Top 5 Cheap/Free Events in London this Weekend 2-4 December - Broke in London

Top 5 Cheap/Free Events in London this Weekend 2-4 December

The best budget things to do this weekend!

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

December has come around again (all to quickly, some of you might say!) and it really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. However, we know how – even by just the beginning of December – the thought of Christmas can cause even the most organised people to descend into complete panic. Therefore, in order to make your weekend stress free, here’s a list of non-festive happenings going on over the next couple of days. Okay, so there might be just one or two X-mas related thing in the mix… don’t be a scrooge!

#1 | The London International Animation Festival | Various locations | Prices vary

A celebration of the most ground breaking new techniques in animation and new animators, as well as shining a light on some of the earliest examples of animation.

When: Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th 2016. (Festival continues until 11th December).
Where: Various locations, see listings for details.
Cost: Prices vary.

#2 | Shiatsuthon | Morden | Free

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Shiatsuthon ©shiatsu-morden via Facebook

Head down to the Crown House Creative to get a relaxing, 20 minute Shiatsu massage from one of the many volunteers taking part in this six-hour massage marathon in order to raise money for charity.

When: Saturday 3rd December 2016 (10am-4pm).
Where: 102 London Road, Morden, SM4 5AY.
Cost: Free, though donations are encouraged.

#3 | Horniman Christmas Fair | Forest Hill | Free

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Horniman Christmas Fair ©

A Christmas fair set in and around the Horniman Museum. On the Saturday, there will be a farmers market and on the Sunday, mince pies and carols within the bandstand. It is free to attend however some activities are charged (though no more than £4).

When: Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th December 2016 (10am-4:30pm).
Where: 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ.
Cost: Free, though check the website to see which activities are charged.

#4 | This Is Your Trial | Marylebone | £6

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This is your trial ©

An improvised comedy show in which audience participation is encouraged. As a juror, you might be asked to give evidence, provide a witness statement or you might even be put on trial yourself! Whatever happens, prepare for a criminally good time!

When: The Phoenix, Saturday 3rd December 2016. (7.30pm-9pm)
Where: 37 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0PP.
Cost: £6

#5 | Acoustic Sundays Festive Party | Haggerston | Free

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Sound Advice UK Festive Party ©via

A festive shindig that showcases the best in east London’s live, acoustic talent. There is also an hour of open mic, if you are feeling adventurous.

When: Sunday 4th December 2016 (2:30pm-8pm).
Where: St Peter’s Church, Northchurch Terrace, N1 4DA.
Cost: Free.

If you are looking for more things to do in December, check out our list of free happenings…