Free And Cheap London Events: 28 November-4 December 2016

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Free And Cheap London Events: 28 November-4 December 2016

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Celebrate 10 years of Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park. Photo: Joyce Dela Paz

MONEY AND POWER: Feast your eyes on a display of photos by 16 photographers on the theme of 'money and power' at the Guildhall Art Gallery. Free, just turn up, until 6 December

MAPPING VICTORIAN LIVES: Explore Charles Booth's London; his poverty maps are on display at the LSE Library Gallery. Marking the centenary of the social reformer's death, the LSE is displaying a selection from the archives of his survey. Free, just turn up, until 17 December

TATE MODERN CHRISTMAS: The Tate Modern's Christmas market is back, and is bigger than before with the added bonus of a Victorian carousel for kids and big kids alike this year. Free entry, just turn up, 19 November-23 December

WINTER WONDERLAND: Winter Wonderland takes over Hyde Park for the 10th consecutive year. Enjoy festive attractions and entertainment including funfair rides, The Nutcracker On Ice and ice skating. Some attractions require pre-booking. Free entry (charge for some events), just turn up, until 2 January

Monday 28 November

#INSTAGIFTGUIDE POP UP: Instagram is bring some of the UK's top independent businesses to #InstaGiftGuide, a Christmas fair at Graphic Bar in Soho. You can buy hand crafted jewellery, matcha tea and personalised stationery, among other items. Free entry, just turn up, 6pm-9pm

NECROPOLIS: On Halloween this year, 10 film makers went around London, shooting short documentaries for the 1000 Londoners project. Tonight you can watch the resulting films at a screening at Hackney Picturehouse, followed by a Q&A with the film makers. £5, book ahead, 7pm

IRISH LITERARY SOCIETY: London shaped the lives and work of many Irish poets who moved to the capital. The ILS has teamed up with RTÉ's Poetry Programme at the Bloomsbury Hotel to explore the London-Irish poetic tradition. £5, book ahead, 7.30pm-9.30pm

Tuesday 29 November

The UCL Art Museum Film Club screens animé film Paprika.

MICHAEL MORPURGO: Meet famous children's author and former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo at Daunt Books in Marylebone, where he is speaking about his new books and holding a book signing. Free, book ahead, 4.30pm

PAPRIKA: UCL Art Museum Film Club is screening Paprika, a Japanese animé film that explores boundaries of dreams and reality. Screening takes place at UCL Art Museum in Bloomsbury. Donation required, book ahead, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Wednesday 30 November

SHAKESPEARE'S ASTRONOMY: Astronomy featured heavily as a theme in Shakespeare's plays. Head over to the Museum of London for Shakespeare's Astronomy, a breakdown of the Bard's use of the night sky in his work. Free, just turn up, 6pm-7pm

BRITAIN'S RAILWAYS: Travel back to a time where rail travel was glamorous, punctual and comfy. Deptford Cinema is screening Britain On Film - Railways, a collection of films sourced from the national and regional archives. £5/£3.50, book ahead, 6.30pm

LEGO ROBOT: Put your Lego-building skills to good use at Drink, Shop & Do in King's Cross. With a group of five, build a Lego robot, give it a name and a skill, and see who wins. Free when you buy a drink, just turn up, from 7pm

Deptford Cinema screens Britain on Film: Railways. Image: Independent Cinema Office

Thursday 1 December

CHRISTMAS AT OXO: Celebrate the beginning of December with a late night shopping event at Oxo Tower. Over 20 independent design boutiques will be selling gift items, or you can take part in a free meditation trials and enjoy live music. Free entry, just turn up, 5pm-8pm

20TH CENTURY OFFICE LIFE: Fancy working with a typewriter, no wireless printers and using rotary phones? Head over to the Bishopsgate Institute for an insight into Office Life in the 20th Century. You can explore 1920s commutes, 1960s lunch hours and the social clubs and events of the 1950s. Free, book ahead, from 7pm

Friday 2 December

PORTOBELLO WINTER FESTIVAL: The renowned vintage market on Portobello Road is getting festive makeover for the Portobello Winter Festival. With designer and maker pop up stalls, Santa's grotto, and live music from local musicians, it's a winter wonderland. Free entry, just turn up, 2-4 December

TOY STORY: A new, interactive exhibition at House of Vans in Waterloo explores all things Toy Story. Go along and immerse yourself in the world of Andy's toys, to mark the launch of the new Vans X Disney Pixar Toy Story collection. Free, just turn up, 2-11 December

LUNCHTIME MUSIC AT SOUTHBANK: Jess Vincent has a growing following in the folk and Americana acoustic scenes. Head over to the Foyer Spaces at the Southbank Centre for an hour of live music from Vincent. Free, just turn up, 1pm-2pm

Saturday 3 December
The Horniman Museum hosts its Christmas Fair this weekend.

CHRISTMAS AT THE HORNIMAN: Enjoy family fun at the Horniman Museum's Christmas Fair, where you can get local produce, treat yourself to mulled wine and mince pies and shop for unique gifts in the arts and crafts markets. Free entry, just turn up, 3-4 December

LUMEN CHRISTMAS FAIR: Head over to Lumen Studios in Bethnal Green for Lumen's Alternative Christmas Universe. The market features artists and designers who base their work on a mixture of art and science. Free entry, just turn up, 12pm-6pm

Sunday 4 December

STOCKING FILLER WORKSHOP: Try your hand at homemade gifts for Christmas this year at Farmopolis. Join Handmade Apothecary and make herbal bath bags using natural ingredients. Donation required, book ahead, 11am-1pm

BE HERE NOW: Channel your inner peace with Mindfulness Meditation and Relaxation at Farmopolis. Practice relaxation and meditation by the river, surrounded by stunning greenery. £2.50, book ahead, 11am-12pm

ACOUSTIC SUNDAY: Cosy up in Dalston's The Crypt for a festive Acoustic Sunday, presented by Sound Advice UK. Things will kick off with an open mic session, before whittling through a selection of east London's finest acoustic musicians. Free, just turn up, 2.30pm-8pm

Last Updated 01 December 2016