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 free open air theatre to vintage fairs, we’ve picked the best cheap and free events in town. 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 September and the best free film screenings in town.
#1 Free Open Air Theatre | The Scoop at More London | Free
It’s the last week of the free open air theatre season at the Scoop. Enjoy 2 shows each evening until Sunday 25th of September.
When: Until Sunday 25th September
Where: The Scoop at More London
#2 Hackney Record Fair | Trafalgar Square | Free
This Sunday, head to Hackney Record Fair to discover independent music labels, rare vinyl lps and 45s, cassettes, vhs tapes, and vintage hi-fi. You will also find fanzines, alternative culture books, free record cleaning service, and more.
When: Sunday 25 (11am-6pm)
Where: EPIC Dalston, 13-15 Stoke Newington Road, N16 8BH
#3 Park Nights 2016: BBC Radio 3 Late Junction | Serpentine Gallery | £4.85-£5.85
A live recording of BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction in the Serpentine Pavilion, featuring live sets by Bas Jan, Adam Christensen, yeah you and Evan Ifekoya.
When: Fri 23 (8pm)
Where: Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, W23XA
Cost: General £5.85, Concessions £4.85
#4 Floating Cinema | Embankment | £3
Our favourite Floating Cinema are screening The Artist directed by Michel Hazanavicius, with free popcorn and a DJ on the decks.
When: Fri 23 – Sun 25 (6pm – 11pm)
Cost: £3, book in advance
#5 Malaysia Fest | Trafalgar Square | Free
A big celebration of Malaysian culture, featuring food stalls, cooking demonstrations (from the likes of 2011 Masterchef winner Tim Anderson and Malaysian cookbook author Ping Coombes), dance and theatre performances as well as traditional handicrafts.
When: Sunday 24 (noon-10pm)
Where: Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN