Free and Cheap Events

February 13, 2017

Free & Cheap

ROYAL ACADEMY CELEBRATION: Celebrate Anthony Green's 40th anniversary as a Royal Academician. The Tennant Gallery will, for the first time, focus on his recently completed work, a 3m-tall portrait, The Fur Coat, "Hazana". It tells the story of his mother's second marriage. £4/£3, book ahead, until 30 April

THE LONDONERS: Whether it's wrestling, waitressing or politics, London has become a hub for job seekers. Explore 400 years of London living with The Londoners: Portraits of a Working City, an exhibition covering the period 1447-1980. London Metropolitan Archives, free, just turn up, until 4 July

HARRY POTTER: This free Harry Potter exhibition has been extended. There's graphic artwork from the films, including designs for the newspapers used as props, and Hogwarts textbooks. MinaLima store, free entry, just turn up, noon-7pm daily

January 13, 2017


SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY: Lose yourself in Zara Hussein's sculptural installation Numina at Barbican, combining designs of the Islamic world with modern digital arts. Free, just turn up, until 25 January

JOURNEY TO JUSTICE: Multimedia exhibition Journey to Justice, at Morley Gallery, tells the story of the US civil rights movement, its connection with the UK and the impact it had on the world. Using a series of 'bus stops', the exhibition focuses on the stories of people who are less known in the UK. Free, just turn up, until 3 February [open Monday-Saturday]

December 11, 2016


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


ADVENT WINDOWS 2016: Celebrate the Christmas season with Advent Windows: 2016. Greenwich's St Alfege's Church is unveiling a newly decorated window in its living advent calendar every day until Christmas Eve. You can check the locations of each window here. Free, just turn up, until 2 January


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


CHRISTMAS BY THE RIVER: More London has welcomed back its Christmas Market. Get your dose of festive cheer; enjoy warm drinks, buy handcrafted gifts and feast on delicious food. Free, just turn up, until 2 January

September 19, 2016


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

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