The best free and cheap things to do this weekend
By Manolis Zografakis
Got no plans for the weekend? No worries! We’ve found the best cheap things to do in London this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. From music festivals to summer markets, we’ve picked out the events in town for free or under a fiver. So, have a look below to find our top picks, and if the top 5 isn’t enough you should also check out the top 10 free things to do in London in July and the best free film screenings in town.
#1 Lambeth Country Show | FREE | Sat 16 & Sun 17
This is one of my favourite summer London festivals. This year, there will be an amazing music line-up (featuring BIG names such as the new Jazz, funk legends Incognito), horticultural shows, sheep dog & owl displays, home grown vegetable and flower competitions, craft & food stalls and more.
Where: Brockwell Park, Norwood Rd, London SE24 9BJ
#2 Portobello Green Summer Festival | FREE | Sat 16 & Sun 17
A weekend of live music, dance and performance from young and emerging talent, workshops and family entertainment from 12noon.
Where: The Theatre @ Bay 56, Acklam Village, The Green @ Portobello Green
#3 Embankment Summer Market | FREE | Fri 15 to Sun 17
Shopping, food, 50 bands and performers on the outdoor stage, and lawn games on the Northbank this weekend. A fabulous, free and fun packed weekend not to miss.
Where: Victoria Embankment Gardens, Villiers St, London WC2N 6NS
#4 Summer Knees Up | FREE | Sun 17
A one-day event in the heart of the Hackney with live entertainment, stalls, games and fun for the whole family.
Where: London Fields, Westgate St, London, E8 3RL
#5 Urban Food Fest | FREE | Sat 16
This Saturday, the famous Urban Food Fest is hosting a Bodega Garzon Uruguayan themed market featuring delicious street food from 15 street food trucks and stalls, Uruguayan wines, craft beers, ciders, cocktails, and live music!
Where: Euro Car Parks 162-167 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1