Free and Cheap Events

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

August 30, 2016


Saturday 3 September FIRE FOOD MARKET: Grab a beer and set your taste buds alight with street food cooked on open-flame grills and wood-fired ovens. Take a look at the light installations in Guildhall Yard too. Free entry, just turn up, from 6.30pm (continues tomorrow from 5pm)Sunday 4 September ANGEL CANAL FESTIVAL: Watch Punch & Judy shows, listen to live music, and take part in canoeing at the annual Angel Canal Festival at City Road Lock. There are 80 stalls selling everything from bric-a-brac to canalware and food. Free, just turn up, from 11am
April 21, 2016


Shakespeare's Globe is jammed with Bard-based events this weekend to celebrate Shakespeare 400 — 400 years since the death of Britain's greatest playwright. Join The Complete Walk, 37 specially-made short films being screened along the Thames, between Westminster and Tower Bridges. There are loads more events going on too. Free, just turn up, 10am-10pm (8pm on Sunday)

April 21, 2016

Free film festival

Launching on Friday 22nd April and running until the beginning of May, the non-profit community group Free Film Festivals, are putting on a wide range of flicks across 22 South-East London venues. This year, in order to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, their also running the bard-inspired ‘From Stratford to Deptford’ set of screenings, which include Baz Luhrmann’s Rome and Juliet, a contemporary NYC adaptation of Hamlet and Marlon Brando’s ‘Julius Caesar’. For those who are less Dardanius and more Disney, then Hanuka Matata – The Lion King is also showing. For  the full line up, see here.