Skint? Saving? Or just really stingy? We've compiled the best free things to do in London for those of you who want to explore the capital for nothing. Yes, London is expensive. Yes, a burger will set you back a pretty penny, but there's also a lot of fun to be had in London for absolutely nothing. You can check out some world-famous institutions, the wonders of London museums or some of this week's best new art all for absolutely nada. There's also a wide range of free London nightlife and penny-saving entertainment going on with no admission fee, it's all here and it's all completely free. So leave your cash in the attic and go get exploring the best free things to do in London. The only thing you'll be short of is free time.
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Pitching itself as ‘an alternative drinking and dining destination in King’s Cross’, this gastropub comprises two imbibing areas, each a standout in this rapidly changing locality. Offset from the restaurant that takes up most of the ground-floor space, a holding bar has a counter lined with taps of Otter, Peroni and Sharp’s Doom Bar; Pimm’s by the jug (£11.50) is a popular alternative. Upstairs, a pretty walled garden adjoins an evening-only lounge bar with low seating, cocktails and regular DJ sets. To complement the Mersea Island wild oysters and whole baked Tunworth cheese, the dozen wines by the glass range from an entry-level Cantiga Viura (£2.90/£15.50) to quality Chablis, Sancerre and an unusual Hatziadakis Cuvée 17 from Santorini in the £30 bracket. The upstairs cocktail list has its own recherché menu featuring Trealy Monmouthshire air-dried ham and Barkham blue cheese.