Top 5 Cheap/Free Events in London this Weekend 16-18 December - Broke in London

Top 5 Cheap/Free Events in London this Weekend 16-18 December

The best budget things to do this weekend!

By Steph Dye (follow Steph on Twitter: @HelloIAmSteph)

So it’s finally come around (and much to quickly for most of us!): the last week before Christmas. Obviously it’s time to panic and buy spontaneous, last minute presents and worry about the turkey. Well if you have any minutes spare during your panic – or you are shopping in town during the day and plan on sticking around for the evening, it might be worth checking out our list of the best, budget happenings this weekend. Who knows, you might even enjoy it!

#1 | Festive Cultural Traffic | Shoreditch | Free

Juju’s Bar and Stage ©Juju’s via Facebook

If you are looking for an unusual gift, head down to Juju’s Bar and Stage for an alternative Christmas market full of alternative gifts such as books, zines and vinyls that are both in and out of print.

When: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December 2016 (11am-8pm).
Where: Juju’s Bar & Stage, The Old Truman Brewery, London, E1 6QR.
Cost: Free.

#2 | Tootsmas | Tooting | Free

Tootopia ©

Love a Christmas market? Well Tootopia are hosting one with a bang, so head down there for street food, theatre, gifts, DJs, drinks and much more.

When: Saturday 17th-Sunday 18th December 2016.
Where: Various locations in Tooting. Check the website for details of specific events.
Cost: Free.

#3 | Club de Fromage on Ice – The Christmas Special | Alexandra Palace | £8.70

Club de Fromage ©

Skate to the sounds of pop, rock, indie, electro and pure cheese at this club night with a twist.

When: Saturday 17th December 2016 (8:30pm-11pm).
Where: Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY.
Cost: £8.70.

#4 | Vegan Sci-fi Festival | Brixton | £1

Brixton Winter Vegan Festival ©Facebook

Looking for something random to do this weekend, look no further than the Brixton Winter Vegan Festival which is doubling up as Sci-Fi themed costume party!

When: Sunday 18th December 2017, (11am-7pm)
Where: Dogstar Brixton, 389 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8LQ.
Cost: £1 (under 16s go free).

#5 | Make An Abstract Impressionist Bauble | Mayfair | Free

Expressionist Bauble ©

If you want to give someone a handmade gift this year, look no further than the Royal Academy, which offering bauble craft classes with all materials included. They’ll be no instructor so let your imagination run wild. Then, take it home with you or hang it on the Royal Academy Christmas tree.

When: Sunday 18th December (12pm-4pm).
Where: Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0BD.
Cost: Free.

Not impressed, check out our list of the best free things to do in December

Or our best free things to do for Christmas….