Free & Cheap

On a budget? Looking for something free to do in London? There is plenty on offer for less than £5 - and we're here to help. London doesn't have to be as expensive as you think.

Ignite Your Curiosity and Tune In To The British Academy’s Virtual Summer Showcase

Ignite Your Curiosity and Tune In To The British Academy’s Virtual Summer Showcase

Free, fantastic and fully online. | Sponsor
Check In On Your Mental Wellbeing With This Quick Quiz

Check In On Your Mental Wellbeing With This Quick Quiz

Answer five easy questions for personalised tips. | Sponsor
Turn Your Sofa Into A Culture-Filled Front Row With Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival

Turn Your Sofa Into A Culture-Filled Front Row With Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival

Get a hearty dose of quarantine culture. | Sponsor
Dust Off Your Double Denim: There's A 24-Hour Nonstop Springsteen Party This Weekend

Dust Off Your Double Denim: There's A 24-Hour Nonstop Springsteen Party This Weekend

Glory days. | By Lydia Manch
11 Brilliant London Videos To Binge At Home

11 Brilliant London Videos To Binge At Home

Settle in to the sofa | By Londonist Staff
What To Watch For Free (Or Cheap) This Weekend From Lockdown

What To Watch For Free (Or Cheap) This Weekend From Lockdown

The best screenings and one-off performances to stream this weekend | By Lydia Manch
Gresham College Is Live Streaming Some Of Its Fantastic Free Lectures

Gresham College Is Live Streaming Some Of Its Fantastic Free Lectures

And offering a 'box set' of talks on the subject of pandemics. | By Laura Reynolds
Livestream Some Otters Holding Hands. You Won't Regret It

Livestream Some Otters Holding Hands. You Won't Regret It

This aquarium's live Otter Cam is our new favourite meditation method. | By Lydia Manch
How To See London's Top Exhibitions From Your Sofa

How To See London's Top Exhibitions From Your Sofa

See Titians from your bed, and support independent artists. | By Tabish Khan
Free And Cheap Events In London This Week: 16-22 March 2020

Free And Cheap Events In London This Week: 16-22 March 2020

Things to do for under a fiver this week. | By Londonist Staff
Free And Cheap Events In London This Week: 9-15 March 2020

Free And Cheap Events In London This Week: 9-15 March 2020

Things to do for a fiver or less this week. | By Londonist Staff
A Clapham Photographer Captures Images Of Hope

A Clapham Photographer Captures Images Of Hope

From betting shops to fishing rods. | By Will Noble
14 Exhibitions Not To Miss In London This Month: March 2020

14 Exhibitions Not To Miss In London This Month: March 2020

Impressionists, drones and Bright Young Things. | By Tabish Khan
Free And Cheap Events In London This Week: 2-8 March 2020

Free And Cheap Events In London This Week: 2-8 March 2020

Things to do for a fiver or less. | By Londonist Staff
Iconic Film Character Statues Unveiled In Leicester Square

Iconic Film Character Statues Unveiled In Leicester Square

Stop by Scenes in the Square. | By Alex Corey
Free Flower Festival Chelsea In Bloom To Return, With Brand New Theme

Free Flower Festival Chelsea In Bloom To Return, With Brand New Theme

Photogenic event makes an international comeback. | By Laura Reynolds
19 Exhibitions That'll Blow You Away This Spring

19 Exhibitions That'll Blow You Away This Spring

A spherical car, a robot arm and some lovely London landmarks all feature. | By Tabish Khan
Free And Cheap Events In London This Week: 24 February-1 March 2020

Free And Cheap Events In London This Week: 24 February-1 March 2020

Things to for £5 or less this week. | By Londonist Staff
The Oxford Vs Cambridge Boat Races 2020: How, Where And When To Watch Them

The Oxford Vs Cambridge Boat Races 2020: How, Where And When To Watch Them

Plenty of riverside pubs to choose from. | By Will Noble
Turn Your Face Into Tower Bridge With This New Instagram Face Filter

Turn Your Face Into Tower Bridge With This New Instagram Face Filter

You can also be St Paul's. | By Will Noble
Free And Cheap Events In London This Week: 17-23 February 2020

Free And Cheap Events In London This Week: 17-23 February 2020

Excellent events for a fiver or less this week. | By Londonist Staff
Free And Cheap Events In London This Week: 10-16 February 2020

Free And Cheap Events In London This Week: 10-16 February 2020

Comedy, live music and lectures, all under a fiver. | By Londonist Staff
Check Out These Images Of LGBTQ London In The 1970s

Check Out These Images Of LGBTQ London In The 1970s

Rarely seen photos. | By Will Noble
London Cheats: Did You Know Your Gold Card Discount Also Applies To Your Oyster?

London Cheats: Did You Know Your Gold Card Discount Also Applies To Your Oyster?

A quick tip that could leave you quids-in. | By Will Noble