Free And Cheap London Events: 4-10 July 2016

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Free And Cheap London Events: 4-10 July 2016

Skint? On a budget? Looking for cheap things to do in London? We hear you, which is why we've put together this list of things happening in London this week that cost £5 or less. You're welcome.

Bartlett Summer Show 2016

All week

WATCH WIMBLEDON: No ticket for Centre Court? No problem — keep up with all the tennis action at one of these screenings across London. Plenty of them are free, until 10 July

NORTHBANK SUMMER FESTIVAL: Northbank Summer Festival takes place at Victoria Embankment Gardens (next to Embankment station). Expect food markets, live music, bootcamps and more. Free, just turn up, until 29 July

ART-CHITECTURE SHOW: See the work of over 500 students at the UCL School of Architecture's annual Bartlett Summer Show, including models, drawings and films. The show receives 10,000 visitors each year, so it's worth a look. Free, just turn up, until 9 July

SOUTH AFRICA POP-UP: Celebrate Mumford & Sons' new mini-album Johannesburg with South African influenced food, music, photography and art at this exhibition at Lights of Soho on Brewer Street. Free, just turn up (pre-book some events online, and confirm you attendance on Facebook), until 9 July

Monday 4 July

MOJITO MASTERCLASS: Waterloo Food Festival 2016 kicks off with a mojito-making masterclass at Cubana on Lower Marsh. Learn how to combine the flavours of Cuba like an expert: freshly squeezed lime juice, raw organic cane sugar, and muddled mint leaves. Free, book by emailing filipa@cubana.co.uk, 5.30pm

SCIENCE EXHIBITION: Featuring a science ceilidh and a lecture on artificial emotional intelligence, get an adults-only preview of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition. Sip a cocktail while listening to Imperial College London's Head of Psychedelics discuss the possible role of psychedelics in health treatment. Age 18+. Free, just turn up, 6pm

SHARING DIARIES: Fancy listening to the diaries of strangers, or even sharing your own? Head to The Book Club in Shoreditch to have a laugh (or cry) your most cringeworthy teenage memories. £5, book in advance, 7pm

Tuesday 5 July

MUSEUM TOUR: Explore textile designer and socialist activist William Morris's Red House with a behind the scenes private tour. Learn about the original decor and the National Trust's attempts to conserve the Bexleyheath property. £5, book in advance, 2pm-3.30pm

MUSEUM BY CANDLELIGHT: Spend your evening exploring antiques, paintings and sculptures by candlelight at the Sir John Soane's Museum. Get there early because with the one-in-one-out policy, you might not have enough time to see all 30,000 architectural drawings. Free, just turn up, 6pm

Wednesday 6 July

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Find out how and why stress makes you ill, in a lunchtime talk by King's College professor Carmine Pariante. Takes place at Wellcome Collection. Free, just turn up, 1pm

1959 SCI-FI FILM: UCL professor Joe Cain is showing cult classic The Giant Behemoth at film night at the Grant Museum of Zoology. The screening is followed by a complimentary wine reception. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm

PUB QUIZ: Take your five cleverest mates, come up with a ludicrous team name, and try to win a £50 bar tab at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road's first ever pub quiz. There are rumours of free drinks and book giveaways. £2, just turn up, 7pm

Young Marketeers at Borough Market. Credit: School Food Matters

Thursday 7 July

YOUNG MARKETEERS: Buy fresh local produce at Borough Market, grown and sold by Southwark schoolchildren. All proceeds go to FareShare, and every pound spent means four meals for vulnerable families. What better reason to buy healthily? Free entry, just turn up, 11.30am

COMEDY NIGHT: Eat pizza and watch comedians including Steve Hall and Alistair Green at Dogstar pub in Brixton. Free entry (pay for your pizza), just turn up, 8pm

Friday 8 July

SCIENCE OF HARRY POTTER: Could we fly on a broomstick or make an invisibility cloak? The Telegraph's former science editor Roger Highfield explains that Harry Potter is not as far-fetched as we might think. Takes place at the Royal Society — get there early to get a seat. Free, just turn up, 4pm

SINGALONG DANCE PARTY: Sing your heart out at a disco-inspired night with tracks from Madonna, Taylor Swift and David Bowie at Star of Kings, King's Cross. £3, book in advance, 8pm

Saturday 9 July

Credit: Acton Carnival

ACTON CARNIVAL: Get your groove on at Acton Carnival where there will be a procession, live drumming, DJs and dancing at this family-friendly event. £2, just turn up, all day

CONTEMPORARY ARTS FAIR: See the work of over 200 artists at the outdoor Urban Art 2016 in Brixton. Pieces available to buy from a tenner. Free, just turn up, from 10am, also on tomorrow

Sunday 10 July

LONDON RUN: Cheer on 14,000 runners at the British 10K London Run as they race around London. The route starts at Piccadilly Circus and finishes in Whitechapel, passing through Regent Street, the Strand and Victoria Embankment. Free, just turn up, from 9.30am

HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE: Choose from opera, table tennis and skin consultations at traffic-free Regent Street's Summer Streets. The road is closed to traffic for the family-friendly festival. Free, just turn, from 11.30am

OUTDOOR GOSPEL MUSIC: Listen to the funky gospel music of Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir on the paved courtyard outside St James's Church, Piccadilly, as part of a church service with prayers and reflections. Free, just turn up, 6pm

Last Updated 01 July 2016