Cross Inn is set to be the proud home of what looks like a sophisticated new free comedy night: Daft, Red-Hot Sperm. We reckon it might involve an irreverent attitude.Tuesday: The Royal College of Surgeons is all about fixing things, but today's lunch lecture is a new one: how to fix a horse race for fun and money laundering. Using maths, no less.Wednesday: Catch up with the latest findings beneath the Olympic site with a briefing and display of archaeological findings. From prehistoric to 20th century, there's someone for everyone in this slice of Hackney.Thursday: Time to start camping out in E2 as the East Festival kicks off today. Too many free happenings to name, but the under-appreciated Geffrye Museum wins a mention with a subject close to our hearts: thrift through the ages.

Last Updated 26 February 2009