Free And Cheap London Events: 12-18 September 2016

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Free And Cheap London Events: 12-18 September 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.

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See unseen photos of Freddie Mercury. Photo: Richard Young

FREDDIE MERCURY EXHIBITION: Celebrate 70 since Freddie Mercury was born with unseen archive photos of Freddie taken by celebrity photographer Richard Young at his gallery. Free, just turn up, until 5 November

HUNTERIAN MUSEUM: Catch the final week of the Hunterian Museum's exhibition about the evolution of vaccination. Free, just turn up, until 17 September

Monday 12 September

LUNCHTIME TALK: Find out how Benjamin Franklin's 19th century thoughts influenced climate change. £5, just turn up, 1pm

VIDEO GAMES AND DEMOCRACY: Hear experts like the former adviser to the White House on video game-related policies discussing the democratic responsibility that video games have. Free, book in advance, 6.30pm

MAPS OF LONDON: Discover new ways to interact with London at Waterstones Piccadilly, with the authors of Curiocity, a book reimagining London through 26 alternative maps. Free, book in advance, 7pm

Tuesday 13 September

PERISCOPE MEETUP: Join people from the broadcasting world on a walking tour around London, finishing with an open Q&A in Jack's Bar. Free, book in advance, 6.30pm

Wednesday 14 September

BAT WALK: Use bat echoes and the help of experts to discover bats in Brompton Cemetery. Free, book in advance, 5pm

PERFORMANCE NIGHT: Nambucca on Holloway Road is hosting a creative night of poetry, music, art and politics. Free, just turn up, 6pm

Look for bats after hours in Brompton Cemetery. Photo: Max Gor

Thursday 15 September

CREATIVE WORKSHOP: Head to the OXO Tower for four days of creative talks, masterclasses and exhibitions. Free, book in advance, all day (until 18 September)

TALL SHIPS: See tall ships sail down The Thames around Greenwich and Woolwich. Free, just turn up, all day (until 18 September)

Friday 16 September

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: The Open Data Institute is hosting a lunchtime lecture about the future of construction. Free, book in advance, 1pm

FREE SWING CLASS: Are you the next Frankie Manning? Take a free swing dancing lesson in Broadgate followed by social dancing. Free, book in advance, 8pm

FREE CABARET: Performance poetry and singing are on the line up at a monthly cabaret event at Leyden Gallery. Free, just turn up, 7.30pm

Saturday 17 September

LONDON OPEN HOUSE: Explore architectural triumphs and normally private buildings like 10 Downing Street, Canada Water Library and Billingsgate Roman House & Baths as part of the London Open House Weekend. Free, book in advance, all day (until 18 September)

FOOD FESTIVAL: From deep fried sushi to brownies, head to Eat London Street Festival in Peckham for a range of tasty street food. Free, just turn up, from noon (until 18 September)

Look around 10 Downing Street as part of London Open House Weekend. Photo: Darrell Godliman

Sunday 18 September

LITTER CLEAN UP: Help Thames21 clean up Newcastle Draw Dock on the Isle of Dogs and discover more about litter in the Thames and how to prevent it. Boots and gloves are provided. Free, just turn up, 9am

ARTIST TALK: School of Life researcher Sarah Stein Lubrano speaks about the role of solitude within the life and works of artists. The talk at Transition Gallery is followed by a screening of In The Realms of The Unreal. Free, book in advance, 3pm

Last Updated 13 September 2016