Rather than complain about London prices, this week we’re going out of our way to find some fantastic free things our city has to offer – it doesn’t all have to come with a painful price tag. And with pay day being around the corner, we’re all counting our pennies towards the end of the month. Time to get off that sofa and get out in the citaaaaay.
Monday 16th May: V&A Museum Exhibition
Take a stroll to the V&A to catch their free art exhibition in celebration of 40 Years Of Theatre In London and New York. The exhibition intends to capture the excitement that lies within live performances, while showcasing some of the most loved productions from the world’s greatest theatrical cities. It will run until the end of August, so you have plenty of time to catch it!
Tuesday 17th May: Free Yoga Class
At the crack of dawn (perfect for that pre-work, feel-good factor) head to St Stephen’s Church in Westminster, where you can stretch out those limbs during a free yoga workout. Between 7.30am – 8.30am, the church is opening its doors to Londoners in the mood to find their zen and get flexing. To find out more info check out the Fever app.
Wednesday 18th May: The City Garden
Working with The City Centre and the City of London Corporation, artist Rebecca Louise Law has created ‘The City Garden’, a site-specific installation of natural materials inspired by gardens within the City. Here you’ll find a beautiful suspension of fresh flowers entwined with copper wire just above head height, so that they can be closely observed as they dry and preserve. The installation will run until 25th September.
Thursday 19th May: The Opening Of Interchange
One of the slickest co-working spaces in London is set to throw one hell of a launch party this Thursday. Kicking off at 1pm, Camden’s Interchange will be using the gorgeously designed four story space of the Atrium building to bring us an afternoon of talks from the capital’s finest entrepreneurial minds (the perfect excuse to get out of work for something both enlightening and great for ‘networking’). Oh, and if you needed any more persuading, there will also be top DJs (including a set from the legendary Mike Skinner), food and drinks provided by Camden Town brewery, Atrium Kitchen and Half Hitch Gin in the evening. To get your free ticket for the event, click here.
Friday 20th May: Zurich Meets London @ Borough Market
The ongoing festival, Zurich Meet London: A Festival of Two Cities, is taking over Borough Market between the 17th and 21st May. Proving that Zurich offers more than just chocolate, cheese and ice cream (although those are probably the only 3 things anyone needs to get through life), the festival will bring the less known flavours of Switzerland’s wonderful city to our capital. We’re talking unique Züri-honey, grilled Cervelat sausages and zesty Turicum Gin. And we’re sure there will be a free taster or two…
Saturday 21st May: Nunhead Cemetery Open Day
If you’re after some tranquility at the weekend, without having to escape the city, then this is certainly something different. At 11am, the Nunhead Cemetery are putting on a free tour of its woodlands. During the tour you’ll have the rare change to listen to the chapel’s choir, see the wonderful birds of prey and watch the wood-crafting.
Sunday 22nd May: Symphony Orchestra Open Air Classics at Trafalgar Square
The London Symphony Orchestra is performing an all-Tchaikovsky programme in Trafalgar Square, as a part of the annual BMW LSO Open Air Classics! Pieces include Tchaikovsky’s spectacular 1812 Overture and Symphony No 4, as well as an arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake suite. The concert is presented by Paul Rissmann and is the fifth event in the Open Air Classics series, a unique and now hotly-anticipated fixture in London’s musical calendar! Well worth conducting yourself in the direction of Trafalgar Square for. Check out Fever for more info.