Cheap London

There's plenty of fun to be had in London on a budget – as long as you know where to look

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A lack of money just isn't an excuse not to go out in London. From free museum entry to free hair cuts, cheap-as-chips meals out to chilled days in the park, regardless of your budget, London is your very affordable oyster.

Cheap and free days out

Things to do

Free exhibitions in London

Soaking up some culture in the capital needn't cost the earth

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Museums

Free museums in London

You don't need tons of dollars to soak up culture in the capital

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Kids

Free things to do with the kids

Sadly most budgets won't stretch to a daily trip to the zoo, but that doesn't mean that an outing is out of the question. Grab a packed lunch and leave your purse at home for these free activities for kids. And once you've got their fun planned, see what other affordable activities the city has to offer with our guide to free London.

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Things to do

London's best parks

Wander, picnic or nap – London's green spaces are free to enjoy

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Cheap nights out in London

Restaurants

London's best cheap eats

Eat out on a budget with our guide to London's cheapest restaurants

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Music

Free music in London

From jazz to pop to metal, the capital offers free music to cater for all tastes

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Comedy

Free comedy in London

Find the best LOLs in London for absolutely nada

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Museums

Late-night museum events

Lots of London's regular museum lates are free to attend. Total win

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Cheap ways to shops in London

Shopping

London's best markets

Sample food and bag bargain fruit, veg and flowers at London's markets stalls

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Shopping

Top ten best thrift stores

Find yourself a second-hand steal at these fashionable treasure troves

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Shopping

London’s best cheap shops

The capital boasts loads of low-cost shops where you can bag a bargain

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Shopping

London's best free haircuts

Long of hair and short of money? Solve your problem here

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French Dining School
French Dining School

Are offering Londoners the opportunity to attend a free cooking course in France for a week with a Michelin trained chef. All you have to do is bring 4 friends along and your course and accommodation is completely free! Courses run from Monday to Friday and normally cost 750 euros per person. Accommodation costs are 200 euros per person. More info on www.frenchdiningschool.com