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On a budget? Looking for something free to do in London? There is plenty on offer for less than £5 - and we're here to help. London doesn't have to be as expensive as you think.

Illuminated River: What Is It, And When Will The Thames Bridges Be Lit Up?

Illuminated River: What Is It, And When Will The Thames Bridges Be Lit Up?

The River Thames is getting lit. | By Laura Reynolds
A Night Dedicated To Redheads Is Happening Tonight!

A Night Dedicated To Redheads Is Happening Tonight!

Big Ginger Night Out. | By Will Noble
Fantastic Free Lights Festival Returns To London Tomorrow

Fantastic Free Lights Festival Returns To London Tomorrow

11 days of illuminations in east London. | By Laura Reynolds
Free And Cheap Events In London This Week: 14-20 January 2019

Free And Cheap Events In London This Week: 14-20 January 2019

Three words: knitting for kittens. | By Londonist Staff
Fancy A Free Delivery Of Aperol Spritz?

Fancy A Free Delivery Of Aperol Spritz?

Free orange goodness, delivered to your door. | By Will Noble
Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 7-13 January 2019

Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 7-13 January 2019

All £5 or less. | By Londonist Staff
The Biggest Exhibitions To See In London This Winter

The Biggest Exhibitions To See In London This Winter

The big shows to catch before, during and after the holiday season. | By Tabish Khan
Is Bloomberg Mixing The World's Biggest G&T?

Is Bloomberg Mixing The World's Biggest G&T?

Huge ice blocks appear near Bank. | By Laura Reynolds
Hosting Christmas This Year? Learn How To Do It Right At This Free Pop-Up

Hosting Christmas This Year? Learn How To Do It Right At This Free Pop-Up

Experts, including TV's Lucy Alexander, will help you out. | Sponsor
Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 10-16 December 2018

Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 10-16 December 2018

Three words: evening of cheese. | By Londonist Staff
How To Survive Christmas In London If You Don't Drink

How To Survive Christmas In London If You Don't Drink

Less fizz, more thinking about Christ. | By Elf Lyons
A Curator's Favourite Thing... In The National Portrait Gallery

A Curator's Favourite Thing... In The National Portrait Gallery

A stained glass self-portrait. | By Harry Rosehill
No Kusama Tickets? Chiharu Shiota's Exhibition Is Just As Instagrammable

No Kusama Tickets? Chiharu Shiota's Exhibition Is Just As Instagrammable

Blood vessels never looked so good. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Where Can You Find The Gates Of Paradise In London? Why The V&A Of Course

Where Can You Find The Gates Of Paradise In London? Why The V&A Of Course

Including a full scale replica of Michelangelo's David. | By Tabish Khan
Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 3-9 December 2018

Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 3-9 December 2018

A floating exhibition, a fair on a farm, and a film quiz. | By Londonist Staff
See Costumes From The Crown In The Window Of This Central London Department Store

See Costumes From The Crown In The Window Of This Central London Department Store

Netflix comes to Heal's. | By Will Noble
Why The Hell Do People Go To Winter Wonderland?

Why The Hell Do People Go To Winter Wonderland?

Jingle hell? | By James FitzGerald
Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 26 November-2 December 2018

Free And Cheap London Events This Week: 26 November-2 December 2018

All £5 or less to attend. | By Londonist
A Curator's Favourite Thing... In Museum Of London

A Curator's Favourite Thing... In Museum Of London

Chatting to the Curator of Making. | By Harry Rosehill
Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 19-25 November 2018

Free And Cheap Things To Do This Week In London: 19-25 November 2018

Sustainable fashion, short films and Fantastic Beasts. | By Maire Rose Connor
In Photos: Covent Garden's Christmas 2018 Lights And Decorations

In Photos: Covent Garden's Christmas 2018 Lights And Decorations

Shiny disco balls. | By Laura Reynolds
There's A New Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald Exhibition - And It's Free

There's A New Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald Exhibition - And It's Free

A free exhibition in Soho. | By Laura Reynolds
Free Things To Do In London At Christmas 2018

Free Things To Do In London At Christmas 2018

Budget-friendly Christmas events in the capital. | By Laura Reynolds
The Best Exhibitions In London Right Now, Including Chernobyl Paintings And 1930s Fashion

The Best Exhibitions In London Right Now, Including Chernobyl Paintings And 1930s Fashion

If you work in an office, one of these exhibitions will be very familiar. | By Tabish Khan