There are tons of free and cheap things to do in London: here are some of our favourites
Cheap things to do in London
Zebrano Carnaby acts as a lively after work drinks spot, as well as a weekend party destination. The bar offers party packages and serves a mix of cuisines to complement original and classic cocktail recipes. Entertainment at Zebrano comes in the form of live music and funk and soul DJs.
- 14-16 Ganton Street, W1F 7BT
The Soho branch of Zebrano is a hive of activity throughout the week, taking on a lively atmosphere during happy hours and later on in the evening when the bar hosts live music and DJs. Zebrano serves bar snacks that span European, Tex-Mex and Asian cuisines, and cocktails are whipped up to satisfy the after work crowd, including all the classics. Zebrano also runs its daily pop-up brunch club 'The Full English', where British classics like bubble and squeak and corned beef
- 18 Greek Street, W1D 4DS
Located on James Street, a five-minute walk from Bond Street station, Cocochan offers contemporary pan-Asian cuisine, including dishes from Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, China and Korea – gyoza, spring rolls, lobster, sashimi, black cod and stir-fried tiger prawns included. The dining room has an adjacent lounge bar and terrace for after-dinner cocktails.
- 38-40 James Street, Marylebone, W1U 1EU
- Lunch offer bento box from £15.50
One of the Andaz Hotel's five drinking and dining spots, this informal brasserie offers recognisable dishes from across the globe alongside speciality meats from the grill. The a la carte menu features dishes ranging from caesar salads and charcuterie boards to risottos, burgers, fish and chips and steamed sea bass served with a shellfish emulsion, olives, lemon and spring onions. The grill options include steaks, sea bream, loin of tuna and a whole baby chicken in a Goan spice
- 40 Liverpool Street, EC2M 7QN
- 2 courses: £17
- Rated as: 5/5
Thanks to its industrial architecture, this powerhouse of modern art is awe-inspiring even before you enter. Built after World War II as Bankside Power Station, it was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, architect of Battersea Power Station. The power station shut in 1981; nearly 20 years later, it opened as an art museum, and has enjoyed spectacular popularity ever since. The gallery attracts five million visitors a year to a building intended for half that number; the first
- Bankside, SE1 9TG
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