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Cheap London

Counting those pennies? Don't worry, London has plenty of fun to offer when you're on a budget

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The capital may be expensive, but there are still tons of amazing cheap things to do in London. From cheap food and cheap restaurants, to free museums and galleries (where you can see some of the 100 best paintings in London), to lounging in the park, London has more than its share of bargains waiting to be uncovered.

Whether you're after a quick-fix cheap idea for things to do today or thrifty inspiration for the weekend, we'll help you find the best of London on a budget.

Cheap and free days out

Free exhibitions in London
Things to do

Free exhibitions in London

Get your culture fix in the capital without breaking the bank

Free museums in London
Museums

Free museums in London

Some of London's finest museums can be enjoyed for free

Free things to do with the kids
Kids

Free things to do with the kids

Fun days out with the kids don't have to cost the earth

London's best parks
Things to do

London's best parks

Soak up London's array of luscious green spaces for free

Cheap nights out in London

London's best cheap eats
Restaurants

London's best cheap eats

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

Cheap gigs in London
Music

Cheap gigs in London

Feeling the pinch? Pocket your pennies and still see some awesome live music with our round-up of the best venues for free and cheap gigs in London.  RECOMMENDED: Free music in London

Happy hours in London
Bars and pubs

Happy hours in London

Thanks to chain bars pumping out low-grade drinks, happy hours in London can get a bad rep. However, there are plenty of quality establishments offering decent prices at surprisingly decent locations. After all, we have some of the best drinking establishments on the planet, from cocktail bars to good old traditional pubs serving craft beer.So we've put together our favourite happy hours in London - from Kings Cross to Battersea, Carnaby Street to Clapham, these lot make it cheap and easy to get merry with your nearest and dearest any day of the week. Cheers!Need some food to soak up all the booze? Check out the best new restaurants in London. 

Free museums in London
Museums

Free museums in London

Sightsee on a shoestring with our guide to London's best free museums. Explore the British Museum for a spot of art and culture, or the Natural History Museum, which has amazing artefacts, learn something new at the Science Museum, or discover art and design at the V&A, all for nowt. Check out our top picks in central, north, south, east and west London below and leave your wallet at home.  RECOMMENDED: explore our full guide to free London

Cheap ways to treat yourself

The best cheap hotels in London
Hotels

The best cheap hotels in London

Sure, the capital has big names in hospitality, but there are also loads of great hotels bargains around London. Whether it’s a dorm bed in the heart of Soho, a traditional family-run guesthouse on a period square, or a tech-smart room near St Pancras, we've got it covered in our cheap hotels guide.

Cheap West End theatre tickets and day-seats
Theatre

Cheap West End theatre tickets and day-seats

Pick carefully and you should be able to shop around and get discounted tickets to almost any West End show. Here's our round-up of great ticket offers.

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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