Free And Cheap London Events: 19-25 September 2016

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Free And Cheap London Events: 19-25 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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Photographer George Logan captures a Land Rover observing a herd of elephants in Kenya for Remembering Elephants project

THE CITY GARDEN: Last chance to see Rebecca Louise Law's site-specific installation The City Garden at The City Centre near Bank. It features natural materials inspired by gardens within the city. Free, just turn up, until 25 September

ELEPHANT EXHIBITION: Award-winning wildlife photographers have captured the lives of elephants from birth to death at Remembering Elephants exhibition in Pall Mall. Free, just turn up, until 1 October

Monday 19 September

CRIME NOVEL TALK: Polish crime novelist Zygmunt Miloszewski is in conversation with award-winning translator Antonia Lloyd-Jones and crime fiction reviewer Barry Forshaw at Kensington Central Library. Free, book in advance, 6.30pm

ENERGY DEBATE: The Institution of Civil Engineers is holding a panel discussion about the future of energy in Britain. Free, book in advance, 6.30pm

SINGING LESSON: Fancy yourself as the next Whitney Houston? Take a free singing taster lesson with West End Musical Choir in Edgware Road. Free, book in advance, 7.30pm

Tuesday 20 September

BRITAIN AFTER BREXIT: David Smith, former Economics Editor of The Sunday Times, speaks at LSE about Britain's short-term and long-term future in the wake of Brexit. Free, just turn up, 6.30pm

FREE COMEDY: Head to Top Secret Comedy Club in Drury Lane for a night of free improv comedy. Free, 8pm

Wednesday 21 September

PENNY LECTURE: One of the architects behind the London Eye is discussing how designs develop into large-scale projects at Morley College in Waterloo. 1p, book in advance, 6.30pm

FASHION OF FILM: Fashion historian Amber Butchart explores how film has influenced fashion over the past century. Takes place at Beyond Retro Dalston. Free, book in advance, 6.30pm

WALKING MEETUP: Central London Outdoor Group is holding a riverside social at The Anchor Bankside in Southwark, so you can meet other adventurous Londoners. Free, just turn up, 7pm

Meet one of the creatives behind the London Eye. Photo: Mark Etienne Photography

Thursday 22 September

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Discover how the Cadbury's factory women in Birmingham helped the war effort. Researcher Fiona Joseph will also discuss the issues of writing about real life in fiction. Takes place at The Royal Marsedn in Brompton. Free, book in advance, 12.30pm

CREATE SYRIA EXHIBITION: Create Syria at House of Vans in Waterloo is a multimedia installation exploring how arts can help the aftermath of a crisis. The exhibition shows the stories of displaced Syrian artists. Free, just turn up, 4pm (until 2 October)

GAMESHOW: Bring your friends (and make new ones) while taking part in challenges at The Star of Kings' gameshow in King's Cross. Prizes could be anything from a nasal hair trimmer to an inflatable Shrek. £5, book in advance, 7.30pm

Friday 23 September

BURLINGTON HOUSE LATE: This month's Burlington House Late on Piccadilly focuses on British archaeologist Gerald Lankester Harding and his excavations in the Middle East during the late 1920s and early 1930s. £5, book in advance, 5.30pm

DRUNKEN HERBALERS: Explore the excellent pairing of herbs and alcohol at The Bee Garden in Dalston with Drunken Herbalers. Proceeds go to Hackney Herbal's fundraising. £2/5, book in advance, from 6pm

FREE POETRY: Contemporary philosopher and poet Dimitris Kakalidis is performing a trilogy of his poems at the Hellenic Centre in Marylebone. Free, book in advance, 7.15pm

See how well herbs and alcohol go together at The Bee Garden. Photo: Ben Geach

Saturday 24 September

COUNTRYSIDE LIVE: The countryside comes to London with ferret racing, dancing sheep and falconry in Countryside Live at Walthamstow and Leyton Marshes. £5, just turn up, 24-25 September

NEON DAVID BOWIE: British artist Louis Sidoli's new exhibition at Halcyon Gallery features neon art showing David Bowie's greatest moments. Free, just turn up, 23-25 September

AFRICAN MARKET: African designers are selling their wares at The African Market in Spitalfields. Get your hands on clothes, jewellery, arts, crafts and more. Free entry, just turn up, 11am-5pm

Louis Sidoli's Sex Symbol 1973 at Halcyon Gallery.

Sunday 25 September

PEARLY KINGS AND QUEENS: Celebrate 125 years of Cockney tradition with maypole dancing, Morris dancers and a marching band in Guildhall Yard. Then, follow the parade to St Mary-le-Bow Church for the 3pm service. Free, just turn up, 1pm

Last Updated 16 September 2016