London On The Cheap: 10-16 September

By Lindsey Last edited 112 months ago
London On The Cheap: 10-16 September


Things to do in London when you're out of bread

Tonight: It's Urban 75's Offline Sensational September Happening at the Dogstar, Brixton, Free, 9pm-2am. Flixation take over the top floor with "no-budget underground cinema, video mashup, digital craft, amateur film Art, performance and music" while The Lost Cavalry play indie/folk on the first floor plus hip-hop grimestress Lady Lykez.

Also, the Monkey Shoulder Tree House bar opens at the Truman Brewery today until Sunday - free entry but you'll have to fork out for a sherbert.

Portobello Film Festival continues all week with no entry charge to anything.

Friday: Watch out for many and various free happenings at the Oubliette Arthouse, 42-43 Hertford Street, Mayfair. We still don't know what's going on but just turn up and it'll be a lovely surprise.

Saturday: Take the kids along to Free Family fun day at theBroadway Theatre, Barking, 10.30am - 5pm.

Find Urban Wildlife Site specific art and performance from over 50 artists in Queens Wood, Highgate N10 noon to dusk with private view party at 4 pm - bring a bottle, free. Also on Sunday (thanks to NO:ID elisting)

The South East London Green Chain walking festival begins today with free walks and no booking required.

And it's the Mayor's Thames Festival all weekend between Westminster & Tower bridges, with a plethora of free events including the Feast on the Bridge.

Sunday: Check out the enormous marrows at Spitalfields Show & Green Fair between 12-5pm. See prize winning produce, get tips on green living, admire the mobile allotment, see the Young Farmers show off their talent and bag a donkey ride.

Ahead of London Fashion Week, join a Museum of London walk at 11am to get the lowdown on the original fashionista, Beau Brummel: Regency Dandy. This slightly more than we'd usually condone here but £8 gets you a 2 hour stroll around Mayfair, Piccadilly and St James's with lashings of 18th century history thrown in. Book now: 020 7001 9844

Monday: For a mere fiver (£3.50 concs), visit Benjamin Franklin House tonight for a talk on Herbs, Horticulture and Health: Franklin and Botany, 6.30pm.

Tuesday: Catch Frankenstein on the big screen at the Grant Museum of Zoology. Dr Joe Cain, historian of science at UCL will introduce the film, you get a complimentary glass of wine and a private view of the Museum after the screening. From 6.30pm, free.

Wednesday: Take an artsy educational lunchtime out at the Fleming Collection, Berkeley Street W1 with a free 20 minute lecture about their new exhibition, The Face of Scotland, Masterpieces from the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Free, 1.10pm.

Or you could stay home and sew sequins on your clothes. Image of pearly ladies by Ch0pper via the Londonist Flickrpool.

We do our best to bring you an eclectic selection of cheap and free stuff to do every week but we could use your help! Please let us know of any community happenings, arts shows, club or comedy nights, plays or recitals going on in your neck of the woods that are easy on the pocket. Leave a comment or send info to londonist at gmail dot com. Thanks!

Last Updated 10 September 2009