The best budget things to do this weekend!
By Steph Dye (follow Steph on Twitter: @HelloIAmSteph)
February is a time for celebration! Veganuary is over, dry January is over so it’s time to cut loose. Not that it’s time to go crazy and indulge, but if you are looking for things to do in London this weekend to keep yourself occupied, we’ve put together a great list of cheap things to do. So start the month off in the right way and have fun without breaking the bank.
#1 | Hackney Flea Market | Abney Hall | Free
Track down a bargain or two at the Hackney Flea Market. The thirty, hand-picked vintage stall holders will be selling everything from Vintage Clothes to 20th Century Furniture, Records, Glass & Ceramics to Jet Set Junk, Handcrafted Jewellery to Salvaged French Homeware, Curiosities & Collectables.
When: Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th 2017 (11am-6pm).
Where: Abney Public Hall, 73A Stoke Newngton Church St N16 0AS.
#2 | Sheer Pleasure | William Morris Gallery | Free
In 2017, The William Morris Gallery will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of Frank Brangwyn RA. This art exhibition explores the artist’s love of Japanese art and his collaborative relationships with Japanese artists through his collection of work.
When: Saturday 4th February onwards (exhibition ends Sunday 14th May 2017).
Where: William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4PP.
#3 | Almshouse Tours | Geffrye Museum | £4 and free
The opportunity to check out the Geffrye’s 18th-century almshouses which has been fully restored to its original condition, providing a glimpse at the world of the elderly and the poor during that era.
When: Saturday 4th February 2017 (tours at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm).
Where: The Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA.
Cost: £4, free for concessions and children under 16.
#4 | Craft Beer Festival | Holloway | Free
North London’s Craft Beer Festival, hosted at the Snooty Fox Pub. Brewer sessions, beer and food pairings as well as DJs and dancing til late.
When: Saturday 4th February 2017 (12pm-1am).
Where: 75 Grosvenor Avenue, London N5 2NN.
#5 | Frock Me Fashion & Textiles Fair
First established over 20 years ago, this leading vintage fair has over 50 sellers showcasing the top vintage clothing from around the UK and France.
When: Sunday 5th February 2017 (11am-5:30pm)
Where: Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, SW3 5EE.