Top 5 Cheap/Free Events in London this Weekend 18-20 November - Broke in London

Top 5 Cheap/Free Events in London this Weekend 18-20 November

The best budget things to do this weekend!

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

There are so many things to do every weekend in London yet the options that are actually affordable can seem really slim. However, now that the Christmas season is starting to get into full swing and there are so many things to do, it can all feel a little overwhelming. If you’ve checked out our list of the best ways to spend 48 hours in London and you’ve checked out the best Christmas markets in London, which are just starting open, have a look a the things below. We promise you won’t be bored.

#1 | London Independent Photography Exhibition | Bethnal Green | free

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London Independent Photography Exhibition ©Astrid Schulz

The 27th annual exhibition of the Independent Photography Exhibition. Check out 90 images from over 71 photographers from a huge variety of different backgrounds.

When: Saturday 19th November onwards (1pm-5pm).
Where: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG.
Cost: Free.

#2 | Winter Market | Bethnal Green | free

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Crafty Fox ©

Pick up some early-bird Christmas presents at this market, hosted by Crafty Fox. As well as a selection of ceramics, textiles, art and craft, there will also be lots of workshops to check out.

When: 19th November 2016 (11am-5pm).
Where: Oval Space, 29 – 32 The Oval, London E2 9DU.
Cost: Free.

#3 | London International Toy, Bear and Doll Fair | Olympia | £5

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Antique Doll, Toy and Bear Fair ©

Check out toys made as long ago as 1750. All of the dolls on display were made between 1750 and 1950 and there will also be a special exhibition of toy rabbits.

When: Sunday 20th November (10-4pm).
Where: The Pillar Hall, Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX.
Cost: £5.

#4 | Lonely Planet Pop-up | Shoreditch | Free

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Lonely Planet Popup ©

Head to the Boxpark and travel to far-away locations via the Lonely Planet VR headsets. There will also be a travel poetry workshop and a giant colouring wall for kids to enjoy.

When: Saturday 19th-Sunday 20th November 2016 (12pm-3pm).
Where: Unit 26, 2-10 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6GY.
Cost: Free.

#5 | Hamley’s Christmas Toy Parade | Regent’s Street | free

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Hamley’s Toy Parade ©

Hamley’s Annual Toy Parade is back, with over 1.5 miles of free public viewing for you and your family to enjoy. Though we don’t know who will be at this years parade, last years stars included Barbie, Fireman Sam, Peppa Pig and the Power Rangers.

When: Sunday 20th November 2016 (parade starts at 10:30am).
Where: Regent’s Street.
Cost: Free.