London On The Cheap: 3-9 June

By Lindsey Last edited 105 months ago
London On The Cheap: 3-9 June

A bargain from Benny's Fish & Chip Shop in Clapham by sleekit via the Londonist Flickrpool

The local free festivals are truly kicking off this week. Fingers crossed the weather is kind to them.

Tonight: Charity cool music night Brighter Later returns to the Boogaloo tonight, £5 with all profits supporting Cancer Research UK, 7.30pm-late.

Friday: Pullens Yard Summer Open Studios starts tonight. Catch storytelling with Nigel of Bermondsey & Vanessa (not suitable for children) at 7.30pm and meet the artists, craftsmen & designers who live and work there, buy original pieces & discover an historic gem in central London. There's stuff going on Saturday and Sunday, 11am-6pm too.

Saturday: Plumstead Makes Merry with a free community festival from midday on Plumstead Common, Mill Road.

Take your little nature detectives to Alexandra Palace for Springwatch's Wild Day Out, 11am-5pm, free.

Join the Wildflower and Tree Walk in Ravensbury Park as part of the Wandle Festival (featuring arts and crafts, heritage and nature discovery activities, archaeology 'digs', historical displays and talks, river clean-ups and music). Meet 2.30pm, free.

Improve your food and drink factfile with a gustatory guided walk round St James with Westminster Walking, meet Green Park 2pm but please reserve your place, £5.

Sunday: Camden Green Fair brings welly wanging, Bikefest and much more to Regents Park, midday to 7pm, free.

Brockley Max climaxes on Hilly Fields with its Hacienda.

Monday: Exercise your laughing gear with bargain brill comedy at the Good Ship Kilburn as Phil Nicol and Matt Green stand up. 7.30pm, £4.

Tuesday: The Prometheus Trust gets Platonic tonight with a lecture on "The Art of Soul Life: Psyche and Eros" at New Acropolis, next to the Union Chapel, N1 from 7.30pm £5/3.

Wednesday: It's Choir Week at the Scoop, More London. Tonight at 7pm Singology presents Everybody Dance! with a 40 strong gospel choir.

Help your fellow readers stay thrifty - let us know about cheap and free events happening in your hood. Email, leave a comment or tweet us @londonist. And please do let us know if you follow up on our cheap suggestions - were they any good? Thanks.

Last Updated 03 June 2010