Things To Do In London On The Cheap: 16-22 September

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Things To Do In London On The Cheap: 16-22 September

Friday: Lewisham Lit Fest draws to a close with the wonderful Tall Tales – a night of comedy, music and storytelling for grown-ups (£4).

Watch Dirty Dancing at the More London Free Film Festival (free).

Saturday: It's Open House Weekend. The city's buildings are at your feet (free).

Take a break from architecture and turn to the Thames for the Great River Race, setting off from Docklands at 1.40pm and 21 miles later, reaching the finish line in Ham, Richmond (free).

Stockwell Festival takes place in Larkhall Park SW4 between 1-6pm with a pineapple parade, music, arts and crafts, stories, go karting and more (free).

Hackney Wick Festival happens all weekend, with market stalls on Wick Green, a floating forest on the canal, live music, sporty stuff and plenty for the kids (free).

Brick Lane Music Festival is a 2 day party of live music, DJ's & a carnival atmosphere (free).

Sunday: The Tour of Britain's final stage spins its last leg round central London from 11am, followed by the Prostate Cancer charity bike ride from 2pm (free to watch).

Poplar Festival goes retro to celebrate 60 years of the Lansbury Estate. Parade starts at Chrisp Street Market at 12pm with 1950s themed fun in Bartlett Park from 1pm (free).

Soho Pink Sunday is a big gay day to raise funds for the Albert Kennedy Trust – watch the first Soho Drag Race in Soho Square from 3pm.

Portobello Film Festival closes with its awards ceremony at the pop-up cinema on Acklam Road, W10 from 7pm (free, open to all).

Monday: Have you put in your bid for Paralympic tickets yet? Stay in tonight and do it.

Tuesday: Lewis Shaeffer is free until famous so catch him now at Source Below in Soho from 8pm (free but donate if you like it).

Wednesday: Celebrate International Peace Day at the Little Big Peace Event in Streatham at the White Lion Bar with live music, performance art and a 'peace means prizes' quiz (free).

Thursday: Free cinema at Ryan's Bar, Stoke Newington as part of Scala Forever with a screening of 'Parents' courtesy of Atomic Bark! film club from 9.30pm (free).

Last Updated 15 September 2011