8 FREE Things To Do In London This Weekend

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8 FREE Things To Do In London This Weekend

We all love a good bargain and as the weekend approaches, here’s a quick lowdown on what’s going on in London this weekend. And the best part? You don’t have to pay a penny.


1. Discover the secrets of east London

If you’re looking to explore more nooks and crannies of east London, then The Alternative London Walking Tour is a great option for this weekend. The tour only lasts a couple of hours and is the only London tour that runs on a pay-what-you-like basis. The team are all about the creative aspects of East London, so expect to see an abundance of street art whilst brushing up on local and historical knowledge of the area. The walking tour is free but the guys at Alternative London also run paid tours such as The London Pub and Craft Beer tour, as well as an East London food tour! See here for more info.

Alternative London, Unit 5, The Yard, Yorkton Street, E2 8NH

2. Have a laugh

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Everyone loves a good laugh and the Angel Comedy Club runs regular free comedy events on the weekends. Why not check out the Angel Comedy Pro night this Saturday, where you’ll be sure to sample some of the best, upcoming acts on the comedy scene. See here for more info.

2 Camden Passage, London, N1 8DY, United Kingdom


3. Get your skates on

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Why not join in with a different kind of Friday night activity? The London Friday Night Skate team hold weekly skating events where you get to break out your skates and sample the sights of London at the same time. If you’re more experienced, try the Friday night version but if you feel like something a little more relaxed, then the Sunday Stroll is the right one for you. All you need are a pair of skates and yourself! Find out more here.


4. Try an acting class

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Always wanted to be on the big stage? Masterclass offer a brilliant scheme where if you’re under 30, the acting classes they offer are completely free! This weekend, they have a masterclass on with Adjoa Andoh and it’s the perfect excuse to perfect those performing skills or try something new. Find out more here.

Masterclass, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT


5. Get fit…

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…for free! GoodGym is simply designed to get you running whilst helping your local community, this could vary from taking part in local projects or simply helping out an older person with an errand. All the services GoodGym offer are free and only require you to sign up and become a member online! Find out more here.

Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA


6. Head to Designers Market

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If you’re looking for Mother’s Day gifts or just want to pick up some quality handmade items to adorn your home, the E17 Designers Market is perfect for you! Coming back to Walthamstow for a Mother’s Day special this weekend, you’re sure to find lots of lovely quirky items from emerging designers and makers.

Hoe Street central pop up shop, 137 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, E17 4RT


7. Get nostalgic and rediscover old board games

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Everyone knows that London is great for free museum trips but why not check out the V&A Museum of Childhood to try and rekindle that childlike spirit? Their new free exhibition “Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered” is on until April 23rd. All those board games will be sure to have you reminiscing on those rainy days spent playing Cluedo with an all too competitive family…

V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9PA

8. Shout about animal rights

Get thinking about animal rights this weekend with a series of talks on at the Wellcome Collection; their new series “Sheep, Pig, Goat: Contextual Conversations” explores our relationships with animals in the setting of lively debates. If discussions aren’t your type of thing, why not go to some of their permanent exhibitions which are also completely free of charge.

Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE


Feature Image: Mariusz Kluzniak

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